I will go anywhere, provided it is forward.
I would rather my soul broil in hell than I do you any harm.
This ship was a league from us, and some of the men would have taken her, and I would not consent to it, and this Moore said I always hindered them making their fortunes. Was that not the reason I struck him Was there a mutiny on board
If you will take her, you may take her, but if you go from aboard, you shall never come aboard again.
I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward.
People had already settled the islands in the Mediterranean and around Great Britain long before the first pharaoh built the pyramids in Egypt.
It is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded by the miracles of technology than among people living in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch.
In my experience, it is rarer to find a really happy person in a circle of millionaires than among vagabonds.
For every minute, the future is becoming the past.
Circumstances cause us to act the way we do. We should always bear this in mind before judging the actions of others. I realized this from the start during World War II.
Alas Alas Life is full of disappointments as one reaches one ridge there is always another and a higher one beyond which blocks the view.
We must always remember with gratitude and admiration the first sailors who steered their vessels through storms and mists, and increased our knowledge of the lands of ice in the South.
Never keep a line of retreat it is a wretched invention.
Without stones there is no arch.
These people are very unskilled in arms... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.
Their houses are all built in the shape of tents, with very high chimneys.
The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it.
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.
I saw a boy of the crew purchasing javelins of them with bits of platters and broken glass.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Continued their course west till the afternoon, then southwest and discovered that what they had taken for land was nothing but clouds.
At sunset Martin Alonzo called out with great joy from his vessel that he saw land, and demanded of the Admiral a reward for his intelligence.