“We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot” - Abraham Lincoln
Never promise more than you can perform. For every promise, there is price to pay. Just like eggs, oaths are easily broken. Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise.
"The man who promises everything is sure to fulfill 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 Jung
"The best way to keep one's word is not to give it." - Napoleon Bonaparte
The Bible tells us in Matthew 5:37,
"But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one."
Great friendships are focused relationships where promises are made and kept. However, most of the time, more is promised than delivered; more is said than done; more is pledged than completed; more is committed than accomplished.
Let's be slow in making promises but always keep them. Do you agree?