Oliver Cromwell Quotes & Wallpapers

Oliver Cromwell
Total Quotes: 92

On becoming soldiers we have not ceased to be citizens. Oliver Cromwell

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. Oliver Cromwell

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. Oliver Cromwell

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

I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken. 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 was by birth a gentleman, living neither in any considerable height nor yet in obscurity. Oliver Cromwell

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

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. Oliver Cromwell

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

Nature can do more than physicians Oliver Cromwell

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. Oliver Cromwell

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. Oliver Cromwell

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

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. Oliver Cromwell

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... 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

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

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

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. Oliver Cromwell

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

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

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. Oliver Cromwell

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

Those who stop being better stop being good. Oliver Cromwell

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. Oliver Cromwell

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

Put your trust in God and keep your powder dry. Oliver Cromwell

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

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

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. Oliver Cromwell

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

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will. Oliver Cromwell

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

Nature can do more than physicians. 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

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

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. Oliver Cromwell

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

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

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. Oliver Cromwell

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

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. 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

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

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

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. Oliver Cromwell

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. Oliver Cromwell

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

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

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. Oliver Cromwell

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


A man-of-war is the best ambassador. Oliver Cromwell

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. Oliver Cromwell

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. Oliver Cromwell

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

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

He who ceases to be better, ceases to be good. Oliver Cromwell

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

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. Oliver Cromwell

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! Oliver Cromwell

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

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

Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry. Oliver Cromwell

A few honest men are better than numbers. Oliver Cromwell

Necessity has no law. Oliver Cromwell

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

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