73 Promises Quotes to Stay True to Your Words

Promises are declarations that embody our commitments to ourselves and others.

They are pivotal in maintaining our integrity and the trust others place in us.

When we give our word, whether to safeguard a secret or carry out a task, it’s crucial to uphold it. Failures in keeping promises can lead to lost trust and credibility as actions often speak louder than words.

Commitments, akin to promises, are vital both in personal and professional life, fostering healthy relationships.


The significance of these Promise Quotes lies in their ability to prompt self-reflection on honesty, trustworthiness and reliability, thereby encouraging us to be true to our words.

Best Promises Quotes

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

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

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


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

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.


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.


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.

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.


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.

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.


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.

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.


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.


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.

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Famous Promises Quotes

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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