12 Famous Christopher Columbus Quotes


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. – Christopher Columbus

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


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


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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. – 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


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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


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


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


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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

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. – Christopher Columbus


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


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. – Christopher Columbus

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