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
The daring mariner shall urge far o'er
The Western wave, a smooth and level plain,
Albeit the earth is fashioned like a wheel.
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!"
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