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Swearing Quotes

Take not God's name in vain; select a time when it will have effect.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

'Twas but my tongue, 'twas not my soul that swore.

Author: Euripides

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet

Grant me some wild expressions, Heavens, or I shall burst.

Author: George Farquhar (1677-1707)

Profession: Irish Playwright

Ethelberta breathed a sort of exclamation, not right out, but stealthily, like a parson's damn.

Author: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

I've tried to reduce profanity but I reduced so much profanity when writing the book that I'm afraid not much could come out. Perhaps we will have to consider it simply as a profane book and hope that the next book will be less profane or perhaps more sacred.

Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

Profession: American Writer

Oaths are the fossils of piety.

Author: George Santayana (1863-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Poet

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

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

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.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Ay, ay, the best terms will grow obsolete: damns have had their day.

Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Dramatist

A footman may swear; but he cannot swear like a lord. He can swear as often: but can he swear with equal delicacy, propriety, and judgment?

Author: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Satirist