Promise Quotes

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hope

“Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.”

– Lin Yutang

rabbits

“If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.”

– Russian Proverb

ghandi

“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”

– Mohandas Gandhi

talk

“Talk doesn’t help someone out of poverty. That takes doing.”

– Manoj Bhargava

longfellow

“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night”

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

luther

“Darkness canot drive out darkness: Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

russian-proverb

“With lies you may get ahead in the world — but you can never go back”

– Russian Proverb

unknown

“You cannot plow a field by simply turning it over in your mind”

– Unknown

colinpowell

“Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.”

– Colin Powell

robertbreault

“Sometimes to do the right thing, we must keep a promise we never made.”

– Robert Breault

babe

“A good player never stops until he’s actually out, running as hard for first base on the almost-certain-to-be-caught fly or grounder as he would if he we sprinting the 100 yard dash”

– Babe Ruth

MLK

I would end up having to go to the back of the bus with my body, but every time I got on that bus I left my mind up on the front seat. And I said to myself, “One of these days, I’m going to put my body where my mind is.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

lied to me

I’m not upset that you lied to me. I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

courage end

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

bad excuse

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

– George Washington

amelia earhart

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.

– Amelia Earhart

Plato

The first and best victory is to conquer self…

– Plato

marktwain

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

– Mark Twain

Thomas Paine

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

– Thomas Paine

slowly (1)

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

– Confucius

loyalty

I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me – they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.

– Veronica Ruth

gold

One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.

– Mayan Proverb

glorius success

A little more persistence…A little more effort…and what seemed hopeless failure…may turn to glorious success.

– Elbert Hubbard

knowing what you want

One-half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.

– Sydney Howard

cables

Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.

– Spanish Proverb

Marriage Equality

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.

As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions.

They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The judgement of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. It is so ordered.

– Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

Thomas Fuller

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.

– Thomas Fuller

knowing is not enough

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.

– Oprah Winfrey

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Event a superficial look at history reveals that no social advance rolls in on the wheels inevitability.

Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking your potential.

– Winston Churchill

You can pretend to care, but you can’t pretend to show up.

– George L. Bell

Commitment is an act, not a word.

– Jean-Paul Sartre

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.

– Albert Einstein

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.

– Henry Ford

Once you learn to quit, it becomes habit.

-Vince Lombardi

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

– Pablo Picasso

There is no substitute for hard work.

– Thomas Edison

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

– Henry Ford

Do or do not. There is no try.

– Yoda

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

– Benjamin Franklin

There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.

– Roger Staubach

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am not the product of my circumstances. I am the product of my decisions.

– Stephen Covey

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.

– Latin Proverb

People with good intentions make promises. People with good character keep them.

– Unknown

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.

– Booker T. Washington