English Puritan Leader, Lord Protector of the Realm, Statesman and General
Nature can do more than physicians.
Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry.
Consider that ye may be wrong.
Do not trust to the cheering, for those very persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged.
Men have been led in dark paths, through the providence and dispensation of God. Why, surely it is not to be objected to a man, for who can love to walk in the dark? But providence doth often so dispose.
Necessity hath no law. Feigned necessities, imagined necessities... are the greatest cozenage that men can put upon the Providence of God, and make pretenses to break known rules by.
We study the glory of God, and the honour and liberty of parliament, for which we unanimously fight, without seeking our own interests... I profess I could never satisfy myself on the justness of this war, but from the authority of the parliament to maintain itself in its rights; and in this cause I hope to prove myself an honest man and single-hearted.
A few honest men are better than numbers.
Though peace be made, yet it is interest that keeps peace.