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Hernando Cortes Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Hernando Cortes

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This city has many public squares, in which are situated
the markets and other places for buying and selling.
- Hernando Cortes

The priests are debarred from female society,
nor is any woman permitted to enter the religious houses.
- Hernando Cortes

The meals were served in a large hall,
in which Moctezuma was accustomed to eat,
and the dishes quite filled the room,
which was covered with mats and kept very clean.
- Hernando Cortes

An abundant supply of excellent water,
forming a volume equal in bulk to the human body,
is conveyed by one of these pipes, and distributed about the city,
where it is used by the inhabitants for drink and other purposes.
- Hernando Cortes

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There are apothecaries' shops, where prepared medicines,
liquids, ointments, and plasters are sold;
barbers' shops,
where they wash and shave the head; and restaurateurs,
that furnish food and drink at a certain price.
- Hernando Cortes

The city is as large as Seville or Cordova;
its streets,
I speak of the principal ones, are very wide and straight;
some of these,
and all the inferior ones, are half land and half water,
and are navigated by canoes.
- Hernando Cortes

There are fully forty towers, which are lofty and well built,
the largest of which has fifty steps leading to its main body,
and is higher than the tower of the principal tower
of the church at Seville.
- Hernando Cortes


 

Among these temples there is one which far surpasses all the rest,
whose grandeur of architectural details no human tongue is able to describe;
for within its precincts,
surrounded by a lofty wall, there is room enough for
a town of five hundred families.
- Hernando Cortes

Thus they have an idol that they petition for victory in war;
another for success in their labors;
and so for everything in which they seek or desire prosperity,
they have their idols, which they honor and serve.
- Hernando Cortes

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

Because of my father, we are that Shining City on a Hill.
- Michael Reagan

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

A city building, you experience when you walk;
a suburban building,
you experience when you drive.
- Helmut Jahn

We are all one whether we dine on corned beef in New York City,
black-eyed peas and cornbread in rural Louisiana,
or roast guinea pig in Peru.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is possible to provide security against other ills,
but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
- Epicurus

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city,
it might be better to change the locks.
- Doug Larson

THE fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
- Carl Sandburg

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

We should concentrate our work not only to a separated
housing problem but housing involved in our daily work
and all the other functions of the city.
- Alvar Aalto

This is the city of dreamers and time and again it's
the place where the greatest dream of all,
the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed.
- Michael Bloomberg

Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins
my blood and numbs my brain,
I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote
wailing to the yellow dawn,
my cares fall from me - I am happy.
- Hamlin Garland

If any man claims the Negro should be content...
let him say he would willingly change the color of
his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city.
Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
- Robert Kennedy

Traveling, you realize that differences are lost:
each city takes to resembling all cities,
places exchange their form, order, distances,
a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.
- Italo Calvino

And then 45 years later, as I finished my career in
the great city of Cleveland,
that was another great way to end my career,
going to the World Series.
- Dave Winfield

Dallas is a positive, get-it done city.
- Laura Miller

Berry Gordy turned his house into a studio and discovered
over 30 acts in the city.
And we're famous all over the world.
- Martha Reeves

I don't often go to a place just to check out all the
cultural sites of a city.
- Joe Sacco

I am planning a one-man art show of original Batman
oil paintings that I will show in New York City.
- Bob Kane

I don't know if it matters what country you're from,
size of the city you're from, urban or rural,
there are people that are hurting each other everywhere.
- Judd Nelson

When you drive by Radio City and you see your name
up there and it's only 'your' name.
I just went 'ooh'.
I thought this is really like looking at another person.
- Diana Krall

It's not, 'We have a city to bid, now let's go check
in with the federal government'.
- Peter Ueberroth

And it is always Easter Sunday at the New York City Ballet.
It is always coming back to life.
Not even coming back to life - it lives in the constant present.
- John Guare

Sex and the City changed New York-New York's become a big shoe store now,
unfortunately.
- Chris Noth

Business as usual will not be accepted by any part of this city.
- Harold Washington

We've lost our city.
I fear it's potentially like Pompeii.
- Marc Morial

The support this city and our fans have shown the Grizzlies
made my decision to stay in Memphis an easy one.
Memphis deserves a championship team,
and I am committed to that.
- Jerry West

