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♥♥“People who live up to their words shouldn’t make blind promises.” ― Amit Kalantri
♥♥“The point is, Jenna, no one is normal or perfect like that house you see across the street. Everyone suffers from their own struggles, whether they’re big or small.” ― E.L. Montes, Perfectly Damaged
♥♥“Promises, like gardens need weeding from time to time to produce healthy results.” ― Soul Dancer, Pay Me What I’m Worth
♥♥“my love is a winter’s mist
through the window
at the nape of your neck.” ― Sanober Khan, A touch, a tear, a tempest
♥♥“Writing checks with his mouth that his ass could never hope to cover.” ― Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
♥♥“I stared at her black hair. It was shiny like the promises in magazines. ” ― Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones
♥♥“as the shadows assume
I fight the slow
lighting new cigarettes
it has been a beautiful
is.” ― Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
♥♥“O, that’s a brave man! He writes brave verses, speaks brave words, swears brave oaths, and breaks them bravely,” ― William Shakespeare, As You Like It
♥♥“God will fulfil His promise. Wait patiently for God to act.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!
♥♥“saturated & silent… i stand beneath your blackest cloud, absorbing all i can of the pain you felt.” ― L V HALL
♥♥“She was every inch the skeletal goddess that had been promised by the bones of her feet.” ― Jefferson Smith, Strange Places
♥♥“I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
♥♥“There was something melancholic about that symbol of their nation’s promise of freedom, a bell with a chipped mouth and cleft body.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly
♥♥“[Martin Luther King] said that little black boys and little black girls would be able to join hands with little white boys and little white girls as sisters and brothers. Then he reminded both those spectators before him and all Americans that this hope of his, this faith, was rooted in the promise of America.” ― Keith Ellison, My Country ‘Tis of Thee
♥♥“I promise to stand by you, to hold you up when you’re about to fall, and to always keep you safe. I never believed there was a girl out there for me. Until I met you. You changed everything. And I never want to live without you. I love you more than I ever thought possible.” ― J. Sterling, The Game Changer
♥♥“Sometimes your pledges become your problems.” ― Amit Kalantri
♥♥“And when I promise something, I never ever break that promise. Never.” ― Rapunzel
♥♥“The President was trapped – and with nearly every president, it had come about from his own words. Presidential promises and statements… The people had this annoying way of remembering them. And even if they didn’t, there were journalists and political rivals never passed on a chance to make the necessary reminders.” ― Tom Clancy, Clear and Present Danger
♥♥“In a world where vows are worthless.Where making a pledge means nothing. Where promises are made to be broken, it would be nice to see words come back into power.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby
♥♥“As soon as one promises not to do something, it becomes the one thing above all others that one most wishes to do.” ― Georgette Heyer, Venetia
♥♥“He leveled his gaze on her—the intensity there whispering promises she couldn’t fathom—and she shivered.” ― Katherine McIntyre, Soul Solution
♥♥“Missy could fall down and hurt herself, even if I’m walking right there beside her. That doesn’t mean that I allowed it to happen. She knows, as far as unconditional love, I’ll pick her up and I’ll carry her. I’ll try to heal her. I’ll cry when she cries. And I’ll rejoice when she is well. In all the moments of my life, God has been right there beside me. The truth of God’s love is not that He allows bad things to happen. It’s His promise that He’ll be there with us when they do.” ― Clark Davis
♥♥“Struggling transforms her captor into a Chinese finger trap. She’s suffocating. Sucking in air without relief. Her lungs expand. Contract. Expand. They fill with lies and broken promises. With despair and lost hope. Each inhale is empty. Invisible hands reach into her body and constrict around her windpipe. She watches her friends collapse like supernovae, their cognizance disappearing into a black hole. A black hole she’s quickly cascading into. The dark consumes, bleeds into her vision. She blinks. Catches icy blue eyes peeking out from the shadows.” ― Laura Kreitzer, Burning Falls
♥♥“And truths, these days, are spoken
The same way promises are made,
With gritted teeth and crossed fingers.” ― Sanhita Baruah
♥♥“If you can open your mouth to say; I love you! To someone without taking such person(s) as your priority, even with your gifts and money, something more important than your freebie is missing out!” ― Michael Bassey Johnson
