Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was an Italian explorer who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, hoping to find a route to India (in order to trade for spices). He made a total of four trips to the Caribbean and South America during the years 1492-1504.
Quotes of Christopher Columbus :
1. By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
2. 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.
3. These people are very unskilled in arms… with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.
4. Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
5. Riches don’t make a man rich, they only make him busier.
6. For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.
7. I saw a boy of the crew purchasing javelins of them with bits of platters and broken glass.
8. The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it.
9. Their houses are all built in the shape of tents, with very high chimneys.
10. Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood.
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