Quotations by Cromwell, Oliver


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

Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) English soldier and statesman
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Put your trust in God, but mind to keep your powder dry.

Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) English soldier and statesman
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Hayes, Ballads of Ireland, vol. 1; blacker, "oliver's advice" 1834; anecdotal advice at various battles
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I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.

Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) English soldier and statesman
Letter to the General Assembly of the Scottish Kirk (3 Aug. 1650)
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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 (1599-1658) English soldier and statesman
Speech to Parliament (12 Sep. 1654)
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