Meaningful & Inspirational Quotes by Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by Christopher Columbus, this article we look at Christopher Columbus’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by Christopher Columbus.

Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.

Christopher Columbus
Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World


By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.

Christopher Columbus

 By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.


It is easy to discover what another has discovered before.

Christopher Columbus
 It is easy to discover what another has discovered before.


Riches don’t make a man rich, they only make him busier.

Christopher Columbus

 Riches don't make a man rich, they only make him busier.


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
 These people are very unskilled in arms… with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.


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.

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.


I’m telling you that India is that way, now set my course.

Christopher Columbus
I'm telling you that India is that way, now set my course.

For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.

Christopher Columbus
For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.

Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.

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.

With gold a man can do anything. It even sends souls to paradise.

Christopher Columbus
 With gold a man can do anything. It even sends souls to paradise.

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 any one has gone.

Christopher Columbus
 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 any one has gone.


He who has gold makes and accomplishes whatever he wishes in the world and finally uses it to send souls to paradise.

Christopher Columbus
He who has gold makes and accomplishes whatever he wishes in the world and finally uses it to send souls to paradise.

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
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."


For this purpose I determined to keep an account of the voyage, and to write down punctually every thing we performed or saw from day to day, as will hereafter appear.

Christopher Columbus
 For this purpose I determined to keep an account of the voyage, and to write down punctually every thing we performed or saw from day to day, as will hereafter appear.

The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it.

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

Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood.

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

An old man came on board my boat; the others, both men and women cried with loud voices: Come and see the men who have come from the sky. Bring them victuals and drink.””

Christopher Columbus
An old man came on board my boat; the others, both men and women cried with loud voices: Come and see the men who have come from the sky.  Bring them victuals and drink.""

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.

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.


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.

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.


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.

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.

Life has more imagination than We carry in our dreams.

Christopher Columbus
Life has more imagination than We carry in our dreams.

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
 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.


I have come to believe that this is a mighty continent which was hitherto unknown. I am greatly supported in this view by reason of this great river [Ozama], and by this sea which is fresh.

Christopher Columbus
 I have come to believe that this is a mighty continent which was hitherto unknown. I am greatly supported in this view by reason of this great river [Ozama], and by this sea which is fresh.

Nothing that results in human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. Those that are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light in spite of the others.

Christopher Columbus
 Nothing that results in human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. Those that are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light in spite of the others.

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