99+ Best Promise Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational promise quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Promise Quotes

People promise to stick with their spouse ‘for richer or poorer’ but it’s the ‘for poorer’ part that causes the worry. The big shock is that the ‘for richer’ bit can also cause problems. — Marian Keyes

These happy endings all express the weak and sly promise that the world is not rotten and out of joint but meaningful and ultimately in excellent condition. — Douglas Sirk

I promise you that there are a lot of people involved in various kinds of retail activities who think they have a crucial role in the economy, and they’re right. — Lawrence Summers

The most basic obligation we have to our veterans is that we keep the promises that were made to them. That is what makes the recent failures of the Veterans Administration so shameful. — Doc Hastings

I love the concept of the romance that exists when people are broken. Like, the promise of a romance when you’re at the bottom. I think that’s infinitely compelling and romantic. — Shane Carruth

Are you tired of sand being kicked in your face? I promise you new muscles in days! — Charles Atlas

Proof that they do not understand the republic is that in their fine promises for universal suffrage, they forgot women. — Delphine de Girardin

It’s illegitimate to talk about a post-scarcity Utopia without talking about questions of distribution. There have always been these Utopian predictions – ‘electricity too cheap to meter’ was the atomic promise of the 1950s. — Mitch Kapor

And so Adam, in that his speech to Eve, uttered his faith in the promise made to her of her seed, and so in that respect Adam himself came in under her covenant. — Thomas Goodwin

In love, one should simplify, choose persons worthy of their promises and leave them if they don’t keep them. — Isabelle Adjani

I’d kiss a frog even if there was no promise of a Prince Charming popping out of it. I love frogs. — Cameron Diaz

Please accept a promise from me in his name that I will always live in the religion in which he died. — Giacomo Meyerbeer

Thousand got away to other countries; thousands returned to Spain tempted by false promises of kindness. By the tens of thousands, these Spaniards died of neglect in the concentration camps. — Martha Gellhorn

The United States did not keep its promise to help us fight for freedom and it was in the same fight that the United States lost 50,000 of its young men. — Nguyen Van Thieu

So I promise you that this State of the State, like a good pizza, will be delivered in 25 minutes or less. — Ruth Ann Minner

The weather was fine, the valleys literally covered with buffaloe, and everything seemed to promise a safe and speedy movement to the first grove of timber on my route, supposed to be about ten days’ march. — William Henry Ashley

Everyone has read about or knows someone who has gone through fertility treatments. It is an emotional nightmare, fueled by false hope and the promise of a treatment that will work. — Ann Hood

We seem wired to grieve with greenery. Allowing the dead to dissolve into the earth, to become part of the cycle of the seasons, has, for millennia, held the promise of cheating mortality. — Simon Schama

What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those? — Gilbert Highet

I always wanted to tell the story of how Pearl Jam is the story of lightning striking twice. As well as being the flipside of the classic rock tale where great promise ends in tragedy. This is where tragedy begins great promise. — Cameron Crowe

We have the promise of God’s being our God, and of the blessing by Christ for ourselves, as we are Abraham’s seed, yet take the whole promise collectively made to him and us. — Thomas Goodwin

I honestly do not know if civil disobedience has any effect on the government. I can promise you it has a great effect on the person who chooses to do it. — Martin Sheen

I just think that you have to believe in yourself and you have to work very hard. You can’t ever think that you’re the best thing since sliced bread because I promise you, there are going to be Viola Davises and Jessica Chastains and Emma Stones who are the best thing since sliced bread. So take it seriously, but don’t take it too seriously. — Octavia Spencer

I made a commitment and a promise to Ms. McSpadden, Michael Brown’s mother, that I will pursue justice with the family at every avenue, be it on the federal level or at the state level. — William Lacy Clay, Jr.

Others may make you promises, once again, and then election after election not deliver. We will not do this. — Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Few promises are more sacred than the ones we make to older Americans. — Tom Rooney

Canada was built around a very simple premise. A promise that you can work hard and succeed and build a future for yourselves and your kids, and that future for your kids would be better than the one you had. — Justin Trudeau

God save us from people who do the morally right thing. It’s always the rest of us who get broken in half. — Paddy Chayefsky

I think the best thing we can do is sell that idea of smaller government – of fiscal responsibility vs. the Obama record. Obama made promises, and on every promise in which he’s actually delivered, things have gotten worse instead of better. He said if we get ObamaCare it’ll help, but health care prices went up. — Richard Mourdock

I’m in the camp that needs to discover and take risks, sometimes it’s with the promise of something special and new, sometimes it’s to stay awake, either way it’s much more stressful with all the uncertainty but worth the pain in the end. — Karen O

We promise you that we will not cede a single part of Palestine, we will not cede Jerusalem, we will continue to fight and we will not lay down our arms. — Ismail Haniyeh

