Quotes About Promise


The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them, and they make us despair in losing them.—Madame de Lambert.

An acre of performance is worth the whole worl dof promise. -- James Howell

He who is most slow in making a promise is most faithful in the performance of it. -- Rousseau


Promise is most given when the least is said.
_Musoeus of Hero and Leander_. G. CHAPMAN.

He was ever precise in promise-keeping.
_Measure for Measure, Act i. Sc. 2_. SHAKESPEARE.

And be these juggling fiends no more believed,
That palter with us in a double sense;
That keep the word of promise to our ear,
And break it to our hope.
_Macbeth, Act v. Sc. 7_. SHAKESPEARE.

His promises were, as he then was, mighty;
But his performance, as he is now, nothing.
_King Henry VIII., Act iv. Sc. 2_. SHAKESPEARE.

There buds the promise of celestial worth.
_The Last Day, Bk. III_. DR. E. YOUNG.

Thy promises are like Adonis' gardens
That one day bloomed and fruitful were the next.
_King Henry VI., Pt. I. Act i. Sc. 6_. SHAKESPEARE.


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