Promise Quotes

The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.

Niccolò Machiavelli

If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.

Napoleon I

Never promise a poor person, and never owe a rich one.

Brazilian Proverb

It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.

Eric Hoffer

Enemies' promises were made to be broken.


Better a broken promise than none at all.

Mark Twain

Love is a promise delivered already broken.

Steve Martin

Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.

John Lennon

If you are cold at night, let the promise of my love cover you like a warm blanket.

Matthew White

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

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.

Nikita Khrushchev

Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey.

Marcel Proust

Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell.

Karl Popper

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.

Will Rogers

The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.

Bill Cosby

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

John Burroughs

Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Harold Geneen

Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise.


I thought he was a young man of promise; but it appears he was a young man of promises.


Oaths are the fossils of piety.

George Santayana

Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.

German Proverb

We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.

Abraham Lincoln

Eggs and oaths are easily broken.

Danish Proverb

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Updated On : July 11, 2011
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