Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
And the sea will grant each man new hope . . . his sleep brings dreams of home.
Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise
Riches don't make a man rich, they only make him busier.
The crew of the caravel Nina also saw signs of land, and a small branch covered with berries. Everyone breathed afresh and rejoiced at these signs.
He who has gold makes and accomplishes whatever he wishes in the world and finally uses it to send souls to paradise.
And your Highnesses, as Catholic Christians and Princes, devoted to the holy Christian faith and the propagation thereof - and enemies of the sect of Mohammet and of all idolatries and heresies, resolved to send me, Christopher Columbus, to the said
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These people are very unskilled in arms ... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.
After having dispatched a meal, I went ashore, and found no habitation save a single house, and that without an occupant; we had no doubt that the people had fled in terror at our approach, as the house was completely furnished.
The two Christians met on the way many people who were going to their towns, women and men, with a firebrand in the hand, herbs to drink the smoke thereof, as they are accustomed.
But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them.
I came to serve you at the age of 28 and now I have not a hair on me that is not white, and my body is infirm and exhausted. All that was left to me and my brothers has been taken away and sold, even to the cloak that I wore, without hearing or trial, to my great dishonor.
I ordered each man to be presented with something, as strings of ten or a dozen glass beads apiece, and thongs of leather, all which they estimated highly; those which came on board I directed should be fed with molasses.