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Christopher Columbus Quotes and Sayings

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Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
- Christopher Columbus

Related topics: History

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

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

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.
- Christopher Columbus

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions,
one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
- Christopher Columbus

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

After having dispatched a meal, I went ashore,
and found no habitation save a single house,
and that without an occupant; we had no doubt that
the people had fled in terror at our approach,
as the house was completely furnished.
- Christopher Columbus

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

I ordered each man to be presented with something,
as strings of ten or a dozen glass beads apiece,
and thongs of leather, all which they estimated highly;
those which came on board I directed should be fed with molasses.
- Christopher Columbus

Stood off and on during the night, determining not
to come to anchor till morning,
fearing to meet with shoals; continued our course in the morning;
and as the island was found to be six or seven leagues distant,
and the tide was against us, it was noon when we arrived there.
- Christopher Columbus

I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out
to the Lord for grace and mercy,
and they have covered me completely.
I have found the sweetest consolation since I made
it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence.
- Christopher Columbus

I am not solicitous to examine particularly everything here,
which indeed could not be done in fifty years,
because my desire is to make all possible discoveries,
and return to your Highnesses, if it please our Lord,
in April.
- Christopher Columbus

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Happiness isn't at the end of the rainbow.
Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow.
Following the rainbow is happiness,
not getting to the end of it.
- Werner Erhard

Balance activity with serenity,
wealth with simplicity,
persistence with innovation,
community with solitude,
familiarity with adventure,
constancy with change,
leading with following.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The end of life is to be like God,
and the soul following God will be like Him.
- Socrates

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you,
following you right on up until you die.
- Paul Simon

I do not want to foresee the future.
I am concerned with taking care of the present.
God has given me no control over the moment following.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do more than is required.
What is the distance between someone who achieves their
goals consistently and those who spend their lives
and careers merely following? The extra mile.
- Gary Ryan Blair

We are a puny and fickle folk.
Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We've been following Judge Alito's career over the last 15 years,
while he's been on the Court of Appeals.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

Jackie Kennedy was magnificent in the days and weeks
immediately following her husband's assassination.
She was especially wonderful to me.
- Pierre Salinger

It is incumbent upon us to respond to the unique needs
of military women and ensure they receive proper care
during the first year following childbirth.
- Susan Collins

Miles Davis had me play and he hired me the following week and after that,
everything broke wide open.
- Miroslav Vitous

We're from New York, so we have a decent following.
- Josh Silver

I was following my muse and I was very fortunate in
having good people around me and it turned out to be
a pretty good recording in my opinion.
- Ronnie Montrose

I've no idea what Eddie Irvine's orders are,
but he's following them superlatively well.
- Murray Walker

In following their line through, and those of Plantagenet and Tudor,
there is but little to soothe the mind.
- Charlotte Smith

God forgive me if I do wrong in following with ardor
the strongest instincts of my nature.
- Julia Ward Howe

If there is no certain reality, the idea of following
a leader must be scrutinized.
- Marguerite Young

All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical,
combine in the three following questions:
1.
What can I know? 2.
What ought I to do? 3.
What may I hope?
- Immanuel Kant

I'm not following anybody's tracks, I'm making my own baby.
- Picabo Street

So the ethic I was taught in school resulted in the
path I chose in my life following school.
- Kevin Mitnick

The National League was born the following year,
as an attempt to exert the control of capital over labor.
- John Thorn

I see only defects because I'm not following the scene as it were.
I'm not following the other person.
It's like the best thing to clarify this is the theater.
- Omar Sharif

What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or
inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically,
following one's nose, taking shortcuts.
- Italo Calvino

I wanted to start a proper academy and recruit juniors
from all over Pakistan following my retirement after
the World Open in 1993 but there was no support.
- Jahangir Khan

I've been following what's happening in Colombia because
it's the country of my childhood.
- Barbet Schroeder

I'm not a headline guy.
I know that as long as I was following Ruth to the
plate I could have stood on my head and no one would
have known the difference.
- Lou Gehrig

There is also a strong following among the urbanites
on the East Coast when it comes to martial arts films.
- Donnie Yen

Butterflies are always following me,
everywhere I go.
- Mariah Carey

We have a model that we're following,
and it's the Libya model.
- Mitchell Reiss

I'm very honoured that there is a loyal following and I hope it continues.
- Sara Paretsky

I keep one simple rule that I only move in one direction -
I write the book straight through from beginning to end.
By following time's arrow, I keep myself sane.
- Jonathan Lethem

But while doing that I'd been following a variety of
fields in science and technology,
including the work in molecular biology,
genetic engineering, and so forth.
- K. Eric Drexler

The problem is the following, black music is increasing
encumbered by white elements,
often pleasant but always superfluous,
easily and advantageously replaced with black elements.
- Boris Vian

In the end we are all sacked and it's always awful.
It is as inevitable as death following life.
If you are elevated there comes a day when you are demoted.
Even Prime Ministers.
- Alan Clark

We have an epidemic of sexual predators following our children,
whether it be on the computers, whether it be in our public parks,
whether it be in the workplace, or even our schools.
- Jon Porter

I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy;
Dear Jack,
Don't buy a single vote more than is necessary.
I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide.
- John F. Kennedy

I emphasise the following: don't, whatever happens,
be anyone but yourself.
Don't act anyone else-that would be fatal.
- Graham Kennedy

We have repeatedly issued warnings, over a number of years.
Following these warnings and these calls,
anti-American explosions took place in a number of Islamic countries.
- Osama bin Laden

There is no truth without responsibility following in its wake.
- Kenneth L. Pike

There's clearly something to be said for success and
following through on your commitments.
- Frank Carlucci

I like to sneak in under the radar.
I don't have any paparazzi following me or have to deal with that stuff.
I'm never in the tabloids.
I prefer that.
- Rob Schneider

Following my junior year in high school,
I went on a camping trip through Russia in a group led by Horst Momber,
a young language teacher from Roosevelt.
- Peter Agre

What woman wants a camera following around her naked butt?
- Charlotte Ross

The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles,
and from that moment he is following the dark rapids
of an underground river which may sometimes flow so
near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.
- Cyril Connolly

Creativity shouldn't be following radio;
it should be the other way around.
- Herbie Hancock

I think the hardest part of writing is revising.
And by that I mean the following: A novelist has to
create the piece of marble and then chip away to find the figure in it.
- Chaim Potok

I enjoy 'Supermarket Sweep' because of its adlib demands
in following the fast action.
- Randy West

I think in Atlantic Canada, because of what happened
in the decades following Confederation,
there is a culture of defeat that we have to overcome.
- Stephen Harper


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