Promise Quotes

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.

George Washington

Promise little and do much.

Hebrew Proverb

When a man repeats a promise again and again, he means to fail you.


It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.


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

Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.

Bernard M. Baruch

Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.

William Hazlitt

One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises that one makes.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.

Denis Waitley

A promise made is a debt unpaid.

Robert Service

Eggs and oaths are easily broken.

Danish Proverb

Promise is most given when the least is said.

George Chapman

Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.

Norman Douglas

The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.

Napoleon Bonaparte

We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.

Francois duc de la Rochefoucauld
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