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He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in performance of it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In an experience of women that extends over many nations and three separate continents, I have never looked upon a face which gave a clearer promise of a refined and sensitive nature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I anticipate with pleasing expectations that retreat in which I promise myself to realize, without alloy, the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow citizens, the benign influence of good laws under a free government, the ever favorite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as I trust, of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A readiness to believe every promise implicitly, to obey every command unhesitatingly, to stand perfect and complete in all the will of God, is the only true spirit of Bible study.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program -- your tax-dollar will go further.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch. Love comes into it too, of course, but in Europe we tend to see marital love as an eternity which encompasses hate and also indifference: when we promise to love we really mean that we promise to honor a contract. Americans, seeming to take marriage with not enough seriousness, are really taking love and sex with too much.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The headline is the most important element of an ad. It must offer a promise to the reader of a believable benefit. And it must be phrased in a way to make it memorable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A hairy body, and arms stiff with bristles, give promise of a manly soul.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build A bridge even where there is no river.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The promise of yesterday are the taxes of today.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them and they make us despair in losing them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The male has been persuaded to assume a certain onerous and disagreeable role with the promise of rewards -- material and psychological. Women may in the first place even have put it into his head. BE A MAN! may have been, metaphorically, what Eve uttered at the critical moment in the garden of Eden.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Some day the soft Ideal that we wooed confronts us fiercely, foe-beset, pursued, and cries reproachful: Was it then my praise, and not myself was loved? Prove now thy truth; I claim of thee the promise of thy youth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Study the situation thoroughly, go over in your imagination the various courses of action possible to you and the consequences which can and may follow from each course. Pick out the course which gives the most promise and go ahead.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You give me nothing during your life, but you promise to provide for me at your death. If you are not a fool, you know what I wish for!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Tomorrow, you promise yourself, will be different, yet, tomorrow is too often a repetition of today.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
God never made a promise that was too good to be true.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I prefer credulity to skepticism and cynicism for there is more promise in almost anything than in nothing at all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are few things more difficult than to appraise the work of a man suddenly dead in his youth; to disentangle promise from achievement; to save him from that sentimentalizing which confuses the tragedy of the interruption with the merit of the work actually performed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge we make promise only; pain we obey.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no greater fraud than a promise not kept.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A promise made is a debt unpaid.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Beauty is the promise of happiness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Thirty -- the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A new breed of Americans born out of the social movements of the 60s and grown into a majority in the 70s holds a set of values so markedly different from the traditional outlook that they promise to transform the character of work in America in the 80s.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Adela: Promise me: Do what scares you.More [08/03/2005 12:08:00]
The Salesman: The wind rises electric. She's soft and warm and almost weightless. Her perfume is sweet promise that brings tears to my eyes. I tell her that everything will be all right; that I'll save her from whatever she's scared and take her far far away. I tell her that I love her.
[silenced gunshot]
The Salesman: The silencer makes a whisper of the gunshot. I hold her close until she's gone. I'll never know what she was running from. I'll cash her check in the morning.More [08/30/2005 12:08:00]
Clément Mathieu: [they've found the stolen money and a harmonica] You know Mondain was expelled because they thought he'd stolen the money.
Corbin: No, sir.
Clément Mathieu: No, that's right you didn't. But now I've told you. So what were you going to do with this money?
Corbin: If I tell you, do you promise not to tell anyone?
Clément Mathieu: Promise.
Corbin: I was going to use it to buy...
Clément Mathieu: To buy what?
Corbin: My Montgolfier balloon.More [09/24/2005 12:09:00]
Jamie: You have to promise you won't fall in love with me.
Landon: That's not a problem.More [10/26/2005 12:10:00]
I'd kiss a frog even if there was no promise of a Prince Charming popping out of it. I love frogs.More [11/04/2005 12:11:00]
Regina: I know she's kind of socially retarded and weird, but she's my friend... so, just promise me you wont make fun of her!More [11/02/2005 12:11:00]
Stu: For what? To get our hopes up? To promise us we was gunna have a big house with a tire swing, vanity, and a picket fence, and then just leave, again? What the hell kinda loused up angel is that?
Lois: Don't you know nothing would have kept him from you. He's just gone home.
Stu: We're his home ma. The stupid lord can have him later. Why? Why does he have to take evrything, bad enough our home and all our things. Why'd he have take my daddy? What did I do so wrong that he had to take my daddy?
Lois: Oh no honey.
Stu: He could've taken anyone Charles Manson super old people that already been rotten a hundred years. My daddy was only 34 years old.(looking up) I needed him more than you God, I needed him more.More [11/26/2005 12:11:00]
Joe Sarno: I promise you a day of reckoning that you won't live long enough to never forget.More [12/08/2005 12:12:00]
Lt. Colonel Hal Moore: [Hal Moore speaks to his men before going into battle] Look around you. In the 7th cavalry, we've got a captain from the Ukraine; another from Puerto Rico. We've got Japanese, Chinese, Blacks, Hispanics, Cherokee Indians. Jews and Gentiles. All Americans. Now here in the states, some of you in this unit may have experienced discrimination because of race or creed. But for you and me now, all that is gone. We're moving into the valley of the shadow of death, where you will watch the back of the man next to you, as he will watch yours. And you won't care what color he is, or by what name he calls God. They say we're leaving home. We're going to what home was always supposed to be. Now let us understand the situation. We are going into battle against a tough and determined enemy.