♥♥“Change? Start by keeping a small promise.” ― Jill Telford
♥♥“The best promises forever seem to be made by amnesiacs.” ― Chris Gould
♥♥“We can position ourselves to receive God’s promises, but it will take a lot of stretching, moving, breaking and changing!” ― Alisa Hope Wagner, Eve of Awakening
♥♥“Attraction is often mistaken to be love. If you’re in a relationship doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in love. And what do you do when that ephemeral attraction is long gone? What people call break-ups are nothing more but the realization that you didn’t love them at the first place… Shouldn’t you have been more careful before making those empty promises?” ― Sanhita Baruah
♥♥“All I know is, being away from you……makes it hard to breathe. I miss you so much” ― Samantha Towle, Trouble
♥♥“What we needed were not words and promises but the steady accumulation of small realities.” ― Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun
♥♥“O, that’s a brave man! He writes brave versrs, speaks brave words, swears brave oaths, and breaks them bravely,” ― William Shakespeare, As You Like It
♥♥“i promise you that i won’t promise you anymore.,,,” ― Rahul Yadav
♥♥“In ordinary life, the action of a third party does not free the contractor from an obligation; but the advantage of making a contract with heaven is that intentions are valid currency.” ― Machado de Assis, Dom Casmurro
♥♥“People are going to break promises, and they will have every right to till the point you realize that you don’t change plans based on someone else’s words.” ― Sanhita Baruah
♥♥“Stop making flamboyant promises. Earn the people’s trust first, then do more than they expect” ― Constance Chuks Friday
♥♥“When we step into positions of leadership, we make a whole set of promises we may not know we are making.” ― Bob Anderson, Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results
♥♥“The key that unlocks the treasure chest of God’s peace is faith in the promises of God.” ― John Piper
♥♥“Keep a list, either on paper or in your smartphone, of the things you promise to do for people. Be sure to follow through in a timely manner.” ― Beth Ramsay, #Networking is people looking for people looking for people
♥♥“Funny the way it was never enough to swear and promise just the once. You seemed to have to rethink and repromise every time the subject came up.” ― Diana Wynne Jones, The Crown of Dalemark
♥♥“I wonder why the promises I make to other people always become more important than the ones I make to myself.” ― Alyson Noel, Faking 19
♥♥“Sorry, but I have plans elsewhere,” William said darkly. “I’m leaving tomorrow morning, and I’ll be gone for a few weeks.”
“Doesn’t matter why I kept you in the dark. I’m going and that’s final.”
“You can’t go without me,” Gilly said.
“I can and I will.”
“You promised to protect me always. How can you protect me if you’re gone?”
“I didn’t lie to you. I will always protect you,” William told her gently. He stood, reached for her, but realized what he was doing and dropped his arms to his sides. “You have to trust me on this.” ― Gena Showalter, The Darkest Lie
♥♥“You can live each day in the confidence of God’s promises.” ― Elizabeth George
♥♥“I can cross the boundless ocean just to save you, I cannot eat or sleep without you, I can take you on a journey to heaven and show you to the angels. All these are fake and absurd promises; Be sincere, walk up to your lover and say, honestly, darling, i can only do the best i can for you.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson
♥♥“God does not promise that He will bless us with wisdom, He advises us to acquire it” ― Sunday Adelaja
♥♥“People spend their lives searching for their one true love, their other half. I found mine in college, dancing in a fraternity house driveway. Lucky for me, she found me right back.” ― J. Sterling, The Game Changer
♥♥“Sometimes people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
♥♥“I had a dream about you. You were a used car salesman, and I sold used horses. I sold used horses to farms, not glue factories, and you sold used cars with new promises.” ― Jarod Kintz, Dreaming is for lovers
♥♥“I am stuffing your mouth with your
promises and watching
you vomit them out upon my face.” ― Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems
♥♥“Generosity is also marked by doing what one says one will do. Saadi teaches: ‘when the generous promise, they perform” ― Idries Shah, Learning How to Learn: Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way
♥♥“If I say I’ll help you I’ll help you. If I say I’ll kill you I’ll kill you. Everything else is ripples of maybe.” ― Stanley Victor Paskavich
♥♥“The wall? What’s the wall?” Nyx asked. The woman told him. Ahmed translated, “The end of the world.” “Well, that’s fitting,” Nyx said. “It does sound promising,” Ahmed said.” ― Kameron Hurley, Rapture
♥♥“Romance is a tender kiss with a lingering promise of more to come.” ― Tim Campbell
