A rolling stone gathers no moss.Publius Syrus. Moral Sayings.
I have been a stranger in a strange land.Exodus, II. 22.
The soul of the journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases.William Hazlitt, "On Going a Journey," Table Talk, 1822.
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, Letter to Hester Thrale, 21 September 1773[ ]
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, reported in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson (1773).
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 travelling: a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.Samuel Johnson, reported in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson (1778).
Though they carry nothing forth with them, yet in all their journey they lack nothing. For wheresoever they come, they be at home.Sir Thomas More. "Of Their Journeying or Travelling Abroad," Utopia, bk. 2.
Traveling is no fool's errand to him who carries his eyes and itinerary along with him.Amos Bronson Alcott, Table-Talk, Traveling.
He travels safest in the dark night who travels lightest.Fernando Cortez; reported in Prescott, Conquest of Mexico, Book V, Chapter III.
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