[pauses]
Lt. Colonel Hal Moore: I can't promise you that I will bring you all home alive. But this I swear, before you and before Almighty God, that when we go into battle, I will be the first to set foot on the field, and I will be the last to step off, and I will leave no one behind. Dead or alive, we will all come home together. So help me, God.More [12/12/2005 12:12:00]
Rochelle: Dinky Dean Bossetti, is that the yellow sweater i bought for you last week? That was a thirty-two dollar sweater, missy, and you dyed it black, didn't you? After you promised me you wouldn't.
Dinky: Correction. I didn't promise I wouldn't. I said I'd try not to.More [12/22/2005 12:12:00]
Susie: You guys, I'm really going to miss this place.
Coop: Me too.
Ben: Hey, let's all promise that in ten years from today, we'll meet again, and we'll see what kind of people we've blossomed into.
Susie: Yeah!
Ben: What time do you wanna meet?
J.J.: You mean ten years from now?
Coop: Let's meet in the morning so we can make a day of it.
Susie: Okay, so what is it? Is it like 9:00? 9:30?
Coop: Well, let's say 9:00, that way we can be here by 9:30.
McKinley: Well, no, why don't we say 9:30, and then make it your beeswax to be here by 9:30? I mean, we'll all be in our late 20s by then. I just don't see any reason why we can't be places on time.
Gary: Okay, then, it's settled. 9:30 it is. All agreed?
Together: Agreed.
McKinley: Good, because I have something at 11:00.
Gary: You just have like a trapper-keeper full of appointments, right?
McKinley: No, I just have something at 11:00, and I can't change it, because I already moved it twice.More [12/30/2005 12:12:00]
Cynthia Tudeski: Promise me something.
Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky: Anything.
Cynthia Tudeski: You'll go slow. I haven't made love in five years.
Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky: Neither have I. I've been married.More [02/06/2006 12:02:00]
You've probably noticed already that I'm dressed like a grown-up, ... I apologize to the Academy, and I promise that I will never do it again.More [03/22/2006 12:03:00]
“Len said, 'I'll give you a tour if you promise to join the L.A. Conservancy,'”More [12/04/2006 12:12:00]
Pintel: [Pintel and Ragetti burst into the room] We know you're here, Poppet.
Ragetti: Poppet.
Pintel: Come out... and we promise we won't hurt you.
Ragetti: What?
Pintel: [smiles at Ragetti] We will find you, Poppet. You've got something of ours, and it calls to us. The gold calls to us.
Ragetti: Gold calls...
Pintel: [opens door of the closet] 'Ello, Poppet.
Elizabeth: Parley!
Ragetti: What?
Elizabeth: Parley. I invoke the right of parley. According to the Code of the brethren, set down by the pirates Morgan and Bartholomew , you have to take me to your Captain.
Pintel: I know the code.
Elizabeth: If an adversary demands parley you can do them no harm until the parley is complete.
Ragetti: To blazes with the code.
Pintel: She wants to be taken to the Captain. And she'll go without a fuss. We must honour the Code.More [02/19/2007 12:02:00]
Jack Sparrow: [pulls out sword and threatens Will] Can't let you do that, William. 'Cause if Jones is dead, who's to call his terrible beastie off the hunt, eh? Now, if you please. The key.
Will Turner: [Pulls his sword on Jack] I keep the promises I make, Jack. I intend to free my father. I hope you're here to see it.
Norrington: [Norrington draws his sword, points it at Will] I can't let you do that, either. So sorry.
Jack Sparrow: [to Norrington] I knew you'd warm up to me eventually.
Norrington: [Norrington points his sword at Jack] Lord Beckett desires the contents of that chest. I deliver it, I get my life back.
Jack Sparrow: Ah. The dark side of ambition.
Norrington: Oh, I prefer to see it as the promise of redemption.More [02/19/2007 12:02:00]
Annie: Promise me you'll never remarry.
Tom: I promise.
Annie: And no sex, either.
Tom: I'm sorry. I didn't catch that.
Annie: No sex.
Tom: Honey, you're not speaking clearly. Your injuries must be awful.
Annie: No sex.
Tom: Oh, cruel fate to shroud my wife's dying words in mystery.
Annie: [shouts] No sex!
Tom: Poor Annie. We hardly knew her. She'll be missed terribly.
Annie: Oh, Jesus.
Tom: That's right, honey. Go into the light.
Annie: Look! Just tell George, swing away.
Tom: Right. Swing away.
Annie: Oh, sure. That you understand.
[Gasps and dies]More [02/22/2007 12:02:00]
Jane: Do you promise not to laugh?
Eddie: No.More [03/15/2007 12:03:00]
Peter Parker: I want you to know, that I will always be there for you; I will always be there to take care of you. I promise you that. I will always be your friend.
Mary Jane: Only a friend, Peter Parker?
Peter Parker: That's all I have to give...More [03/18/2007 12:03:00]
Mr. Aziz: Joe's 29-minute guarantee is a promise, man. I know to you, Parker, a promise means nothing, but to me it's serious.
Peter Parker: It's serious to me too, Mr. Aziz.
Mr. Aziz: You're fired.More [03/18/2007 12:03:00]
Robin: I can't promise I won't kill Harvey.
Batman: A man's got to go his own way. A friend taught me that.
Robin: Not just a friend.
[extends his hand]
Batman: A partner.
[shakes it]More [03/19/2007 12:03:00]

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