Broken Promises Sayings and Quotes

When someone doesn’t follow through with what they promised, it can be devastating. Whether in business or personal relationships, dealing with someone who doesn’t follow through can cause turmoil. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful broken promises quotes.

Broken vows are like broken mirrors. They leave those who held to them bleeding and staring at fractured images of themselves. Richard Paul Evans
Eggs and oaths are easily broken. Danish Proverb
Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made. Edgar Watson Howe
Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken. Jonathan Swift
Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them. William Hazlitt
Some promises are better left unsaid. Ashlee Simpson
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once. Norman Vincent Peale
Liars make the best promises. Pierce Brown
Sometimes your pledges become your problems. Amit Kalantri
But promises based on ignorance always prove disappointing. Jussi Adler-Olsen
Promises mean everything, but after they are broken, sorry means nothing. unknown
Oaths are but words, and words but wind. Samuel Butler
He loses his thanks who promises and delays. Proverb
A promise made is a debt unpaid. Robert Service
For every promise, there is price to pay. Jim Rohn
Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day. German Proverb
One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes. Friedrich Nietzsche
Better break your word than do worse in keeping it. Thomas Fuller
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present. Niccolo Machiavelli
When a man repeats a promise again and again, he means to fail you. English Proverb
It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office. Shirley MacLaine
Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies. Benjamin Franklin
There is no greater fraud than a promise not kept. Gaelic Proverb
Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth. Mohandas Gandhi
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it. Napoleon Bonaparte
Promises make debt, and debt makes promises. Dutch Proverb
We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot. Abraham Lincoln
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
All promise outruns performance. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Better a broken promise than none at all. Mark Twain
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
Don't make any promises that you can't keep. Ann Marie Aguilar
The world is always changing. Learn how to allow for it. Someone makes a promise, and then they break it. Elizabeth Gilbert
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
When you have a dream and someone makes promises they keep breaking, it is hard to recover. You lose hope. Yasmine El Rashidi
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
Promises are about as good as already chewed-up gum. Ce Johnson
His words were like Satin on her Skin. She just picked the lies she liked the best. Efrat Cybulkiewicz
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
Broken promises are the worst. Better not to promise anything. Bill Lishman
It felt liked a broken promise. Like the Fisher King's wound; never heals. Ian Brennan
A broken promise is like a child's pinwheel, you've got to be yourself or at least within the confines. Seth MacFarlane
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
All the broken promises / Love could never be like this / Lips that give the tender kiss / Make the broken promises Willie Nelson
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
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
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
All that I remember now / Are people and shadows / Broken promises, broken promises / Pieces of me...No connection J. Matheos
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
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
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
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
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
Throw it all away / Empty promises, broken dreams / All reminders of what we could have been Audio Insurgency
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
My distant colours still bleeding / A broken promise for the soul / Never loving, never healing James Dean Bradfield
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
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
His promises were, as he then was, mighty; But his performance, as he is now, nothing. William Shakespeare
Broken promises , like a broken glass, is hard to replace. Wille Mae Gaskin
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 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 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
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
Broken promises like glass upon the floor / Shattered dreaming like haze upon the morn Missy Ray
Broken promises bonds coming undone / Wasting away the years are build up Missy Ray
Broken promises wash away like sand / Leaving nothing but crushed promises in my hand / Break me / You break me down Missy Ray
Mankind can make promises and break them. The truth is mankind doesn't always keep their promises. 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
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
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
Decisions and promises can be made, and also broken due to sudden unexpected changes. Tara Ramsey