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  Things promised are things due.  
 -  French proverb
  

  To promise and give nothing is a comfort or a fool.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Life can never give security; it can only promise opportunity.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  He that promises too much means nothing.  
 -  English proverb
  

  No greater promisers than they who have nothing to give.  
 -  Dutch proverb
  

  Eggs and oaths are easily broken.  
 -  Danish proverb
  

  It is ill to make an unlawful oath, but worse to keep it.  
 -  Scottish proverb
  

  Easily promised, quickly forgotten.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  What appears full of promise often turns out a failure.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  Promises don't fill the belly.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who speaks without modesty will not keep his promises.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  He is poor that cannot promise.  
 -  Scottish proverb
  

  When a man repeats a promise again and again, he means to fail you.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Talking is easier than doing, and promising than performing.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Nothing weighs lighter than a promise.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He loses his thanks who promises and delays.  
 -  Mexican proverb
  

  The day obliterates the promise of the night.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A promise made at an inn never leaves it.  
 -  Latvian proverb
  

  A promise is a debt you should not forget.  
 -  Philippine proverb
  

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

  Promises may get you friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Vote for the man who promises least - he'll be the least disappointing.  
 -  Bernard Mannes Baruch
  

  Whatever task you undertake, do it with all your heart and soul. Always be courteous, never be discouraged. Beware of him who promises something for nothing. Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures.  
 -  Bernard Mannes Baruch
  

  The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.  
 -  Bill Cosby
  

  You keep customers by delivering on your promises, fulfilling your commitments and continually investing in the quality of your relationships.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get at what it is that makes good writers good. But I made no promises that I would write books a lot of people would like to read.  
 -  Carl Sandburg
  

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

  Tomorrow is a promise to no one.  
 -  Clint Eastwood
  

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

  God never made a promise that was too good to be true.  
 -  Dwight L. Moody
  

  Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made.  
 -  Edgar Watson Howe
  

  Nothing in life is promised, but working hard makes things more promising.  
 -  Farrah Gray
  

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

  Jesus promised his disciples three things: That they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich - something for nothing.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  The founding of our Nation was more than a political event; it was an act of faith, a promise to Americans and to the entire world. The Declaration of Independence declared that people can govern themselves, that they can live in freedom with equal rights, that they can respect the rights of others.  
 -  Gerald R. Ford
  

  Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich - something for nothing.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  The founding of our Nation was more than a political event; it was an act of faith, a promise to Americans and to the entire world. The Declaration of Independence declared that people can govern themselves, that they can live in freedom with equal rights, that they can respect the rights of others.  
 -  Gerald R. Ford
  

  Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.  
 -  Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  

  I guess I was wrong when I said I never promised anyone. I promised me.  
 -  Jim Henson
  

  For every promise, there is price to pay.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Resolve means promising yourself you will never give up.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Until. What a magical word. Promise yourself you'll read the books until your skills change. You'll go to seminars until you get a handle on it. You'll listen to it until it makes sense. You'll go for it until you understand it. Never give up until...  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  A highly credible leader under-promises and over-delivers.  
 -  John C. Maxwell
  

  For one true measure of a nation is its success in fulfilling the promise of a better life for each of its members. Let this be the measure of our nation.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  Sometimes people don't understand the promises they're making when they make them.  
 -  John Green
  

  Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.  
 -  John Lennon
  

  People don't like what I have to say because I promise hard work is the key to changing your life. Hard work is never going to sell like a positive attitude is going to sell, but it will get you a lot farther.  
 -  Larry Winget
  

  To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  One promises much, to avoid giving little.  
 -  Marquis De Vauvenargues
  

  Folks who don't know why America is the Land of Promise should be here during an election campaign.  
 -  Milton Berle
  

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

  A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.  
 -  Niccolo Machiavelli
  

  We can't, and we should not, compare sufferings. We come together as a family of God, hand in hand. And then together coming and standing upon the promises of God, knowing that no matter who you are, no matter what you're going through, that God knows it, He is with you, He is going to pull you through.  
 -  Nick Vujicic
  

  Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.  
 -  Nikita Khrushchev
  

  Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.  
 -  Norman Douglas
  

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

  Everyone is a millionaire where promises are concerned.  
 -  Ovid
  

  Promises may get friends, but it is performance that must nurse and keep them.  
 -  Owen Feltham
  

  In the first place, you shouldn't believe in promises. The world is full of them: the promises of riches, of eternal salvation, of infinite love. Some people think they can promise anything, others accept whatever seems to guarantee better days ahead, as, I suspect is your case. Those who make promises they don't keep end up powerless and frustrated, and exactly the fate awaits those who believe promises.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes - but no plans.  
 -  Peter F. Drucker
  

  All promise outruns performance.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Keep promises and be impeccable with your word. People buy more than just your products and services. They invest in your credibility.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  If politics were a musical, it would be 'Promises, Promises.'  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.  
 -  Samuel Johnson
  

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

  You must never make a promise which you do not fulfill.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.  
 -  Solon
  

  A 'no' does not hide anything, but a 'yes' very easily becomes a deception.  
 -  Soren Kierkegaard
  

  Never promise more than you can perform.  
 -  Syrus
  

  Life didn't promise to be wonderful.  
 -  Teddy Pendergrass
  

  Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.  
 -  Theodore Roosevelt
  

  Be tough... life is. In other words, there is no promise of a rose garden.  
 -  Thomas J. Stanley
  

  I've seen the promised land, and there is good news. You can have it all.  
 -  Tim Ferriss
  

  Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  The Republican platform promises to do better. I don't think they have done so bad. Everybody's broke but them.  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.  
 -  William Hazlitt
  

  We live in a world built on promises, constructed by liars.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Don't make me any promises that you don't intend to keep.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A Promise; I'll Keep It. I Love You; I Mean It.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Two things to remember: don't make decisions when you're angry, and don't make promises when you're happy.  
 -  Unknown
  

  God never promised you days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain. But he did promise strength for you every day.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Don't respect someone for making a promise. Respect them for keeping it.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The three rules of a relationship: Don't lie, don't cheat, and don't make promises you can't keep.  
 -  Unknown
  

  And I promise you this, no matter who enters your life, I will love you more than any of them.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Don't promise me the moon or the stars, just promise me you'll stay under them with me.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Trust before you love, know before you judge, commit before you promise, forgive before you forget and appreciate before you regret.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I promise to be there when you need me, I promise to hug you tight when you're lonely, I promise to wipe your tears when they fall and I promise to keep you, not for the rest of my life but for the rest of yours because you are my everything...  
 -  Unknown