Francisco Pizarro quotes

c. 1471 or 1476, Trujillo, Crown of Castile.

26 June 1541.


Francisco Pizarro was a Spanish conquistador.

Prepare your hearts as a fortress, for there will be no other.
– Francisco Pizarro

I have not come here for such reasons. I have come to take away their gold.
– Francisco Pizarro

Friends and comrades! On that side [the 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