Promise Quotes

Promise little and do much.

Hebrew Proverb

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

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 Gustav Jung

God promises a safe landing but not a calm passage.

Bulgarian Proverb

A promise is a debt.


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


He was ever precise in promise-keeping.

William Shakespeare

A promise is a comfort for a fool.


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

Friedrich Nietzsche

A promise made is a debt unpaid.

Robert Service

Promise is most given when the least is said.

George Chapman

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

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


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

Francois duc de la Rochefoucauld

He loses his thanks who promises and delays.


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

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Thomas Fuller

All promise outruns performance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Norman Douglas

To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.

Mark Twain

Oaths are but words, and words but wind.

Samuel Butler

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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


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