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

 

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Promise is most given when the least is said.
~ George Chapman

 

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

 

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

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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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

 

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

 

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The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.
~ Michelangelo

 

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The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday --but never jam today.
~ Lewis Carroll

 

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There are no greater promisers than those who have nothing to give.
~ Proverb

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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When a man takes an oath, Meg, he's holding his ownself in his own hands. Like water. And if he opens his fingers then- he needn't hope to find himself again.
~ Robert Bolt

 

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Where there is an unknowable, there is a promise.
~ Thornton Wilder

 

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