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.
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.
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
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
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