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Christopher Columbus

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You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore

— Christopher Columbus


The world is round.

— Christopher Columbus


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

— Christopher Columbus

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

— Christopher Columbus

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

— Christopher Columbus

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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.

— Christopher Columbus

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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.

— Christopher Columbus

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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.

— Christopher Columbus

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

— Christopher Columbus

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I found that part of it towards San Salvador extending from north to south five leagues, and the other side which we coasted along, ran from east to west more than ten leagues.

— Christopher Columbus

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According to historian Edmund Morgan

Throughout his life Columbus also showed a keen interest in the Bible and in Biblical prophecies and would often quote biblical texts in his letters and logs. In retaliation for the attack on La Navidad Columbus demanded that each Taino over 14 years of age deliver a hawk's bell full of gold powder every three months or when this was lacking twenty-five pounds of spun cotton. In his later years Columbus demanded that the Spanish Crown give him 10% of all profits made in the new lands as stipulated in the Capitulations of Santa Fe.

Christopher Columbus (Italian: Cristoforo Colombo; Spanish: Cristóbal Colón; Portuguese: Cristóvão Colombo; before 31 October 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer navigator and colonizer born in the Republic of Genoa in what is today northwestern Italy. Those voyages and his efforts to establish permanent settlements on the island of Hispaniola initiated the Spanish colonization of the New World. During his first voyage in 1492 instead of reaching Japan as he had intended Columbus landed in the Bahamas archipelago at a locale he named San Salvador.

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