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A list of the best swearing quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous swearing quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic swearing quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational swearing quotes from that same writer.

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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

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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? Jonathan Swift

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

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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. Ernest Hemingway

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

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

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Oaths are the fossils of piety. George Santayana

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

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

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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? William Shakespeare