Oliver Cromwell Quotes (60 quotes)
Statement to Pomponne de Bellievre, as told to Cardinal de Retz in 1651; Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz (1717)
“The State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions. If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies.”
Statement before the battle of Marston Moor (2 July 1644)
Speech to Parliament (1655)
“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.”
Letter to Sir William Spring (September 1643)
“Truly England and the church of God hath had a great favour from the Lord, in this great victory given us.”
Letter to Colonel Valentine Walton (5 July 1644)
“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.”
Before the Battle of Naseby (14 June 1645)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsOliver Cromwell
Born: April 25, 1599
Died: September 3, 1658 (aged 59)
Bio: Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Born into the middle gentry, he was relatively obscure for the first 40 years of his life.