Quotes by Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and colonizer who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that opened the New World for conquest and permanent European colonization of the Americas. Columbus had embarked with intent to find and develop a westward route to the Far East, but instead discovered a route to the Americas, which were then unknown to the Old World.

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

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The world is round.

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I should not proceed by land to the East, as is customary, but by a Westerly route, in which direction we have hitherto no certain evidence that any one has gone.

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

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As soon as I arrived in the Indies, in the first island which I found, I took some of the natives by force, in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts. And so it was that they soon understood us, and we them, either by speech or by signs, and they have been very serviceable.

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