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Top 100 Quotes About Commitments

#1. Kennedy saw the presidency as the vital center of government, and a president's primary goal as galvanizing commitments to constructive change. He aimed to move the country and the world toward a more peaceful future, not just through legislation but through inspiration. - Author: Robert Dallek
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#2. Love is the sum of our choices, the strength of our commitments, the ties that bind us together. - Author: Emily Giffin
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#3. All depend upon the engagement of as many people as possible on all levels, from civil society to national leaders, to advocate for the kind of national and international commitments, legislation, and public/ private partnerships that can make the difference. - Author: Queen Noor Of Jordan
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#4. I dated dozens of young men, had fun with all, made commitments to none. - Author: Gene Tierney
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#5. Not too many years ago, both parties acknowledged that our entitlement commitments were a sword hanging over our heads. But when President George W. Bush tried to begin discussions on Social Security reform, Democrats ridiculed and demonized him and told seniors he was after their nest eggs. - Author: David Limbaugh
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#6. If you want to be happy in life, keep all of your commitments and don't expect other people to keep any of theirs. - Author: Roger Delano Hinkins
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#7. Because of my filming commitments in America, you have to sign contracts where you can't change your physical appearance. - Author: Rebel Wilson
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#8. The politics of trans-identity seeks to move from the _politics of singular identity_ to the _politics of multiple solidarities_ across various identities without abandoning one's personal attachments and commitments to the group that one finds significant. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#9. some of the best ideas I've had in my life and in my work, they often occurred in the spaces "in between" my commitments. They materialized when I least expected, during a moment of downtime, and typically when I was doing something in no way related to the project. - Author: Todd Henry
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#10. I did consider marriage and motherhood extreme and doomed commitments. Not out of any experience of them as such, but it was simply the way I looked at things. - Author: Joan Didion
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#11. My father was a Tuskegee Airmen captain in the Air Force and a very strong personality. He believed in fairness and ethics and living up to the commitments you make to others. He ultimately became a judge, and he would talk to me over and over about how important it is to be fair. - Author: John W. Rogers Jr.
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#12. At times, morality can be dismissed as a matter of personal conscience, no matter how widespread its acceptance. Ethics, on the other hand, arises from societal or group commitments to principia of behavior. - Author: Sherwin B. Nuland
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#13. I define discipline as the ability to make + keep promises and to honor commitments. - Author: Stephen Covey
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#14. It is the responsibility of all of us to remind governments of their commitments to settle disputes by peaceful means and to negotiate in good faith under the UN Charter, and to denounce war agitation particularly by the media. - Author: Alfred-Maurice De Zayas
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#15. After all, most of us have lived lives based on commitments made without any way of knowing where they would lead. The uncertainty is an essential element in commitment, the acceptance of consequences an essential element in fidelity. [p. 80] - Author: Mary Catherine Bateson
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#16. Each moment is a moment of choice and your commitments keep you true to yourself, choice by choice. - Author: Rhonda Britten
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#17. America's promises do not come with a price tag. We meet our commitments. We bear our burdens. That's one of the reasons why almost every country on Earth sees America as stronger and more respected today than they did eight years ago when I took office. - Author: Barack Obama
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#18. Innovation requires a novel approach to scientific problem solving, higher level of resource commitments over much longer time durations. - Author: Dilip Shanghvi
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#19. Pace yourself in your work and commitments. Nobody is indispensable. And when you get sick, honor your body by giving it the rest and medical attention that it's asking for. - Author: Sue Patton Thoele
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#20. I personally think that a couple of pounds a week - maybe rising to almost £3 a week - is a reasonable price for Britain to achieve a degree of energy security to reduce its total dependence on fossil fuels and to honour its commitments to cut green house gases. - Author: Tim Yeo
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#21. I believe we should reframe our response to climate change as an imperative for growth rather than merely being a way of being green or meeting environmental commitments. - Author: William Hague
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#22. Objectives are not fate; they are direction. They are not commands; they are commitments. They do not determine the future; they are a means to mobilize resources and energies of the business for the making of the future. - Author: Peter Drucker
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#23. Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement. - Author: Barbara Boxer
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#24. Free again, but it's just a feeling; freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose - and commit yourself to what is best for you. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#25. When it comes to making commitments to other people, sometimes one of the hardest things to learn to say is no when we mean no. - Author: Rory Vaden
