Promise Quotes

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

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.

Peter F. Drucker

Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter.

Chinese Proverb

A liar is always lavish of oaths.

Pierre Corneille

Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth.

Mohandas Gandhi

Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught.

Sydney J. Harris

A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.

Niccolo Machiavelli

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Updated On : July 11, 2011
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