It is easy to promise, and alas! how easy to forget!
—Alfred de Musset (1810–57) French Dramatist, Poet, Novelist
Unclaimed promises are like uncashed cheques; they will keep us from bankruptcy, but not from want.
—Frances Ridley Havergal (1836–79) English Anglican Poet, Hymn writer
A mind conscious of integrity scorns to say more than it means to perform.
—Robert Burns (1759–96) Scottish Poet, Songwriter
An acre of performance is worth the whole world of promise.
—Jeremiah Brown Howell
Every brave man is a man of his word.
—Pierre Corneille (1606–84) French Poet, Dramatist