Explorer's Day Quotes

(Indigenous People's Day / Columbus Day) 

"The greatest discoveries have come from people who have looked at a standard situation and seen it differently.”
– Ira Erwin

 “I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.”
– Lillian Smith

“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.”
– Frank Borman

 “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”
– André Gide

“We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.”
– John Hope Franklin

“The forest is not a resource for us, it is life itself. It is the only place for us to live.”
- Evaristo Nugkuag Ikanan

“Although we are in different boats you in your boat and we in our canoe we share the same river of life.”
- Chief Oren Lyons

“All things are connected like the blood that unites us, We did not weave the web of life. We are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.”
- Chief Seattle

"By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions,
one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination."
- Christopher Columbus

"The most effective way to do it is to do it."
- Amelia Earhart

"Each of us has within a continent of undiscovered character.
Blessed are those who act the Columbus to their own soul."
- Author Unknown

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having new eyes."
- Marcel Proust

"Every ship that comes to America got its chart from Columbus."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."
- Robert F. Kennedy

"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

"He gave the world another world."
- George Santayana

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery."
- James Joyce

"You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."
- Christopher Columbus



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