♥♥“From the essay on Love, in which he describes as a wilderness experience his daily visits with his wife to a hospital 3,000 miles from home in a strange city, where someone he loves is in danger of dying. “When the worst finally happens, or almost happens, a kind of peace comes. I had passed beyond grief, beyond terror, all but beyond hope, and it was thee, in that wilderness, that for the first time in my life I caught sight of something of what it must be like to love God truly. It was only a glimpse, but it was like stumbling on fresh water in the desert, like remembering something so huge and extraordinary that my memory had been unable to contain it. Though God was nowhere to be clearly seen, nowhere to be clearly heard, I had to be near him—even in the elevator riding up to her floor, even walking down the corridor to the one door among all those doors that had her name taped on it. I loved him because there was nothing else left. I loved him because he seemed to have made himself as helpless in his might as I was in my helplessness. I loved him not so much in spite of there being nothing in it for me but almost because there was nothing in it for me. For the first time in my life, there in that wilderness, I caught a glimpse of what it must be like to love God truly, for his own sake, to love him no matter what. If I loved him with less than all my heart, soul, and will, I loved him with at least as much of them as I had left for loving anything… I did not love God, God knows, because I was some sort of saint or hero. I did not love him because I suddenly saw the light (there was almost no light at all) or because I hoped by loving him to persuade him to heal the young woman I loved. I loved him because I couldn’t help myself. I loved him because the one who commands us to love is the one who also empowers us to love, as there in the wilderness of that dark and terrible time I was, through no doing of my own, empowered to love him at least a little, at least enough to survive. And in the midst of it, these small things happened that were as big as heaven and earth because through them a hope beyond hopelessness happened. “O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.”… The final secret, I think, is this: that the words “You shall love the Lord your God” become in the end less a command than a promise.” ― Frederick Buechner, A Room Called Remember: Uncollected Pieces
♥♥“God always keeps His promises.” ― Jim George
♥♥“She hadn’t dreamed a time would ever come when someone might want to emulate her talk or behavior. Consequently, it made her feel tight and strange inside to hear her words on the kid’s lips. A small part of her was astonished and secretly flattered. But a larger part was appalled.” ― Maggie Osborne, The Promise of Jenny Jones
♥♥“A graceful refusal is better than a lengthy promise.” ― Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
♥♥“I’m tired of the lies and the cheating, and the broken promises that were never meant to be kept.” ― Sidney Sheldon, The Doomsday Conspiracy
♥♥“This is the truth of the world: you can spend years devoting your time and love to someone. You can take care of them willingly and happily. You can think you know them as well as they know themselves. You can trust them entirely. But no one, absolutely no one, will ever change unless they want to, and some are incapable of change- no matter who they are, or what they meant to you. Broken people will always find a way to justify their selfish ways. There is no such thing as a promise.” ― Kels Adeline Sapp
♥♥“We’re always being made promises,’ she said. ‘You make them yourself
and you listen to others giving theirs. Politicians are always going
on about providing a better quality of life for people as they get older,
and a health service in which nobody ever gets bedsores. Banks promise
you high interest rates, some food promises to make you lose weight if
you eat it, and body creams guarantee old age with fewer wrinkles. Life
is quite simply a matter of cruising along in your own little boat through
a constantly changing but never-ending stream of promises. And how
many do we remember? We forget the ones we would like to remember,
and we remember the ones we’d prefer to forget.” ― Henning Mankell, Italian Shoes
♥♥“They’re promise rings,” he whispered. Picking up the woman’s, he lifted my right hand. Sliding it on my finger, he softly said, “You wear one,” he slipped the man’s on the ring finger of his right hand, “and I wear one.” ― S.C. Stephens
♥♥“Sometimes people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“I heard you were a player , okay , lets play a game.
We’ll flirt, play fights, talk 24/7, say goodmorning and goodnight every day, give each other nicknames, hang out, talk on the phone for hours, take cute pictures together, make promises to each other and hold each other.
