Christopher Columbus Quotes

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Christopher Columbus Quotes

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

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

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

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

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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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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.

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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.

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

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I have come to believe that this is a mighty continent which was hitherto unknown.

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The Indians on board said that thence to Cuba was a voyage in their canoes of a day and a half; these being small dug-outs without a sail. Such are their canoes. I departed thence for Cuba, for by the signs the Indians made of its greatness, and of its gold and pearls, I thought that it must be Cipango.

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There are trees of a thousand sorts, and all have their several fruits; and I feel the most unhappy man in the world not to know them, for I am well assured that they are all valuable. I bring home specimens of them, and also of the land.

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Life has more imagination than We carry in our dreams ...

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It is true that after they have been reassured and have lost this fear, they are so artless and so free with all they possess, that no one would believe it without having seen it. Of anything they have, if you ask them for it, they never say no; rather they invite the person to share it, and show as much love as if they were giving their hearts. This letter, the first and rarest of all printed Americana, describes the scenery and the natives of Hispaniola.

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"Thanks be to God," says the Admiral, "the air is soft as in April in Seville, and it is a pleasure to be in it, so fragrant it is."

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The crew of the caravel "Nina" also saw signs of land, and a small branch covered with berries. Everyone breathed afresh and rejoiced at these signs.

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And I say that Your Highnesses ought not to consent that any foreigner does business or sets foot here, except Christian Catholics since this was the end and the beginning of the enterprise, that it should be for the enhancement and glory of the Christian religion, nor should anyone who is not a good Christian come to these parts. Here may be found the first suggestion of the exclusive colonial policy that Spain and other nations followed.

— Christopher Columbus

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