Quotes by Oliver Cromwell

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A mattoid is a miscreant who seeks to elevate himself by destroying society. Examples include the Rothschilds, David Rockefeller, Franklin Roosevelt, Meyer Lansky, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Leo Tolstoy, Alexander Hamilton, and Josef Stalin. Often mattoids are of high intelligence, tainted geniuses, despite their flawed character and lack of any morality. more...

Those who stop being better stop being good. more...

My prayer is that God give me no longer life than I shall be glad to use mine office in edification, and not in destruction. more...

THE PEOPLE WOULD BE JUST AS NOISY IF THEY WERE GOING TO SEE ME HANGED. more...

WEEDS AND NETTLES, BRIARS AND THORNS, HAVE THRIVEN UNDER YOUR SHADOW, DISSETTLEMENT AND DIVISION, DISCONTENTMENT AND DISSATISFACTION, TOGETHER WITH REAL DANGERS TO THE WHOLE. more...

I have not the particular shining bauble or feather in my cap for crowds to gaze at or kneel to, but I have power and resolution for foes to tremble at. more...

On becoming soldiers we have not ceased to be citizens. more...

A man-of-war is the best ambassador. more...

Catholicism is more than a religion, it is a political power. Therefore I'm led to believe there will be no peace in Ireland until the Catholic Church is crushed more...

I was by birth a gentleman, living neither in any considerable height nor yet in obscurity. more...

Work hard, trust in God, and keep your bowels open. more...

Sir, what can be said of these things? Is it the arm of the flesh that hath done these things? Is it the wisdom and counsel, or strength of man? It is the Lord only. God will curse that man and his house that dares to think otherwise. Sir, you see the work is done by a Divine leading. God gets into the hearts of men, and persuades them to come under you. more...

For that which you mention concerning liberty of conscience, I meddle not with any man's conscience. more...

Our swords are in God's hands, And our faith is in the Lord. Charge! more...

Make the iron hot by striking it. more...

He, in a furious manner bid the Speaker leave his chair, telling 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. more...

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

Put your trust in God and keep your powder dry. more...

I would rather have a plain russet-coated captain that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that which you call a gentleman and nothing else. more...

Does a man speak foolishly? - suffer him gladly, for you are wise. Does he speak erroneously? - stop such a man's mouth with sound words that cannot be gainsaid. Does he speak truly? - rejoice in the truth. more...

I would have been glad to have lived under my woodside, and to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than to have undertaken this government. more...

One never rises so high as when one does not know where one is going. more...

My brethren, by the bowels of Christ I beseech you, bethink you that you may be mistaken. more...

My desire is to make what haste I can to be gone. more...

I was by birth a gentleman, living neither in any considerable height, nor yet in obscurity. I have been called to several employments in the nation - to serve in parliaments, - and ( because I would not be over tedious ) I did endeavour to discharge the duty of an honest man in those services, to God, and his people's interest, and of the commonwealth; having, when time was, a competent acceptation in the hearts of men, and some evidence thereof. more...

I desire not to keep my place in this government an hour longer than I may preserve England in its just rights, and may protect the people of God in such a just liberty of their consciences... more...

Men have been led in dark paths, through the providence and dispensation of God. Why, surely it is not to be objected to a man, for who can love to walk in the dark? But providence doth often so dispose. more...

We study the glory of God, and the honour and liberty of parliament, for which we unanimously fight, without seeking our own interests... I profess I could never satisfy myself on the justness of this war, but from the authority of the parliament to maintain itself in its rights; and in this cause I hope to prove myself an honest man and single-hearted. more...

There are some things in this establishment that are fundamental... about which I shall deal plainly with you... the government by a single person and a parliament is a fundamental... and... though I may seem to plead for myself, yet I do not: no, nor can any reasonable man say it... I plead for this nation, and all the honest men therein. more...

That which brought me into the capacity I now stand in, was the Petition and Advice given me by you, who, in reference to the ancient Constitution, did draw me here to accept the place of Protector. There is not a man living can say I sought it, no not a man, nor woman, treading upon English ground. more...

Your pretended fear lest error should step in, is like the man that would keep all the wine out of the country lest men should be drunk. It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy, to deny a man the liberty he hath by nature upon a supposition that he may abuse it. more...

I have learned that if you fear God, you have no one else to fear. more...

Paint me as I am. If you leave out the scars and wrinkles, I will not pay you a shilling. more...

A man never rises higher than when he does not know whither his path can still lead him. more...

