A promise is a declaration that something will be carried out.

Promises are very important as they enable us to honor our commitments to self and others.

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Best Promises Quotes

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A man who promises runs in debt. ~ The Talmud.

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People with good intentions make promises, but people with good character keep them. ~ Joubert Botha.

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

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Enemies’ promises were made to be broken. ~ Aesop.

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A vow is a snare for sin. ~ Samuel Johnson.

Some people still make promises and keep those they make. When they do, they help make life around them more stably human. ~ Lewis B. Smedes.

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My tongue swore, but my mind’s unsworn. ~ Euripides.

Works of serious purpose and grand promises often have a purple patch or two stitched on, to shine far and wide. ~ Horace.

As soon as one promises not to do something, it becomes the one thing above all others that one most wishes to do. ~ Georgette Heyer.

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Keep every promise you make and only make promises you can keep. ~ Anthony Hitt.

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

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God’s promises are like the stars; the darker the night the brighter they shine. ~ David Nicholas.

It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken promises. ~ Chief Joseph.

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Nobody gets any guarantees. ~ John Engler.

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.

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You can’t trust a promise someone makes while they’re drunk, in love, hungry, or running for office. ~ Joe Moore.

There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary. ~ Emmanuel Teney.

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Every man is a millionaire where promises are concerned. ~ Ovid.

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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A man must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises he makes. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.

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

Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them. ~ William Hazlitt.

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Magnificent promises are always to be suspected. ~ Theodore Parker.

Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would, I’d never leave. ~ A. A. Milne.

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

Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

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Never make a promise in haste. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.

If being recalled is the price for keeping one’s promises, then so be it. ~ Russell Pearce.

Famous Promises Quotes

You always pay too much. Particularly for promises. There ain’t no such thing as a bargain promise. ~ Cormac Mc Carthy.

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When you make a promise, keep it. ~ Zig Ziglar.

Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree – they bear no fruit. ~ Francis Marion.

The reason so many promises are not kept is the same as the reason they are made in the first place. ~ Robert Grudin.

A promise should be made by the heart and remembered by the hand. ~ Old Proverb.

Never let the promises of tomorrow keep you from relishing the blessings of today. ~ Jeff Sheehan.

I believe that it is better to light one candle than promise a million light bulbs. ~ Stephen Harper.

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Where there is an unknowable, there is a promise. ~ Thornton Wilder.

Be able to keep a secret or promise when you know in your heart that it is the right thing to do. ~ Marilyn vos Savant.

Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken. ~ Jonathan Swift.

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 things. ~ Mark Twain.

A promise made is a debt unpaid. ~ Robert W. Service.

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A promise should be given with caution and kept with care. ~ Socrates.

Better a broken promise than none at all. ~ Mark Twain.

When you promise something, you must fulfill it. ~ Haile Gebrselassie.

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

Who promises much and does little, dines a fool on hope. ~ German Proverb.

We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot. ~ Abraham Lincoln.

I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man’s word should be as good as his bond; that character – not wealth or power or position – is of supreme worth. ~ J.D. Rockefeller.

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For every promise, there is price to pay. ~ Jim Rohn.

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

If you make the customer a promise… make sure you deliver it. ~ Merv Griffin.

Vows are made in storms and forgotten in calm weather. ~ Thomas Fuller.

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

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Never promise more than you can perform. ~ Publilius Syrus.

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

If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever. ~ A. A. Milne.

I thought he was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises. ~ Stanley Baldwin.

You can’t substitute promise after promise with known violators of prior promises at the expense of protecting ourselves or setting an example. ~ Fred Thompson.

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Liars make the best promises. ~ Pierce Brown.

Vows made in storms are forgotten in calms. ~ English Proverb.

It is easy to make promises – it is hard work to keep them. ~ Boris Johnson.

Top Promises Quotes

Your capacity to keep your vow will depend on the purity of your life. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.

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Promises may get friends, but it is performance that must nurse and keep them. ~ Owen Feltham.

There are certain promises you make that are more sacred than anything that happens in a court of law, I don’t care how many Bibles you put your hand on. ~ Paul Castellano.

Promise yourself to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. ~ C. Larson.

Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement. ~ Samuel Johnson.

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

Few promises are more sacred than the ones we make to older Americans. ~ Tom Rooney.

Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth. ~ Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

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

A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain. ~ Arabian Proverb.

Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing. ~ Eric Davis.

God’s promises are all on condition of humble obedience. ~ Ellen G. White.

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