Promise Quotes

Best selected promise quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about promise will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned. Ovid
There are no greater promisers than those who have nothing to give. Proverb
It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he is in love, drunk, or running for office. Shirley Maclaine
Between today and tomorrow are graves, and between promising and fulfilling are chasms. Ruckett
Promise is most given when the least is said. George Chapman
It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath. Aeschylus
The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course. Michelangelo
All promise outruns performance. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday --but never jam today. Lewis Carroll
In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter. Chinese Proverb
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it. Napoleon Bonaparte
Where there is an unknowable, there is a promise. Thornton Wilder
Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them. Thomas Fuller
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost
Eggs and oaths are easily broken. Danish Proverb
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present. Niccolo Machiavelli
No pillows so soft as God's Promise. Saying
A promise made is a debt unpaid. Robert W. Service
If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing. Napoleon Bonaparte
God never made a promise that was too good to be true. Dwight L. Moody
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once. Norman Vincent Peale
Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible. Hannah Arendt
When a man takes an oath, Meg, he's holding his ownself in his own hands. Like water. And if he opens his fingers then- he needn't hope to find himself again. Robert Bolt
One promises much, to avoid giving little. Marquis De Vauvenargues
Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it. Norman Douglas
Civilization rests on a set of promises; if the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on the promises; if hope and faith go, everything goes. Herbert Agar
The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition. Carl Jung
Nothing weights lighter than a promise. German Proverb
What a woman says to her avid lover should be written in wind and running water. Catullus
Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them. William Hazlitt
Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it. Jean Jacques Rousseau
He is poor indeed that can promise nothing. Thomas Fuller
Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made. Edgar Watson Howe
Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken. Jonathan Swift
Better break your word than do worse in keeping it. Thomas Fuller
A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise. Niccolo Machiavelli
He loses his thanks who promises and delays. Proverb

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