Vasco da Gama quotes

c. 1460, Sines, Alentejo, Kingdom of Portugal.

24, 1524.


Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese explorer and he was the first person to sail directly from Europe to India. His initial voyage to India was the first to link Europe and Asia by an ocean route, connecting the Atlantic and the Indian oceans and therefore, the West and the Orient.

I am not the man I once was. I do not want to go back in time, to be the second son, the second man.
– Vasco da Gama
I am not afraid of the darkness. Real death is preferable to a life without living.
– Vasco da Gama