Promises Quotes - Page 2

Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.
– German Proverb

It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
– Aeschylus

The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
– Jean Jacques Rousseau

There are no greater promisers than those who have nothing to give.
– Proverb

We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.
– Francois Rochefoucauld

Vote for the man who promises least; he’ll be the least disappointing.
– Bernard M. Baruch

Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
– William Hazlitt

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

When a man repeats a promise again and again, he means to fail you.
– Proverb

Don’t ask me for promises until I know what I am promising.
– George Bernard Shaw

Wealth, in a commercial age, is made up largely of promises.
– Nathan Roscoe

A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.
– Niccolò Machiavelli

Everyone’s a millionaire where promises are concerned.
– Ovid

God never made a promise that was too good to be true.
– Dwight L. Moody

An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
– William Dean Howells

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

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.
– Dr. Thomas Fuller

Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.
– Norman Douglas

Where there is an unknowable there is a promise.
– Thornton Wilder

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