150 Promise Quotes To Help You Always Keep Your Word

Last Updated: September 12, 2022 by Team

A promise is an assurance similar to a vow or a pledge where one will do, give, arrange something, undertake or declare that an event will happen. Making a promise is a declaration of doing something, which could be for yourself or others. You are giving your word and assuring that a particular thing will happen. If you are a person who values word of honor, be sure to keep your promises. Otherwise, please don’t make them.

If you make a promise to somebody, it’s essential to follow through and keep your word. There is an immense amount of value in keeping your commitments. People will remember if you break your promises and act untrustworthy. To maintain healthy friendships and relationships, you must always honor your promises. Once you commit, it’s your responsibility to do everything that you promised.

Here are the 150 best promises quotes to read from famous people that will surely inspire you. May these quotes on promises give you more insights about making a promise. Share these broken promises quotes with your friends, family, and loved ones to inspire them.

150 Promises quotes

Top 10 Promises Quotes

“With lies you may get ahead in the world — but you can never go back.” – Russian Proverb

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.” – Thomas Fuller

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

“Thomas FullerBetter break your word than do worse in keeping it.” – Thomas Fuller

“There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison

“There is no greater fraud than a promise not kept.” – Gaelic Proverb

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” – Roger Staubach

PROMISE Do not promise something that you are not sure of being able to fulfill that.

Broken Promises Quotes

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“The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.” – Niccolo Machiavelli

“The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” – Samuel Johnson

“It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken promises.” – Chief Joseph

“Dear promises, don’t you feel bad for being broken over and over again?”

“Broken vows are like broken mirrors. They leave those who held to them bleeding and staring at fractured images of themselves.” – Richard Paul Evans

“The reason so many promises are not kept is the same as the reason they are made in the first place.” – Robert Grudin

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The most important person to keep your promises to, is yourself.”

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

“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.” – Carl Jung

Promises of permanence will never assure permanence of promises. They ditched on the way, Because there was no reason to stay.

Fake Promises Quotes

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“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford

“You can pretend to care, but you can’t pretend to show up.” – George L. Bell

“Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.” – Denis Waitley

“Live truth instead of professing it.” – Elbert Hubbard

“knowing what you wantOne-half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.” – Sydney Howard

“knowing is not enoughKnowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Keep every promise you make and only make promises you can keep.” – Anthony Hitt

“It’s not what a person tells you that matters. It’s how they treat you that reveals their true feelings. Their character is revealed not by the promises they make, but by the promises they keep.”

May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace. UMAIR SIDDIQUI

Empty Promises Quotes

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“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso

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

“One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.” – Chinese Proverb

“Once you learn to quit, it becomes habit.” – Vince Lombardi

“Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.” – Mark Twain

“No one should have the right to ask you to keep a promise especially if they don’t consider all the facts.” – Bree Despain

“No matter how far, I won’t give up on you.”

“Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.” – Norman Douglas

“Never promise more than you can perform.” – Publilius Syrus

“Never make a promise in haste.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Promise Day Make sure that you're ready to carry the promise with efforts.

Gods Promises Quotes

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“There are certain promises you make that are more sacred than anything that happens in a court of law, I don’t care how many Bibles you put your hand on.” – Paul Castellano

“I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man’s word should be as good as his bond; that character, not wealth or power or position, is of supreme worth.” – J.D. Rockefeller

Childhood is a promise that is never kept.

False Promises Quotes

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“I do not live on false promises. I cannot afford to live on bad advice.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“Promise me you’ll always remember you’re braver than you believe, you are stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Winnie the Pooh

“Promise is a big word. It either makes something or it breaks something.”

“Personal promise: Each day I have to make a new promise to myself. To be braver than my past. To be stronger than my struggle. So that I may find a bigger adventure regardless of the risks.” – Chrissie Pinney

“People with good intentions make promises. But people with good character keep them.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I don’t trust words, I trust actions.”

“I don’t have much to offer, but I promise you can have the best of me.”

“I am not the product of my circumstances. I am the product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

“Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.” – Edmund Burke

“Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.” – Lin Yutang

“Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made.” – Edgar Watson Howe

“A promise made is a debt unpaid.” – Robert Service

“A promise is a cloud, fulfillment is rain.”

“A pinky is small, but the secrets it holds are huge.”

“A leader leads by example whether he intends to or not.”

“A graceful refusal is better than a lengthy promise.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib

“A good player never stops until he’s actually out, running as hard for first base on the almost-certain-to-be-caught fly or grounder as he would if he were sprinting the 100 yard dash” – Babe Ruth

“A gentleman makes commitments. A loser makes promises.”

“goldOne can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.” – Mayan Proverb

“glorius successA little more persistence…A little more effort…and what seemed hopeless failure…may turn to glorious success.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Fulfilling your promises is the easiest way to get elected, and breaking your promises is the easiest way to get fired.” – Thom Tillis

“For every promise, there is price to pay.” – Jim Rohn

“Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.” – Booker T. Washington

“Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

Weird how they end up losing you like they never promised to always be there for you.

