Promises Sayings and Quotes

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

Keep every promise you make and only make promises you can keep.     

Anthony Hitt

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

Norman Vincent Peale

Nobody gets any guarantees.     

John Engler

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

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

Joe Moore

It is easy to make promises - it is hard work to keep them.     

Boris Johnson

You cannot live on other people's promises, but if you promise others enough, you can live on your own.     

Mark Caine

Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.     

William Hazlitt

If being recalled is the price for keeping one's promises, then so be it.     

Russell Pearce

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

The promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.     

William Lyon MacKenzie

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

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

Tom Rooney

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

Better a broken promise than none at all.     

Mark Twain

If you make the customer a promise... make sure you deliver it.     

Merv Griffin

When you make a promise, keep it.     

Zig Ziglar

A promise made is a debt unpaid.     

Robert W. Service

Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.     

Samuel Johnson

Never promise more than you can perform.     

Publilius Syrus

Promise is most given when the least is said.     

George Chapman

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

Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made.     

Edgar Watson Howe

Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.     

Lou Holtz

A promise must never be broken.     

Alexander Hamilton

The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

All promise outruns performance.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

German Proverb

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.     

Thomas Fuller

The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.     

Niccolo Machiavelli