I made a promise to myself to be kinder to other people. — Lena Horne

Cosmetics makers have always sold ‘hope in a jar’ – creams and potions that promise youth, beauty, sex appeal, and even love for the women who use them. — Virginia Postrel

Promises to get beyond partisanship are the most perfunctory sort of campaign rhetoric, almost as empty as the partisanship itself. — Thomas Frank

Getting into the habit of switching a timer on will, I promise, save you from any number of kitchen disasters. — Delia Smith

America is not just a power, it is a promise. It is not enough for our country to be extraordinary in might; it must be exemplary in meaning. — Nelson Rockefeller

Whether it’s by helping us search for health-related information, connecting us with doctors through online portals, or enabling us to store and retrieve our medical records online, the Internet is starting to show the promise it has to transform the way people interact with and improve their own health and wellness. — Dean Ornish

It was both Abraham’s and the Jews’ privilege also that they should have this promise to all generations. — Thomas Goodwin

Nature is forever arriving and forever departing, forever approaching, forever vanishing; but in her vanishings there seems to be ever the waving of a hand, in all her partings a promise of meetings farther along the road. — Richard Le Gallienne

God never made a promise that was too good to be true. — Dwight L. Moody

We know the threats – from global terrorist networks to the spread of deadly weapons. Yet we also know that embedded in this time of danger is the promise of a new day, if we have the courage and commitment to work together. — Valerie Jarrett

Now, as a nation, we don’t promise equal outcomes, but we were founded on the idea everybody should have an equal opportunity to succeed. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, you can make it. That’s an essential promise of America. Where you start should not determine where you end up. — Barack Obama

You know, to address crowds and make promises does not require very much brains. — Eduard Shevardnadze

Those in powerless positions aren’t about to complain about bullying bosses, abusive supervisors or corrupt co-workers. There is no safe way to do so and no process that promises redress. — Margaret Heffernan

The rat stops gnawing in the wood, the dungeon walls withdraw, the weight is lifted your pulse steadies and the sun has found your heart, the day was not bad, the season has not been bad, there is sense and even promise in going on. — Bernard Voto

You can’t trust a promise someone makes while they’re drunk, in love, hungry, or running for office. — Joe Moore

The government is not your salvation. The government is not your road to prosperity. Hard work, education will take you far beyond what any government program can ever promise. — Mia Love

I also believe our country made a promise to veterans and their families. Veterans have kept their end of the bargain, and now, the VA is looking to pull out the rug. — Ellen Tauscher

The musicians are really on board, they’re doing a great job together. There is some kind of a good chemistry, I would say affectionate chemistry and it’s a huge promise of success. — Lucien Bouchard

We need to see, and agree that what we seek already lives within us, and we within it. Now we know our one great task: watch for whatever promises us freedom, and then quietly, consciously refuse to see ourselves through the eyes of what we know is incomplete. Then we live wholeness itself, instead of spending our lives looking for it. — Guy Finley

Never make a promise – you may have to keep it. — Neil Jordan

Certain it is that a great responsibility rests upon the statesmen of all nations, not only to fulfill the promises for reduction in armaments, but to maintain the confidence of the people of the world in the hope of an enduring peace. — Frank B. Kellogg

As I said before, a big part of my strategy says – and the management team I think is in agreement with this – we don’t have to be out there with a lot of noise all the time. What we need to do is paint a vision for customers, promise them deliverables, and go hit at it. — Sanjay Kumar

If you look closely enough, amid the merciless and the bitter, there is always the chance that you may find comfort and the promise of something good. — Bob Greene

If you are nice, and keep your promise, we will be in paradise. — Camille Claudel

What’s important is promising something to the people, not actually keeping those promises. The people have always lived on hope alone. — Hermann Broch

What I’m trying to do is deliver results, not promises; results, not vision; results, not concepts. The world is cynical about IBM’s promises. — Lou Gerstner

If we do not act now to strengthen Social Security, the system that so many depend upon today will be unable to meet its promises to tomorrow’s retirees, and it will burden our children and grandchildren with exhaustive taxes. — Chris Chocola

There’s no light at the end of the tunnel in the Republican message, no promise of better things to come. There’s only the present stagnation, followed by a slow decline. — John Podhoretz

When he says he loves me, it only means he loves me at that particular instant. Like his promises, which he never keeps. Why does he torment me like this, when he could finish it off at once? — Eva Braun

The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told. — Cindy Sherman

Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things, but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego. — John Cheever

I will keep the promise I made to you to open a new era on the Korean peninsula, based on strong security and trust-based diplomacy. — Park Geun-hye

America is like an unfaithful love who promises us more than we got. — Charlotte Bunch

The notion that Congress can change the meaning given a constitutional provision by the Court is subversive of the function of judicial review; and it is not the less so because the Court promises to allow it only when the Constitution is moved to the left. — Robert Bork

