Quotes by Oliver Cromwell

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Oliver Cromwell (April 25, 1599 September 3, 1658) was an English military leader and politician. After leading the overthrow of the British monarchy, he ruled England, Scotland, and Ireland as Lord Protector, from December 16, 1653 until his death, which is believed to have been by either malaria or poisoning. After his burial he was exhumed and hanged, drawn and quartered, which was the traditional punishment for treason in England. more

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Put your trust in God and keep your powder dry.

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
He who stops being better stops being good.
What is all our histories, but God showing himself, shaking and trampling on everything that he has not planted.
Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged.
I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.
Make the iron hot by striking it.
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!
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.
The State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions. If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies.
A few honest men are better than numbers.
No man rises so high as he knows not whither he goes.
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.
He [Oliver Cromwell] in a furious manner, bid the Speaker leave his chair; told the house That they had sat long enough, unless they had done more good; and that it was not fit they should sit as a parliament any longer, and desired them to go away.

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