Better a broken promise than none at all.
Love is a promise delivered already broken.
If you are cold at night, let the promise of my love cover you like a warm blanket.
In executing the duties of my present important station, I can promise nothing but purity of intentions, and, in carrying these into effect, fidelity and diligence.
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.
Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.
In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter.
A promise is a debt.
Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth.
Life didn't promise to be wonderful.
Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught.
A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.
A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.
When a man repeats a promise again and again, he means to fail you.
He was ever precise in promise-keeping.
A promise is a comfort for a fool.
For every promise, there is price to pay.
An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
A promise made is a debt unpaid.
Nothing weights lighter than a promise.
All promise outruns performance.
Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion.
For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.
It is a mistake to imagine that potentially great men are rare. It is the conditions that permit the promise of greatness to be fulfilled that are rare. What is so difficult to
achieve is the cultural background that permits potential greatness to be converted into actual greatness.