THOUGHTS

Forbes - - CONTENTS - SOURCES: FELIX HOLT, THE RAD­I­CAL, BY GE­ORGE ELIOT; THE CRE­MA­TION OF SAM MCGEE, BY ROBERT W. SER­VICE; THE AD­VEN­TURES OF TOM SAWYER, BY MARK TWAIN; A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, BY GE­ORGE R.R. MARTIN; ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, BY WIL­LIAM SHAKE­SPEARE; GOLDEN SON, BY PIE

On prom­ises.

“If you do not have con­trol over your mouth, you will not have con­trol over your fu­ture.”

—GER­MANY kent

“A no does not hide any­thing, but a yes very eas­ily be­comes a de­cep­tion.”

—søren KIERKEGAARD

“to make a vow is a greater sin than to break one.”

—GE­ORG Christoph LICHT­EN­BERG

“A prom­ise made is A debt un­paid.”

—robert W. Ser­vice

“Trees Are swayed by Winds, men by Words.”

—Joan aiken

“To win the peo­ple, al­ways cook them some sa­vory that pleases them.”

—aristo­phanes

“An elec­tion is com­ing. Univer­sal peace is de­clared, and the foxes have a sin­cere in­ter­est in pro­long­ing the lives of the poul­try.”

—GE­ORGE eliot

“Ri­otous mad­ness, to be en­tan­gled with those mouth­made vows, which break them­selves in swear­ing.”

—WIL­LIAM shake­speare

“men Are men, vows Are words, And words Are wind.”

—GE­ORGE r.r. Martin

“He re­mem­bers His covenant for­ever, the prom­ise He made, for a thou­sand gen­er­a­tions.”

—1 CHRON­I­CLES 16:15

“To prom­ise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.”

—Mark TWAIN

“The rem­edy for un­pre­dictabil­ity, for the chaotic un­cer­tainty of the fu­ture, is con­tained in the fac­ulty to make and keep prom­ises.”

—han­nah arendt

“Liars make the best prom­ises.”

—PIERCE BROWN

“We for­get the prom­ises we would like to re­mem­ber, and we re­mem­ber the ones we’d pre­fer to for­get.”

—HEN­NING Mankell

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