Promises Quotes

When a man takes an oath… he’s holding his own self in his own hands.Like water. And if he opens his fingers then he needn’t hope to find himself again.
– Robert Bolt

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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.
– Chinese Proverb

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The woods are lovely, dark and deep. 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 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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He stared the assorted meannesses and failed promises of American life straight in the face, and they stared back.
– Brendan Gill

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

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You cannot live on other people’s promises, but if you promise others enough, you can live on your own.
– Mark Caine

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It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he is in love, drunk, or running for office.
– Shirley MacLaine

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To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.
– Mark Twain

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I thought that he was a young man of promise, but it appears that he is a young man of promises.
– Arthur James Balfour

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Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.
– Jean Jacques Rousseau

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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.
– Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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