Promises Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Promises quotes and Promises sayings, and Promises proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

C. S. Lewis

"Magnificent promises are always to be suspected."

Theodore Parker

"Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree – they bear no fruit."

Francis Marion

"There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear,none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary."

Emmanuel Teney

"Vows are made in storms and forgotten in calm weather."

Thomas Fuller

"Rarely promise. But, if lawful, constantly perform."

William Penn

"Enemies’ promises were made to be broken."


"I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man’s word should be as good as his bond; that character – not wealth or power or position – is of supreme worth."

J.D. Rockefeller

"Never make a promise in haste."

Mahatma Gandhi

"Where there is an unknowable, there is a promise."

Thornton Wilder

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

Norman Douglas

"The reason so many promises are not kept is the same as the reason they are made in the first place."

Robert Grudin

"A vow is a snare for sin."

Samuel Johnson

"When you promise something, you must fulfill it."

Haile Gebrselassie

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

Mahatma Gandhi

"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

"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

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

Merv Griffin

"When you make a promise, keep it."

Zig Ziglar

"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

"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

"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

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