10 Interesting Sir Francis Drake Quotes

Francis Drake was a famous english sea traveler, sailor, naval officer and politician.

Captain Drake became a celebrity after he successfully completed a circumnavigation of the world, from 1577 to 1580.

“There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it is thoroughly finished yields the true glory.” ― Sir Francis Drake

“There is plenty of time to win this game, and to thrash the Spaniards too.” — Francis Drake

“Disturb us, Lord” ― Sir Francis Drake

“If your Lordship vouchsafe the acceptance, ’tis yours, if the Reader can pick out either use or content, ’tis his, and I am pleased. Example being the publique, and your Lorships favor the private aime, of your humbly devoted” ― Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake Quotes

“The light of past discovery draws me forward. Its shining light guides me to the glory of exploration.” ― Francis Drake

“Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little, when we arrive safely because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess, we have lost our thirst for the waters of life, having fallen in love with life, we have ceased to dream of eternity, and in our efforts to build a new earth,
we have allowed our vision of the new heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas, where storms will show your mastery, where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizon of our hopes, and to push us into the future in strength, courage, hope, and love. This we ask in the name of our Captain, who is Jesus Christ. ” ― Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake Quotes

“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.” ― Sir Francis Drake

“Columbus did neatly check his emulators, by rearing an egg without assistance. Let the slighter of this voyage apply.” ― Sir Francis Drake

“Fame and envie are both needless to the dead because unknown, sometimes dangerous to the living when too well known: reason enough that I rather cause to say nothing, then too little, in the praise of the deceased Author, or of your Lordship my desired factor.” ― Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis  Drake Quotes

Details about Sir Francis Drake

NameSir Francis Drake
NicknameEl Draque (Spanish, “The Dragon”)
CountryTavistock, Devon, England
OccupationEnglish Explorer, Sea Captain. Privateer. Slave Trader. Naval Officer. and Politician.
SpousesMary Newman (m. 1569; died 1581)​
Elizabeth Sydenham ​(m. 1585)
AllegianceKingdom of England
RankVice Admiral
Years active1563 – 1596
FactDrake is best known for his circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580

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