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.
Look here, sir, tell menomoreunnecessary lies. Suchlies as your attorneyadvised you are necessary for the presentation of your fraudulent case I will listen to though I shall decide against you whatever you swear, Addison but if you tell me another unnecessary lie, I'll put you in the dock.Judge Richard Adams
We who with songs beguile your pilgrimage And swear that Beauty lives though lilies die, We Poets of the proud old lineage Who sing to find your hearts, we know not why What shall we tell you? Tales, marvellous tales Of ships and stars and isles where good men rest.james elroy flecker
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
"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
Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.sydney smith
I must remember my own origins. Once I was as ignorant as you; I swear, though, I can’t remember when.samuel r. delany
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
She knows her man, and when you rant and swear, Can draw you to her with a single hair.john dryden
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!
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.
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.
Do not swear at all; Or, if thou wilt, swear by thy gracious self, Which is the god of my idolatry, And I'll believe thee.william shakespeare
You never bade me hope, 'tis true; I asked you not to swear: But I looked in those eyes of blue, And read a promise there.gerald griffin
As my poor d'Artagnan used to swear, the importance of the end justifies the meanness of the methods.
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
"As a Greek I swear eternal friendship with the Serb people."
I swear to me that I am the Great God Om, greatest of gods!
I swear by the most holy Essence of God exalted and glorified be He that in the Day of the appearance of Him Whom God shall make manifest a thousand perusals of the Bayán cannot equal the perusal of a single verse to be revealed by Him Whom God shall make manifest.
Standing on a beach somewhere
Looking for something to see
As the beach rolls in, I swear
It's bringing something to me
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.