43 Quotes About Failed Promises


Being let down with a failed promise can break your confidence and faith in others. These quotes about failed promises capture the devastating effects that can happen when someone misses their mark.

“All of the things that you promised me that you’d be, now your hands are tired. And all of the things that you promised me that you’d need, now my hands are tired.”

“An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.”

“And they can’t understand, what hurts more— Missing the other person, or pretending not to.”

“Angel of death a dark love like no other. you learn to respect harsh lessons or he metes out and if you do not obey well, in the end he’s trying to take every spell of your soul.”

“Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.”

“Broken vows are like broken mirrors. They leave those who held to them bleeding and staring at fractured images of themselves.”

“But promises based on ignorance always prove disappointing.”

“Don’t make any promises that you can’t keep.”

“Eggs and oaths are easily broken.”

“God she hated the dance. A blow to the cheek one minute and discussing a romantic getaway the next. It was the one step forward, two steps back waltz. ”

“Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made.”

“He loses his thanks who promises and delays.”

“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.”

“It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken promises.”

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

“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. ”

“Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.”

“Maybe I’ve got to be sufficiently broken by life’s many broken promises to be sufficiently compelled to seek out God’s unbreakable promises.”

“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.”

“One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes.”

“Pain and misery are two different words, which both hurt.”

“Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken.”

“Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.”

“Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.”

“Promises are only as strong as the person who gives them.”

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

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

“Promises were like laws; smart men knew when to break both.”

“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.”

“So long there are women around, a cheater will cheat against his promise.”

“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.”

“Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.”

“Some promises are better left unsaid.”

“Sometimes your pledges become your problems.”

“The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.”

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.”

“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.”

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes… but no plans.”

“Vote for the man who promises least; he’ll be the least disappointing.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“When you have a dream and someone makes promises they keep breaking, it is hard to recover. You lose hope.”

The greatest failure for many is the inability to quit when they are ahead.

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