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.


French economist, statesman


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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