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#26. Nothing shapes your life more than the commitments you choose to make. - Author: Rick Warren
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#27. Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep. - Author: Denis Waitley
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#28. An organsation's results are determined through webs of human commitments, born in webs of human conversations. - Author: Fernando Flores
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#29. It seems to me that faithfulness has very little to do with who you have sex with." Faithfulness is about honoring your commitments and respecting your friends and lovers, about caring for their well-being as well as your own. If - Author: Dossie Easton
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#30. I do not have any political commitments anymore. I'm politically a total agnostic; I'm one of the few writers in Italy who refuses to be identified with a specific political party. - Author: Italo Calvino
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#31. I, for one, am quite willing to join the 'forgive, forget and move on' crowd, but it does make me wonder if Evangelicals are going to sound believable when they say that they tend to vote Republican because of their religious commitments to the family. - Author: Tony Campolo
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#32. Reflection is only a partial understanding of truth if it does not translate itself in practice into commitments to the common good and justice. Truth is not mere abstraction but something to be done and is only apprehended when this is realized. - Author: Adolfo Perez Esquivel
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#33. Integrity is fundamental to being men. Integrity means being truthful, but it also means accepting responsibility and honoring commitments and covenants. - Author: D. Todd Christofferson
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#34. The secret of creating anything new in your life consists of creating new commitments and then holding the tiller to your new course until it becomes established as a behavior. - Author: Nicholas Lore
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#35. The idea that UN commitments should be followed by action is indeed a radical one, especially for the United States, where wilful neglect of its own commitments is the rule. - Author: Jeffrey Sachs
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#36. E may value foreign elements not only because they are new but because they seem to accord more faithfully with our identity and commitments than anything our homeland can provide. - Author: Alain De Botton
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#37. Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan had tremendous influence on generations of American because, even if people disagreed with them, they admired them because they made very strong commitments to things they believed in. - Author: Phil Crane
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#38. The average person lets their emotions dictate their actions, while achievers let their commitments dictate their actions. - Author: Hal Elrod
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#39. There are many commitments I have made for reducing poverty. One is to reform social security. Social security reaches only 44 percent of Mexicans. One of my goals is to give social security to all the people. - Author: Enrique Pena Nieto
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#40. Intentions must mature into commitments if we are to become persons with definition, with character, with substance. - Author: Eugene H. Peterson
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#41. Life does not stand still for families and local communities when our brave men and women are deployed, but we can make their time apart more bearable by recognizing their sacrifice and fulfilling our commitments to them. - Author: Mark Pryor
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#42. How much do you love me?"
She drew in a breath and let it out. "Too much."
"Too much is just enough for this man."
"And do you love me?" she whispered.
"I have always loved you. Always. You know that. - Author: Delilah Marvelle
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#43. I loved working with 'The Avengers' cast and we had a great time, but it was a job, and they had other commitments during that job, so they would go off and do other things. - Author: Joss Whedon
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#44. It felt like too much. Not too much to have, just too much to contemplate. Commitments like boulders that were too heavy to carry. - Author: Rainbow Rowell
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#45. Working with plants will teach you all other social commitments in a soothing way ... - Author: Karthikeyan V
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#46. The character to follow thru on commitments made to others is built by following thru on commitments made to self. - Author: Orrin Woodward
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#47. If we are not to abandon values such as peace and equality, or our commitments to science and truth, then we must pry these values away from claims about our psychological makeup that are vulnerable to being proven false. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#48. I learned early and at that kitchen table that there are ways of avoiding, without guilt, the commitments of love. - Author: P.D. James
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#49. The early commitments, early recruiting, that had changed. The whole clock is pushed ahead and you have to make decisions earlier about who to and who not to recruit. Is that a good thing I'm not sure, but it is reality. - Author: Kirk Ferentz
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#50. No rash decisions. No big commitments. Each day as it comes. - Author: Lisa McMann
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#51. There's clearly something to be said for success and following through on your commitments. - Author: Frank Carlucci
