Promise Quotes and Sayings

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

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

If you don’t like to make excuses or apologies, stop making promises

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

The promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.
– William Lyon MacKenzie

Promise is most given when the least is said.
– George Chapman

The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.
Napoleon Bonaparte


Some promises aren’t worth keeping.
– Holly Black

I know it is a bad thing to break a promise, but I think now that it is a worse thing to let a promise break you.
– Jennifer Donnelly

It hurts when someone you loved promised that he won’t leave, but still does. However, it hurts more because he stayed not because he loved you, but because he promised you.

Submitted by: madelaine

Vows made in storms are forgotten in calm.
Thomas Fuller

Promises were a lot like impressions. The second one didn’t count for much.
– Kristin Hannah


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