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Christopher Columbus Quotes About The Sea, The New World, Funny, God, America & Friends! Exploration has left its mark on the past innumerable times; nonetheless, few people can claim to have had a significant impact on the birth of whole nations. Christopher Columbus is an example of a historical person who influenced European perceptions of the Americas. He was born in Genoa around 1451 to a middle-class family. In 1473, he obtained a position in Genoa as an apprentice and commercial representative. During this voyage, he also visited Chios, a Genoese colony on the Greek island of Lefkas.

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Columbus traveled to Northern Europe and England in the 1470s in search of new markets. He may have also spent time in Iceland, according to some stories. The European countries gained a greater understanding of the Americas thanks to Columbus’ explorations. Significantly, he played a crucial role in establishing permanent colonies on Hispaniola. Because of this, Spain began colonizing the New World.

Using the assistance of his two sons and brother, Christopher Columbus penned two works. Book of Privileges was his first publication, and it was published in 1502 under that name. The book outlined the benefits he was eligible for from the Spanish Crown. In 1505, he published ‘Work of Prophecies,’ the title of his second book.

As an explorer, he utilized the Bible’s texts to put his accomplishments from the Christian perspective. At 54, Columbus passed away from an illness at Valladolid, a part of the Crown of Castile and now a region of Spain. As a mark of respect, the Americas observe Columbus Day on the second Monday of October each year.

Best Christopher Columbus Quotes

1. “Weep for me, whoever has charity, truth and justice! I did not come on this voyage for gain, honor or wealth, that is certain.” — Christopher Columbus

2. “Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.” — Christopher Columbus

3. “When there are such lands there should be profitable things without number.” — Christopher Columbus

4. “I’m telling you that India is that way, now set my course.” — Christopher Columbus

5. “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” — Christopher Columbus

6. “As soon as I arrived in the Indies, in the first island which I found, I took some of the natives by force, in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts. And so it was that they soon understood us, and we them, either by speech or by signs, and they have been very serviceable.” — Christopher Columbus

7. “My desire was not to pass any island without taking possession, so that, one having been taken, the same may be said of all.” — Christopher Columbus

8. “Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood.” — Christopher Columbus

9. “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.” — Christopher Columbus

10. “I have come to believe that this is a mighty continent which was hitherto unknown.” — Christopher Columbus

11. “I believe that this land which your Highnesses have commanded me to discover is very great and that there are many other lands in the south of which there have never been reports.” – Christopher Columbus

12. “The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it.” – Christopher Columbus

13. “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

14. “Your Highnesses have an Other World here, by which our holy faith can be so greatly advanced and from which such great wealth can be drawn.” – Christopher Columbus

15. “After having dispatched a meal, I went ashore, and found no habitation save a single house, and that without an occupant; we had no doubt that the people had fled in terror at our approach, as the house was completely furnished.” – Christopher Columbus

16. “And they know neither sect nor idolatry, with the exception that all believe that the source of all power and goodness is in the sky, and they believe very firmly that I, with these ships and people, came from the sky, and in this belief they everywhere received me, after they had overcome their fear.” — Christopher Columbus

17. “Each day we understand better what the Indians say, and they us, so that very often we are intelligible to each other.” — Christopher Columbus

18. “The Admiral says that he never beheld so fair a thing: trees all along the river, beautiful and green, and different from ours, with flowers and fruits each according to their kind, many birds and little birds which sing very sweetly.” — Christopher Columbus

19. “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” — Christopher Columbus

20. “The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home.” — Christopher Columbus

21. “I went to sea from the most tender age and have continued in a sea life to this day. Wherever anyone has sailed, there I have sailed.” — Christopher Columbus

22. “I should not proceed by land to the East, as is customary, but by a Westerly route, in which direction we have hitherto no certain evidence that anyone has gone.” — Christopher Columbus

23. “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

24. “At sunset Martin Alonzo called out with great joy from his vessel that he saw land, and demanded of the Admiral a reward for his intelligence.” — Christopher Columbus

25. “The crew of the caravel “Nina” also saw signs of land, and a small branch covered with berries. Everyone breathed afresh and rejoiced at these signs.” — Christopher Columbus

26. “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 marvelous Presence.” — Christopher Columbus

27. “Of this voyage, I observe,” says the Admiral, “that it has miraculously been shown, as may be understood by this writing, by the many signal miracles that He has shown on the voyage, and for me, who for so great a time was in the court of Your Highnesses with the opposition and against the opinion of so many high personages of your household, who were all against me, alleging this undertaking to be folly, which I hope in Our Lord will be to the greater glory of Christianity, which to some slight extent already has happened.” — Christopher Columbus

28. “It was the Lord who put into my mind (I could feel His hand upon me) the fact that it would be possible to sail from here to the Indies.” — Christopher Columbus

29. .“My hope in the One who created us all sustains me; He is an ever-present help in trouble.” — Christopher Columbus

30. “When I was extremely depressed, He raised me with His right hand, saying,`O man of little faith, get up, it is I; do not be afraid.” — Christopher Columbus

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