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.
Oliver Cromwell Quotes
It is not my design to drink or to sleep, but my design is to make what haste I can to be gone.
Mr. Lely, I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay you a farthing.
Not only strike while the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
Necessity hath no law.
Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
He who stops being better stops being good.
Mr Lely, I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture freely like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it. Attributed
A few honest men are better than numbers.
Your pretended fear lest error should step in, is like the man that would keep all the wine out of the country lest men should be drunk. It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy. To deny a man the liberty he hath by nature upon a supposition that he may abuse it.