promises Quotes

66 of the best book quotes about promises
  1. #1
    “If you will save me, I will serve you forever.”
  2. #2
    “I promised him!” he screamed, realizing even as he did so that his voice was laced with something wrong. Almost insanity. “I promised I’d save him, take him home! I promised him!”
  3. #3
    “In front of God and everyone else, I’d promised my love and devotion. In sickness and in health, and I’d never felt so good about anything. It was, I remember, the most wonderful moment of my life.”
  4. #4
    “And he made a promise to himself: if he lived through the war, he was going to find an isolated farm somewhere and spend the remainder of his life in peace and quiet.”
  5. #5
    “Smeagol promises to Precious, promises faithfully. Never come again, never speak, no never!”
  6. #6
    “God alone knows how much I have suffered; and He, I trust, will forgive me. If I am permitted to have my children, I intend to be a good mother, and to live in such a manner that people cannot treat me with contempt.”
  7. #7
    “Smeagol will swear on the Precious.”
  8. #8
    “Then I’ll make you a promise too, Tally Youngblood. Until you do help us, to the very best of your ability, you will never be pretty.”
  9. #9
    “You promis’d once, a progeny divine Of Romans, rising from the Trojan line, In after times should hold the world in awe, And to the land and ocean give the law.”
    The Aenid
  1. #10
    “Gods of the liquid realms, on which I row! If, giv’n by you, the laurel bind my brow, Assist to make me guilty of my vow! A snow-white bull shall on your shore be slain; His offer’d entrails cast into the main, And ruddy wine, from golden goblets thrown, Your grateful gift and my return shall own.”
  2. #11
    ″Making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others…. it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.″
  3. #12
    “Apollyon looked down on Christian with eyes hooded with pride. ‘No prince worthy of his title releases his subjects easily, and I am no different. I am not ready to let you loose as yet; but since you have complained about your service and wages, let me encourage you to go back home. I personally promise that what our country can afford I will give you.’ Christian shook his head. ‘I can’t do that. You see, I have already yielded myself to another – even to the King of princes. How can I in all fairness go back with you?‘”
  4. #13
    “The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.”
  5. #14
    “O Shepherd. You said you would make my feet like hinds’ feet and set me upon High Places.”
  6. #15
    “We have ample evidence that the Lord is able to guide. The promises cover every imaginable situation. All we need to do is to take the hand he stretches out.”
  7. #16
    “Sometimes we want things we were not meant to have. Because he loves us, the Father says no. Faith trusts that no. Faith is willing not to have what God is not willing to give. Furthermore, faith does not insist upon an explanation. It is enough to know His promises to give what is good-he knows so much more about us than we do.”
  8. #17
    “If you choose today not to break another promise to yourself, you will force yourself to slow down. You cannot keep every commitment, promise, goal, and idea without intentionality.”
  9. #18
    “But the question to precede all others, which finally determines the course of our lives is What do I really want? Was it to love what God commands, in the words of the collect, and to desire what He promises? Did I want what I wanted, or did I want what He wanted, no matter what it might cost?”

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  1. #19
    “Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—‘I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.‘”
  2. #20
    “And I know that the hand of God is the promise of my own,
    And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own,
    And that all the men ever born are also my brothers, and the women my sisters and lovers,
    And that a kelson of the creation is love.”
  3. #21
    “Thy life is safe while any god saves mine.”
  4. #22
    “My promise was the price I had to pay for being born. That’s all you need to know.”
  5. #23
    “For Ulbrickson, there was one overriding, and dark, fact to be confronted: he had failed again to make good on his public promises. It was very much an open question whether he was going to get another chance.”
  6. #24
    “Promise me absolutely that you will leave, as fast as you can, if you begin to feel the house catching at you.”
  7. #25
    “I want you to go back into the barrack and tell the men to come out after the storm. Tell them to look up at me tied here. Tell them I’ll open my eyes and look back at them, and they’ll know that I survived.”
  8. #26
    “What was that thing that could make two people promise one another to spend every day of the rest of their lives together? Ah,I found it. It was a thing called love. A small simple word.”
  9. #27
    “You should have taken me with you,” I whisper to him. Then I lean my head against his and begin to cry. In my mind, I make a silent promise to my brother’s killer.”
  1. #28
    “Here is my hand, and here I firmly vow
    Never to woo her more, but do forswear her,
    As one unworthy all the former favours
    That I have fondly flatter’d her withal.”
  2. #29
    “True faith means holding nothing back. It means putting every hope in God’s fidelity to His Promises.”
  3. #30
    “Promise yourself to make all your friends feel like there is something in them.”
  4. #31
    “Promise yourself to give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.”
  5. #32
    “Promise yourself to forget the mistakes of the past and press on the greater achievements of the future.”
  6. #33
    “Promise yourself to look at the sunny side of everything and make you optimism come true.”
  7. #34
    “Promise yourself to talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.”
  8. #35
    “Promise yourself to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, and too strong for fear, and to happy to permit the presence of trouble.”
  9. #36
    “Promise yourself to live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”

