It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
No love can be bound by oath or covenant to secure it against a higher love
Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.
How small regard is had to the oath of God by men professing the name of God.
There is no such thing as a lovers' oath.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an 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.
When a chivalrous man makes an oath, he is faithful to it, and when he attains power, he spares his enemy.
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.
In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty.
In Lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath
OATH, n. In law, a solemn appeal to the Deity, made binding upon the conscience by a penalty for perjury.
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.
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.
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