Promises Quotes

Promises are like babies: easy to make, hard to deliver.


Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made.

Edgar Watson Howe

Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.

Thomas Fuller

Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.

Norman Vincent Peale

He loses his thanks who promises and delays.


Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken.

Jonathan Swift

The promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.

William Lyon MacKenzie

Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.

German Proverb

Let God's promises shine on your problems.

Corrie Ten Boom

It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises but only performance is reality.

Harold Geneen

Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.

Benjamin Franklin

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

John Burroughs

Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey.

Marcel Proust

Promises make debt, and debt makes promises.

Dutch Proverb

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