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The traveled mind is the catholic mind educated from exclusiveness and egotism.
      - Amos Bronson Alcott, Table-Talk--Traveling

Traveling is no fool's errand to him who carries his eyes and itinerary along with him.
      - Amos Bronson Alcott, Table-Talk--Traveling

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. He that travelleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.
      - Francis Bacon, Of Travel

Go far--too far you cannot, still the farther
  The more experience finds you: And go sparing;--
    One meal a week will serve you, and one suit,
      Through all your travels; for you'll find it certain,
        The poorer and the baser you appear,
          The more you look through still.
      - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher,
        The Woman's Prize
         (act IV, sc. 5, l. 199)

I didn't ought to have went.
      - Robert Benchley

And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
      - Bible, Exodus (ch. II, v. 22)

I depart,
  Whither I know not; but the hour's gone by
    When Albion's lessening shores could grieve or glad mine eye.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron),
        Childe Harold (canto III, st. 1)

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
      - 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope

He travels safest in the dark night who travels lightest.
      - Hernando Cortez,
        see Prescott "Conquest of Mexico", bk. V, ch. III

I love to travel,
  But hate to arrive.
      - Albert Einstein

In traveling
  I shape myself betimes to idleness
    And take fools' pleasure.
      - George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross),
        The Spanish Gypsy (bk. I)

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
  I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.
      - Robert Lee Frost, The Road Not Taken

Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof.
      - Thomas Fuller (1),
        The Holy and Profane States--Of Traveling
         (maxim IV)

A wise traveler never despises his own country.
  [It., Un viaggiatore prudente non disprezza mai il suo paese.]
      - Carlo Goldoni, Pamela (I, 16)

Let observation with observant view,
  Observe mankind from China to Peru.
      - Oliver Goldsmith, paraphrasing of Johnson

When traveling with someone, take large doses of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.
      - Helen Hayes

We go on a journey to be free of all impediments; to leave ourselves behind much more than to get rid of others.
      - William Hazlitt (1)

One who journeying
  Along a way he knows not, having crossed
    A place of drear extent, before him sees
      A river rushing swiftly toward the deep,
        And all its tossing current white with foam,
          And stops and turns, and measures back his way.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios"), The Iliad
         (bk. V, l. 749), (Bryant's translation)

They change their sky, not their mind, who cross the sea. A busy idleness possesses us: we seek a happy life, with ships and carriages: the object of our search is present with us.
  [Lat., Coelum, non animum mutant, qui trans mare currunt.
    Strenua nos exercet inertia, navibus atque
      Quadrigis petimus bene vivere; quod petis hic est.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Epistles (I, 11, 27)

I am fevered with the sunset,
  I am fretful with the bay,
    For the wander-thirst is on me
      And my soul is in Cathay.
      - Richard Hovey, A Sea Gypsy

One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.
      - Thomas Jefferson

The wonders of each region view,
  From frozen Lapland to Peru.
      - Soame Jenkyns (Jenyns),
        Epistle to Lord Lovelace,
        suggested Johnson's lines in "Vanity of Human Wishes"

In traveling a man must bring knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

As the Spanish proverb says, "He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies must carry the wealth of the Indies with him." So it is in traveling: a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature"),
        Boswell's Life of Johnson


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