Hernán Cortés


Hernán Cortés (c. 1485-1547)

“Comrades, since we are few, we must always be as ready and as much on the alert as if we already saw our enemy coming to attack us.”

  • Quote attributed to Hernán Cortés in The Conquest of New Spain (chapter 62) by Bernal Díaz del Castillo (c. 1492-1580), translated by J. M. Cohen (Penguin Classics, 1963).

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