A wise and thought-provoking collection of promise quotes that’ll help you understand the importance of keeping the promises you make.

There is no denying that most of us have been guilty of breaking promises and not following through with our words.

Yes, keeping a promise is hard but what we must constantly remember is, every time we give somebody our word and make a promise, it is important for us to follow through and honor the promise that was made.

Living up to every single promise that you made will not only make you trustworthy and build trust towards your loved ones and other people but it also keeps them and yourself from being hurt and disappointed.

May these promise quotes below inspire you to keep your promises and honor your word.

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Promise Quotes and Sayings

There is a lie in between a promise and many excuses.

— Toba Beta

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

— Anthony Hitt

Sometimes people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them.

— John Green

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

That’s how hearts get broken, you know. When you believe in promises.

— Kathleen Glasgow

Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.

— William Hazlitt

Tomorrow you promise yourself will be different, yet tomorrow is too often a repetition of today.

— James T. Mccay

It is easy to make promises – it is hard work to keep them.

— Boris Johnson

I am stuffing your mouth with your

promises and watching

you vomit them out upon my face.

— Anne Sexton

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

— Norman Vincent Peale

Better a broken promise than none at all.

Mark Twain

Short Promise Quotes

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.

— Mae West

A promise made is a debt unpaid.

— Robert W. Service

Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.

— Jonathan Swift

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

— Denis Waitley

When you make a promise, keep it.

— Zig Ziglar

Sometimes life is so complicated to keep promises.

— Lee Monroe

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

— Peter Drucker

Never promise more than you can perform.

— Publilius Syrus

For every promise, there is price to pay.

— Jim Rohn

Some things you don’t have to promise. You just do.

— Rick Yancey

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

— Edgar Watson Howe

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Promise quotes that’ll inspire you to keep your promises

In a world where vows are worthless. Where making a pledge means nothing. Where promises are made to be broken, it would be nice to see words come back into power.

— Chuck Palahniuk

Integrity is conforming reality to our words – in other words, keeping promises and fulfilling expectations.

— Stephen Covey

Promises are only as strong as the person who gives them.

— Stephen Richards

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

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Broken vows are like broken mirrors. They leave those who held to them bleeding and staring at fractured images of themselves.

— Richard Paul Evans

Love is keeping the promise anyway.

— John Green

Promise quotes

A graceful refusal is better than a lengthy promise.

— Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

Deliver more than you promise.

— Patricia Ryan

Promises were a lot like impressions. The second one didn’t count for much.

— Kristin Hannah

Promises may get thee friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.

— Benjamin Franklin

Keep all your promises, don’t take what doesn’t belong to you, and always look after those less fortunate than yourself, and you’ll do well in the world.

— Rebecca Rupp

Promise Quotes That’ll Inspire You

There was plenty of life left and if he had to he would use it all to get her back. The time had passed for making promises to her-all that was left for him was to act.

— Anna Godbersen

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

— Robert Frost

Promise is most given when the least is said.

— George Chapman

Implementation of promises is as important as making them.

— Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy

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

— C. S. Lewis

The future is as bright as the promises of God.

— William Carey

All promise outruns performance.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.

— Simone Weil

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

— Abraham Lincoln

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

One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises that one makes.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

More Promises Quotes

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

— Niccolo Machiavelli

I could think whatever I wanted to, but realized that any promises I made myself were destined to be broken.

— Jodi Picoult

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

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

— Chief Joseph

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

God’s promises are like the stars; the darker the night the brighter they shine.

— David Nicholas

Commitments only show you their surface. Until you dive in, you won’t know how deep they are, what currents will cling to you or how long you will have to hold your breath before you can tread water again.

— Glenn Hefley

Where there is an unknowable, there is a promise.

— Thornton Wilder

That which thou has promised must thou perform

— Brothers Grimm

Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but hell.

— Karl Popper

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

— Mahatma Gandhi

Wise leaders do not just make promises. They strive to keep their promises because it is impossible to win the hearts of the people with empty words.

— Gift Gugu Mona

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