20 quotes found by Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus
Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
history  light  Left  # 85583
Christopher Columbus
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
Goal  Obstacles  Chosen  # 85584
Christopher Columbus
The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it.
nature  Air  Soft  # 85585
Christopher Columbus
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.
fear  Name  service  # 85586
Christopher Columbus
Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.
gold  wishes  Helping  # 85587
Christopher Columbus
I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence.
Since  enjoy  Found  # 85588
Christopher Columbus
Riches don't make a man rich, they only make him busier.
Rich  Riches  Busier  # 85589
Christopher Columbus
These people are very unskilled in arms... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.
men  Arms  Wished  # 85590
Christopher Columbus
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.
morning  Against  night  # 85591
Christopher Columbus
I am not solicitous to examine particularly everything here, which indeed could not be done in fifty years, because my desire is to make all possible discoveries, and return to your Highnesses, if it please our Lord, in April.
Here  Possible  desire  # 85592
Christopher Columbus
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.
Great  truth  Possible  # 85593
Christopher Columbus
Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood.
morning  Found  tomorrow  # 85594
Christopher Columbus
Sailed this day nineteen leagues, and determined to count less than the true number, that the crew might not be dismayed if the voyage should prove long.
true  Less  Might  # 85595
Christopher Columbus
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.
Found  Side  Along  # 85596
Christopher Columbus
For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.
Use  Execution  Voyage  # 85597
Christopher Columbus
Their houses are all built in the shape of tents, with very high chimneys.
High  Built  Shape  # 85598