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25 Traveling Quotes

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") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (bk. V, l. 749), (Bryant's translation)

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Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof.

Thomas Fuller Quotes , Source: The Holy and Profane States--Of Traveling (maxim IV)

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He travels safest in the dark night who travels lightest.

Hernando Cortez Quotes , Source: see Prescott "Conquest of Mexico", bk. V, ch. III

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I love to travel, But hate to arrive.

Hernando Cortez Quotes , Source: see Prescott "Conquest of Mexico", bk. V, ch. III

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The traveled mind is the catholic mind educated from exclusiveness and egotism.

Amos Bronson Alcott Quotes , Source: Table-Talk--Traveling

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Traveling is no fool's errand to him who carries his eyes and itinerary along with him.

Amos Bronson Alcott Quotes , Source: Table-Talk--Traveling

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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 Quotes , Source: Of Travel

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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 Quotes , Source: The Woman's Prize (act IV, sc. 5, l. 199)

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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 Quotes , Source: Exodus (ch. II, v. 22)

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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) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 1)

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In traveling I shape myself betimes to idleness And take fools' pleasure.

George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) Quotes , Source: The Spanish Gypsy (bk. I)

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

George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) Quotes , Source: The Spanish Gypsy (bk. I)

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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 Quotes , Source: The Road Not Taken

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A wise traveler never despises his own country. [It., Un viaggiatore prudente non disprezza mai il suo paese.]

Goldoni Quotes , Source: Pamela (I, 16)

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Let observation with observant view, Observe mankind from China to Peru.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: paraphrasing of Johnson

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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) Quotes , Source: Epistles (I, 11, 27)

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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 Quotes , Source: A Sea Gypsy

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The wonders of each region view, From frozen Lapland to Peru.

Soame Jenkyns (Jenyns) Quotes , Source: Epistle to Lord Lovelace, suggested Johnson's lines in "Vanity of Human Wishes"

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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 Quotes , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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Let him go abroad to a distant country; let him go to some place where he is not known. Don't let him go to the devil where he is known.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and, instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Piozzi's Johnsoniana (154)

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Let observation with extensive view, Survey mankind from China to Peru; Remark each anxious toil, each eager strife, And watch the busy scenes of crowded life.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Vanity of Human Wishes

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Follow the Romany Patteran Sheer to the Austral light, Where the bosom of God is the wild west wind, Sweeping the sea floors white.

Rudyard Kipling Quotes , Source: The Gypsy Trail

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Down to Gehenna or up to the throne, He travels the fastest who travel alone.

Rudyard Kipling Quotes , Source: The Winners

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The marquise has a disagreeable day for her journey.

Louis XV Quotes , Source: while looking at Mme. De Pompadour's Funeral

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