I swear to the Lord, I still can't see, Why Democracy means, Everybody but me.
"I have more dumb luck thank anybody I know. There must be a convey of guardian angels working twenty-four hours a day looking after me[...] Like the night I first got to Nashville that I laid down in the middle of Broadway, waiting to get run over. It didn't happen [...] I could swear they were keeping me alive just to see what I'd get next, I'm glad they feel that way. I'm trying to help them a little more this days."willie nelson
Earth and fire and water and air We solemnly promise, we solemnly swear Not a word, not a hint, not a sound to declare Earth and fire and water and air!Hilda Lewis, in The Ship that Flew (1939), Ch. 2 : And Continues
When civil fury first grew high, And men fell out, they knew not why; When hard words, jealousies, and fears, Set folks together by the ears, And made them fight, like mad or drunk, For Dame Religion, as for punk; Whose honesty they all durst swear for, Though not a man of them knew wherefore: When Gospel-Trumpeter, surrounded With long-ear'd rout, to battle sounded, And pulpit, drum ecclesiastick, Was beat with fist, instead of a stick; Then did Sir Knight abandon dwelling, And out he rode a colonelling.Canto I, first lines.
And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.Stephen Chbosky, in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999)
"As a Greek I swear eternal friendship with the Serb people."Former Foreign Minister George Papandreou, on 15 March 2003 in Belgrade
Surely Allah has chosen four cities from amongst all others, just as He, the Noble and Grand has said (in the Noble Qur’an): "I swear by ‘the fig’ and ‘the olive’ and the ‘Mountain of Sinai’ and by this protected city." ‘The fig’ is the city of Madinah; ‘The olive’ is the city of Baitul Maqdas (in Jerusalem); ‘The Mountain of Sinai’ is Kufah; and the protected city is Makkah."Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 77 (Shi'ite Hadith)
I swear to me that I am the Great God Om, greatest of gods!Terry Pratchett, in the Discworld novel Small Gods (1992)
Esausaid,Behold,Iamatthe pointto die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? And Jacob said, swear to me this day: and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and roseup, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.Bible (Old Testament)
swear by what the sages spoke Round the Mareotic Lake That the Witch of Atlas knew, Spoke and set the cocks a-crow.1938 'Under Ben Bulben', stanza1. Collected in Last Poems (1939).
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