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Columbus Quotes

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Nay, be a Columbus to whole new
continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does
not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses.
They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton,
they laughed at the Wright brothers.
But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
- Carl Sagan

When we first broke into that forbidden box in the other dimension,
we knew we had discovered something as surprising and
powerful as the New World when Columbus came stumbling onto it.
- Ken Kesey

 

When that book came out, it was like Columbus telling
about America at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella.
- Theodore White

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

My goals are for the U.S.
team to get to the second round of the World Cup and
to win a championship here in the U.S.
with my club team the Columbus Crew.
- Brian McBride

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Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows,
is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
- James Joyce

Chris Columbus was really interesting to watch how he works with children.
- David R. Ellis

I grew up in Columbus, Indiana, a kind of industrial and farmland place.
- Stephen Sprouse

If America had been discovered as many times as I have,
no one would remember Columbus.
- Sean Connery

Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in
response to a majority directive.
- Milton Friedman

Whenever I played Columbus, Ohio, I dropped in to see my close friend,
a medium who had mysterious powers.
Her Indian guide was Mohawk.
- Ethel Waters

If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.
- Arthur J. Goldberg

Columbus only discovered that he was in some new place.
He didn't discover America.
- Louise Erdrich

The American who first discovered Columbus made a bad discovery.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America,
that he ever mentioned it.
- Margot Asquith

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages
to its present state of civilization.
Imagination led Columbus to discover America.
Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
- L. Frank Baum

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

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

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

I also hate those holidays that fall on a Monday where you don't get mail,
those fake holidays like Columbus Day.
What did Christopher Columbus do, discover America? If he hadn't,
somebody else would have and we'd still be here.
Big deal.
- John Waters

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

This is largely the methodology I've used throughout my career -
that is,
starting with a question as to what might be the properties
of a set of compounds that could be invented which
were unusual and unpredictable.
Many times I've felt a bit like Columbus setting sail.
- Donald Cram

There are even more statues of Robert Burns than of
any other figure in world literature.
Indeed if we discount figures of religion,
then only Christopher Columbus has more statues than he worldwide.
- Len G. Murray

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

Marriage commissioners who choose not to marry homosexuals are being fired.
A Knights of Columbus chapter in British Columbia is
in court because it chooses not allow a lesbian group
to use its facility for marriage ceremonies.
The list goes on.
- Stockwell Day

In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New,
it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner's heart.
That fire was the harbinger of a new era,
for it was not to be extinguished.
- Charles Kendall Adams

The only history is a mere question of one's struggle inside oneself.
But that is the joy of it.
One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations,
and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander,
to do.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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

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

Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean,
or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope
that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there.
Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country,
depends on who has the most drive.
- Kevin J. Anderson

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

You can feel as brave as Columbus starting for the
unknown the first time you enter a Chinese lane full of boys laughing at you,
or when you risk climbing down in a Tibetan pub for a meal of rotten meat.
- Ella Maillart

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

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

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

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

Twenty years ago I wanted to move to a nice place so
our Charley would grow up a nice boy and learn a profession.
But instead we live in a jungle, so he can only be a wild animal.
D'you think I picked the East Side like Columbus picked America?
- Abraham Polonsky

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 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

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

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

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

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

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

I have definitely gone through my ups and downs and
faced my adversity and my nay-sayers,
but managed to do all right.
It is a pretty classic tale.
- Steve Nash

Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals.
They never feel that it is an injustice to equals;
nay it is treachery to comrades.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Unfortunately our nation, nay, our world,
is run by evil morons.
- Rudy Rucker

Truth is tough.
It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch;
nay,
you may kick it about all day like a football,
and it will be round and full at evening.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded,
nay nor canals and dockyards make the city,
but men able to use their opportunity.
- Alcaeus

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory,
abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Large organization is loose organization.
Nay, it would be almost as true to say that organization
is always disorganization.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful,
nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.
- Thomas Carlyle

If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay,
why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable,
but is also remediable.
- Horace Mann

Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law
itself is nothing else but reason -
the law which is perfection of reason.
- Edward Coke

You have to not listen to the nay sayers because there
will be many and often they'll be much more qualified
than you and cause you to sort of doubt yourself.
- James Cameron

Money is time.
With money I buy for cheerful use the hours which otherwise
would not in any sense be mine;
nay,
which would make me their miserable bondsman.
- George Gissing

Nature, reason, and Christianity recognize no other.
Pride may say Nay; but Pride was always a liar,
and a great hater of the truth.
- Susanna Moodie

We may not commit a lesser Sin under pretence to avoid a greater,
but we may, nay we ought to endure the greatest Pain
and Grief rather than commit the least Sin.
- Mary Astell

Happy and fortunate indeed would this nation be,
nay, completely blessed, if it had good prelates and pastors,
and but one prince, and that prince a good one.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

Universalism as an ideal is as old as nay,
is probably much more ancient than the Christian ideal.
- Arthur Keith

Every day, nay every moment, try to do some good deed.
- Abu Bakr

Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand
bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray;
nay,
when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror,
it reflects itself with redoubled brightness.
It is not perfected till it is shared.
- Jane Porter

The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us -
of becoming happy - is not attainable:
yet we may not -
nay,
cannot - give up the efforts to come nearer to realization
of it by some means or other.
- Sigmund Freud

After all, I long to be in America again,
nay, if I can go home to return no more to Europe,
it seems to me that I shall ever enjoy more peace of mind,
and even Physical comfort than I can meet with in any
portion of the world beside.
- John James Audubon

Nay, men are so far from musing of their sins,
that they disdain this practise, and scoff at it:
what say they,
if all were of your mind; what should become of us?
Shall we be always poring on our corruptions?
- Thomas Hooker

For it would have been better that man should have been born dumb,
nay, void of all reason, rather than that he should
employ the gifts of Providence to the destruction of his neighbor.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

It is not the intelligent woman v. the ignorant woman;
nor the white woman v. the black, the brown, and the
red, it is not even the cause of woman v. man.
Nay, tis woman's strongest vindication for speaking
that the world needs to hear her voice.
- Anna Julia Cooper


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