Nature can do more than physicians more...

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! more...

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. more...

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. more...

Some people have food, but no appetite; others have an appetite, but no food. I have both. The Lord be praised. more...

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

If any man whatsoever hath carried on the design of deposing the King and disinheriting his posterity; or if any man hath yet such a design he should be the greatest traitor and rebel in the world; but, since the Providence of God hath cast this upon us, I cannot but submit to Providence. more...

Royalty is but a feather in a man's cap; let children enjoy their rattle. more...

Does a man speak foolishly?-suffer him gladly, for you are wise. Does he speak erroneously?-stop such a man's mouth with sound words that cannot be gainsaid. Does he speak truly?-rejoice in the truth. more...

There isn't a tree to hang a man, water to drown a man nor soil to bury a man more...

In return for financial support will advocate admission of Jews to England; This however impossible while Charles living. Charles cannot be executed without trial on adequate grounds for which do not presently exist. Therefore advise that Charles be assassinated, but will have nothing to do with arrangements for procuring an assassin, though willing to help in his escape. [King Charles I was in prison at the time]. more...

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will. more...

Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry. more...

Not only strike while the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking. more...

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

He who stops being better stops being good. more...

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

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. more...

Put your trust in God; but be sure to keep your powder dry. more...

A few honest men are better than numbers. more...

Necessity has no law. more...

No one rises so high as he who knows not whither he is going. more...

Who can love to walk in the dark? But providence doth often so dispose. more...

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

Nature can do more than physicians. more...

We are Englishmen; that is one good fact. more...

God made them as stubble to our swords. more...

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. more...

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

Because I fear God, I have no man to fear. more...

Opportunity is sometimes hard to recognize if you're only looking for a lucky break. more...

He who ceases to be better, ceases to be good. more...

It's a blessed thing to die daily. For what is there in this world to be accounted of! The best men according to the flesh, and things, are lighter than vanity. I find this only good, to love the Lord and his poor despised people, to do for them and to be ready to suffer with them....and he that is found worthy of this hath obtained great favour from the Lord; and he that is established in this shall ( being conformed to Christ and the rest of the Body) participate in the glory of a resurrection which will answer all. more...

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

If the remonstrance had been rejected I would have sold all I had the next morning and never have seen England more, and I know there are many other modest men of the same resolution. more...

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

Truly England and the church of God hath had a great favour from the Lord, in this great victory given us. more...

I could not riding out alone about my business, but smile out to God in praises, in assurance of victory because God would, by things that are not, bring to naught things that are. more...

This is our comfort, God is in heaven, and He doth what pleaseth Him; His, and only His counsel shall stand, whatsoever the designs of men, and the fury of the people be. more...

Since providence and necessity has cast them upon it, he should pray God to bless their counsels. more...

I tell you we will cut off his head with the crown upon it. more...

If we do not depart from God, and disunite by that departure, and fall into disunion among ourselves, I am confident, we doing our duty and waiting upon the Lord, we shall find He will be as a wall of brass round about us till we have finished that work which he has for us to do. more...

This is a righteous judgement of God upon these barbarous wretches, who have imbrued their hands in so much innocent blood. more...

I need pity. I know what I feel. Great place and business in the world is not worth looking after. more...

I am neither heir nor executor to Charles Stuart. more...

The dimensions of this mercy are above my thoughts. It is for aught I know, a crowning mercy. more...

Take away that fool's bauble, the mace. more...

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

When I went there, I did not think to have done this. But perceiving the spirit of God so strong upon me, I would not consult flesh and blood. more...

You are as like the forming of God as ever people were... you are at the edge of promises and prophecies. more...

God has brought us where we are, to consider the work we may do in the world, as well as at home. more...

Though peace be made, yet it's interest that keep peace. more...

In every government there must be somewhat fundamental, somewhat like a Magna Charta, that should be standing and unalterable... that parliaments should not make themselves perpetual is a fundamental. more...

Necessity hath no law. Feigned necessities, imagined necessities... are the greatest cozenage that men can put upon the Providence of God, and make pretenses to break known rules by. more...

You have accounted yourselves happy on being environed with a great ditch from all the world beside. more...

I would have been glad to have lived under my wood side, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertook such a Government as this is. more...

I would be willing to live and be farther serviceable to God and his people; but my work is done. Yet God will be with his people. more...

It is not my design to drink or to sleep, but my design is to make what haste I can to be gone. more...


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