Who can love to walk in the dark? But providence doth often so dispose.
God made them as stubble to our swords.
The State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions. If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies.
We are Englishmen; that is one good fact.
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.
No one rises so high as he who knows not whither he is going.
I would have been glad to have lived under my wood side, and to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than to have undertaken this government.
I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.
Necessity has no law.
A few honest men are better than numbers.
Put your trust in God; but be sure to keep your powder dry.
What is all our histories, but God showing himself, shaking and trampling on everything that he has not planted.
Do not trust the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you or I were going to be hanged.
Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry.
He who stops being better stops being good.