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  • Oaths are the fossils of piety. -- George Santayana
  • Oaths are but words, and words are but wind. -- Samuel Butler
  • Oaths are not the credit of men but men of oaths. -- Aeschylus
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  • Oaths and curses are a proof of a most heroic courage, at least in appearance, which answers the same end. -- Mary Collyer
  • The Four Oaths: Never be late with respect to the way of the warrior; be useful to the lord; be respectful to your parents; get beyond love and grief: exist for the good of man. -- Yamamoto Tsunetomo
  • The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole carloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity. -- John Adams
  • Love's night and a lampJudged our vows:That she would love me everAnd I should never leave her.Love's night and you, lamp,Witnessed the pact.Today the vow runs:"Oaths such as these, waterwords."Tonight, lamp,Witness her lying- In other arms. -- Meleager
  • No one, by swearing, makes themselves an ounce more honest; any more than a man makes himself wealthy by counting his gold. Oaths may make a liar a liar yet again, having lied about the oath as well. But it cannot alter the worth of an honest man's word. -- Jake Yaniak
  • A liar is always lavish of oaths. -- Pierre Corneille
  • The oaths of a woman I inscribe on water. -- Sophocles
  • I say you must not win an unjust case by oaths. -- Aeschylus
  • Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature. -- Aeschylus
  • Language cannot describe the scene that followed; the shouts, oaths, frantic gestures, taunts, replies, and little fights; and therefore I shall not attempt it. -- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
  • I never yet feared those men who set a place apart in the middle of their cities where they gather to cheat one another and swear oaths which they break. -- Herodotus
  • Every profession will have its rogues, of course, no matter what oaths are sworn, but many health care professionals have a real commitment to serving the best interests of their clients. -- Peter Singer
  • The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings. -- John F. Kennedy
  • A band is not a marriage. There are no oaths of allegiance. If you feel your life will be better served by splitting up the group, you've got to do it - but of course it does cause problems. -- Steve Winwood
  • Priests, she insisted, could not sin. It was a thing impossible. Everything that they did, and wished, was of course right. She hoped I would see the reasonableness and duty of the oaths I was to take, and be faithful to them. -- Maria Monk
  • A liar is full of oaths. -- Pierre Corneille
  • I write a woman's oaths in water. -- Sophocles
  • Recognized probity is the surest of all oaths. -- Suzanne Curchod
  • With a bloody flux of oaths vows deep revenge. -- Francis Quarles
  • Rash oaths, whether kept or broken, frequently produce guilt. -- Samuel Johnson
  • This is what we are made for: promises, pledges, and sworn oaths of obedience. -- Lauren Oliver
  • What use of oaths, of promise, or of test, where men regard no God but interest? -- Edmund Waller
  • We swore sacred oaths to be strong and to save the planet and to be friends forever. -- Laurie Halse Anderson
  • When a gentlemen is disposed to swear, it is not for any standers-by to curtail his oaths. -- William Shakespeare
  • Tis not the many oaths that make the truth; But the plain single vow, that is vow'd true. -- William Shakespeare
  • Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation deserts the oaths . . . ? -- George Washington
  • Those who take oaths to politically powerful secret societies cannot be depended on for loyalty to a democratic republic. -- John Quincy Adams
  • When thou dost tell another's jest, therein Omit the oaths, which true wit cannot need; Pick out of tales the mirth, but not the sin. -- George Herbert
  • I have perceived much beauty In the hoarse oaths that kept our courage straight; Heard music in the silentness of duty; Found peace where shell-storms spouted reddest spate. -- Wilfred Owen
  • I wonder what the High Septon would have to say about the sanctity of oaths sworn while dead drunk, chained to a wall, with a sword pressed to your chest? -- George R. R. Martin
  • He understood how dangerous oaths could be. But Leo didn't care. "I'm coming back for you, Calypso," he said to the night wind. "I swear it on the River Styx. -- Rick Riordan
  • They fix attention, heedless of your pain, With oaths like rivets forced into the brain; And e'en when sober truth prevails throughout, They swear it, till affirmance breeds a doubt. -- William Cowper
  • Truth is the band of union and the basis of human happiness. Without this virtue there is no reliance upon language, no confidence in friendship, no security in promises and oaths. -- Jeremy Collier
  • His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles; his love sincere, his thoughts immaculate; his tears pure messengers sent from his heart; his heart as far from fraud, as heaven from earth -- William Shakespeare
  • I may be a little old-fashioned, but I actually believe that if you live and work in our house and you work on our payroll and you take oaths, then integrity matters in elections. -- Matthew Dowd
  • The present system of taking oaths is horrible. It is awfully absurd to make a man invoke God's wrath upon himself, if he speaks false; it is, in my judgment, a sin to do so. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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