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    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.

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

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

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To swear, except when necessary, is becoming to an honorable man.
[Lat., In totum jurare, nisi ubi necesse est, read more

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

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Our armies swore terrible in Flanders.

Our armies swore terrible in Flanders.

by Laurence Sterne Found in: Swearing Quotes,
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So soon as ever thou seest him, draw; and as thou draw'st, swear
horrible; for it comes to pass read more

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.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Swearing Quotes,
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And then a whoreson jackanapes must take me up for swearing, as
if I borrowed mine oaths of him read more

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.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Swearing Quotes,
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Do not swear at all;
Or if thou wilt, swear by thy gracious self,
Which is the read more

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.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Swearing Quotes,
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There written all
Black as the damning drops that fall
From the denouncing Angel's pen,
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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.

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

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

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"He shall not die, by God," cried by uncle Toby. The Accusing
Spirit which flew up to heaven's chancery read more

"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.

by Laurence Sterne Found in: Swearing Quotes,
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