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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
    Carl Sagan
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    But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
  • James Joyce
    James Joyce
    Irish writer 1882-1941
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    Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Columbus discovered no isle or key so lonely as himself.
  • Louise Erdrich
    Louise Erdrich
    American author 1954-
    Louise Erdrich
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    Columbus only discovered that he was in some new place. He didn't discover America.
  • Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
  • Arthur J. Goldberg
    Arthur J. Goldberg
    American jurist and politician 1908-1990
    Arthur J. Goldberg
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    If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought. Every man is the lord of a realm beside which the earthly empire of the Czar is but a petty state, a hummock left by the ice.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Raphael paints wisdom; Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
    G. C. Lichtenberg
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    The American who first discovered Columbus made a bad discovery.
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
    American former astronaut, engineer and fighter 1930-
    Buzz Aldrin
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    The leader of an Earth organization who makes a commitment to history - of humans living on Earth, to begin permanent settlement/occupation of not the moon, but of another planet - this leader will have a legacy for history that will supersede Columbus, Genghis Khan or almost any recognized leader.
  • Abraham Polonsky
    Abraham Polonsky
    American film director, screenwriter and novelist 1910-1999
    Abraham Polonsky
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    Twenty years ago I wanted to move to a nice place so our Charley would grow up a nice boy and learn a profession. But instead we live in a jungle, so he can only be a wild animal. D'you think I picked the East Side like Columbus picked America?.
  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates
    American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist 1955-
    Bill Gates
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    What if Columbus had been told, Chris, baby, don't go now. Wait until we've solved our number-one priorities - war and famine; poverty and crime; pollution and disease; illiteracy and racial hatred....
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
    American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
    Bell Hooks
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    Why is it that many contemporary male thinkers, especially men of color, repudiate the imperialist legacy of Columbus but affirm dimensions of that legacy by their refusal to repudiate patriarchy?
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