Thursday, May 12, 2005

Columbus Day Quotes

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.  ~John Dewey, The Quest for Certainty, 1929 America's one of the finest countries anyone ever stole.  ~Bobcat GoldthwaiteWe shall be inclined to pronounce the voyage that led to the way to this New World as the most epoch-making event of all that have occurred since the birth of Christ.  ~John Fiske For all mankind that unstained scroll unfurled, Where God might write anew the story of the World. ~Edward Everett Hale 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 Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.  ~Author Unknown Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered.  I myself would say that it had merely been detected.  ~Oscar Wilde Aborigines, n.:  Persons of little worth found cumbering the soil of a newly discovered country.  They soon cease to cumber; they fertilize.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary He gained a world; he gave that world Its grandest lesson:  "On! sail on!" ~Joaquin Miller He stands in history as the completer of the globe.  ~John Sterling Columbus went around the world in 1492.  That isn't a lot of strokes when you consider the course.  ~Lee Trevino Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States.  Ask any Indian.  ~Robert Orben Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge.  ~Author Unknown The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.  ~Marcel Proust Columbus dreamed of an unknown shore, At the rim of a far-flung sky. ~Author Unknown He stands out among the beacon lights of history as a man of vision dominated by a definite purpose.  ~John George Jones Great scientific discoveries have been made by men seeking to verify quite erroneous theories about the nature of things.  ~Aldous Huxley, "Wordsworth in the Tropics" Was this his face, and these the finding eyes That plucked a new world from the rolling seas? ~George Edward Woodberry Mistakes are the portals of discovery.  ~James Joyce The greatest discoveries of science have always been those that forced us to rethink our beliefs about the universe and our place in it.  ~Robert L. Park, in The New York Times, 7 December 1999 He leaves in the background of fame all other navigators whose names are written in the priceless annals of discovery.  ~Emi

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