promises quotes - 10 of
A gentleman's word is like a touch of a whip to a racehorse.
He builds a big town with his mouth, but not even a fly's nest with his hands.
It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly
So, Willy, let you and me be wipers
Of scores out with all men--especially pipers; ...
The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday--but never jam today.
What a woman says to her avid lover
Should be written in wind and running water.
Magic trick: to make people disappear, ask them to fulfill their promises.
Lies and promises are necessary but not sufficient.
'Twas but my tongue, 'twas not my soul that swore.
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