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)
In 1587. As quoted in: Considerations Touching a War with Spain (1629) by Francis Bacon
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace.”
As quoted in The Canine Hiker's Bible (2000) by Doug Gelbert, p. 8
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
As quoted in: Morally We Roll Along, Gay MacLaren, Little, Brown, 1938, p. 66, "I Meet Mark Twain"
“A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.”
As quoted in: Many Thoughts of Many Minds (1862), edited by Henry Southgate
“The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.”
Variant: izquotes.com/quote/226358. As quoted in An Enemy Called Average (1990) by John L. Mason, p. 55
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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.