Oliver Cromwell quotes

Born
25 April 1599 Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, Kingdom of England.

Died
3 September 1658.

Occupation
Solider, statesman.

Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader. He served as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1653 until his death, acting simultaneously as head of state and head of government of the new republic.

Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry.
– Oliver Cromwell
God made them as stubble to our swords.
– Oliver Cromwell
A few honest men are better than numbers.
– Oliver Cromwell
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
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
He who stops being better stops being good.
– Oliver Cromwell
Nature can do more than physicians.
– Oliver Cromwell
No one rises so high as he who knows not whither he is going.
– Oliver Cromwell
Put your trust in God; but be sure to keep your powder dry.
– Oliver Cromwell
Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
– Oliver Cromwell
Work hard, trust in God, and keep your bowels open.
– 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
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.
– Oliver Cromwell
We are Englishmen; that is one good fact.
– Oliver Cromwell
Do not trust the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you or I were going to be hanged.
– 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
I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.
– Oliver Cromwell
Not only strike while the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
– Oliver Cromwell
Who can love to walk in the dark? But providence doth often so dispose.
– Oliver Cromwell
What is all our histories, but God showing himself, shaking and trampling on everything that he has not planted.
– Oliver Cromwell
I have learned that if you fear God, you have no one else to fear.
– Oliver Cromwell
Necessity has no law.
– Oliver Cromwell