Oath Quotes

No love can be bound by oath or covenant to secure it against a higher love

Ralph Waldo Emerson

How small regard is had to the oath of God by men professing the name of God.

George Gillespie

It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.


Unfortunately, in today's world we have to be reminded that the power of an oath derives from the fact that in it we ask God to bear witness to the promises we make with the implicit expectation that He will hold us accountable for the manner in which we honor them.

James L. Buckley

Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.

Norman Douglas

Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.


In the last analysis, of course, an oath will encourage fidelity in office only to the degree that officeholders continue to believe that they cannot escape ultimate accountability for a breach of faith.

James L. Buckley

There is no such thing as a lovers' oath.


Lying under oath, and encouraging lies under oath, does go to the very heart and soul of what courts do. If we say we don't care, let's forget about courts, and we'll just have other ways of figuring out how to handle disputes.

Kenneth Starr

When a chivalrous man makes an oath, he is faithful to it, and when he attains power, he spares his enemy.

Muhammad Ali

It comes to pass oft that a terrible oath, with a swaggering accent sharply twanged off, gives manhood more approbation than ever proof itself would have earned him.

William Shakespeare

In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty.

Pierre de Coubertin

In Lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath

Samuel Johnson

OATH, n. In law, a solemn appeal to the Deity, made binding upon the conscience by a penalty for perjury.

Ambrose Bierce
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