Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.
Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.
The promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.
For every promise, there is price to pay.
We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken.
A promise made is a debt unpaid.
Nothing weights lighter than a promise.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.
All promise outruns performance.
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.
Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
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.
Oaths are but words, and words but wind.
Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made.
Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.
Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.
A politician is known by the promises he keeps.
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