50+ Best Broken Promises Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Why people break their promises and how we can do something. Inspirational broken promises quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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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

Eggs and oaths are easily broken. Danish Proverb

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

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

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

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Liars make the best promises. Pierce Brown

Sometimes your pledges become your problems. Amit Kalantri

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

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

Better a broken promise than none at all. Mark Twain

Inspirational Broken Promises Quotes

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

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

The world is always changing. Learn how to allow for it. Someone makes a promise, and then they break it. Elizabeth Gilbert

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

Far too often, the best thing I can have in my hand when someone makes a promise is a really big broom so that I can sweep up the broken pieces. Craig D. Lounsbrough

Promises are about as good as already chewed-up gum. Ce Johnson

His words were like Satin on her Skin. She just picked the lies she liked the best. Efrat Cybulkiewicz

At the point that our promises have become tactics to get what we want verses commitments that we intend to keep, the only thing that we are promising is the delivery of a broken promise. Craig D. Lounsbrough

Broken promises are the worst. Better not to promise anything. Bill Lishman

It felt liked a broken promise. Like the Fisher King’s wound; never heals. Ian Brennan

A broken promise is like a child’s pinwheel, you’ve got to be yourself or at least within the confines. Seth MacFarlane

I’ve tried to change but they always around, pulling me down in bed / Gave you my word but they were just broken promises Christopher Maurice Brown

His promises were, as he then was, mighty; But his performance, as he is now, nothing. William Shakespeare

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

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

Amazing Broken Promises Quotes

He loses his thanks who promises and delays. Proverb

A promise made is a debt unpaid. Robert Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Promises make debt, and debt makes promises. Dutch Proverb

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

Broken promises , like a broken glass, is hard to replace. Wille Mae Gaskin

We have to constantly see ourselves as better, more deserving, and more right than everyone else. Which is why so many of us keep falling for the empty promises of power and control. Pete Wilson

Mankind can make promises and break them. The truth is mankind doesn’t always keep their promises. Beatrice Ivory

Our life is reflected on the broken vows of a broken-marriage and can’t seem to get over the fact that he let you down and he had a changed of heart that turned into stone. Beatrice Ivory

Many marriages failed is due to broken vows and broken promises and when this lead to the downfall of a marriage; you may start to feel that you cannot trust others. Beatrice Ivory

Decisions and promises can be made, and also broken due to sudden unexpected changes. Tara Ramsey

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