Promise Quotes

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

Enemies' promises were made to be broken.


God promises a safe landing but not a calm passage.

Bulgarian Proverb

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

Wayne Dyer

One promises much, to avoid giving little.

Marquis de Vauvenargues

A promise is a debt.


Life didn't promise to be wonderful.

Teddy Pendergrass

He was ever precise in promise-keeping.

William Shakespeare

A promise is a comfort for a fool.


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

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

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : July 11, 2011
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