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Proverbs containing the word Promise

A promise made is a debt unpaid

When you make a promise to someone, it is as if you take a debt from them. The 'debt' you owe to the person is not paid until the promise is... Read more →

Promises are like pie-crust, made to be broken

That is the trouble with promises; so often they are made and never kept. 'A man apt to promise,' wrote Thomas Fuller, ' is apt to... Read more →