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    "he who acts the Columbus to his own soul"

    Hi,

    "Blessed is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul." What does "act the Colmbus to his own soul" mean in here?


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    Re: "he who acts the Columbus to his own soul"

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    Hi,

    "Blessed is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul." What does "act the Colmbus to his own soul" mean in here?


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    I assume that the reference to "Columbus" means to discover/find/explore. However, it is a very strange sentence.

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    Re: "he who acts the Columbus to his own soul"

    What is the source of this sentence, LeTyan?

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    Re: "he who acts the Columbus to his own soul"

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    What is the source of this sentence, LeTyan?
    Its source is unknown. It was used as an example for learning iversion grammar in a textbook. However there is no citation of that.

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    Re: "he who acts the Columbus to his own soul"

    Every one of us has in him a continent of undiscovered character. Blessed is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul.

    It's apparently from a book called 'Words of Life' by Charles L Wallis

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    Re: "he who acts the Columbus to his own soul"

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    Every one of us has in him a continent of undiscovered character. Blessed is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul.

    It's apparently from a book called 'Words of Life' by Charles L Wallis
    So that doesn't seem like a regular way of speaking English. It's more like a literature thing right? Maybe it is Okay that non-professionals don't understand what it means?

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    Re: "he who acts the Columbus to his own soul"

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    So that doesn't seem like a regular way of speaking English. It's more like a literature thing right? Maybe it is Okay that non-professionals don't understand what it means?
    No one said that they didn't understand it. Mike explained the meaning. Columbus was an explorer who found a new world. A person who seeks and finds new parts of his/he character is like Columbus in that he/she is also an explorer.

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