And whoever falls in love first, loses.” ― Lyla Tyela Belikov
♥♥“She was always looking for guarantees in a world of none.” ― Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading
♥♥“The stars are brilliant at this time of night
and I wander these streets like a ritual I don’t dare to break
for darling, the times are quite glorious.
I left him by the water’s edge,
still waving long after the ship was gone
and if someone would have screamed my name I wouldn’t have heard for I’ve said goodbye so many times in my short life that farewells are a muscular task and I’ve taught them well.
There’s a place by the side of the railway near the lake where I grew up and I used to go there to burry things and start anew.
I used to go there to say goodbye.
I was young and did not know many people but I had hidden things inside that I never dared to show and in silence I tried to kill them,
one way or the other,
leaving sin on my body
scrubbing tears off with salt
and I built my rituals in farewells.
Endings I still cling to.
So I go to the ocean to say goodbye.
He left that morning, the last words still echoing in my head
and though he said he’d come back one day I know a broken promise from a right one
for I have used them myself and there is no coming back.
Minds like ours are can’t be tamed and the price for freedom is the price we pay.
I turned away from the ocean
as not to fall for its plea
for it used to seduce and consume me
and there was this one night
a few years back and I was not yet accustomed to farewells
and just like now I stood waving long after the ship was gone.
But I was younger then and easily fooled
and the ocean was deep and dark and blue
and I took my shoes off to let the water freeze my bones.
I waded until I could no longer walk and it was too cold to swim but still I kept on walking at the bottom of the sea for I could not tell the difference between the ocean and the lack of someone I loved and I had not yet learned how the task of moving on is as necessary as survival.
Then days passed by and I spent them with my work
and now I’m writing letters I will never dare to send.
But there is this one day every year or so
when the burden gets too heavy
and I collect my belongings I no longer need
and make my way to the ocean to burn and drown and start anew
and it is quite wonderful, setting fire to my chains and flames on written words
and I stand there, starring deep into the heat until they’re all gone.
Nothing left to hold me back.
You kissed me that morning as if you’d never done it before and never would again and now I write another letter that I will never dare to send, collecting memories of loss
like chains wrapped around my veins,
and if you see a fire from the shore tonight
it’s my chains going up in flames.
The time of moon i quite glorious.
We could have been so glorious.” ― Charlotte Eriksson
♥♥“This is what we are made for: promises, pledges, and sworn oaths of obedience.” ― Lauren Oliver, Requiem
♥♥“Because I fuckin’ love you Mia… That didn’t come out exactly as I’d planned, but it is the truth. I’m in love with you…” ― Samantha Towle, Trouble
♥♥“Voting is not a right. It is a method used to determine which politician was most able to brainwash you.” ― Dennis E. Adonis
♥♥“Ian was a good man—honest, trustworthy, loyal, and of honorable character. His desire to keep his promise to Angelle and to be a respectable servant of Harrowbeth would always take president over any personal feelings, no matter how intense or gratifying they might be. He would never betray Harrowbeth. He would never cheat Derian or Angelle. He would never deceive his queen, even if in so doing he would find a love and happiness they both longed to share. His commitment to what he saw as right meant more.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Eena, The Curse of Wanyaka Cave
♥♥“Just easy. Life feels like it’s always hard. There’s never a calm way to get through it, to just breathe. Every day brings the same challenges, the same routines…the same everything. And as much as I hope the next day will be different, it’s not. It’s just the same old cycle over and over again.” ― E.L. Montes, Perfectly Damaged
♥♥“Sometimes the reason God doesn’t show up to win your battles is because he already put inside of you the power to end it.” ― Shannon L. Alder
♥♥“I could think whatever I wanted to, but realized that any promises I made myself were destined to be broken.” ― Jodi Picoult, Picture Perfect
♥♥“No one should have the right to ask you to keep promiseespecially if they don’t consider all the facts.” ― Bree Despain, The Dark Divine
♥♥“For the mind of faith, a promised act of God is as good as done.” ― John Piper
♥♥“It’s strange how people give up on you within weeks of promising that they will always be there.. and it’s just sad that promises are destined to break and when you had finally believed in that one promise someday you give up on yourself too… and it’s not about love, it was never.. it is, at times, about barren hopes and a bleak tomorrow…” ― Sanhita Baruah
