There are three signs of a hypocrite: when he speaks he speaks lies, when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he is trusted he betrays his trust.— Elijah Muhammad
Impressive Breaking Promise quotations
Create your own method. Don't depend slavishly on mine. Make up something that will work for you! But keep breaking traditions, I beg you.
"Love me or hate me, I promise it won't make or break me."
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
The gunner's mate came up and started breaking the locks on the ammunition.
Everything was locked up for fear that someone might go in there with a cigarette or something.
I would rather be accused of breaking precedents than breaking promises.
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.
Things break all the time. Glass and dishes and fingernails. Cars and contracts and potato chips. You can break a record, a horse, a dollar. You can break the ice. There are coffee breaks and lunch breaks and prison breaks. Day breaks, waves break, voices break. Chains can be broken. So can silence, and fever... promises break. Hearts break.
I must learn to love the fool in me the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries.
A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.
Among the numerous advantages promised by a well-constructed Union, none deserves to be more accurately developed than its tendency to break and control the violence of faction.
The politician's promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.
No one justifies lying, cheating, betraying, promise breaking, devastating and harming strangers. But we expect and we tolerate doing this to the one person in the world we promised most seriously to be faithful to forever: we justify divorce.
When a man takes an oath... he's holding his own self in his own hands. Like water.
The promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.
The god of the Christians, as we have seen, is the god who makes promises only to break them; who sends them pestilence and disease in order to heal them; a god who demoralizes mankind in order to improve it. A god who created man after his own image, and still the origin of evil in man is not accredited to him.
Never trust a man when he's in love, drunk, or running for office.
It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.
An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
Things that break - be they bones, hearts, or promises - can be put back together but will never really be whole.
Love me or hate me I promise that it will never make or break me...<3
I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise
Deliver more than you promise.
Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
There are so many ways to betray someone.
You can whisper behind his back. You can deceive him on purpose. You can deliver him into the hands of his enemy, when he trusts you. You can break a promise. The question is, if you do any of those things, are you also betraying yourself?
You are going to break your promise. I understand. And I hold my hands over the ears of my heart, so that I will not hate you.
Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
If we break promises to God, shouldn't we be allowed an occasional violation of our word to our friends and superiors?
A married person does not live in isolation.
He or she has made a promise, a pledge, a vow, to another person. Until that vow is fulfilled and the promise is kept, the individual is in debt to his marriage partner. That is what he owes. 'You owe it to yourself' is not a valid excuse for breaking a marriage vow but a creed of selfishness.
Senator Hillary Clinton is attacking President Bush for breaking his campaign promise to cut carbon dioxide emissions, saying a promise made, a promise broken. And then out of habit, she demanded that Bush spend the night on the couch.
When a man repeats a promise again and again, he means to fail you.
Never value anything as profitable to thyself which shall compel thee to break thy promise, to lose thy self-respect, to hate any man, to suspect, to curse, to act the hypocrite, to desire anything which needs walls and curtains.
It was very much a cry for democratic control at that time.
Above all, breaking the accomplished power of a few people to rule the lives of everybody else.
Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made.