Commitment Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old commitment quotes, commitment sayings, and commitment proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.

Abraham Lincoln

Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.

Marcia Wieder

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.

Zig Ziglar

Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve center of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies.     

Howard Thurman

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or doing it better.

John Updike

Anyone can dabble, but once you've made that commitment, your blood has that particular thing in it, and it's very hard for people to stop you.     

Bill Cosby

Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the right stuff to turn our dreams into reality     

James Womack

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.

Tom Robbins

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.

Mae West

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.

Peter F. Drucker

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.

Vince Lombardi

We have to recognise that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.     

Cornel West,Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life

If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences.     

Criss Jami,Killosophy

Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose - and commit myself to - what is best for me.     

Paulo Coelho,The Zahir

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done, but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.

Les Brown

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

C. S. Lewis

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.


The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt but in spite of doubt.     

Rollo May

If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals.     

Robert Conklin

If your energy is as boundless as your ambition, total commitment may be a way of life you should seriously consider.

Joyce Brothers

It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow.     

Ralph Ellison

The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.     

Anthony Robbins

He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in performance of it.     

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.


Commitment turns a promise into reality with words that speak boldly of your intentions and actions that speak louder than words.

Steve Brunkhorst

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Alan Kay

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.

Albert Einstein