|Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.|
|A true word needs no oath. Turkish.|| 1|
|An oath and an egg are soon broken. German.|| 2|
|An unlawful oath is better broken than kept.|| 3|
|He keeps his oath as a dog does his fast. German.|| 4|
|It is a great sin to swear unto a sin,|
But greater sin to keep a sinful oath. Shakespeare.
|Oaths are but words and words but wind. Butler.|| 6|
|Tis not the many oaths that make the truth,|
But the plain, single vow that is vowed true. Shakespeare.
|To keep that oath were more impiety|
Than Jepthas, when he sacrificed his daughter. Shakespeare.