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Quotations From OLIVER CROMWELL

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  • 1.
    No man rises so high as he knows not whither he goes.
    Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), British Parliamentarian general, Lord Protector of England. Quoted in Essays in English History, "Cromwell and the Historians," A.J.P. Taylor (1976).
  • 2.
    A few honest men are better than numbers.
    Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), British Parliamentarian general, Lord Protector of England. Letter, September 1643. Quoted in Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches, Thomas Carlyle, 2nd ed. (1846).
  • 3.
    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 (1599-1658), British Parliamentarian general, Lord Protector of England. Speech, July 2, 1644, to the Parliamentarian army before the Battle of Marston Moor.
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