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
swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay.Bible (NewTestament)
Belief is with them mechanical, voluntary: they believe what they are paid for — they swear to that which turns to account. Do you suppose, that after years spent in this manner, they have any feeling left answering to the difference between truth and falsehood?william hazlitt
They say all lovers swear more performance than they are able, and yet reserve an ability that they never perform; vowing more than the perfection of ten, and discharging less than the tenth part of one.Cressida, scene ii
I dare swear he is no hypocrite, but prays from his heart.Don Pedro, scene i
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
And they swear by Allah that they are truly of you. And they are not of you, but they are a people who are afraid. If they could find a refuge or caves or a place to enter, they would certainly have turned thereto, running away in all haste.56-57 Maulana Muhammad Ali translation
Your flaming torch aloft we bear, With burning heart an oath we swear To keep the faith, to fight it through, To crush the foe or sleep with you In Flanders' fields.C. B. Galbreath. Answer to McCrae's In Flanders' Fields.
Anyway, I'm sort of glad they've got the atomic bomb invented. If there's ever another war, I'm going to sit right the hell on top of it. I'll volunteer for it, I swear to God I will.j. d. salinger
She knows her man, and when you rant and swear, Can draw you to her with a single hair.Satire V, line 246 (translated by John Dryden).
"As a Greek I swear eternal friendship with the Serb people."Former Foreign Minister George Papandreou, on 15 March 2003 in Belgrade
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
I swear to God, I will see [the Palestinian state], whether as a martyr or alive. Please, God, give me the honor of becoming a martyr in the fight for Jerusalem.yasser arafat
And swear No where Lives a woman true and fair. If thou find'st one, let me know, Such a pilgrimage were sweet; Yet do not, I would not go, Though at next door we might meet, Though she were true, when you met her, And last, till you write your letter, Yet she Will be False, ere I come, to two, or three.john donne
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
Kneel and swear to the Lord Dragon, or you will be knelt.robert jordan
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
And yet I swear by the sacred name of my creator that it was true. It was true sunshine; the true music ; the true splash of the fountains from the mouth of stone dolphins.ford madox ford
They say all lovers swear more performance than they are able, and yet reserve an ability that they never perform.Act III, scene 2, line 91.
But you're our particular author, you're our patriot and our friend, You're the poet of the cuss-word an' the swear.edgar wallace
I, AB , do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.Oath of Office, United States Code (1982 ed.), vol. 1, title 5, section 3331, p. 538. This oath is taken by any individual, except the president, "elected or appointed to an office of honor or profit in the civil service or uniformed services".
It is a great sin to swear unto a sin, but greater sin to keep a sinful oath.william shakespeare
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!Oath of the four Grant children, first used in Ch. 2 : And Continues
When I came here, I put my hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. I didn't put my hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., voting against a House resolution supporting a judge displaying the Ten Commandments in court
I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne, nor by the earth; for it is his footstool, neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.Jesus, in Gospel of Matthew, 5:34 - 37.