Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
The sea will grant each man new hope The sleep brings dreams of home.
You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore
The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it.
For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.
I went to sea from the most tender age and have continued in a sea life to this day. Whoever gives himself up to this art wants to know the secrets of Nature here below. It is more than forty years that I have been thus engaged. Wherever any one has sailed, there I have sailed.
Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood.
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 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.
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.
The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home.
Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new one added, and others dropped.
Riches don't make a man rich, they only make him busier.
Life has more imagination than We carry in our dreams...
Gold is the most precious of all commodities; gold constitutes treasure, and he who possesses it has all he needs in the world, as also the means of rescuing souls from purgatory, and restoring them to the enjoyment of paradise.
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.
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
Thus the eternal God, our Lord, gives victory to those who follow His way over apparent impossibilities.
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.
Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.
A hundred castellanoes are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand.
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.
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.
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.
He who has gold makes and accomplishes whatever he wishes in the world and finally uses it to send souls to paradise.
It is easy to discover what another has discovered before.
3 is prime, 5 is prime, 7 is prime. According to some ancient manuscripts 9 is not a prime number, but beyond the distant horizon of the oceans, in the New World that I am going to discover, there are surely lots of them.
With gold a man can do anything. It even sends souls to paradise.
I ordered each man to be presented with something, as strings of ten or a dozen glass beads apiece, and thongs of leather, all which they estimated highly; those which came on board I directed should be fed with molasses.
Dynamic, rapidly expanding European monarchy seeks a can-do visionary to head up its South American divisions.Our ideal candidate will have at least five years' experience in New World colonization and be willing to accept shift work. Fluency in Spanish an asset.Some travel involved
It is hoped that by God's assistance, some of the continents in the Ocean will be discovered ... for the Glory of God.
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 always read that the world, both land and water, was spherical, as the authority and researches of Ptolemy and all the others who have written on this subject demonstrate and prove, as do the eclipses of the moon and other experiments that are made from east to west, and the elevation of the North Star from north to south.