25 Famous Christopher Columbus Quotes

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If you’re looking for famous and popular Christopher Columbus quotes, then you’ve come to the right place. Public sentiment has been getting divided regarding this famous explorer. On one hand, he has enslaved, pillaged, and never actually made it to North America. On the other hand, he has made significant marks in history like giving more knowledge about trade winds, and being the first European to stay in the Western Hemisphere.

His inspiring quotes also ring true up to this day. Read on to find out more about Christopher Columbus.

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

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

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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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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. 

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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.

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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.

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When there are such lands there should be profitable things without number. 

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And the sea will grant each man new hope . . . his sleep brings dreams of home. 

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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-quoteI believe that this land which your Highnesses have commanded me to discover is very great, and that there are many other lands in the south of which there have never been reports. 

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

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

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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.

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

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It is easy to discover what another has discovered before.

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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.

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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.

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

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Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new one added, and others dropped.

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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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One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. Variants include “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”.

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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.

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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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Here the people could stand it no longer and complained of the long voyage but the Admiral cheered them as best he could, holding out good hope of the advantages they would have. He added that it was useless to complain, he had come to go to the Indies, and so had to continue it until he found them, with the help of Our Lord. 

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