Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged.
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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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Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
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No man rises so high as he knows not whither he goes.
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What is all our histories, but God showing himself, shaking and trampling on everything that he has not planted.
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A few honest men are better than numbers.
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I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.
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Necessity has no law.
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Make the iron hot by striking it.
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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!
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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.
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The State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions. If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies.
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He who stops being better stops being good.
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Put your trust in God and keep your powder dry.
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Cromwell, Oliver

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