Promise Quotes

The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance. Jean Jacques Rousseau

The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it. Napoleon Bonaparte

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it. Thomas Fuller

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

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

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

Vote for the man who promises least. He’ll be the least disappointing. Bernard Baruch

The promise of yesterday are the taxes of today. W L Mackenzie King

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep. Denis Waitley