Quotes with promise
As she buried one child after another her sorrow gave way to despair and then to grim resignation. The birth of her children, which should be a woman's crowning glory, became for Ekwefi mere physical agony devoid of promise.
Things Fall Apart
Such promises are only for the gulls that accept the ordinary. One who has touched excellence in his learning has no need of that kind of promise.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970)
Success is full of promise till men get it; and then it is last year's nest from which the bird has flown.
There is no soul under heaven that commonly lies under the commanding power of the Word, but that soul that has an interest in the Word of Promise.
A Cabinet of Jewels
Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praise-worthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends.
Some Reminiscences (1912)
You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate.
I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul.
Parents are sometimes a bit of disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
A Buyer's Market (1952)
Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil.
Politicians are all the same. They promise reforms then reform their promises.
All About Everything (2005)
When you had taken the problems of philosophy apart, you'd find that many of its traditional questions had not been solved but had disappeared. The promise this offered was very exciting. There really were people saying that the whole of philosophy would be over in 50 years.
Interview with Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian (November 29, 2002)