Keeping Promises Quotes

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“Your capacity to keep your vow will depend on the purity of your life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, unapologetically – to say“no” to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger“yes” burning inside. The enemy of the“best” is often the good.” – Stephen Covey

“You don’t have to promise me the moon and stars. Just promise me that you will stand under them with me forever.”

“You cannot plow a field by simply turning it over in your mind.”

“You cannot live on other people’s promises, but if you promise others enough, you can live on your own.” – Mark Caine

“You can accept reality, or you can persist in your purpose until reality accepts you.” – Robert Brault

“When the world says,“Give up,” Hope whispers,“Try it one more time.”

“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.” – Jane Addams

“The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Talk doesn’t help someone out of poverty. That takes doing.” – Manoj Bhargava

“Sometimes to do the right thing, we must keep a promise we never made.” – Robert Breault

“Sometimes people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.” – John Green

“Sometimes life is so complicated to keep promises.” – Lee Monroe

“Don’t ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.” – Lou Holtz

“Don’t talk, act. Don’t say, show. Don’t promise, prove.”

“Don’t promise when you’re happy. Don’t reply when you’re angry and don’t decide when you’re sad.”

“Don’t promise to live forever. Promise to forever live while you’re alive.” – Atticus

“Don’t make promises you don’t intend to keep.”

“Don’t be afraid to celebrate a promise when kept. In doing so, you’re embracing the potential for a better world.”

“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

“Disipline weighs ounces, regret weighs tons.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking your potential.” – Winston Churchill

In this world full of fake promises, find someone who never goes back on his word!! Vicky Rannt

Breaking Promises Quotes

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“Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.” – Benjamin Franklin

“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

“Promises are only as strong as the person who gives them.” – Stephen Richards

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

“Promise yourself… to stress less and smile more. To have courage and strength to venture outside of your comfort zone. To leave your past behind you and appreciate this moment. Most importantly, promise yourself to always live a life you truly want to live.”

“Promise yourself, no matter how hard it gets, you’ll never give up on your dreams.”

“Commitment is an act, not a word.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey

“cablesHabits are first cobwebs, then cables.” – Spanish Proverb

“Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.” – Thomas Fuller

“Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.” – Colin Powell

“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

“As soon as one promises not to do something, it becomes the one thing above all others that one most wishes to do.” – Georgette Heyer

“As a human being, the best eulogy I can reasonably hope for is ‘He made his promises sincerely and broke them regretfully.’” – Robert Brault

“An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.” – Mae West

“Always prefer the plain direct word to the long, vague one. Don’t implement promises, but keep them.” – C. S. Lewis

A promise given must be kept.

Promises Quotes For Love

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“When a person repeats a promise again and again, it means to fail you.” – Proverb

“We worry about tomorrow like it’s promised.”

“We promise forever in a world where even life is temporary.”

“Under promise. Over deliver.”

“Three things you should never break: promises, trust, and someone’s heart.”

“There is no WiFi in the forest, but I promise you will find a better connection.”

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

“Some things you don’t have to promise. You just do.” – Rick Yancey

“Some people still make promises and keep those they make. When they do, they help make life around them more stably human.” – Lewis B. Smedes

“Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.” – William Hazlitt

“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.” – Albert Einstein

“Relationship is an art. The dream that two people create is more difficult to master than one.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun

“Magic trick: to make people disappear, ask them to fulfill their promises.” – Mason Cooley

“loyaltyI belong to the people I love, and they belong to me – they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.” – Veronica Ruth

“Love is not a feeling of happiness, love is a willingness to sacrifice.” – Michael Novak

“It is easy to make promises, but it is hard work to keep them.” – Boris Johnson

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“In my world, I don’t believe in forever promises. I don’t think it’s realistic.” – Evangeline Lilly

“If you promise to stay, I promise to never leave.”

“If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.” – Russian Proverb

“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” – Latin Proverb

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reigns.” – Benjamin Franklin

“I’m not upset that you lied to me. I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“I would end up having to go to the back of the bus with my body, but every time I got on that bus I left my mind up on the front seat. And I said to myself,“One of these days, I’m going to put my body where my mind is.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” – Mohandas Gandhi

“I promise you, these storms are only trying to wash you clean.” – Jessica Katoff

“I promise to plant kisses like seeds on your body, so in time you will grow to love yourself as I love you.”

“I promise if you keep searching for everything beautiful in this world, you will eventually become it.” – Tyler Kent White

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” – Thomas Paine

“I know it is a bad thing to break a promise, but I think now that it is a worse thing to let a promise break you.” – Jennifer Donnelly

Every promise tends to stay until the bearer walks away.

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