Oliver Cromwell Quotes (78 quotes)
Letter to Sir William Spring (September 1643)
“Do not trust the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you or I were going to be hanged.”
Said to Lambert in 1650 when their army was marching to Scotland and people all the while were shouting and wishing them success. - As reported in: Bishop Burnet's history of his own time, Vol. I (1724), p. 85, "A Summary of Affairs Before the Restoration"
Letter to Colonel Valentine Walton (5 July 1644)
Letter to the general assembly of the Church of Scotland (August 3, 1650)
“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's letters and speeches: with elucidations (1845 edition)
Statement to Pomponne de Bellievre, as told to Cardinal de Retz in 1651; Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz (1717)
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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.