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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. - Christopher Columbus
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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. - Christopher Columbus
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By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. - Christopher Columbus
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Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World. - Christopher Columbus
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For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps. - Christopher Columbus
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For this purpose I determined to keep an account of the voyage, and to write down punctually every thing we performed or saw from day to day, as will hereafter appear. - Christopher Columbus
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Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise. - Christopher Columbus
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I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence. - Christopher Columbus
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I am not solicitous to examine particularly everything here, which indeed could not be done in fifty years, because my desire is to make all possible discoveries, and return to your Highnesses, if it please our Lord, in April. - Christopher Columbus
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I found that part of it towards San Salvador extending from north to south five leagues, and the other side which we coasted along, ran from east to west more than ten leagues. - Christopher Columbus
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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. - Christopher Columbus
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I saw a boy of the crew purchasing javelins of them with bits of platters and broken glass. - Christopher Columbus
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No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service. - Christopher Columbus
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Riches don't make a man rich, they only make him busier. - Christopher Columbus
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Sailed this day nineteen leagues, and determined to count less than the true number, that the crew might not be dismayed if the voyage should prove long. - Christopher Columbus
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Stood off and on during the night, determining not to come to anchor till morning, fearing to meet with shoals; continued our course in the morning; and as the island was found to be six or seven leagues distant, and the tide was against us, it was noon when we arrived there. - Christopher Columbus
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The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it. - Christopher Columbus
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Their houses are all built in the shape of tents, with very high chimneys. - Christopher Columbus
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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. - Christopher Columbus
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Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood. - Christopher Columbus
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Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. - Theodore Roosevelt
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A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. - Theodore Roosevelt
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A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. - Theodore Roosevelt
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A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. - Theodore Roosevelt
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A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues. - Theodore Roosevelt
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A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. - Theodore Roosevelt
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Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering. - Theodore Roosevelt
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Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved. - Theodore Roosevelt
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Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. - Theodore Roosevelt
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Believe you can and you're halfway there. - Theodore Roosevelt
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Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. - Theodore Roosevelt
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Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike. - Theodore Roosevelt
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Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage. - Theodore Roosevelt
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Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. - Theodore Roosevelt
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Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft. - Theodore Roosevelt
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Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country. - Theodore Roosevelt
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Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe. - Theodore Roosevelt
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Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt
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For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison. - Theodore Roosevelt
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Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past. - Theodore Roosevelt
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Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body. - Theodore Roosevelt
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Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster. - Theodore Roosevelt
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Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. - Theodore Roosevelt
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I am a part of everything that I have read. - Theodore Roosevelt
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I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man. - Theodore Roosevelt
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I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character! - Theodore Roosevelt
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I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being. - Theodore Roosevelt
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I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head. - Theodore Roosevelt
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I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also. - Theodore Roosevelt
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I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life. - Theodore Roosevelt
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