I swear to the Lord, I still can't see, Why Democracy means, Everybody but me.1943 'The Black Man Speaks'.
I've got just as much conscience as any man in business can afford to keep,just a little, you know, to swear by, as 't were.Harriet (Elizabeth) ne e Beecher Stowe
No! I swear by the slinkers, the runners, the sinkers, by the night swarming, by the dawn sighing, truly this is the word of a noble Messenger.The Koran
You men do not understand the delights of a glance, of a pressure of the hand... but as for me, I swear to you that, when I listen to your voice, I feel such a deep, strange bliss that the most passionate kisses could not take its place.mikhail lermontov
"Oh! hush these suspicions," Fair Imogine said,"Offensive to Love and to me!For if ye be living, or if ye be dead,I swear by the Virgin, that none in your steadShall Husband of Imogine be."matthew lewis
We swear we are not going to abandon the struggle until the Last Jew in Europe has been exterminated and is actually dead. It is not enough to isolate the Jewish enemy of mankind - the Jew has got to be exterminated!robert ley
I've got a couple of those Gossard Wonderbras. They are so brilliant, I swear, even I get cleavage with them.kate moss
NevermoreLet the great interests of the State dependUpon the thousand chances that may swayA piece of human frailty; swear to meThat ye will seek hereafter in yourselvesThe means of sovereignty.thomas noon talfourd
I shan't give this up again, I swear to you.On a visit to Flanders in Belgium which was under German occupation, said to Rudolf von Valentini (20 October 1915), quoted in Fritz Fischer, Germany's Aims in the First World War (New York: W. W. Norton & Co, 1967), p. 424, n. 1.
Damn you! I will not grant your cursed soul Vicarious tears or a single glance. And I swear to you by the garden of the angels, I swear by the miracle-working icon, And by the fire and smoke of our nights: I will never come back to you.anna akhmatova
People think they have taken quite an extraordinarily bold step forward when they have rid themselves of belief in hereditary monarchy and swear by the democratic republic. In reality, however, the state is nothing but a machine for the oppression of one class by another, and indeed in the democratic republic no less than in the monarchy.Friedrich Engels
I swear to the Lord I still can't see Why Democracy means Everybody but me.langston hughes
John Bull was beat at Waterloo! They’ll swear to that in France.winthrop mackworth praed
Meditate upon my counsels; love them; follow them; To the divine virtues will they know how to lead thee. I swear it by the One who in our hearts engraved The sacred Tetrad , symbol immense and pure, Source of Nature and model of the Gods.pythagoras
In the presence of this blood banner which represents our Führer, I swear to devote all my energies and my strength to the saviour of our country, Adolf Hitler. I am willing and ready to give up my life for him, so help me God.baldur von schirach
When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.George Bernard Shaw
You may batter your way through the thick of the fray, You may sweat, you may swear, you may grunt; You may be a jack-fool, if you must, but this rule Should ever be kept at the front; Don't fight with your pillow, but lay down your head And kick every worriment out of the bed.Edmund Vance Cooke, Don't take your Troubles to Bed.
The fame of the brave outlives him; his portion is immortality. What more flattering homage could we pay to the manes of Paul Jones, than to swear on his tomb to live or to die free? It is the vow, it is the watch-word of every Frenchman.Paul Henri Marron, officiating Protestant clergyman, discourse at the funeral of John Paul Jones, Paris, France (July 20, 1792); reported in Life and Correspondence of John Paul Jones (1830), p. 68.
As my poor d'Artagnan used to swear, the importance of the end justifies the meanness of the methods.Paul Mahalin (published under the name of Alexandre Dumas), The Son of Porthos: or, The Death of Aramis (1883), ch. 12: "Any Port in a Storm"
Madam, I swear I use no art at all. That he is mad, 'tis true, 'tis true 'tis pity; And pity 'tis 'tis true.william shakespeare
My fair one, let us swear an eternal friendship.Molière, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Act IV, scene 1.
"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)
Meditate upon my counsels; love them; follow them; To the divine virtues will they know how to lead thee. I swear it by the One who in our hearts engraved The sacred Tetrad , symbol immense and pure, Source of Nature and model of the Gods.As translated by Fabre d'Olivet
Thou didst swear to me upon a parcel-gilt goblet, sitting in my Dolphin-chamber, at the round table, by a sea-coal fire, upon Wednesday in Whitsun-week.Mistress Quickly, scene i
By this leek, I will most horribly revenge; I eat, and eat, I swear.Pistol, scene i
It is great sin, to swear unto a sin; But greater sin, to keep a sinful oath.Salisbury, scene i
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).