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
It is easy to promise, and alas! how easy to forget!
—Alfred de Musset (1810–57) French Dramatist, Poet, Novelist
An acre of performance is worth the whole world of promise.
—Jeremiah Brown Howell