My prayer is that God give me no longer life than I shall be glad to use mine office in edification, and not in destruction.
Letter of March 1538. (Merriman, ii. p. 129.)
[ William Tyndale is a man] replete with venomous envy, rancour and malice.Cromwell, Thomas, 1st Earl Of Essex
This had been no great cause more to reject the one than thother, for ye know by histories of the bible that god may by his revelation dispense with his own Law.Cromwell, Thomas, 1st Earl Of Essex
[I am] A Subject and born to obey laws...The trial of all laws only consisteth in honest and probable witness.Cromwell, Thomas, 1st Earl Of Essex
A good household manager, but not fit to meddle in the affairs of kings.Cromwell, Thomas, 1st Earl Of Essex
And shall I name one who hath been in our age, and wish him now to live to cure so great a canker? Would God England had a Cromwell: I will say no more.Cromwell, Thomas, 1st Earl Of Essex