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

Civilization rests on a set of promises; if the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on the promises; if hope and faith go, everything goes.
In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter.
A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.
It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he is in love, drunk, or running for office.
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
Eggs and oaths are easily broken.
Where there is an unknowable, there is a promise.
Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.
What a woman says to her avid lover should be written in wind and running water.
Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.
Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made.
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.
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.
God never made a promise that was too good to be true.
He loses his thanks who promises and delays.
Between today and tomorrow are graves, and between promising and fulfilling are chasms.
A promise made is a debt unpaid.
One promises much, to avoid giving little.
Talk is cheap, but promises are expensive. Only use them on occasions.
It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
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.
The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday --but never jam today.
Promise is most given when the least is said.
All promise outruns performance.
Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.
Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.
He is poor indeed that can promise nothing.
Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned.
There are no greater promisers than those who have nothing to give.
Nothing weights lighter than a promise.
Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.
No pillows so soft as God's Promise.
Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken.

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