40 Broken Promises Quotes

  • Actions speak louder than words. – Becca Fitzpatrick

 

  • Liars make the best promises. – Pierce Brown

 

  • Better a broken promise than none at all. – Mark Twain

 

  • Eggs and oaths are easily broken. – Danish Proverb

 

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

 

  • A promise made is a debt unpaid. – Robert Service

 

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

 

  • Promises mean everything, but after they are broken, sorry means nothing. – Unknown

 

  • Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day. – German Proverb

 

  • Promises make debt, and debt makes promises. – Dutch Proverb

 

  • Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. – Albert Camus

 

  • The world is always changing. Learn how to allow for it. Someone makes a promise, and then they break it. – Elizabeth Gilbert

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  • Oaths are but words, and words but wind. – Samuel Butler

 

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

 

  • But promises based on ignorance always prove disappointing. – Jussi Adler-Olsen

 

  • This world is full of broken things: Broken hearts, broken promises, broken people. – John Connolly

 

  • It’s useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office. – Shirley MacLaine

 

  • All promise outruns performance. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  • Some promises are better left unsaid. – Ashlee Simpson

 

  • Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken. – Jonathan Swift

 

  • I would rather be accused of breaking precedents than breaking promises. – John F. Kennedy

 

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

 

  • When a man repeats a promise again and again, he means to fail you. – English Proverb

 

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

 

  • Everyone’s a millionaire where promises are concerned. – Ovid

 

  • Broken promises , like a broken glass, is hard to replace. – Wille Mae Gaskin

broken promises quotes

  • When a man takes an oath… he’s holding his own self in his own hands. Like water. And if he opens his fingers then – he needn’t hope to find himself again. – Robert Bolt

 

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

 

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

 

  • Never promise more than you can perform. – Publilius Syrus

 

  • Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth. – Mahathma Gandhi

 

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

 

  • He loses his thanks who promises and delays. – Unknown

 

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

 

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

 

  • Sometimes your pledges become your problems. – Amit Kalantri

 

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