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     From my youth onward, I was a seaman and have so continued until this day....Wherever on earth a ship has been, I have been. I have spoken and treated with learned men, priests, and laymen, Latins and Greeks, Jews and Moors, and with many men of other faiths.
     The Lord was well disposed to my desire, and He bestowed upon me courage and understanding: knowledge of seafaring He gave me in abundance, of astrology as much as was needed, and of geometry and astronomy likewise. Further, He gave me joy and cunning in drawing maps and thereon cities, mountains, rivers, islands, and harbors, each one in its place. I have seen and truly I have studies all books – cosmographies, histories, chronicles and philosophies, and other arts, for which our Lord unlocked my mind, and sent me upon the sea, and gave me fire for the deed.
     Those who heard of my emprise called it foolish, mocked me, and laughed. But who can doubt but that the Holy Ghost inspired me?

                                           – Christopher Columbus

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