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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, leader

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

Robert Frost, poet

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

Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor

Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future.

Hannah Arendt, historian

Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.

William Hazlitt, critic

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

Peter Drucker, consultant

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


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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher

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

Abraham Lincoln, president

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

Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor

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


Promise is most given when the least is said.

George Chapman, poet

Eggs and oaths are easily broken.

Danish proverb,

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

Dwight L. Moody, clergyman

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

Edward W. Howe,

Vows are made in storms and forgotten in calm weather.

Thomas Fuller, clergyman

No pillows so soft as God's Promise.


Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.

Thomas Fuller, clergyman

One promises much, to avoid giving little.

Marquis De Vauvenargues,

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

Mahatma Gandhi, activist

A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.

Niccolo Machiavelli, writer

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

Lewis Carroll, author

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

Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman

He loses his thanks who promises and delays.


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

Niccolo Machiavelli, writer

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

William Penn, leader

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

Shirley Maclaine, actress

All promise outruns performance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken.

Jonathan Swift, writer

Where there is an unknowable, there is a promise.

Thornton Wilder, novelist

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

Aeschylus, poet

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

Eduard Shevardnadze, politician

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

Jim Leach, politician

He is poor indeed that can promise nothing.

Thomas Fuller, clergyman

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

William Shakespeare, dramatist

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

William Shakespeare, dramatist

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

Mahatma Gandhi, activist

A vow is a snare for sin.

Samuel Johnson, author

Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned.

Ovid, poet

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

George Stephanopoulos, journalist

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, criminal

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,

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

Joubert Botha,

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, businessman

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, statesman

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.

Mae West, actress

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,

Nothing weights lighter than a promise.


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

Thomas Fuller, clergyman

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, psychiatrist

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, comedian

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, president

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

Anthony Hitt, businessman

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, actor

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, politician

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, philosopher

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

Bernard Baruch, businessman

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

Evelyn Waugh, author

Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.

Norman Douglas, writer

Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.

Eliel Saarinen,

A promise made is a debt unpaid.

Robert William Service,

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

Mark Caine,

There is only one thing more harmful to society than an elected official forgetting the promises he made in order to get elected; that's when he doesn't forget them.

John McCarthy, politician

Men's vows are women's traitors!

William Shakespeare, dramatist

America's promises do not come with a price tag. We meet our commitments. We bear our burdens. That's one of the reasons why almost every country on Earth sees America as stronger and more respected today than they did eight years ago when I took office.

Barack Obama, president

Always prefer the plain direct word to the long, vague one. Don't implement promises, but keep them.

C. S. Lewis, writer

We have lived long enough to experience the hollowness of earth and the rottenness of all carnal promises.

Charles Spurgeon, preacher

There was a stool there, and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down. When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I'll just put the stool out there and I'll talk to Mr. Obama and ask him why he didn't keep all of the promises he made to everybody.

Clint Eastwood, actor

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.

Edmund Burke, statesman

God's promises are all on condition of humble obedience.

Ellen G. White, writer

We're not like robots. God promises to guide us through the Holy Spirit, but He gives us the freedom to make our own decisions.

Joyce Meyer, author

When a president promises something beyond his years in office, he is fundamentally unaccountable. It is not his budget that must finish the job. Another president inherits the problem, and it becomes a ball too easily dropped, a plan too easily abandoned, a dream too readily deferred.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist

Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.

William Hazlitt, critic

A good cult delivers on its promises. A good cult nourishes the needs of its members, has transparency and integrity, and creates provisions for challenging its leadership openly. A good cult expands the freedoms and well-being of its members rather than limits them.

Philip Zimbardo, psychologist

I do not live on false promises. I cannot afford to live on bad advice.

Robert Kiyosaki, investor

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice -- no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

John Burroughs, author

Real Democrats don't make promises they can't keep.

Howard Dean, politician

I think 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, businessman

I thought Winston Churchill was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises.

Arthur Balfour, statesman

Liberation is an ever shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises. It has the therapeutic quality of providing emotionally charged rituals of solidarity in hatred - it is the amphetamine of its believers.

Arianna Huffington, journalist

When one gets old and they are sick, there are not many things they can count on but they should be able to count on Social Security. Our seniors' retirement should never rely on the bull of political promises or the bear of the market.

Barbara Mikulski, politician

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

Tom Coburn, politician

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, politician

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

Barbara Mikulski, politician

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, politician

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, musician

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, celebrity

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

Mackenzie King, statesman

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.,

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, journalist

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, businessman

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, scientist

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, politician

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, politician

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, politician

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, politician

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

Mark Kennedy, politician

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

Isabelle Adjani, actress

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, scientist

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