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