38 Total Quotes

Oliver Cromwell Quotes

No one rises so high as he who knows not whither he is going. Not only strike while the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking. Do not trust the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you or I were going to be hanged.
Oliver Cromwell
#English Soldier

I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.
Oliver Cromwell
#English Soldier

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!
Oliver Cromwell
#Parliament

No one rises so high as he who knows not whither he is going.
Oliver Cromwell
#English Soldier

Mr Lely, I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture freely 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
Oliver Cromwell
#Desire

Necessity has no law.
Oliver Cromwell
#English Soldier #Law

Necessity hath no law. Feigned necessities, imaginary necessities . . . are the greatest cozenage that men can put upon the Providence of God, and make pretences to break known rules by.
Oliver Cromwell
#Law

A few honest men are better than numbers
Oliver Cromwell
#Men

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

Necessity hath no law
Oliver Cromwell
#Law

He who stops being better, stops being good
Oliver Cromwell
#inspirational #Sports #Motivational

God made them as stubble to our swords
Oliver Cromwell
#God

The people would be just as noisy if they were going to see me hanged
Oliver Cromwell
#People

It [the Battle of Worcester] is for aught I know a crowning mercy.
Oliver Cromwell
#Mercy

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

Do not trust the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you or I were going to be hanged.
Oliver Cromwell
#English Soldier #Trust

No man rises so high as he knows not whither he goes.
Oliver Cromwell
#English Soldier #Man

God made them as stubble to our swords.
Oliver Cromwell
#English Soldier

He who stops being better stops being good.
Oliver Cromwell
#English Soldier

I would have been glad to have lived under my wood side, and to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than to have undertaken this government.
Oliver Cromwell
#English Soldier

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.
Oliver Cromwell
#English Soldier

Who can love to walk in the dark? But providence doth often so dispose.
Oliver Cromwell
#English Soldier

Make the iron hot by striking it.
Oliver Cromwell
#Opportunity

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.
Oliver Cromwell
#Portraits