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Oliver Cromwell Quotes

(1599-1658), Parliamentarian General, Lord Protector of England

Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged.

Category: Approval

I had rather have a plain, russet-coated Captain, that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that which you call a Gentle-man and is nothing else.

Category: Army And Navy

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.

Category: Deception

No man rises so high as he knows not whither he goes.

Category: Getting Ahead

What is all our histories, but God showing himself, shaking and trampling on everything that he has not planted.

Category: History And Historians

A few honest men are better than numbers.

Category: Honesty

I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.

Category: Mistakes

Necessity has no law.

Category: Necessity

Make the iron hot by striking it.

Category: Opportunity

You have sat too long for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!

Category: Parliament

Mr. Lely, I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it.

Category: Portraits

The State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions. If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies.

Category: Public Office

He who stops being better stops being good.

Category: Self-improvement

Put your trust in God and keep your powder dry.

Category: Trust