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Oliver Cromwell Quotes

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.
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Necessity has no law.

— Oliver Cromwell

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

A few honest men are better than numbers.

— Oliver Cromwell

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

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

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Make the iron hot by striking it.

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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.

— Oliver Cromwell

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.

— Oliver Cromwell

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.

— Oliver Cromwell

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

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

— Oliver Cromwell

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].

— Oliver Cromwell

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