What I admire in Columbus is not his having discovered a world, but his having gone to search for it on the faith of his own opinion. —Turgot

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What I admire in Columbus is not his having discovered a world, but his having gone to search for it on the faith of his own opinion.

TURGOT

French economist, statesman

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Lydia from New orleans FEBRUARY 2, 2017
What truth lies behind that statement

Anonymous FEBRUARY 2, 2017
Very good thought

Plane Buddy from Bixby Knolls [So. Cal] MARCH 23, 2011
Funny thing is, Columbus was really looking for a short cut to India and wealth, not a new world. But a worthy hard working risk taker nonetheless!


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