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Christopher Columbus Quotes: "Life has more imagination than We carry in our dreams."

Life has more imagination than We carry in our dreams.




Christopher Columbus Quotes: "Nothing that results in human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. Those that are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light in spite of the others."

Nothing that results in human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. Those that are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light in spite of the others.




Christopher Columbus Quotes: "Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World."

Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "It is easy to discover what another has discovered before."

It is easy to discover what another has discovered before.




Christopher Columbus Quotes: "Riches don't make a man rich, they only make him busier."

Riches don't make a man rich, they only make him busier.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "These people are very unskilled in arms... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished."

These people are very unskilled in arms... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps."

For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.




Christopher Columbus Quotes: "No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service."

No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise."

Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "I should not proceed by land to the East, as is customary, but by a Westerly route, in which direction we have hitherto no certain evidence that any one has gone."

I should not proceed by land to the East, as is customary, but by a Westerly route, in which direction we have hitherto no certain evidence that any one has gone.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "I saw a boy of the crew purchasing javelins of them with bits of platters and broken glass."

I saw a boy of the crew purchasing javelins of them with bits of platters and broken glass.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "With gold a man can do anything. It even sends souls to paradise."

With gold a man can do anything. It even sends souls to paradise.




Christopher Columbus Quotes: "Your Highnesses have an Other World here, by which our holy faith can be so greatly advanced and from which such great wealth can be drawn."

Your Highnesses have an Other World here, by which our holy faith can be so greatly advanced and from which such great wealth can be drawn.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "I'm telling you that India is that way, now set my course."

I'm telling you that India is that way, now set my course.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it."

The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "It is hoped that by God's assistance, some of the continents in the Ocean will be discovered ... for the Glory of God."

It is hoped that by God's assistance, some of the continents in the Ocean will be discovered ... for the Glory of God.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood."

Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "Thus the eternal God, our Lord, gives victory to those who follow His way over apparent impossibilities."

Thus the eternal God, our Lord, gives victory to those who follow His way over apparent impossibilities.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "Thanks be to God, the air is soft as in April in Seville, and it is a pleasure to be in it, so fragrant it is."

Thanks be to God, the air is soft as in April in Seville, and it is a pleasure to be in it, so fragrant it is.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "He who has gold makes and accomplishes whatever he wishes in the world and finally uses it to send souls to paradise."

He who has gold makes and accomplishes whatever he wishes in the world and finally uses it to send souls to paradise.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "I have come to believe that this is a mighty continent which was hitherto unknown. I am greatly supported in this view by reason of this great river [Ozama], and by this sea which is fresh."

I have come to believe that this is a mighty continent which was hitherto unknown. I am greatly supported in this view by reason of this great river [Ozama], and by this sea which is fresh.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "The two Christians met on the way many people who were going to their towns, women and men, with a firebrand in the hand, herbs to drink the smoke thereof, as they are accustomed."

The two Christians met on the way many people who were going to their towns, women and men, with a firebrand in the hand, herbs to drink the smoke thereof, as they are accustomed.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "Happiness is not a life without pain, but rather a life in which the pain is traded for a worthy price."

Happiness is not a life without pain, but rather a life in which the pain is traded for a worthy price.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them."

But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "Their houses are all built in the shape of tents, with very high chimneys."

Their houses are all built in the shape of tents, with very high chimneys.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "An old man came on board my boat; the others, both men and women cried with loud voices: "Come and see the men who have come from the sky. Bring them victuals and drink.""

An old man came on board my boat; the others, both men and women cried with loud voices: "Come and see the men who have come from the sky. Bring them victuals and drink."



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "The crew of the caravel "Nina" also saw signs of land, and a small branch covered with berries. Everyone breathed afresh and rejoiced at these signs."

The crew of the caravel "Nina" also saw signs of land, and a small branch covered with berries. Everyone breathed afresh and rejoiced at these signs.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "I found that part of it towards San Salvador extending from north to south five leagues, and the other side which we coasted along, ran from east to west more than ten leagues."

I found that part of it towards San Salvador extending from north to south five leagues, and the other side which we coasted along, ran from east to west more than ten leagues.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "Sailed this day nineteen leagues, and determined to count less than the true number, that the crew might not be dismayed if the voyage should prove long."

Sailed this day nineteen leagues, and determined to count less than the true number, that the crew might not be dismayed if the voyage should prove long.



Christopher Columbus Quotes: "For this purpose I determined to keep an account of the voyage, and to write down punctually every thing we performed or saw from day to day, as will hereafter appear."

For this purpose I determined to keep an account of the voyage, and to write down punctually every thing we performed or saw from day to day, as will hereafter appear.