There is no single development in either technology or management technique which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity in reliability in simplicity.
Our markets have not achieved their great successes as a result of government fiat but rather through efforts of competing interests working to meet the demands of investors and to fulfill the promises posed by advancing technology.
There is only one thing more harmful to society than an elected official forgetting the promises he made in order to get elected that's when he doesn't forget them.
The romantic idea is that everybody around a writer must suffer for his talent. I think a writer is a citizen of humanity part of his nation part of his family. He may have to make some compromises.
Too many women throw themselves into romance because they're afraid of being single then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won't do that.
You don't repair that relationship by sitting down and talking about trust or making promises. Actually what rebuilds it is living it and doing things differently - and I think that is what is going to make the difference.
Inauthenticity is endemic in American politics today. The political backrooms where I spent much of my career were just as benighted as my personal life equally crowded with shadowy strangers and compromises truths I hoped to deny. I lived not in one closet but in many.
One thing I have frankly decided is that when it comes to political reform we have two conservative parties in British politics. Both the Labour and Conservative parties have constantly and repeatedly failed to honour promises they have made about reforming cleaning modernising our clapped-out system.
Vote for the man who promises least he'll be the least disappointing.
Patriotism in America as I understand it is a matter of suffering when the country fails to live up to its promises or actively betrays them.
The Scriptures contain many stories of people who waited years or even decades before the Lord's promises came to pass. What modern believers can learn from the patience of biblical saints like Abraham Joseph David and Paul is that waiting upon the Lord has eternal rewards.
When a man has been consistently battering his wife he shouldn't expect a bouquet of roses from her the morning after he promises to stop.
Money and corruption are ruining the land crooked politicians betray the working man pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep.
I remember when I was 11 I told my mom 'One day I'm going to buy you a house.' And she said 'Boy don't you be making promises you can't keep.' I was like: 'No Ma it's not a promise. I'm going to buy you a house one day.'
We cannot sacrifice innocent human life now for vague and exaggerated promises of medical treatments thirty of forty years from now. There are ways to pursue this technology and respect life at the same time.
Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter but are quickly forgotten.
For anything worth having one must pay the price and the price is always work patience love self-sacrifice - no paper currency no promises to pay but the gold of real service.
Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.
Year after year President Bush has broken his campaign promises on college aid. And year after year the Republican leadership in Congress has let him do it.
Sometimes a technology is so awe-inspiring that the imagination runs away with it - often far far away from reality. Robots are like that. A lot of big and ultimately unfulfilled promises were made in robotics early on based on preliminary successes.
So you know I think that the federal government the Democrats and President Obama are selling a lot of hope and change but no delivery of any of those promises.
Certain it is that a great responsibility rests upon the statesmen of all nations not only to fulfill the promises for reduction in armaments but to maintain the confidence of the people of the world in the hope of an enduring peace.
Sending Paris Hilton to jail for being the most loathed celeprosy lesion in the history of the species seems like a happening idea at first - forty-five days at Century Regional Detention Center is so the new thirty days at Promises Malibu! But it sets a dangerous precedent to jail celebs just because someone hates them.
Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.