Happy Columbus Day, or, as some like to call it, Native Americans or Indigenous Peoples Day. History classes from around the United States have long discussed the day in 1492, when Columbus traveled the ocean blue. To celebrate the day, I have collected some great quotes about Columbus Day and even some anti Columbus Day quotes, depending on who you ask. Columbus was either a terrible person or a figure in history we should celebrate, and even some funny memes. No matter your opinion, I have a variety of Columbus Day quotes and funny memes to share with family and friends on social media.
Columbus Day Quotes
As soon as I arrived in the Indies, in the first island which I found, I took some of the natives by force, in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts. And so it was that they soon understood us, and we them, either by speech or by signs, and they have been very serviceable. — Christopher Columbus
I went to sea from the most tender age and have continued in a sea life to this day. Wherever anyone has sailed, there I have sailed. — Christopher Columbus
Discoveries are the reason that today we find ourselves living in a big world, full of diversities and beauties….. Wishing you a very Happy Columbus Day.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust
Columbus Day will always have a special place in every American citizen’s heart because it was on this 1. glorious day we were discovered….. Happy Columbus Day to you.
In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New, it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner’s heart. That fire was the harbinger of a new era, for it was not to be extinguished. — Charles Kendall Adams.
Discovering something new is the attribute of the dare heart, Let us be more adventurous like Columbus. Best wishes on Columbus Day!
You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Christopher Columbus
I also hate those holidays that fall on a Monday where you don’t get mail, those fake holidays like Columbus Day. What did Christopher Columbus do, discover America? If he hadn’t, somebody else would have and we’d still be here. Big deal. — John Waters
When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white man came, an Indian said simply, “Ours.” – Vine Deloria, Jr.
Be a Columbus smell the fragrance of the new lands and discover them. – Amit Ray
One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. — André Gide.
If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock. — Arthur Goldberg
Advice to explorers everywhere: if you would like to receive due credit for your discoveries, keep a detailed account of your journeys as Columbus did. – Cuthbert Soup
Let us celebrate Columbus Day with a promise to find the hidden Columbus in ourselves who lived a thrilling and adventurous life. – Happy Columbus Day!
Fellow Italians: stop getting all bent out of shape about Christopher Columbus getting the same treatment as the Confederates. He was a horrible man, a horrible representative for our people, and not that special. Any asshole can get lost in a boat. – Allison Robicelli
Cheers to Columbus for discovering the most amazing country in this world but he will definitely be surprised with Happy Columbus Day wishes!
Every ship that comes to America got its chart from Columbus. — Ralph Waldo Emerson.
America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up. – Oscar Wilde
Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America. – James Joyce
When there are such lands there should be profitable things without number. – Christopher Columbus
It’s like, how did Columbus discover America when the Indians were already here? What kind of shit is that, but white people’s shit? – Miles Davis
I want to be remembered as the person who helped us restore faith in ourselves. – Wilma Mankiller
Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new one added, and others dropped. – Christopher Columbus
Columbus’s real achievement was managing to cross the ocean successfully in both directions. – Bill Bryson
The genuine voyage of revelation comprises not in looking for new scenes, yet in having new eyes. – Happy Columbus Day!
America’s one of the finest countries anyone ever stole. — Bobcat Goldthwait
Columbus was a man of skills who had the investigating nature of today’s man of science. – Happy Columbus Day!
Columbus circumvented the world in 1492. That isn’t a ton of strokes when you think about the course. – Happy Columbus Day!
One doesn’t find new terrains without consenting to dismiss the shore for an exceptionally prolonged stretch of time. He was an amazing curious person. – Happy Columbus Day!
I wish we were also born in times when there were undiscovered countries and we were also associated the same way….. Best wishes on Columbus Day to you.
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