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16 Swearing Quotes

A demon holds a book, in which are written the sins of a particular man; an Angel drops on it from a phial, a tear which the sinner had shed in doing a good action, and his sins are washed out.

Alberic Quotes , Source: a manuscript, found in article on Dante, selections from "Edinburgh Review", vol. I, p. 67

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Jack was embarrassed--never hero more, And as he knew not what to say, he swore.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: The Island (canto III, st. 5)

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Bad language or abuse I never, never use, Whatever the emergency; Though "Bother it" I may Occasionally say, I never never use a big, big D.

William S. Gilbert Quotes , Source: H.M.S. Pinafore

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Though "Bother it" I may Occasionally say, I never never use a big, big, D.

William S. Gilbert Quotes , Source: H.M.S. Pinafore

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I wasn't born with enough middle fingers.

William S. Gilbert Quotes , Source: H.M.S. Pinafore

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There written all Black as the damning drops that fall From the denouncing Angel's pen, Ere Mercy weeps them out again.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Lalla Rookh--Paradise and the Peri (st. 28)

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And each blasphemer quite escape the rod, Because the insult's not on man, but God?

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Epilogue to Satires (dialogue II, l. 199)

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To swear, except when necessary, is becoming to an honorable man. [Lat., In totum jurare, nisi ubi necesse est, gravi viro parum convenit.]

Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilian) Quotes , Source: De Institutione Oratoria (IX, 2)

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And then a whoreson jackanapes must take me up for swearing, as if I borrowed mine oaths of him and might not spend them at my pleasure.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Cymbeline (Cloten at II, i)

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When a gentlemen is disposed to swear, it is not for any standers-by to curtail his oaths.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Cymbeline (Cloten at II, i)

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I'll be damned for never a king's son in Christendom.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Falstaff at I, ii)

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That in the captain's but a choleric word, Which in the soldier is flat blasphemy.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Measure for Measure (Isabella at II, ii)

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Do not swear at all; Or if thou wilt, swear by thy gracious self, Which is the god of my idolatry, And I'll believe thee.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Juliet at II, ii)

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So soon as ever thou seest him, draw; and as thou draw'st, swear horrible; for 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 Quotes , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Toby at III, iv)

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Our armies swore terrible in Flanders.

Laurence Sterne Quotes , Source: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (bk. III, ch. XI)

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"He shall not die, by God," cried by uncle Toby. The Accusing Spirit which flew up to heaven's chancery with the oath, blushed as he gave it in: and the Recording Angel as he wrote it down, dropped a tear upon the word and blotted it out forever.

Laurence Sterne Quotes , Source: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (bk. VI, ch. VIII)

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