The State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions. If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies.
A few honest men are better than numbers.
Trust in God, but keep your powder dry.
What are all histories but God manifesting himself, shaking down and trampling under foot whatsoever he hath not planted.
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 a farthing for it.
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.
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You have sat too long for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!
No one rises so high as he who knows not whither he is going.
Necessity has no law.
I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.
He Oliver Cromwell in a furious manner, bid the Speaker leave his chair; told the house That they had sat long enough, unless they had done more good; and that it was not fit they should sit as a parliament any longer, and desired them to go away.
Does a man speak foolishly?—suffer him gladly, for you are wise. Does he speak erroneously?—stop such a man’s mouth with sound words that cannot be gainsaid. Does he speak truly?—rejoice in the truth.
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