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Traveling makes a man wiser, but less happy.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.

The fool wanders, a wise man travels.

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.

The important thing about travel in foreign lands is that it breaks the speech habits and makes you blab less, and breaks the habitual space-feeling because of different village plans and different landscapes. It is less important that there are different mores, for you counteract these with your own reaction-formations.

Paul Goodman (1911-1972) American author, poet and critic.

They change their climate, not their soul, who rush across the sea.

Horace (BC 65-8) Latin lyric poet.

Only the traveling is good which reveals to me the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.


Our instructed vagrancy, which has hardly time to linger by the hedgerows, but runs away early to the tropics, and is at home with palms and banyans --which is nourished on books of travel, and stretches the theatre of its imagination to the Zambesi.

George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

Though there are some disagreeable things in Venice there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors.

Henry James (1843-1916) American author.

Every year it takes less time to fly across the Atlantic and more time to drive to the office.

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Those that say you can't take it with you never saw a car packed for a vacation trip.

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The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist see what he has come to see.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.