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If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.

The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil 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 Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist.

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

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.

But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.

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He is poor indeed that can promise nothing.

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.

Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.

William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist.

The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday --but never jam today.

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) English mathematician and novelist.

All promise outruns performance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

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