October 12 each year remembers Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas.

Whether you against Columbus Day (and would rather honour Indigenous Peoples Day) or whether you find Christopher Columbus an inspiring explorer who should be honoured, we have you covered with Instagram Captions for Christopher Columbus’/ Indigenous Peoples day.

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Christopher Columbus Day Quotes for Instagram Captions

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“Be a Columbus smell the fragrance of the new lands and discover them.” –  Amit Ray

“Columbus’s real achievement was managing to cross the ocean successfully in both directions.” – Bill Bryson

“The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home.” – Christopher Columbus

“Advice to explorers everywhere: if you would like to recieve due credit for your discoveries, keep a detailed account of your journeys as Columbus did.” –  Cuthbert Soup

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

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“It’s like, how did Columbus discover America when the Indians were already here? What kind of shit is that, but white people’s shit?” – Miles Davis

“Fellow Italians: stop getting all bent out of shape about Christopher Columbus getting the same treatment as the Confederates. He was a horrible man, a horrible representative for our people, and not that special. Any asshole can get lost in a boat.” – Allison Robicelli

 “Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.” — James Joyce

“I also hate those holidays that fall on a Monday where you don’t get mail, those fake holidays like Columbus Day. What did Christopher Columbus do, discover America? If he hadn’t, somebody else would have and we’d still be here. Big deal.” — John Waters

“Columbus only discovered that he was in some new place. He didn’t discover America.” — Louise Erdrich

“America’s one of the finest countries anyone ever stole.” — Bobcat Goldthwait

“If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.” — Arthur Goldberg

 “As soon as I arrived in the Indies, in the first island which I found, I took some of the natives by force, in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts. And so it was that they soon understood us, and we them, either by speech or by signs, and they have been very serviceable.” — Christopher Columbus

“America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.” –  Oscar Wilde

Indigenous Peoples Day Quotes 

“I support the indigenous people anywhere in the planet.” – Edward James Olmos

“The truth is nobody can own anything. That was an unheard-of concept among indigenous people. We invented that” –  Tom Shadyac

“In everything I’ve done, I’ve always tried to make room for indigenous people, to include them.” – Robert Lepage

“We are more than the sum of our knowledge, we are the products of our imagination. ” –  Ancient Proverb

“Through consciousness, our minds have the power to change our planet and ourselves. It is time we heed the wisdom of the ancient indigenous people and channel our consciousness and spirit to tend the garden and not destroy it.” – Bruce Lipton

“We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungle, or zoos. We are people and we want to be respected, not to be victims of intolerance and racism.” –  Rigoberta Menchu

“My experience in living and working with indigenous people has given me the hope that I have – they have taught me concretely that humans have the capacity to be marvelous, and not destructive.” – Juan Pablo Orrego

“I want to be remembered as the person who helped us restore faith in ourselves.”  – Wilma Mankiller

Inspiring Christopher Columbus Quotes 

“When there are such lands there should be profitable things without number.” Christopher Columbus

“Thus God gives victory to those who follow His way over apparent impossibilities.” Christopher Columbus

“I went to sea from the most tender age and have continued in a sea life to this day. Wherever anyone has sailed, there I have sailed.” Christopher Columbus

“No one should fear to undertake any task.”– Christopher Columbus

“Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.”– Christopher Columbus

“Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new one added, and others dropped.” Christopher Columbus

“Gold is the most precious of all commodities.” Christopher Columbus

“Riches don’t make a man rich, they only make him busier.” Christopher Columbus

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