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#52. Living in an age of casual sex, serial commitments, and frequent divorce, we are all in danger of becoming as jaded as anceien regime aristocrats. Does the notion of undying love still have any meaning for us today? - Author: Marilyn Yalom
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#53. I run a taxpayer group - the most powerful guy in D.C., nonsense. OK? There are buildings with thousands of people in them, all lobbying for more spending and higher levels of spending and more government commitments. And there are a handful - a handful of groups that fight for less spending. - Author: Grover Norquist
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#54. It's much easier to talk about following Jesus when you are making general statements rather than specific commitments. - Author: Kyle Idleman
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#55. I believe politicians should aim to be accurate and truthful in what they say at all times. You can be truthful and inaccurate but what you shouldn't be doing at any time is saying things that are untrue or making commitments that you have no intention of honouring. - Author: Malcolm Turnbull
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#56. I have worked long and hard to try to reduce my debts, and I am devastated that it came to this conclusion. I now intend to focus on the remaining dates of the Westlife tour and my commitments to the band before looking to rebuild a future for my wife, my three children and myself. - Author: Shane Filan
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#57. There's the occasion when politicians will say things that are simply not true or that they make commitments that they have no intention of fulfilling. That is something that I think should not happen. That's a no-no. That's a third rail that you shouldn't touch. - Author: Malcolm Turnbull
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#58. our objective as moms and dads is to transform our sons from "immature and flighty youngsters into honest, caring men who will be respectful of women, loyal and faithful in marriage, keepers of commitments, strong and decisive leaders, good workers, and men who are secure in their masculinity. - Author: James C. Dobson
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#59. Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose - and commit myself to - what is best for me. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#60. Countries are not like financial markets. Social change cannot be executed as swiftly as credit-default swaps. You cannot sell short on social commitments and practical responsibilities. - Author: George Papandreou
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#61. Make big commitments, keep them, and never offer reasons when you don't make things happen. - Author: Brian Klemmer
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#62. Tony Visconti and I had been wanting to work together again for a few years now. Both of us had fairly large commitments and for a long time we couldn't see a space in which we could get anything together. - Author: David Bowie
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#63. Honestly, what can really be said about 'the Jewish people' as a whole? Is it not a lamentable stereotype to make large generalizations about all Jews, and to presume they all share the same political commitments? - Author: Judith Butler
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#64. We need objects to remind us of the commitments we've made. That carpet from Morocco reminds us of the impulsive, freedom-loving side of ourselves we're in danger of losing touch with. Beautiful furniture gives us something to live up to. All designed objects are propaganda for a way of life. - Author: Alain De Botton
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#65. I behave myself, but it doesn't mean I'm not interested. Being faithful to my commitments doesn't mean thoughts don't cross my mind or that I'm foolish enough to believe I'm not capable. - Author: Patricia Cornwell
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#66. One of the commitments I made to myself when I decided to write a book was to be brutally honest, particularly about myself. - Author: Alana Stewart
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#67. Business can constitute an enormous force for goodness in society. Through its commitments to corporate citizenship and to the principles of the UNGC, the global business community can continue to create and deliver value to society. - Author: Talal Abu-Ghazaleh
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#68. Statesmen exhibit five key commitments: 1) A commitment to principles above politics; 2) An ability to compromise without abandoning principle; 3) A commitment to truth over spin; 4) A commitment to courage over cowardice; and 5) A commitment, or willingness, to give up power. - Author: Tom Coburn
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#69. We must learn not to give up when requirements are not met or when commitments are broken. To do so is a refusal to allow mistakes to be corrected and a demonstration of an unwillingness to forgive yourself or anyone else who needs forgiveness. - Author: Iyanla Vanzant
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#70. Our efforts must aim at restoring hope, righting wrongs, maintaining commitments, and thus promoting the well-being of individuals and of peoples. - Author: Pope Francis
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#71. The nobility of our calling will always be rooted in two commitments difficult to observe: refusal to lie about what we know, and resistance to oppression. - Author: Albert Camus
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#72. Love is a spiritual practice that matures us as we try and try again to leave behind our isolation, expose our vulnerabilities, and make commitments to care truly for one another. - Author: Nanette Sawyer
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#73. Well, one hopes that if you're really related to the core of your particular culture, you have profound commitments to it, and that you are aware of how much you can strain it before you do violence to its essential nature. - Author: Chaim Potok
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#74. Keep your word. Honor commitments, and they will double back to honor you. - Author: Bill Rancic
