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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Promise
 
  Promises are like pie-crust, made to be broken.
            —Anonymous
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Promises are like Adonis’ gardens,
That one day bloom’d and fruitful were the next.
            —William Shakespeare
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  A large promise without performance is like a false fire to a great piece, which dischargeth a good expectation with a bad report.
            —Arthur Warwick
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