I know it is a bad thing to break a promise, but I think now that it is a worse thing to let a promise break you.
Integrity is conforming reality to our words - in other words, keeping promises and fulfilling expectations.
This is the first convention of the space age - where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.
The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.
Never trust a man when he's in love, drunk, or running for office.
We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.
Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell.
If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.
Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth.
Now he found out a new thing--namely, that to promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.
One promises much, to avoid giving little.
It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office.
Oft expectation fails, and most oft there where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest, and despair most fits.
Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.
When a man takes an oath... he's holding his own self in his own hands. Like water.
Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught.
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans.
April is a promise that May is bound to keep.
Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned.
The politician's promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.
An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
The promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.
It is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
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