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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Ferdinand Magellan on slogan, faith, sayings, fun-facts, timeline, accomplishments, eat, moon, shadow, sea, voyages and life.

13 Notable Quotes By Ferdinand Magellan

Quick Facts

Famous As: Navigator, Explorer

Born On: 1480 AD

Died On: April 27, 1521

Born In: Sabrosa

Died At Age: 41

Ferdinand Magellan was a renowned Portuguese explorer. From 1519 to 1522, he organized the Spanish voyage to the East Indies which led to the first perambulation of the Earth. He served the Portuguese fleet for a few years and then started working towards searching westerly route for spices. In an attempt to reach the spice-rich South-east Asia, he initiated the circumnavigation of the Earth. His efforts in this direction eventually resulted in finding another way to reach India and the Spice Islands other than the more-famous Africa route. Some popular, inspiring and famous quotes and sayings by Ferdinand Magellan have been compiled below which have been curated from his life. We bring to you a corpus of quotable quotations and thoughts by Ferdinand Magellan that are sure to enlighten you.

Like Magellan, let us find our islands To die in, far from home, from anywhere Familiar. Let us risk the wildest places, Lest we go down in comfort, and despair.

Ferdinand Magellan

Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

Ferdinand Magellan

It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.

Ferdinand Magellan

So, Magellan, where are we going? (Danger) Away. I’m open to any location, so long as it doesn’t involve returning to your house while Wart-Head is there.

Ferdinand Magellan

I would love to do a western. I would love to play an explorer. That is always something that has really captured my imagination since I was a kid, like James Cook or Magellan or Earnest Shackleton.

Ferdinand Magellan

The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible, but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore...unlike the mediocre, intrepid spirits seek victory over those things that seem impossible...it is with an iron will that they embark on the most daring of all endeavors...to meet the shadowy future without fear and conquer the unknown.

Ferdinand Magellan

Magellan went around the world in 1521, which is not too many strokes when you consider the distance.

Ferdinand Magellan

I have seen the shadow of the Earth on the moon, and I have more faith in the shadow than in the church

Ferdinand Magellan

The Church says the Earth is flat. But I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow on the Moon. And I have more faith in a shthan in the Church.

Ferdinand Magellan

The history of exploration has never been driven by exploration. But Columbus himself was a discoverer. So was Magellan. But the people who wrote checks were not. They had other motivations. And there's Columbus - he couldn't even get Italy to pay for his voyage so he has to go to Spain.

Ferdinand Magellan

It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions, -- some one who had the grandeur to say his say. I believe it was Magellan who said, The church says the earth is flat; but I have seen its shadow on the moon, and I have more confidence even in a shadow than in the church. On the prow of his ship were disobedience, defiance, scorn, and success.

Ferdinand Magellan

I've been reading and researching various aspects of history - Dickens' London, Nelson's sea battles, Magellan's nautical explorations, the weapons and battles and key figures of the American Civil War - for most of my life. I pick up a book here or there or see a documentary or talk with an expert in the subject, and my curiosity about the one area of study and discovery always leads to another.

Ferdinand Magellan

People are, in the confines of their own apartments, becoming Magellans of the interior world and reaching out to this alien thing and beginning to map it and bring back stories that can only be compared to the kind of stories that the chroniclers of the New World brought back to Spain at the close of the 15th century.

Ferdinand Magellan