“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.”

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“He stands in history as the completer of the globe.”

“Every ship that comes to America got its chart from Columbus.”

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

“Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.”

“If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.”

“Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.”

“What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.”

“Columbus only discovered that he was in some new place. He didn’t discover America.”

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

“Gold is a treasure and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world.”

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

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

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

“The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home.”

“No one should fear to undertake any task.”

“Life has more imagination than we carry in our dreams.”

“For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.”

“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.”

“Gold is the most precious of all commodities.”

“Thus God gives victory to those who follow His way over apparent impossibilities.”

“It is easy to discover what another has discovered before.”

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

“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.”

“I went to sea from the most tender age and have continued in a sea life to this day. Wherever anyone has sailed, there I have sailed.”

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

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

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


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