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A collection of quotes and sayings by Francis Drake on new-beginnings, inspiration, life, achievements, captains, thoughts, discovery, and accomplishments.

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Quick Facts

Famous As: Navigator

Born On: 1540 AD

Died On: January 27, 1596

Born In: Tavistock, Devon

Died At Age: 56

Francis Drake was an illustrious English naval officer, sea captain, slave trader, explorer, and privateer. From 1577 to 1580, he travelled around the world in a single expedition. He also holds the feat of being the first to complete the voyage while leading the expedition throughout the circumnavigation. In 1581, he was awarded knighthood by Elizabeth I. We bring to you a list of quotes and sayings by Francis Drake. Following is a list of quotable quotes and thoughts by Francis Drake on end, great, sea, voyage, life, death, glory, yields, time, victory, loss, irrecoverable, win, game, Lord, disturb, sight, land, mastery, ventures, dreams, stars, exploration etc.

There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory.

Francis Drake

Great things have small beginnings.

Francis Drake

Coming up unto them, there has passed some cannon shot between some of our fleet and some of them, and so far as we perceive they are determined to sell their lives with blows.

Francis Drake

It isn't that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.

Francis Drake

The light of past discovery draws me forward. Its shining light guides me to the glory of exploration.

Francis Drake