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The Best Quotes About Promise

Updated June 14, 2019 417 votes 141 voters 34.7k views31 items

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A list of the best promise quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous promise quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic promise quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational promise quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about promise?" and "What are inspirational promise quotes?"

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    Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.

    Norman Vincent Peale
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    No pillows so soft as God's Promise.

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

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    God never made a promise that was too good to be true.

    Dwight L. Moody
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    Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.

    William Hazlitt
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    Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.

    Hannah Arendt
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    It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.

    Aeschylus
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    Eggs and oaths are easily broken.

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    Between today and tomorrow are graves, and between promising and fulfilling are chasms.

    Ruckett
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    The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.

    Niccolò Machiavelli
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    Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned.

    Ovid
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    The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition.

    Carl Jung
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    There are no greater promisers than those who have nothing to give.

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    One promises much, to avoid giving little.

    Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues
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    A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.

    Niccolò Machiavelli
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    But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.

    Robert Frost
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    Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken.

    Jonathan Swift
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    All promise outruns performance.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.

    Norman Douglas
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    Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.

    Thomas Fuller
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    The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.

    Michelangelo
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    Nothing weights lighter than a promise.

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