Quotable: Oliver Cromwell on Being Better People

Good morning!

2 quotes of the week this week and both from a non-scientist, which is relatively unusual on here...but they are applicable, imo, to science and its workers/minions/drones as much as to life more generally.

In terms of quotes, Oliver Cromwell is most famous for his lengthy (and lately often repeated) speech dismissing the Rump Parliament in 1653- the beautifully insulting diatribe that ends "In the Name of God, Go!"

Some of his other speeches and bons mots fall less easily on the modern ear- for example the unexpectedly bawdy "the king shall find us unyielding, like a rod of iron, and shall give us satisfaction. Like our wives!"; Eat your heart out, #metoo ...

Anyway, today's quotes find Cromwell in a more philosophical and abstract mood:


“Consider That Ye May Be Wrong.”
Oliver Cromwell, 



He who stops being better stops being good.”
Oliver Cromwell

Both rather nice, I think. As a firm believer that an idea can be interesting and considered on its own merits, regardless of its source, I  am happy to add them to the ever-growing collection of quotes on here. Next installment next week.