♥♥“It was not despair, but it seemed to her as if life were passing by, leaving its promises broken and unfulfilled. Yet there were other days when she listened, was led on and deceived by fresh promises which her youth had held out to her.” ― Kate Chopin, The Awakening
♥♥“In the first place, you shouldn’t believe in promises. The world is full of them: the promises of riches, of eternal salvation, of infinite love. Some people think they can promise anything, others accept whatever seems to guarantee better days ahead, as, I suspect is your case. Those who make promises they don’t keep end up powerless and frustrated, and exactly the fate awaits those who believe promises.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
♥♥“The promises you speak over your children can take on the weight of destiny.” ― Neil Kennedy, Speaking The Father’s Blessing: 52 Blessings and 365 Promises To Speak Over Your Children
♥♥“There was plenty of life left and if he had to he would use it all to get her back. The time had passed for making promises to her-all that was left for him was to act.” ― Anna Godbersen, Envy
♥♥“I love you. I don’t want to be anywhere without you. You told me once that I was your game changer, but the thing is, you’re mine too. It took me a little time to realize that, but I finally did. You’re my game changer. Because nothing else matters if you’re not with me.” ― J. Sterling, The Game Changer
♥♥“Sometimes life is so complicated to keep promises.” ― Lee Monroe
♥♥“Leaders succeed or fail depending on whether or not they clarify role expectations and keep their promises.” ― Bob Anderson, Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results
♥♥“It was quite a beautiful thing, the way we simply just came to be. With no effort or trying, just slowly finding each other’s hands in the dark. No chains or promises, just a simple sign of hope that things will go on and get better.” ― Charlotte Eriksson, You’re Doing Just Fine
♥♥“it is so dark now with the sadness of people they were tricked, they were taught to expect the ultimate when nothing is promised now young girls weep alone in small rooms old men angrily swing their canes at visions as ladies comb their hair as ants search for survival history surrounds us and our lives slink away in shame.” ― Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
♥♥“Every politician has a promising career. Unfortunately, most of them do not keep those promises.” ― Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE
♥♥“There it is again. Promises. They used to hold such high value when I was younger. Now they just bore into my heart like a knife just waiting to twist. I brush the sand from my pants.” ― Celia Mcmahon, Skye
♥♥“if beauty is a promise of happiness then keeping a promise is the most beautiful beauty.” ― ALAgrApHY
♥♥“Do not make promises when you are happy, either way never make decisions when you are angry. Stay calm.” ― David Esabwa
♥♥“You promised you would protect her Nico said.
He might as well have stabbed me with a rusty dagger.It would’ve hurt less than reminding me of my promise.” ― Rick Riordan, The Titan’s Curse
♥♥“Have you noticed … that he actually hadn’t made any promises to you?” ― Janie Chang
♥♥“A promise is only as good as the person who makes it. The character of the promiser is what gives the promise its value. His promises are meant to ignite faith and expectation and desire, and then to point us to Him. His promises act to bind our hearts to His. His promises turn our eyes toward Him. When our hearts are occupied with who He is, it will not be hard to believe what He promises to do. The revelation of His person is the secret to trusting His promises.” ― Jennifer K Dean
♥♥“If you value your words, people will not ask you to make any promises.” ― Amit Kalantri
♥♥“Stop a bit and think it over. There do be some knots mighty aisy to tie but the untying is a cat of a different brade.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Emily’s Quest
♥♥“There is no value in your promises. They are as hollow as fangs and poisonous as the venom within them once I allowed them into my heart.” ― Jason E. Hodges
♥♥“No one would argue that we owe a debt of gratitude to the Goliath Corporation. They helped us to rebuild after the Second War and it should not be forgotten. Of late, however, it seems as though the Goliath Corporation is falling far short of its promises of fairness and altruism. We are finding ourselves now in the unfortunate position of continuing to pay back a debt that has long since been paid–with interest…” ― Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair
♥♥“If you believe in God, then you have to believe in promises.” ― Piyush Naik, Oops! I fell in for Don’s Daugh