Oliver Cromwell Quotes

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.
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).