Broken Promises Quotes
These Broken Promises quotes address broken trust and the consequences on not keeping one's word.
The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung
Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
- William Hazlitt
In love, one should simplify,
choose persons worthy of their promises
and leave them if they don't keep them.
- Isabelle Adjani
Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition,
in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.
- Thomas Fuller
One promises much, to avoid giving little.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues
Unless commitment is made,
there are only promises and hopes... but no plans.
- Peter Drucker
Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future,
making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.
- Hannah Arendt
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
- Bernard Baruch
An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
- Mae West
A tree that is unbending, is easily broken.
- Lao Tzu
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die,
life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
- Langston Hughes
Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle
by which what is broken is made whole again,
what is soiled is made clean again.
- Dag Hammarskjold
It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi
Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard,
very liable to be broken.
- Abigail Adams
The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
- Tennessee Williams
When a man you like switches from what
he said a year ago, or four years ago,
he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough
to change his mind with changing conditions.
When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promise.
- Franklin Pierce Adams
Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
I saw a boy of the crew purchasing javelins of them with bits of platters and broken glass.
- Christopher Columbus
Do not be too hard, lest you be broken; do not be too soft, lest you be squeezed.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib
Loving Chicago is like loving a woman with a broken nose.
- Nelson Algren
In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable and must be content with broken portions.
- William Osler
Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken.
- Simone de Beauvoir
I am a hero worshiper. I love the number one tennis player. I love the number one baseball player. I want to see those records broken.
- Martha Stewart
Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.
- Warren Buffett
We have broken the cycle of dependency. People have found out they're better off working.
- John Engler
When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.
- Peter De Vries
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
- Niccolo Machiavelli
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
- Frederick Douglass
Germany expected that at the most a day or so would see Belgian resistance broken and the dash on Paris begun. It was not safe to start such a forward rush with Belgium unconquered.
- Kelly Miller
I don't think Hank's home run record will ever be broken. There's no way.
- David Justice
The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.
- Charlotte Bronte
I guess you could write a good song if your heart hadn't been broken, but I don't know of anyone whose heart hasn't been broken.
- Lucinda Williams
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
- Ernest Hemingway
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
- Albert Camus
Those who are born of parents broken with old age, or of such as are not yet ripe or are too young, or of drunkards, soft or effeminate men, want a great and liberal ingenuity or wit.
- Thomas Willis
Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
- Langston Hughes
It's easy to be led astray when you're so broken. People take advantage of you.
- Willie Aames
The rigid cause themselves to be broken; the pliable cause themselves to be bound.
- Xun Zi
A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
- George Bernard Shaw
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes
I was at the pinnacle of my career one day and the next day I was put out to pasture. I felt like a race horse with a broken leg.
- Jack Klugman
Would you love a man of a broken shell after the passing of a women's soul?
- Brian Perkins
The church also does not condone a broken immigration system in the U.S., one that too easily can lead to the exploitation, abuse and even death of immigrants.
- Roger Mahony
Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.
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 can't think of a major story that we have broken that was incorrect. But we have had to correct some things that were false; we have had to retract things.
- Mary Hart
There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Don't fix what's not broken.
- Robert Atkins
At best, the renewal of broken relations is a nervous matter.
- Henry B. Adams
When I found I had given birth to a human wreckage, to a child that was an imbecile, my heart was broken.
- Victoria Woodhull
For each book, the time is also broken up.
- George Stephen
Today I divide my day between being actor, producer and distributor, and the monotony is broken.
- Ajay Devgan
America's doctors, nurses and medical researchers are the best in the world, but our health care system is broken.
- Mike Ferguson
In violent streets and broken homes, the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but for more conscience and character.
- Cal Thomas
I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.
- Yogi Berra
The spirit of man can endure only so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it.
- John Burroughs
People genuinely happy in their choices seem less often tempted to force them on other people than those who feel martyred and broken by their lives.
- Jane Rule
Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
- James M. Barrie
You Liberals think that goats are just sheep from broken homes.
- Malcolm Bradbury
You will put on a dress of guilt and shoes with broken high ideals.
- Roger McGough
Christopher Reeve understood that... everything begins with hope. His vision of walking again, his belief that he would be able to in his lifetime, towered over his broken body.
- Patti Davis
The heart will break, but broken live on.
- Lord Byron
Buckwheat may be planted later than any similar crop, and often does well on old meadows or waste land that can be broken after the more exacting crops are planted.
- David F. Houston
Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course - because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you.
- Alice Duer Miller
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
- Anton Chekhov
I've never had my heart broken.
- Sally Field
I came to join the Experience by going for an audition for Eric Burdon who was just forming the New Animals at that point, after the original Animals had broken up.
- Noel Redding
I had just broken up with my wife so I was searching for another way to live.
- Michael Davis
If you've broken the eggs, you should make the omelette.
- Anthony Eden
Rules are mostly made to be broken
and are too often for the lazy to hide behind.
- Douglas MacArthur
Deadlines are meant to be broken. And I just keep breaking them.
- Sarah McLachlan
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