Promises made and promises kept, there is a great difference between the two. Anyone can make a promise, not all will keep them. Often the more eloquent the words of the promise being made, the more improbable it becomes that it will be kept. As the volume of promises made rises, fewer of those will likely be kept.
A key to keeping the promises you make is to only make them in firm commitment and in the simplest form of words. Not eloquent or in vast multitudes, but simply to say what you will do. Your character is at stake with what you will do and you value your character. Promises ought to be enacted to organize yourself for your purpose in life, rather than to offer incidental words for the sake of influencing or manipulating a situation or another person.
Promise made, promise kept with high character to our shared purposes in life.
“One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes.” — Freiederich Nietzsche —