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#75. This week we saw progressive business and faith leaders making strong commitments that are moving ahead of what world leaders promised today. The leaders of major economies must be bolder than they were today in providing a vision for 100% renewable energy for all. - Author: Kumi Naidoo
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#76. The passions and commitments that ignited my activity as a student are the same passions and commitments that I have today. - Author: Bill Ayers
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#77. the trustworthy person is brave enough to say 'no' to commitments she won't be able to fulfil. - Author: Katherine Hawley
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#78. I knew too well the nature of life's distractions and enticements-how the piecemeal progress of our hopes and ambitions commands our undivided attention, reshaping the ethereal into the tangible, and commitments into compromises. - Author: Amor Towles
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#79. Directing Skyfall was one of the best experiences of my professional life, but I have theatre and other commitments, including productions of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and King Lear, that need my complete focus over the next year and beyond. - Author: Sam Mendes
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#80. When I make commitments I like to stick to them, especially when I'm giving back to kids. Just giving them an example of what they can achieve. I love giving back to kids. It's fantastic. - Author: Maria Sharapova
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#81. What's a domestic partnership? Domestic partnership is not even a marriage, and there's a contract that involves, potentially, sexual and financial commitments to each other. In this case, however, the guy is also charging one dollar, and that is his undoing. - Author: Max Kellerman
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#82. By your choices you reveal your commitments. - Author: Marlene Chism
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#83. I so mixed and matched the planet that you sometimes worried I had no commitments to anything or anywhere, though you were wrong; my commitments were simply far-flung and extremely specific. - Author: Lionel Shriver
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#84. Yes, after some time spent last year on other commitments, most of them speaking engagements, I am now about halfway through a novel that I hope will come out in 1998. - Author: Robert MacNeil
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#85. Ordinary citizens are obliged and, if need be, compelled by force to meet their commitments. But let higher obligations of an international order be involved, and governments repudiate them, more often than not with a disdainful shrug of the shoulders. - Author: Charles Albert Gobat
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#86. Our country, the United States of America, may be the world's largest economy and the world's only superpower, but we stretch ourselves dangerously thin by taking on commitments like Iraq with only a motley band of allies to share the burden. - Author: John Spratt
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#87. When men achieve the fruits of their material success, they often become aware of an emptiness
an incompleteness
in their lives;the hollowness of having, but not raising, children, of not making true commitments to them. Which, sadly, does not mean that they weren't capable of it. - Author: Willard Gaylin
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#88. Winners make commitments, losers make excuses. - Author: John Schuerholz
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#89. the prudent person neither neglects important commitments nor gets overextended. - Author: William C. Mattison III
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#90. Social Security and Medicare represent promises made and we must keep these commitments. - Author: Tom Coburn
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#91. I'm 16 years old. Let me get my learner's permit first. then I'll worry about lifetime commitments - Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
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#92. I'm not prepared to make any multi-decade commitments. - Author: Jeff Bezos
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#93. That means if you want to become strong, you become predictable. You keep your word, know and then honor your commitments, mind the details, invest in daily spiritual input, assume rather than avoid responsibility, admit your mistakes, correct your screw-ups, and keep a healthy watch over yourself. - Author: Anonymous
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#94. I don't give up on commitments until what I've been asked to do is clearly finished. - Author: Carly Fiorina
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#95. I can't actually read interviews with thesps now because they're almost always fantastically predictable, the men especially. Actors are forever stressing their ordinariness, their beer and football-loving commitments. - Author: Peter York
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#96. We need to consolidate our enlargement agenda but be cautious with new commitments. - Author: Olli Rehn
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#97. Because of my job, I get a lot of opportunity to grab a few days here and there in many cool cities for press commitments, magazine shoots and premieres - Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Paris, Stockholm, New York, Berlin. I always try to get to a gallery or museum if there's time. - Author: Natalie Dormer
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#98. As so many commitments
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Or your shut-eye important be,
Your attraction to me must
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on thee. - Author: Charlotte M. Liebel
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#99. A bigot is a person who makes an idol of his commitments. - Author: Howard Thurman
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#100. Most stress they experience comes from inappropriately managed commitments they make or accept. - Author: David Allen
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