"For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Christopher Columbus on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Christopher Columbus on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Christopher Columbus on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Christopher Columbus on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Christopher Columbus on Albert Einstein
"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."
"Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World."
"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."