Promise Quotes

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

Promises make debt, and debt makes promises.

Dutch Proverb

Let God's promises shine on your problems.

Corrie Ten Boom

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

Edmund Burke

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.

Thomas Fuller

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

German Proverb

The promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.

William Lyon MacKenzie

For every promise, there is price to pay.

Jim Rohn

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

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Updated On : July 11, 2011
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