Amerigo Vespucci Quotes



Best 6 Quotes by Amerigo Vespucci

“From Amerigo the discoverer as if it were the land of Americus, thus America.”

“The philosopher said: It belongs to the world!
The ignorant sailor cried: It is mine!”

Amerigo Vespucci Quotes

“They breathe the spirit of benevolence for which Toscanelli was noted, and indicate the greatness of the man — a greatness decidedly in contrast to the mean and petty nature of his correspondent, who would have perished sooner than allow information so precious to escape from him to the world.”

Amerigo Vespucci

Letter to Piero Soderini Quotes

“The manner of their living is very barbarous, because they do not eat at fixed times, but as often as they please.”

Letter to Piero Soderini

Letters of the Four Voyages to the New World Quotes

“I resolved to abandon trade and to fix my aim on something more praiseworthy and stable; whence it was that I made preparation for going to see part of the world and its wonders.”

Letters of the Four Voyages to the New World

“Those new regions which we found and explored with the fleet we may rightly call a New World, a continent more densely peopled and abounding in animals than our Europe or Asia or Africa; and, in addition, a climate milder than in any other region known to us.”

Letters of the Four Voyages to the New World

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