Christopher Columbus Quotes.
These people are very unskilled in arms… with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.
Life has more imagination than We carry in our dreams.
I’m telling you that India is that way, now set my course.
I propose to construct a new chart for navigating, on which I shall delineate all the sea and lands of the Ocean in their proper positions under their bearings; and further, I propose to prepare a book, and to put down all as it were in a picture, by latitude from the equator, and western longitude.
But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them.
I have come to believe that this is a mighty continent which was hitherto unknown.
For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.
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.
An old man came on board my boat; the others, both men and women cried with loud voices: “Come and see the men who have come from the sky. Bring them victuals and drink.”
Riches don’t make a man rich, they only make him busier.
The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it.
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.
I saw a boy of the crew purchasing javelins of them with bits of platters and broken glass.
Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood.