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

Things promised are things due.
French proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He that promises too much means nothing.
English proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Easily promised, quickly forgotten.
Japanese proverb

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

Where do I feel out of integrity with myself?
What is keeping me from feeling complete and whole?
What important feelings am I not letting into my awareness?
Where in my life am I not telling the full truth?
Where in my life have I not kept my promises?
In my relationship with ______, what do I need to say or do to feel complete and whole?
Questions such as these will lift you out of the limiting story that you've been living in.
Gay Hendricks

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

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

Promises don't fill the belly.
German proverb

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

All promise outruns performance.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Never promise more than you can perform.
Syrus

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

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

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

Tomorrow is a promise to no one.
Clint Eastwood

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