Promise Quotes and Sayings

Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
William Penn

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

Every politician has a promising career. Unfortunately, most of them do not keep those promises.
Jarod Kintz

Promises are like babies: easy to make, hard to deliver.

When you break a promise you break a heart.

Submitted by: Louise Syder

Promises are only as strong as the person who gives them…
Stephen Richards

A politician is known by the promises he keeps.

A promise is a comfort for a fool.

A promise made is a debt unpaid.
– Robert Service

Nothing weights lighter than a promise.

Sometimes people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them.
John Green

Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made.
Edgar Watson Howe

Promises were like laws; smart men knew when to break both.
– C.J. Hill

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
Mae West

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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