Promise Quotes

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

Harold Geneen

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.

Peter F. Drucker

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

Wayne Dyer

One promises much, to avoid giving little.

Marquis de Vauvenargues

Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

A liar is always lavish of oaths.

Pierre Corneille

A promise is a debt.


Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth.

Mohandas Gandhi

Life didn't promise to be wonderful.

Teddy Pendergrass

Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught.

Sydney J. Harris

A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.

Niccolo Machiavelli

It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he is in love, drunk, or running for office.

Shirley MacLaine

A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.

Arabian Proverb

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


A promise is a comfort for a fool.


Promises make debt, and debt makes promises.

Dutch Proverb

Let God's promises shine on your problems.

Corrie Ten Boom

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

Bernard M. Baruch

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.

Edmund Burke

Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.

William Hazlitt

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.

Thomas Fuller

The promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.

William Lyon MacKenzie

For every promise, there is price to pay.

Jim Rohn

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Updated On : July 11, 2011
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