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  1. #37
    “On that day when she first knew she could read, she made a vow to read one book a day as long as she lived.”
  2. #38
    “Promise yourself to wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living person you meet a smile.”
  3. #39
    “Promise yourself to think only of the best, to work only for the best, and expect only the best.”
  4. #40
    “Promise yourself to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.”
  5. #41
    ″ Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.”
  6. #42
    ″...don’t tell nobody don’t tell a soul
    are we animals? have we gone crazy?
    i can’t hear anythin but maddening screams
    and the soft strains of death
    and promised me
    you promised me...
    sing a black girl’s song
    bring her out
    to know herself
    to know you
    but sing her rhythms
    carin/ struggle/ hard times
    sing her song of life
    she’s been dead so long
    closed in silence so long
    she doesn’t know the sound
    of her own voice
    her infinite beauty
    she’s half-notes scattered
    without rhythm/ no tune
    sing her sighs
    sing the songs of her possibilities
    sing a righteous gospel
    let her be born
    and handled warmly.”
  7. #43
    “I’m yours for ever -- for ever and ever. Here I stand; I’m as firm as a rock. If you’ll only trust me, how little you’ll be disappointed. Be mine as I am yours.”
  8. #44
    “Seasons is a wise metaphor for the movement of life, I think. It suggests that life is neither a battlefield nor a game of chance but something infinitely richer, more promising, more real.”
  9. #45
    “Let him not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall.”
  1. #46
    “This is your promise ... things may be different ... there may yet be rest. Even salvation. ”
  2. #47
    “What had been the use of promising one another that they would not on any account set the Knight free, if they were now to do so the first time he happened to call upon a name they really cared about?”
  3. #48
    “I have been made to protect you. Only in death will I be kept from this oath. It was the vow of the druskelle to Fjerda. And now it was Matthias’ promise to her.”
  4. #49
    ″‘Once and for all,’ said the prisoner, ‘I adjure you to set me free. By all fears and all loves, by the bright skies of Overland, by the great Lion, by Aslan himself, I charge you—‘”
  5. #50
    “Come in by the gold gates or not at all,
    Take of my fruit for others or forbear,
    For those who steal or those who climb my wall
    Shall find their heart’s desire and find despair.
    -Inscription on the Garden Gate”
  6. #51
    “The merchant began to call to mind his bond, and became very sad and thoughtful; so that care and sorrow were written upon his face.”
  7. #52
    “When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?”
  8. #53
    Dorothy said nothing. Oz had not kept the promise he made her, but he had done his best. So she forgave him. As he said, he was a good man, even if he was a bad Wizard.
  9. #54
    “I won’t set foot on a raft until you show good faith, until you consent to swear, goddess, a binding oath you’ll never plot some new intrigue to harm me!”
  1. #55
    “I swear by the greatest, grimmest oath that binds the happy gods.”
  2. #56
    His cold eyes stared at me. At last, he said wearily: “I have more faith in Hitler than in anyone else. He alone has kept his promises, all his promises, to the Jewish people.”
    Elie Wiesel
  3. #57
    The unsolicited promise is one of the most reliable signals because it is nearly always of questionable motive.
  4. #58
    “I am going to keep on defying you. I am going to shame you with my defiance. You remind me that I am a mere mortal and you are a prince of Faerie. Well, let me remind you that means you have much to lose and I have nothing. You may win in the end, you may ensorcell me and hurt me and humiliate me, but I will make sure you lose everything I can take from you on the way down. I promise you this is the least of what I can do.”
  5. #59
    “I swore, by the compact of the Sisterhood, that I would do you no harm. Had I not so sworn I would change you into a black-beetle, and I would pull your legs off, one by one, and leave you for the birds to find, for putting me to this indignity.”
  6. #60
    “True faith means holding nothing back. It means putting every hope in God’s fidelity to His Promises.”
  7. #61
    “We promise according to our expectations and we want according to our fears.”
  8. #62
    “Maybe all the broken dreams and empty promises the world offered are just reflections of what is within us. Maybe one day we will learn to accept ourselves for all the faults sleeping beneath the footprints we leave behind.”
  9. #63
    “It is a promise of God that when you do the right thing, an even better thing will happen... If you take one step, He’ll take two.”
  10. #64
    “If it’s war they want--I’ve got just the thing...”
  11. #65
    “Jay, I promise I will get you out of here. I will save you.”
  12. #66
    ″‘Man lessons,’ he said. ‘Someday I’ll give you man lessons.‘”
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