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
“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”
Diary Of Anais Nin Volume 4 1944-1947: Vol. 4, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1972 - ISBN: 9780547564012
“Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning; but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he's sure of losing. That's my way, sir; and there are many victories worse than a defeat.”
Janet's Repentance Ch. 6. - Scenes of Clerical Life (1858)
“Some hae meat and canna eat, - And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit.”
The Kirkcudbright Grace (1790)
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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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