Oaths are but words, and words but wind. Samuel Butler (Poet) Read Hudibras at Project Gutenberg Instagram sharing coming soon. Quote text and source copied to clipboard. Link to this quote copied to clipboard. More information about this quote Topic Promises Author Samuel Butler (Poet) Source Hudibras Medium Poem Language English Time 1664 1660s 17th century Occupation Poet Writer From United Kingdom Europe Authentication Score 2 More information on Authentication Score coming soon. Citation Butler, Samuel. Hudibras. 1664, part 2, canto 2, l. 107. Citation text copied to clipboard.