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
“Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day.”
―Simone de Beauvoir
The Second Sex (1949)
“After all those years as a woman hearing 'not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,' almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, 'I'm enough.'”
From the article "Anna Quindlen: Over 50, And Having 'Plenty Of Cake'," NPR Books, April 24, 2012
As quoted in: Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Oxford University Press - ISBN: 9780199654505
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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.
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