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It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.

Author: Aeschylus

Profession: Greek Dramatist

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.

Author: Herbert Agar

Profession: American Author

Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.

Author: Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)

Profession: German-born American Political Philosopher

When a man takes an oath, Meg, he's holding his ownself in his own hands. Like water. And if he opens his fingers then- he needn't hope to find himself again.

Author: Robert Bolt

Profession: American Author

If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday --but never jam today.

Author: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

Profession: British Writer, Mathematician

What a woman says to her avid lover should be written in wind and running water.

Author: Catullus

Profession: Roman Lyric Poet

Promise is most given when the least is said.

Author: George Chapman (1557-1634)

Profession: British Dramatist, Translator, Poet

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

Author: Norman Douglas (1868-1952)

Profession: British Author

All promise outruns performance.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.

Author: Robert Frost (1875-1963)

Profession: American Poet

Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

He is poor indeed that can promise nothing.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author