Promise Quotes

The promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.

William Lyon MacKenzie

For every promise, there is price to pay.

Jim Rohn

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

Denis Waitley

An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.

William Dean Howells

Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken.

Jonathan Swift

Nothing weights lighter than a promise.

German Proverb

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

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Updated On : July 11, 2011
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