Columbus Day Quotes

Great scientific discoveries have been made by men seeking to verify quite erroneous theories about the nature of things.
Aldous Huxley

Aborigines, Persons of little worth found cumbering the soil of a newly discovered country.  They soon cease to cumber; they fertilize.
Ambrose Bierce

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
André Gide
Columbus Day Quotes
Columbus Day Quotes
America's one of the finest countries anyone ever stole.
Bobcat Goldthwaite

In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New, it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner's heart.  That fire was the harbinger of a new era, for it was not to be extinguished.
Charles Kendall Adams

Columbus had all the spirit of a crusader, and, at the same time, the investigating nature of a modern man of science.
Edmund Arthur Helps

Whose indomitable spirit changed the face of the earth for us.
Edmund Arthur Helps

With this humble instrumentality did it please Providence to prepare the theatre for those events by which a new dispensation of liberty was to be communicated to man.
Edward Everett

He leaves in the background of fame all other navigators whose names are written in the priceless annals of discovery.
Emilio Castelar

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce

A ship in harbor is safe - but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
John Dewey

He stands out among the beacon lights of history as a man of vision dominated by a definite purpose.
John George Jones

I also hate those holidays that fall on a Monday where you don't get mail, those fake holidays like Columbus Day.  What did Christopher Columbus do, discover America?  If he hadn't, somebody else would have and we'd still be here.  Big deal.
John Waters

He completed the universe, he achieved the physical unity of the globe.

Columbus went around the world in 1492.  That isn't a lot of strokes when you consider the course.
Lee Trevino

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust

What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.
Margot Asquith

Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered.  I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
Oscar Wilde

Every ship that comes to America got its chart from Columbus.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy

Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States.  Ask any Indian.
Robert Orben

When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white man came, an Indian said simply, "Ours."
Vine Deloria, Jr.