"Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Christopher Columbus on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Christopher Columbus on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Christopher Columbus on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Christopher Columbus on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Christopher Columbus on Thomas Jefferson
"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."
"For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps."
"These people are very unskilled in arms... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished."
"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."
"Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood."