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In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter.

Chinese Proverbs

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

Chief Joseph

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future.

Hannah Arendt

Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.

William Hazlitt

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

Peter Drucker

There are no greater promisers than those who have nothing to give.

Proverbs

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

Abraham Lincoln

If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Between today and tomorrow are graves, and between promising and fulfilling are chasms.

Ruckett

God never made a promise that was too good to be true.

Dwight L. Moody

Eggs and oaths are easily broken.

Danish proverb

Promise is most given when the least is said.

George Chapman

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

Edward W. Howe

One promises much, to avoid giving little.

Marquis De Vauvenargues

No pillows so soft as God's Promise.

Anonymous

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.

Thomas Fuller

Vows are made in storms and forgotten in calm weather.

Thomas Fuller

Where there is an unknowable, there is a promise.

Thornton Wilder

Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken.

Jonathan Swift

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

Norman Vincent Peale

It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.

Aeschylus

All promise outruns performance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday --but never jam today.

Lewis Carroll

A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.

Niccolo Machiavelli

He loses his thanks who promises and delays.

Proverbs

It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he is in love, drunk, or running for office.

Shirley Maclaine

Hasty resolutions are of the nature of vows, and to be equally avoided.

William Penn

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

Niccolo Machiavelli

It is hard to cement any relations with any country based on promises that may not be deliverable.

Jim Leach

'Tis not the many oaths that make the truth; But the plain single vow, that is vow'd true.

William Shakespeare

It is the purpose that makes strong the vow; But vows to every purpose must not hold.

William Shakespeare

He is poor indeed that can promise nothing.

Thomas Fuller

You know, to address crowds and make promises does not require very much brains.

Eduard Shevardnadze

It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality.

Harold S. Geneen

The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep.

George Stephanopoulos

Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned.

Ovid

A vow is a snare for sin.

Samuel Johnson

Personally, I hold that a man, who deliberately and intelligently takes a pledge and then breaks it, forfeits his manhood.

Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing weights lighter than a promise.

Proverbs

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

Joubert Botha

The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.

Michelangelo Buonarroti

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

They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they never kept but one; they promised to take our land, and they took it.

Red Cloud

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.

Mae West

Civilization rests on a set of promises; if the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on the promises; if hope and faith go, everything goes.

Herbert Agar

It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.

Evelyn Waugh

Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.

Bernard Baruch

If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.

Epictetus

I've been looking at some video clips on YouTube of President Obama - then candidate Obama - going through Iowa making promises. The gap between his promises and his performance is the largest I've seen, well, since the Kardashian wedding and the promise of 'til death do we part.

Mitt Romney

Life doesn't offer you promises whatsoever so it's very easy to become, 'Whatever happened to... ?' It's great to be wanted. I spent a few years not being wanted and this is better.

Morgan Freeman

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

Anthony Hitt

I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.

Andrew Jackson

Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.

Dick Gregory

The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition.

Carl Jung

Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.

Thomas Fuller

It is better to run the risk of being considered indecisive, better to be uncertain and not promise, than to promise and not fulfill.

Oswald Chambers

When a man takes an oath...,he's holding his ownself in his own hands. Like water. And if he opens his fingers then- he needn't hope to find himself again.

Robert Bolt

Every organization of men, be it social or political, ultimately relies on man's capacity for making promises and keeping them.

Hannah Arendt

In view of our public pledges, we public officials can never again go before the public merely promising election reform. The time for promises is past.

Charles Edison

I am confident that this legislature will rise above partisan bickering, especially after the public promises its members made last fall, and that it will demonstrate a high capacity for civil service.

Charles Edison

It is my happy privilege to be able to stand here and tell you that if you elect me you will have elected a governor who has made no promises of preferment to any man or group.

Charles Edison

Our markets have not achieved their great successes as a result of government fiat, but rather through efforts of competing interests working to meet the demands of investors and to fulfill the promises posed by advancing technology.

Arthur Levitt

The notion that Congress can change the meaning given a constitutional provision by the Court is subversive of the function of judicial review; and it is not the less so because the Court promises to allow it only when the Constitution is moved to the left.

Robert Bork

The government has made $44 trillion in promises we can't afford to keep. We must get serious now about our long-term budgetary problems, recognizing that the sooner we act, the less painful the choices will be.

