Christopher Columbus Quotes

Who the Hell is Christopher Columbus?

Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who discovered America on a Spanish mission while searching for India in 1492.

Born October 31, 1451
Died May 20, 1506

Best 16 Quotes by Christopher Columbus

“A hundred castellanoes are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand.”

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“By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.”

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

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

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“Gold is the most precious of all commodities; gold constitutes treasure, and he who possesses it has all he needs in the world, as also the means of rescuing souls from purgatory, and restoring them to the enjoyment of paradise.”

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

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“It is easy to discover what another has discovered before.”

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“It was the Lord who put into my mind that fact that it would be possible to sail from here to the Indies. All who heard of my project rejected it with laughter, ridiculing me. There is no question that the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit, because He comforted me with rays of marvelous inspiration from the Holy Scriptures.”

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“Life has more imagination than we carry in our dreams.”

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“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. The working out of all things has been assigned to each person by our Lord, but it all happens according to His sovereign will, even though He gives advice. He lacks nothing that is in the power of men to give Him. Oh, what a gracious Lord, who desires that people should perform for Him those things for which He holds Himself responsible! Day and night, moment by moment, everyone should express their most devoted gratitude to Him.”

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“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.”

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“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

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

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

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

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“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

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