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  • #1
    Gustave Flaubert
    “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
    Gustave Flaubert

  • #2
    Mark Twain
    “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
    Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad / Roughing It

  • #3
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    “A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.”
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • #4
    Henry David Thoreau
    “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden

  • #5
    Henry David Thoreau
    “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #6
    Henry David Thoreau
    “The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #7
    Henry David Thoreau
    “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #8
    Henry David Thoreau
    “I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden

  • #9
    Henry David Thoreau
    “All good things are wild and free.”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #10
    Henry David Thoreau
    “Not till we are lost, in other words not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves, and realize where we are and the infinite extent of our relations.”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #11
    Henry David Thoreau
    “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden

  • #12
    Aldous Huxley
    “Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.”
    Aldous Huxley

  • #13
    “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.”
    The Prophet Mohammed, Qurʾan / القرآن الكريم

  • #14
    Marcel Proust
    “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
    Marcel Proust

  • #15
    Marcel Proust
    “Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.”
    Marcel Proust

  • #16
    Marcel Proust
    “Let us leave pretty women to men with no imagination.”
    Marcel Proust, The Captive & The Fugitive

  • #17
    Marcel Proust
    “Love is a striking example of how little reality means to us.”
    Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time
    tags: love

  • #18
    Marcel Proust
    “We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”
    Marcel Proust

  • #19
    Marcel Proust
    “My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.”
    Marcel Proust

  • #20
    Marcel Proust
    “It comes so soon, the moment when there is nothing left to wait for.”
    Marcel Proust

  • #21
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.”
    Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

  • #22
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    “I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.”
    Robert Louis Stevenson, Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson

  • #23
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
    Robert Louis Stevenson, The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson, Fiction, Classics, Historical, Literary

  • #24
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    “The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.”
    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • #25
    “Traveling is like flirting with life. It's like saying, 'I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.”
    Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

  • #26
    “Like poetry, in times of intense emotion the image returns to me. Like poetry, it stroked my soul and, by turns, lulled and stoked my senses.”
    Lisa St. Aubin de Teran, The Palace the Palace
    tags: poetry

  • #27
    Marie Antoinette
    “Let them eat cake.”
    Marie Antoinette

  • #28
    Oprah Winfrey
    “Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
    Oprah Winfrey

  • #29
    Maya Angelou
    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #30
    Maya Angelou
    “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
    Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings



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