Judd Gregg

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

Internet mailing lists are like Fox television shows. They have really cool previews, and they get you all excited about them, but they just don't live up to their promises.

John Dobbin

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

Eric Davis

If we do not act now to strengthen Social Security, the system that so many depend upon today will be unable to meet its promises to tomorrow's retirees, and it will burden our children and grandchildren with exhaustive taxes.

Chris Chocola

I also want to draw attention to the responsibilities that people have to live up to their election promises and to live up to the votes that were cast by the people of Wales, in the General Election, in the expectation that we would deliver this promise.

Ron Davies

Have you ever found any logical reason why mutual promises are sufficient consideration for one another (like the two lean horses of a Calcutta hack who can only just stand together)? I have not.

Frederick Pollock

What generally happens in this county is that our politicians don't serve us well because they don't tell the truth, and they don't keep their promises.

Peter Garrett

Certain it is that a great responsibility rests upon the statesmen of all nations, not only to fulfill the promises for reduction in armaments, but to maintain the confidence of the people of the world in the hope of an enduring peace.

Frank B. Kellogg

As I look back over fifty years of ministry, I recall innumerable tests, trials and times of crushing pain. But through it all, the Lord has proven faithful, loving, and totally true to all his promises.

David Wilkerson

If a slave is unwilling to go with his new master, he is whipped, or locked up in jail, until he consents to go, and promises not to run away during the year.

Harriet Ann Jacobs

I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get at what it is that makes good writers good. But I made no promises that I would write books a lot of people would like to read.

Carl Sandburg

But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost

The Bible is proved to be a revelation from God, by the reasonableness and holiness of its precepts; all its commands, exhortations, and promises having the most direct tendency to make men wise, holy, and happy in themselves, and useful to one another.

Adam Clarke

If we deliver on those promises, we'll have done our job, and we did it with PSOne, and we certainly did it with PS2, and we are about to do it very rapidly with PSP. This is a whole new business for us, in terms of the handheld market, and we're going about it the right way.

Ian Jackson

I think it's going to deliver on the promises we've said it's going to and it is going to be the most successful product ever to come into the handheld environment, and it just happens to have a number of different functions.

Ian Jackson

In love, one should simplify, choose persons worthy of their promises and leave them if they don't keep them.

Isabelle Adjani

Part of Washington keeping its promises is a focus on directing more dollars into our local classrooms.

Mark Kennedy

But the best thing Washington can do for education is realize that our role is limited. Washington must keep its promises, but let those who know our childrens' names- parents, teachers and school board members- make education decisions.

Mark Kennedy

Unfortunately, in today's world we have to be reminded that the power of an oath derives from the fact that in it we ask God to bear witness to the promises we make with the implicit expectation that He will hold us accountable for the manner in which we honor them.

James L. Buckley

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 most basic obligation we have to our veterans is that we keep the promises that were made to them. That is what makes the recent failures of the Veterans Administration so shameful.

Doc Hastings

Yes, disappointment over perceived unfairness, injustice, promises not kept, tends to go hand in hand with increasing prosperity. Expectations are dashed. What can I say!

Mary Douglas

The event of the landing of these brethren upon our shores is to be, not without its beneficial effect, as well to the colored population of this country, as it promises to be to ill-fated Africa.

Lewis Tappan

But as the arms-control scholar Thomas Schelling once noted, two things are very expensive in international life: promises when they succeed and threats when they fail.

Fareed Zakaria

There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity.

Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

The politician's promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.

Mackenzie King

When he says he loves me, it only means he loves me at that particular instant. Like his promises, which he never keeps. Why does he torment me like this, when he could finish it off at once?

Eva Braun

Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep.

Ray Davies

Our government has made a number of promises to the men and women who served in our nation's armed forces. Sadly, these promises of health care, education and other benefits have existed more in rhetoric than in reality.

Allen Boyd

Our seniors' retirement should never rely on the bull of political promises or the bear of the market.

Barbara Mikulski

I believe keeping our promises should be our highest priority and that means saving Social Security and Medicare while preserving the American dream for our children and grandchildren.

Tom Coburn

Social Security and Medicare represent promises made and we must keep these commitments.

Tom Coburn

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