Broken promises Quotes

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Broken promises Quotes

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Sometimes your pledges become your problems.

Amit Kalantri

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

Ann Marie Aguilar

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

Some promises are better left unsaid.

Ashlee Simpson

Throw it all away / Empty promises, broken dreams / All reminders of what we could have been

Audio Insurgency

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

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

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

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Bill Lishman

The road I walk is paved with the broken / promises I made / At least a million times I’ve fallen / but never will I break

Bradley Kirk Arnold

Broken sticks and broken stones / Will turn to dust just like our bones again today / I’m broken down / Not good enough / The broken promises add up again today

Brandi M Carile

The path of least resistance / Is catching up with me again today / I’m broken down, not good enough / The broken promises add up / To twice their weight in tears which I have caused

Brandi M Carile

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

Ce Johnson

All your broken promises Getting out of hand / Running out of patience, Losing ground for speed / All your broken promises, May just kill the need / You’re the right kind of lover, But you’re looking for cover

Chris Glen

Feeling I could hold you, And you want me to / But all your broken promises, Heartache through and through / Looking for directions, Should I go or stay / All your broken promises Getting in the way

Chris Glen

Head to head, face to face / Out of time,Out of place / Back to back, bound to fall / With broken promises we lose all…

Chris Glen

Your broken promises can lose it all / Undecided things, While waiting in the wings / or the start of the show / To make a move and let it flow over me

Chris Glen

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

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

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

Eggs and oaths are easily broken.

Danish Proverb

I should’ve seen it coming, running with a fallen angel / Living on a broken promise when the day is through / Trying to make a life for us, I only knew it my way / I’m just a shadow on the highway, fade to blue / Fade to blue

Danny Chauncey

Now you’re breaking my heart / With all your broken promises / You say you’re gonna do this / And you say you’re gonna do that / But you never come through

Dino Esposito

Promises make debt, and debt makes promises.

Dutch Proverb

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Efrat Cybulkiewicz

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

Elizabeth Gilbert

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

English Proverb

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

There is no greater fraud than a promise not kept.

Gaelic Proverb

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

German Proverb

Broken promises life scratch records / a nonstop reminder of what is to be / With no how, no what, no when / or where it suppose to end / But expects you to keep on believing / that soon you will be receiving

I. Bernard Brown

Broken promises like delayed gratification / is like paying for trip / Long before the vacation / Is like forever paying forward / with no returns on your investment

I. Bernard Brown

Broken promises like stored up treasures / robbing the soul of temporary pleasures / But never delivering on what is envisioned / without any explanation of your expectation

I. Bernard Brown

Broken promises putting your life on hold until this great thing happens / Living temporary forever to be told hold on just a little bit longer / The wait will amke you stronger / you have no other choice but to wait / Ask for patience and try and keep the faith

I. Bernard Brown

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

Ian Brennan

All that I remember now / Are people and shadows / Broken promises, broken promises / Pieces of me…No connection

J. Matheos

I scattered in the breeze / Living on memories / Everywhere I look / As far as I can see / Broken promises, broken promises / Pieces of me…

J. Matheos

My distant colours still bleeding / A broken promise for the soul / Never loving, never healing

James Dean Bradfield

For every promise, there is price to pay.

Jim Rohn

I told you in confidence / And trusted you’d never sacrifice our silence / I rise from the ashes / And remains of your broken promises

Jonas Ekdahl

Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken.

Jonathan Swift

But promises based on ignorance always prove disappointing.

Jussi Adler-Olsen

Take your broken promises, and don’t come back again / It’s time to say goodbye, I’m gonna leave you where you lie

Lance Dowdle

So what’s left that I should ever feel / Cause since the day you left me I have been so alone / And now we’re left with broken promises / My heart can’t take no more

Loick Mark Essien

Better a broken promise than none at all.

Mark Twain

Broken promises bonds coming undone / Wasting away the years are build up

Missy Ray

Broken promises like glass upon the floor / Shattered dreaming like haze upon the morn

Missy Ray

Broken promises wash away like sand / Leaving nothing but crushed promises in my hand / Break me / You break me down

Missy Ray

Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth.

Mohandas Gandhi

Don’t say that I’m crazy not overreacting / I’m just placing all the facts and then you leave me broken / Promises promises / You making broken promises

Myron Roberts

Promises promises / You making broken promises / That’s all I get / And I’m like where your mind is at your heart don’t wanna be / And I’m like where your mind it at your heart don’t wanna be no

Myron Roberts

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Niccolo Machiavelli

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

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Liars make the best promises.

Pierce Brown

He loses his thanks who promises and delays.


All promise outruns performance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing but broken promises / Everyday, promises / Fair weather, promises / No matter where look our go I find the opposite / In this around this is nothing but broken promises

Rasheed Walter Thomas

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

Richard Paul Evans

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

A promise made is a debt unpaid.

Robert Service

Oaths are but words, and words but wind.

Samuel Butler

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

Seth MacFarlane

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

Shirley MacLaine

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

Tara Ramsey

Pain is eased. Rules are broken / Promises—forgotten. Trust betrayed / Love cools. Hate dies. / Stars fall. Things change / Life ends, but — God is always God!

Terrance L. Weber

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.

Thomas Fuller

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


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

Wille Mae Gaskin

Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.

William Hazlitt

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

William Shakespeare

All the broken promises / Love could never be like this / Lips that give the tender kiss / Make the broken promises

Willie Nelson

Forgive, forget all of our broken promises / We run, run, run to loose it all / These days, are darker and they draw me in / And I left a trail but no one missed me in, in the end

Willie Nelson

You promised everything / But that was yesterday / You threw it all away / Ain’t it a shame / Love’s a game / Full of broken promises

Willie Nelson

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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