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Notable Quotables


"Promise a lot and give even more." — Anthony D'Angelo

"Underpromise; overdeliver." — Tom Peters

"We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears." — Author Unknown

"He is poor indeed who can promise nothing." — Thomas Fuller

"Study the situation thoroughly, go over in your imagination the various courses of action possible to you, and the consequences that can and may follow from each course. Pick out the course that gives the most promise and go ahead." — Dr. Maxwell Maltz

"And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land." — Dr. Martin Luther King

"Never promise more than you can perform." — Publilius Syrus

"The intelligent person is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more." — Ed Parker

"To fulfill a dream. . . .to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life." — Bette Davis

"The reward of one duty is to power to fulfill another." — George Eliot

"If the promise is a very long way away, it becomes meaningless. It should be immediate." — Osho Rajneesh

"The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created — created first in mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them, changes both the maker and the destination." — John Schaar


"Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount." — Clare Booth Luce

"We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right." — Nelson Mendela

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." — Dale Carnegie

"I have reached a point in my life where I understand the pain and the challenges; and my attitude is one of standing up with open arms to meet them all." — Myrlie Evers

"Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." — Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community." — Anthony J. D'Angelo

"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person." — Mother Teresa

"Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds." — George Eliot

"My ability to survive personal crises is really a mark of the character of my people. Individually and collectively, we react with a tenacity that allows us again and again to bounce back from adversity." — Chief Wilma Mankiller

"If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it." — Anonymous

"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." — Winston Churchill

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it." — Helen Keller

"The only people with whom you should try to get even, are those who have helped you." — May Maloo

"Service is the rent you pay for being." — Marian Wright Edelman

"It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself." — Eleanor Roosevelt

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National Crime Victims' Rights Week: Fulfill the Promise April 6-12, 2003
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