Politics in a democracy is transactional: Politicians seek votes by promising to do things for voters, who seek promises in exchange for their votes.
The most basic obligation we have to our veterans is that we keep the promises that were made to them. That is what makes the recent failures of the Veterans Administration so shameful.
You've got to look at the promises I kept. It's not just talking about doing things: it's doing them.
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans.
It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken promises.
I must learn to love the fool in me — the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries.
Education should be one of our top funding priorities; talking about it does not help the teachers and students who desperately need promises fulfilled.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.