Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Francisco Pizarro (c. 14761541)
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.
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).