Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Columbus Day Quotes

Every one of us has in him a continent of undiscovered character.  Blessed is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul.  ~Author Unknown His bark The daring mariner shall urge far o'er The Western wave, a smooth and level plain, Albeit the earth is fashioned like a wheel. ~Luigi Pulci He gave the world another world.  ~George Santayana So Columbus said, somebody show me the sunset and somebody did and he set sail for it, And he discovered America and they put him in jail for it, And the fetters gave him welts, And they named America after somebody else. ~Ogden Nash, Columbus 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


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