Christopher Columbus Quotes

- Notable Christopher Columbus Quotes Index -

Born: 1451, Genoa, Italy
Birth Country: Italy
Died: Valladolid, Crown of Castile, in present-day Spain, May 20, 1506
Occupation: Explorer

1.
Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
- Christopher Columbus

2.
For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.
- Christopher Columbus

3.
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

4.
Stood off and on during the night, determining not to come to anchor till morning, fearing to meet with shoals continued our course in the morning and as the island was found to be six or seven leagues distant, and the tide was against us, it was noon when we arrived there.
- Christopher Columbus

5.
These people are very unskilled in arms... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.
- Christopher Columbus

6.
Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood.
- Christopher Columbus

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