Francis Drake Quotes (4 quotes)
“There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory.”
Letter to Sir Francis Walsingham, from off Cape Sagres, Portugal (17 May 1587)
Quoted in Francis Bacon, Considerations Touching a War with Spain (1629)
The Works of Daniel Webster (1853), p. 377, "Reception at New York"
“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”
The New Statesman (1933-02-25)
“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.”
The Life of Luther Written by Himself (H.G. Bohn, 1862), p. 7
“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”
The Effective Executive (1993)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsFrancis Drake
Died: January 28, 1596 (aged 56)
Bio: Sir Francis Drake, Vice Admiral was an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Elizabeth I of England awarded Drake a knighthood in 1581. He was second-in-command of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada in 1588. He also carried out the second circumnavigation of the world, from 1577 to 1580.