Monday, October 10, 2011

14 Inspirational Quotes for Columbus Day

Today we celebrate Columbus Day. The day represents Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the America’s October 12, 1492. In 1892, President Harrison asked the people of the United States to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ arrival with celebrations in homes, businesses and schools. Columbus Day became a Federal Holiday in 1937. Although, Columbus Day is on October 12, the national holiday is celebrated on the second Monday of October. Federal offices, most state offices, the Post Office, banks, stock exchange and some schools are closed on Columbus Day.

Columbus Day Quotes You Won’t Forget
1.      “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” Robert F. Kennedy

2.      “A ship in harbor is safe – but that is not what ships are for.” John A. Shedd

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

4.      “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

5.      “Every one of us has in him a continent of undiscovered character. Blessed is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul.” Unknown

6.      “Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.” John Dewey

7.      “Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.” Unknown

8.      “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust

9.      “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” James Joyce

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

11.  “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t.” Henry Ford

12.  “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

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

14.  “To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.” Chinese Proverbs

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