Oaths Proverbs

Sayings about Oaths

A true word needs no oath. ~ Turkish Proverbs

The oaths of one who loves a woman are not to be believed. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Money swore an oath that nobody that did not love it should ever have it. ~ Irish Proverbs

Eggs and oaths are easily broken. ~ Danish Proverbs

Nothing weights lighter than a promise. ~ German Proverbs

When a man repeats a promise again and again, he means to fail you. ~ Traditional Proverb

Favorite quote about Oaths

Quotations about Oaths

Rash oaths, whether kept or broken, frequently produce guilt. ~ Samuel Johnson

When I place my hand on the Bible and take the oath of office, that oath becomes my highest promise to God. ~ Mitt Romney

You can have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the Government; while I shall have the most solemn one to “preserve, protect, and defend” it. ~ Abraham Lincoln

A liar is always lavish of oaths. ~ Pierre Corneille

Of all men, a philosopher should be no swearer; for an oath, which is the end of controversies in law, cannot determine any here, where reason only must induce. ~ Sir Thomas Browne

It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he is in love, drunk, or running for office. ~ Shirley MacLaine

An oath! why, it is the traffic of the soul, it is law within a man; the seal of faith, the bond of every conscience; unto whom we set our thoughts like hands. ~ Thomas Dekker

Oaths are but words, and words but wind. ~ Samuel Butler

The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

It’s a hard world, neighbors, if a man’s oath must be his master. ~ John Dryden

Recognized probity is the surest of all oaths.~ Madame Suzanne Curchod Necker

There is no such thing as a lovers’ oath. ~ Plato

In lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath. ~ Samuel Johnson

Oaths are the counterfeit money with which we pay the sacrifice of love. ~ Ninon de L’Enclos

Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it. ~ Norman Douglas

When a man takes an oath… he’s holding his own self in his own hands. Like water. And if he opens his fingers then — he needn’t hope to find himself again. ~ Robert Bolt

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

Oaths are the fossils of piety. ~ George Santayana

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans. ~ Peter F. Drucker

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

I take the official oath to-day with no mental reservations and with no purpose to construe the Constitution by any hypercritical rules. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them. ~ Thomas Fuller

Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature. ~ Aeschylus

The oaths of a woman I inscribe on water. ~ Sophocles

I say you must not win an unjust case by oaths. ~ Aeschylus

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