FACT CHECK: DID OLIVER CROMWELL SAY, ‘NOT ONLY STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT, BUT MAKE IT HOT BY STRIKING’?

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"Not only strike while the iron is hot,but make it hot by striking."~ Oliver Cromwell

Posted by Success Paradigm on Tuesday, June 25, 2019


An image shared on Facebook claims that British military leader Oliver Cromwell said, “Not only strike while the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.”

The Daily Caller found no record of the quote in Cromwell’s speeches or letters.

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Cromwell led the Parliamentary forces against the monarchy in the English Civil War during the 17th century. From 1653 to 1658, he governed the Commonwealth of England, Ireland, and Scotland as the lord protector.

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While the British military leader delivered numerous speeches and maintained extensive correspondence during his lifetime, there is no evidence that he authored the saying attributed to him in the Facebook post. The statement does not appear in any of his speeches or letters.

Furthermore, the Caller reached out to several experts, none of whom believed the quote to be authentic.

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