"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."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Christopher Columbus on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Christopher Columbus on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Christopher Columbus on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Christopher Columbus on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Christopher Columbus on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World."
"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."