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In traveling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

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.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

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

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, and many goodly states and kingdoms seen.

Author: John Keats (1795-1821)

Profession: British Poet

People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.

Author: Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Profession: Danish Philosopher, Writer

If you look like your passport picture you're too ill to travel.

Author: Will Kommen


The map is not the territory.

Author: Alfred Korzybski (1880-1950)

Profession: German Writer

A route differs from a road not only because it is solely intended for vehicles, but also because it is merely a line that connects one point with another. A route has no meaning in itself; its meaning derives entirely from the two points that it connects. A road is a tribute to space. Every stretch of road has meaning in itself and invites us to stop. A route is the triumphant devaluation of space, which thanks to it has been reduced to a mere obstacle to human movement and a waste of time.

Author: Milan Kundera (1929)

Profession: Czech Author, Critic

Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.

Author: Charles Kuralt

Profession: American TV Commentator

Without stirring abroad, one can know the whole world; Without looking out of the window one can see the way of heaven. The further one goes the less one knows.

Author: Lao-Tzu

Profession: Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Taoism, Author of the ''Tao Te Ching''

Behold then Septimus Dodge returning to Dodge-town victorious. Not crowned with laurel, it is true, but wreathed in lists of things he has seen and sucked dry. Seen and sucked dry, you know: Venus de Milo, the Rhine or the Coliseum: swallowed like so many clams, and left the shells.

Author: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Profession: British Author

Comes over one an absolute necessity to move. And what is more, to move in some particular direction. A double necessity then: to get on the move, and to know whither.

Author: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Profession: British Author

The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open himself to all the influences of the places which condense centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.

Author: Max Lerner (1902)

Profession: American Author, Columnist

Does this boat go to Europe, France?

Author: Anita Loos (1893-1981)

Profession: American Novelist, Screenwriter

Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.

Author: Alice Meynell (1847-1922)

Profession: British Poet, Essayist