Columbus Day Quotations
Columbus Day in the United States is the celebration of the day Columbus first arrived to the Americas on October 12, 1492. Even though this day is increasingly controversial, it is still a very important date in that it led to the immigration of settlers. Generally, people assume "America" means North America or the United States; however, it actually means both the North and South American continents put together.
These quotes are about the day Columbus came and the events following.
Every ship that comes to America got its chart from Columbus.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
America's one of the finest countries anyone ever stole.
Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.
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
What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.
He gave the world another world.
Columbus had all the spirit of a crusader, and, at the same time, the investigating nature of a modern man of science.
Edmund Arthur Helps
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
He leaves in the background of fame all other navigators whose names are written in the priceless annals of discovery.
When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white man came, an Indian said simply, "Ours."
Vine Deloria, Jr.