I pledge tonight to be Mayor for all of the people of this city -
for one Chicago.
- Jane Byrne

Too often, they play to whatever group is the loudest down at City Hall,
and they buy them off, essentially.
- Steve Chabot

Everything seems to be going faster and faster.
It's really harder to create something that endures.
The New York City Ballet has succeeded in doing that.
- Robert Caro

If I look at it, it's about being able to get lost in New York,
to explore the city, to have more personal stories about New York,
although some could also take place in Paris.
- Keren Ann

I drive a lot.
Just for pleasure.
Sometimes I'll get in the Cadillac and drive around the city or the country,
kind of trying to get lost basically.
Y'know, just see where roads lead.
- Frank Black

You can't have a relationship when you're shooting
a 14-hour day and your husband is shooting a 14-hour day in the same city.
It's a time thing and it's a together thing.
- Eva Longoria

I am Eloise.
I am six.
I am a city child.
I live at The Plaza.
- Kay Thompson

From 1966 to 1970 I served as Chairman of the New Haven City Plan Commission.
- James Tobin

The next day, I got a phone call from him and he told
me to come and read for a movie called New Jack City.
So I went over there and they told me I was gonna wear dreads and play a cop.
- Ice T

Three days in a city now and I'm quite flipped.
There's too much noise.
I just can't do with it.
- Lou Harrison

Rather than hearing from the city council president,
you'd hear from sources all across the country.
- Jack Kelley

I think the preponderant opinion clearly was that St.
Louis could be a great football city if it had a team
of its own that they could really root for.
- Paul Tagliabue

I should just drive around this city and take photos
of all the buildings I've been humiliated in.
- Moon Unit Zappa

God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.
- Abraham Cowley

You don't need a city charter to know that education
is the foundation of any community.
- Alan Autry

If all I ever wrote about was inner city freaks,
I think it would be dishonest.
- Eric Bogosian

Atlanta? I think it's the greatest city anywhere I know of.
- Ivan Allen

L.A.
is my American city.
- Tom Ford

It doesn't matter what you're trying to accomplish.
It's all a matter of discipline.
I was determined to discover what life held for me
beyond the inner-city streets.
- Wilma Rudolph

It was my first time in Kansas City.
In about two or three days I had a gig at a place called The Monroe Inn.
- Jay McShann

Have you ever been to Glens Falls? The city limits
signs are on the same post.
- Bobby Heenan

It would be great to take one city street and turn
it into a pedestrian corridor and see what kind of
effect it has on the businesses in that area -
It's the future I think.
- Stone Gossard

I've very proud to be mayor of our great city.
It's a city with a heart and a soul.
Chicago has a unique spirit.
Our business community wants to give back.
- Richard M. Daley

Liverpool fans were great to me, I still live near
the city and they always come up and shake my hand.
- Paul Ince

I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome,
and I always say, 'There's no place like New York.
It's the most exciting city in the world now.
That's the way it is.
That's it.'
- Robert De Niro

The city is the nerve center of our civilization.
It is also the storm center.
- Josiah Strong

You know what's nice about Montreal? Not only is it a beautiful city,
but you have Cuban cigars.
- Jamie Farr

If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts,
choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it,
we consider it a triumph of the suffrage.
- Frank Moore Colby

Tonight - by taking this solemn oath -
I am no longer a private citizen but the Mayor of the City of Chicago.
- Jane Byrne

I mean New York City is the financial capital of the world.
It's where all the money passes through,
the Dow Jones, whatever, that's where all the money goes.
- John Guare

I was wholeheartedly attracted to the conservative
atmosphere that permeated the city of Washington.
- John Podhoretz

Taking it as a whole, Mexico is a grand city,
and, as Cortes truly said, its situation is marvellous.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

All that a city will ever allow you is an angle on it,
an oblique, indirect sample of what it contains,
or what passes through it; a point of view.
- Peter Conrad

You get three hours' sleep and then you start all over again.
Relentless.
Pre-production was almost harder than filming.
I was all over the city every day.
It was really exhausting.
- Ed Harris

It is evident that in the period designated as that of the kings,
when Rome commenced her career of conquest,
she was, for that time and country, a great and wealthy city.
- Goldwin Smith


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