53+ Best Broken Promises Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational broken promises quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Most Famous Broken Promises Quotes

Broken vows are like broken mirrors. They leave those who held to them bleeding and staring at fractured images of themselves. – Richard Paul Evans

Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken. – Jonathan Swift

Eggs and oaths are easily broken. – Danish Proverb

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

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

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

It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken promises. – Chief Joseph

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

Some promises are better left unsaid. – Ashlee Simpson

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

He spoke again as if he hadn’t just shattered his promise and her security. Her house of glass now lay in a pile of shards. – Aleatha Romig, Consequences

Liars make the best promises. – Pierce Brown

Sometimes your pledges become your problems. – Amit Kalantri

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

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

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

Broken vows are like broken mirrors. They leave those who held to them bleeding and staring at fractured images of themselves. – Richard Paul Evans, Promise Me

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

He loses his thanks who promises and delays. – Proverb

People genuinely happy in their choices seem less often tempted to force them on other people than those who feel martyred and broken by their lives. – Jane Rule

A promise made is a debt unpaid. – Robert Service

Don’t make any promises that you can’t keep. – Ann Marie Aguilar

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

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

Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again. – Dag Hammarskjold

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

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

One can talk good and shower down roses, but it’s the receiver that has to walk through the thorns, and all its false expectations. – Anthony Liccione

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

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

Secrets had an immense attraction to him, because he never could keep one, and he enjoyed the sort of unhallowed thrill he experienced when he went and told another animal, after having faithfully promised not to. – Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

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

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

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

When we have no reason to be happy we often think to end ourselves, We often think we have no one in this world, it happens when our loved ones leave us and make us alone in this vast universe. – Debolina

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

Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. – Warren Buffett

Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth. – Mohandas Gandhi

Promises were like laws; smart men knew when to break both. – C.J. Hill, Slayers

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

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

When a man repeats a promise again and again, he means to fail you. – Edmund Fuller

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

And they can’t understand, what hurts more— Missing the other person, or pretending not to. – Khadija Rupa, Unexpressed Feelings

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

All promise outruns performance. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Some people will leave you soon no matter how, but it’s not the ending of your story, it’s just the ending of their role in your story. cause life goes on, and you should just expect damage from others. – Marouane LAASSAFAR

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

Trust, is the stone thrown into the sea, sinking deep in all its murkiness, unable to see what it once lived and believed to be a promise. – Anthony Liccione

When you have a dream and someone makes promises they keep breaking, it is hard to recover. You lose hope. – Yasmine El Rashidi

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