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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:834
AUTHOR:Francisco Pizarro (c. 1476–1541)
QUOTATION:Friends and comrades! On that side [south] are toil, hunger, nakedness, the drenching storm, desertion, and death; on this side ease and pleasure. There lies Peru with its riches; here, Panama and its poverty. Choose, each man, what best becomes a brave Castilian. For my part, I go to the south.
ATTRIBUTION:FRANCISCO PIZARRO.—This English translation of a 1527 manuscript is in William H. Prescott, History of the Conquest of Peru, vol. 1, p. 263 (1848).
SUBJECTS:Guilt
 
 
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