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 not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
In the name of all the competitors I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams.pierre de coubertin
I took an oath of office to the Constitution, I didn't take an oath of office to my party or my president.
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.
I take the official oath to-day with no mental reservations and with no purpose to construe the Constitution by any hypercritical rules.
You can have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the Government; while I shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect, and defend" it.
'Tis not the many oaths that makes the truth, but the plain single vow that is vow'd true.william shakespeare
It is a great sin to swear unto a sin, but greater sin to keep a sinful oath.william shakespeare
I'll take thy word for faith, not ask thine oath. Who shuns not to break one will sure crack both.william shakespeare