Francis Walsingham Quotes

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Sir Francis Walsingham

Portrait c. 1585, attributed to John de Critz
Born c. 1532[a]
probably Chislehurst, Kent, England
Died 6 April 1590
Seething Lane, London, England
Occupation Secretary of State
Spymaster
Spouse(s) Anne Barne
Ursula St. Barbe
Children Frances Devereux, Countess of Essex
Mary Walsingham (died as a child)
Parent(s) William Walsingham
Joyce Denny

There is nothing more dangerous than security.
Knowledge is never too dear.
I call God to witness that as a private person I have done nothing unbeseeming an honest man, nor, as I bear the place of a public man, have I done anything unworthy of my place.
Francis Walsingham
See and keep silent.
There is less danger in fearing too much than too little.