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99,588. I love swearing. I think it’s imaginative, I think it’s creative, and I think it’s clever. Hah-hah-hah. I adore swearing. Mark Thomas, Sex, Filth & Religion
46,158. Do not swear at all. (Shakespeare & Swearing) William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet 1996 starring Leonardo DiCaprio & Brian Dennehy & Christina Pickles & Dash Mihok & Jesse Bradford & Zak Orth & Claire Danes & Paul Sorvino & Diane Venora & John Leguizamo & Harold Perrineau & Pete Postlethwaite & Paul Rudd & Vondie Curtis-Hall et al, director Baz Luhrmann
90,373. You swear like a comfit-maker’s wife. William Shakespeare, I Henry IV III i 252
90,374. Swear me, Kate, like a lady as thou art,
A good mouth-filling oath. (Swearing & Oath) ibid. III i 257
4,604. ... drinking, fencing, swearing
Quarrelling, drabbing – you may go so far. (Man & Drink & Swearing & Advice) William Shakespeare, Hamlet II i 25-26, Polonius to Reynaldo to spy on Laertes
89,314. Ah, simple men, you know not what you swear. William Shakespeare, Richard Duke of York III i 82, King Henry to game-keepers
90,375. Riotous madness,
To be entangled with those mouth-made vows
Which break themselves in swearing. (Swearing & Vow) William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra I iii 29-31, Cleopatra
5,472. Not bound to swear allegiance to any master,
Wherever the wind takes me I travel as a visitor. (Freedom & Swearing & Master & Travel) Horace, Epistles
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 & Swearing & Oath) George Carlin
99,887. Shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker and tits. Those are the heavy seven. Those are the ones that’ll infect your soul, curve your spine and keep the country from winning the war. George Carlin
20,455. I’m a Mormon, minister; now clean it up. (GBH Films & Swearing) Donnie Brasco 1997 starring Al Pacino & Johnny Depp & Michael Madsen & Bruno Kirby & Anne Heche & James Russo & Zeliko Ivanek & Gerry Becker & Andrew Parks & Robert Miano et al, director Mike Newell, FBI boss
22,696. I’ve told you and I told you and I told you not to curse in my house. (GBH Films & Swear) Bloody Mama 1970 starring Shelley Winters & Lisa Jill & Robert Walden & Alex Nicol & Robert De Niro & Pat Hingle & Don Stroud & Diane Varsi & Bruce Dern & Clint Kimbrough et al, director Roger Corman, Ma Barker
56,102. I swear by God this holy oath to the Fuhrer of the German Reich and people Adolf Hitler. (Oath & Swearing & Nazi) Nazi soldiers’ oath
56,103. I swear to Adolf Hitler steadfast loyalty to him and to him absolute obedience. (Oath & Swearing & Nazi) 1934 mass oath led by Speer
79,653. I swear by the old gods. And the new. (Fantasy & Swearing) Game of Thrones: The House of Black and White s5e2, Brienne
89,313. The English (it must be owned) are rather a foul-mouthed nation. (Speak & Swearing) William Hazlitt, Table Talk II
58,876. The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it. (Vice & Curse & Swearing) George Washington
90,376. Mike: Vyvyan, you ever heard of cloning?
Mike: Oh that’s good. Would you swear to that?
Vyvyan: Certainly, if that’s what you want. Big jobs! (Swearing & Clone) The Young Ones, Boring, BBC 1982
90,377. Stifling free speech, no matter what you call it, is humbug. (Swearing & Free Speech) Penn & Teller, Bullshit! Profanity s2e6
90,379. And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son. Genesis 22:16, God to Abraham
90,380. And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:
And I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell. (Swearing & Abraham & Racism) Genesis 24:2&3
90,381. The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac. Genesis 31:53
90,382. And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it; if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity. (Swearing & Sin) Leviticus 5:1
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. (Swearing & Oath) Leviticus 5:4
90,384. And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:12
90,385. For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him. Leviticus 20:9
54,172. Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him. Leviticus 24:14
90,386. And he that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the Lord, shall be put to death. (Swearing & Stranger) Leviticus 24:16
90,387. And David sware unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men gat them up unto the hold. (Swearing & David) I Samuel 24:22
56,409. Then king Solomon sware by the Lord, saying, God do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah have not spoken this word against his own life.
Now therefore, as the Lord liveth, which hath established me, and set me on the throne of David my father, and who hath made me an house, as he promised, Adonijah shall be put to death this day.
And king Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell upon him that he died. (Solomon & Swearing) I Kings 2:23-25
90,388. And it was told king Solomon that Joab was fled unto the tabernacle of the Lord; and, behold, he is by the altar. Then Solomon sent Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, saying, Go, fall upon him. (Swearing & Solomon) I Kings 2:29
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 & Swearing & Oath) I Kings 2:42-46