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11,794. Swearing on the Bible. You understand that shit? They tell you to raise you right hand, place your left hand on the bible. Does this stuff really matter which hand? Does God really give a fuck about details like this? ... If they said to me, Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God, I’d say, Yeah! I’ll tell you as much truth as the people that wrote that fucking Bible. How do like that, huh? .... It’s kid’s stuff. (Bible & Swear & Oath) George Carlin
98,723. Now don’t let us give ourselves a parcel of airs, and pretend that the oaths we make free with in this land of liberty of ours are our own; and because we have the spirit to swear them, —imagine that we have had the wit to invent them too. (Oath & Swear) Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
73,063. I also wish that the Pledge of Allegiance were directed at the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as it is when the President takes his oath of office, rather than to the flag and the nation. (Flag & Constitution & President & Oath) Dr Carl Sagan
18,807. You took an oath and you broke it. (Gangstas: New Jersey & Oath) The Sopranos: College s1e5 starring James Gandolfini & Lorriane Bracco & Edie Falco & Michael Imperioli & Dominic Chianese & Steven van Zandt & Tony Sirico & Robert Iler et al, Tony
18,880. May I burn in Hell if I betray my friends. (Gangstas: New Jersey & Oath) The Sopranos: Fortunate Son s3e3 starring James Gandolfini & Lorriane Bracco & Edie Falco & Michael Imperioli & Dominic Chianese & Steven van Zandt & Tony Sirico & Robert Iler et al, Chris's oath
19,048. You took an oath, Gene. There’s no retiring from this. (Gangstas: New Jersey & Oath) The Sopranos: Members Only s6e1 starring James Gandolfini & Lorriane Bracco & Edie Falco & Michael Imperioli & Dominic Chianese & Steven van Zandt & Tony Sirico & Robert Iler et al, Tony
24,655. A Klingon blood oath can never be broken. (Star Trek & Kill & Oath) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Blood Oath s2e19, Dax
56,098. That his own hand may strike his honour down
The mind shall banquet, though the body pine.
If you are armed to do as sworn to do,
Subscribe to your deep oaths, and keep it, too. William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors I i 20-24, King
90,374. Swear me, Kate, like a lady as thou art,
A good mouth-filling oath. (Swear & Oath) William Shakespeare, I Henry IV III i 257
56,099. Trust none, for oaths are straws, men’s faiths are wafer-cakes ...
To suck, to such, the very blood to suck! William Shakespeare, Henry V II iii 47-48 & 52, Pistol to Nim et al
46,167. The oath of a love is no stronger than the word of a tapster. (Shakespeare & Oath & Love) As You Like It, Globe Theatre Sky Arts 2012, Celia
46,168. I am falser than vows made in wine. (Shakespeare & Oath & Vow) ibid. Rosalind
46,087. The strongest oaths are straw to the fire of the blood. (Shakespeare & Oath & Tempest) The Tempest 2010 starring Helen Mirren & Felicity Jones & Chris Cooper & Russell Brand & Reeve Carney & Tom Conti & Alan Cumming & Dimon Hounsou & Alfred Molina & Ben Whishaw et al, director Julie Taymor, Prospera
56,100. He who cheats with an oath acknowledges that he is afraid of his enemy, but that he thinks little of God. Plutarch, Parallel Lives
56,101. Thousands, careless of the damning sin,
Kiss the book’s outside who ne’er look within. William Cowper 1731-1800, Expostulation 1782
56,102. I swear by God this holy oath to the Fuhrer of the German Reich and people Adolf Hitler. (Oath & Swear & Nazi) Nazi soldiers’ oath
82,678. You take an oath to a man whom you know follows the laws of providence, which he obeys independently of the influence of earthly powers, who leads the German people rightly, and who will guide Germany's fate. Through your oath you bind yourselves to a man who – that is our faith – was sent to us by higher powers. Do not seek Adolf Hitler with your mind. You will find him through the strength of your hearts! (Nazi & Oath) Rudolf Hess, The Oath to Adolf Hitler 1934
56,103. I swear to Adolf Hitler steadfast loyalty to him and to him absolute obedience. (Oath & Swear & Nazi) 1934 mass oath led by Speer
56,104. Oaths are but words, and words but wind. Samuel Butler 1612-1680, English poet, Hudibras
56,105. It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath. (Oath & Belief) Aeschylus
56,106. There is no such thing as a lovers’ oath. Plato
56,107. And they [Abimelech] said, We saw certainly that the Lord was with [Isaac] thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee. (Oath & Covenant) Genesis 26:28
56,108. And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. (Oath & Joseph) Genesis 50:25
90,383. Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these. (Swear & Oath) Leviticus 5:4
56,094. If a man vow a vow unto the Lord, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.
If a woman also vow a vow unto the Lord, and bind herself by a bond, being in her father's house in her youth; (Vow & Oaths) Numbers 30:2&3
56,384. And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Did I not make thee to swear by the Lord, and protested unto thee, saying, Know for a certain, on the day thou goest out, and walkest abroad any whither, that thou shalt surely die? And thou saidst unto me, The word that I have heard is good.
Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the Lord, and the commandment that I have charged thee with?
The king said moreover to Shimei, Thou knowest all the wickedness which thine heart is privy to, that thou didst to David my father: therefore the Lord shall return thy wickedness upon thine own head;
And king Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the Lord for ever.
So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; which went out, and fell upon him, that he died. And the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon. (David & Solomon & Swear & Oath) I Kings 2:42-46
56,110. And the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the rulers over hundreds, with the captains and the guard, and brought them to him into the house of the Lord, and made a covenant with them, and took an oath of them in the house of the Lord, and shewed them the king’s son. (Oath & Covenant) II Kings 11:4
55,642. And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and the Lord gave them rest round about. (God’s Favouritism & Judah & Oath) II Chronicles 15:15