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Quotes and Images from Christopher Columbus   By: (1876-1938)

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By Filson Young

A man standing on the sea shore

Absent for a little time, and his organisation went to pieces

All days, however hard, have an evening, and all journeys an end

Amerigo Vespucci

And every one goes naked and unashamed

At last extricate himself from the theological stupor

Attempts that have been made to glorify him socially

Bede, in the eighth century, established it finally (sphericity)

Began to offer bargains to the Almighty

Believed that the Spaniards came from heaven

Biography which obscures the truth with legends and pretences

Cannibal epicures did not care for the flesh of women and boys

Christian era denied the theory of the roundness of the earth

Columbus, calling for an egg, laid a wager

Columbus never once mentions his wife

Columbus's habit of being untruthful in regard to his own past

Cooling off in his enthusiasm as the pastime became a task

Desire to get a great deal of money without working for it

Diminishing object to the wet eyes of his mother, sailed away

Dogs wagged their tails, but that never barked

Establishment of ten footmen and twenty other servants

Exchanging the natives for cattle

First known discovery of tobacco by Europeans

First organised transaction of slavery on the part of Columbus

Freed by force and with guns

Having issued three Bulls in twenty four hours, he desisted

He had a way of rising above petty indignities

He was a great stickler for the observances of religion

Hearts quick to burn, quick to forget

Heretics were being burned every year by the Grand Inquisitor

High time, indeed, that they should be taught to wear clothing

Idea of importing black African labour to the New World

Ideas to him were of more value than facts

If there were no results, there would be no rewards

Inclined to be pompous

Irving: so inaccurate, so untrue to life, and so profoundly dull

Islands in that sea had their greatest length east and west

Juan Ponce de Leon, the discoverer of Florida

Learn the blessings of Christianity under the whip

Lives happily in our dreams, as blank as sunshine

Logic is irresistible if you only grant the first little step

Loose way in which the term India was applied in the Middle Ages

Man with a Grievance

Man of single rather than manifold ideas

More than a touch of crafty and elaborate dissimulation

Nautical phrase "make it so."

Never to deal with subordinates

No more troubled by any wonder, sleeps at last

No Spanish women accompanied it (2d expedition)

Nothing so ludicrous as an Idea to those who do not share it

Only confirmative evidence remained

Patience which holds men back from theorising

Presence of the owner makes the horse fat

Professors of Christ brought not peace, but a sword

Religion has in our days fallen into decay

Saw potatoes also, although they did not know what they were

Sea of Darkness

Seeking to hire the protection of the Virgin

She must either sin or be celibate

Shifts and deceits that he practised

Spaniards sometimes hanged thirteen of them in a row

Spaniards undertook to teach the heathen the Christian religion

St. Chrysostom opposed the theory of the earth's roundness

Stayed till night to eat their sop for fear of seeing (weevils)

Stuffed so full indeed that eyes and ears are closed

Tasks that are the common heritage of all small boys

Terror and amazement; they had never seen horses before

The cross and the sword, the whip lash and the Gospel

The great thing in those days was to discover something

The missionary walked beside the slave driver

The terrified seamen making vows to the Virgin

Theologians, however, proved equal to the occasion

There is deception and untruth somewhere

They saw the past in the light of the present

Took himself and the world very seriously

Vague longing and unrest that is the life force of the world

When the pot boils the scum rises to the surface

Who never could meet any trouble without grumbling

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