Everything I do from now on, I’ll have a mustache. I can promise you that. I don’t care who I have to convince. If you see me with a mustache in a movie or on stage in the future, you’ll know that I pitched the idea. — Ty Burrell

I’ve made a promise to myself to be a 100% healthy person if nothing else. — Picabo Street

God’s promises are all on condition of humble obedience. — Ellen G. White

I rely on the promise, God is kind to women, fools, and drunk people. — Jane Welsh Carlyle

Stem cell research holds out the promise of finding cures and treatments for a wide range of diseases. — Tom Allen

At the center of the religious life is a peculiar kind of joy, the prospect of a happy ending that blossoms from necessarily painful ordeals, the promise of human difficulties embraced and overcome. — Huston Smith

Christians are as subject to complacency as anybody else, and we can certainly settle into repetition and forget that something radical and extraordinary is being asked of us as well – that we hold to an extraordinary promise about how, from moment to moment, something enters the world and enters us, after which everything is different. — Francis Spufford

After believing in promises made and never fulfilled by Labour, people have become increasingly disenchanted with the process assuming that all politicians will say anything to gain power, and then never follow through. — Adam Rickitt

I can’t promise to love someone for ever. I can’t imagine anyone could promise to love me for ever. I mean, it sounds like a lovely day, but I go to red carpet events all the time and I’m the centre of attention so it’s not like I’m looking for that! — Kelly Brook

Candidate Obama was either exceptionally naive or willfully disingenuous when he vowed to change the way Washington works. The very promise of Hope and Change was rooted in uprooting the Washington modus operandi. But instead of rejecting it, he embraced it all – the secrecy, the closed doors, the political favors, the near-criminal negligence. — Reince Priebus

I made a promise to Michael Brown’s parents that I would do everything to bring all of the resources of the federal government to this investigation so that it is transparent; so that it is a viable investigation, and we get to the truth. — William Lacy Clay, Jr.

What generally happens in this county is that our politicians don’t serve us well because they don’t tell the truth, and they don’t keep their promises. — Peter Garrett

If being recalled is the price for keeping one’s promises, then so be it. — Russell Pearce

To fulfill the promise of economic opportunity, we must remain true to the principle that collective bargaining is a cornerstone of a free society and indispensable to a strong middle class. — Thomas Perez

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. — James Lane Allen

Around the world, human traffickers trick many people into slavery by false promises of good jobs or good education, only to find themselves forced to work without pay, under the threat of violence. — Lisa Kristine

I take my hair, and I just play with it. I’ll just take my hand, I’ll mess with the front, and then I’ll just pat it on the back, and that’s it. I promise you, I don’t use hair spray, I don’t go crazy with products. I just wake up, flip it, and boom, I go bowling. — Blake Jenner

A guy will promise you the world and give you nothin’, and that’s the blues. — Otis Rush

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy. — William Hazlitt

Canadians know that the promise of a recession didn’t happen because of anything we did here. If you look at all the causes of the recession, problems in mortgage markets, the problems in the banking sector, the problems in government finance in countries like Greece, none of those problems were in present Canada. — Stephen Harper

Patriotism in America, as I understand it, is a matter of suffering, when the country fails to live up to its promises, or actively betrays them. — Greil Marcus

If we are to fulfill the promise of this great Nation that everybody in our society has equal access to the law, obviously having the resources to have access to the law is extremely important. — Alan Mollohan

My mother once said to me, ‘You must promise to be happy; it is the greatest favour you can do to others’. It has guided me throughout my life. — Stephane Hessel

Every thoughtful and kind-hearted person must regard with interest any device or plan which promises to enable at least the more intelligent, enterprising, and determined part of those who are not capitalists to cease to labor for hire. — Leland Stanford

With a contained environment, there is the promise of friction. And that is where the drama comes from. — Bruce Greenwood

Keep every promise you make and only make promises you can keep. — Anthony Hitt

Social Security is not just another government spending program. It is a promise from generation to generation. — Hank Johnson

I thought Winston Churchill was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises. — Arthur Balfour

Keep a good attitude and do the right thing even when it’s hard. When you do that you are passing the test. And God promises you your marked moments are on their way. — Joel Osteen

I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won’t deceive you except in matters of this sort. — Spiro T. Agnew

The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness. — Francis Scott Key

I’m so totally future oriented that, for me, I don’t know what the future’s about, but I can promise you it’s gonna be exciting. — Kenny Rogers

Throughout any given season of ‘The Bachelor,’ the women exclaim that the experience is like a fairy tale. They suffer the machinations of reality television, pursuing – along with several other women, often inebriated – the promise of happily ever after. — Roxane Gay

When we create hope and opportunity in the lives of others, we allow love, decency and promise to triumph over cowardice and hate. — Kirsten Gillibrand

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