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Quotes about Promises

14 Oct
  • We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.  ~Francois duc de la Rochefoucauld
  • To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.  ~Mark TwainThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1876
  • When a man takes an oath… he’s holding his own self in his own hands.  Like water.  And if he opens his fingers then – he needn’t hope to find himself again.  ~Robert Bolt
  • Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters.  This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.  ~Norman Vincent Peale
  • For every promise, there is price to pay.  ~Jim Rohn
  • Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.  ~German Proverb
  • A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.  ~Arabian Proverb
  • I thought he was a young man of promise; but it appears he was a young man of promises.  ~Author Unknown
  • In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything.  In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone’s letter.  ~Chinese Proverb