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Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

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

Author: Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937)

Profession: American Journalist, Author

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.

Author: Carl Jung (1875-1961)

Profession: Swiss Psychiatrist

A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)

Profession: Italian Author, Statesman

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

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)

Profession: Italian Author, Statesman

It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he is in love, drunk, or running for office.

Author: Shirley Maclaine (1934)

Profession: American Actress

The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.

Author: Michelangelo (1474-1564)

Profession: Italian Renaissance Painter, Sculptor

God never made a promise that was too good to be true.

Author: Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899)

Profession: American Evangelist

Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned.

Author: Ovid

Profession: Roman Poet

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

Author: Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)

Profession: American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author

He loses his thanks who promises and delays.

Author: Proverb


There are no greater promisers than those who have nothing to give.

Author: Proverb


In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

Eggs and oaths are easily broken.

Author: Danish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Danish Origin

Nothing weights lighter than a promise.

Author: German Proverb

Profession: Sayings of German Origin