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All travel has its advantages.
by Samuel Johnson

All travel has its advantages.
If the passenger visits better countries,
he may learn to improve his own.
And if fortune carries him to worse,
he may learn to enjoy it.
- Samuel Johnson

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

 

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt
until they are too strong to be broken.
- Samuel Johnson

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

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The feeling of friendship is like that
of being comfortably filled with roast beef;
love, like being enlivened with champagne.
- Samuel Johnson

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
- Samuel Johnson [also attributed to Oscar Wilde]

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which
a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
- Samuel Johnson

A man will turn over half a library to make one book.
- Samuel Johnson

A man ought to read just as inclination leads him,
for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
- Samuel Johnson

A am a great friend of public amusements,
they keep people from vice.
- Samuel Johnson

A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
- Samuel Johnson

A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated,
has not the art of getting drunk.
- Samuel Johnson

A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table,
than when his wife talks Greek.
- Samuel Johnson

A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
- Samuel Johnson

A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince;
but,
one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.
- Samuel Johnson

Actions are visible, though motives are secret.
- Samuel Johnson

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself;
his aim is so exalted that riches,
office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
- Samuel Johnson

Allow children to be happy in their own way,
for what better way will they find?
- Samuel Johnson

Adversity leads us to think properly of our state,
and so is most beneficial to us.
- Samuel Johnson

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
- Samuel Johnson

A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything
than he does of his dinner.
- Samuel Johnson

All theory is against freedom of the will;
all experience for it.
- Samuel Johnson

All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty
as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil.
- Samuel Johnson

Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation,
but the only riches she can call her own.
- Samuel Johnson

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We travel, some of us forever, to seek
other states, other lives, other souls.
- Anais Nin

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

If you travel first class, you think first class and
you are more likely to play first class.
- Ray Floyd

Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.
- Lawrence Durrell

The hardest part is to travel, and to be away from your family.
- Glenn Tipton

It is not fit that every man should travel;
it makes a wise man better,
and a fool worse.
- William Hazlitt

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education;
in the elder,
a part of experience.
- Francis Bacon

To travel is to take a journey into yourself.
- Danny Kaye

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until
he comes home and rests his head on his old,
familiar pillow.
- Lin Yutang

In America there are two classes of travel -
first class,
and with children.
- Robert Benchley

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
- Aldous Huxley

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains,
at the huge waves of the sea,
at the long courses of rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean,
at the circular motion of the stars;
and they pass by themselves without wondering.
- St. Augustine

Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
- Al Boliska

My wife and I have so much fun when we travel and find anything...
like stray cats and squirrels.
- Eric Roberts

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.
I travel for travel's sake.
The great affair is to move.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Saint Augustine

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
- Hilaire Belloc

Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look
like your passport photo.
- Al Gore

Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
- Susan Sontag

Travel, which was once either a necessity or an adventure,
has become very largely a commodity,
and from all sides we are persuaded into thinking that
it is a social requirement,
too.
- Jan Morris

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.
- Paul Theroux

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

Traveling is seeing; it is the implicit that we travel by.
- Cynthia Ozick

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights;
it is a change that goes on,
deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
- Miriam Beard

Our deeds still travel with us from afar,
and what we have been makes us what we are.
- George Eliot

Travel teaches toleration.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist,
but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.
- Michael Palin

Travelling expands the mind rarely.
- Hans Christian Andersen

On long haul flights I always drink loads and loads
of water and eat light and healthy food.
- Lisa Snowdon

You define a good flight by negatives:
you didn't get hijacked,
you didn't crash, you didn't throw up,
you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food.
So you are grateful.
- Paul Theroux

I love short trips to New York; to me it is the finest three-day town on earth.
- James Cameron

The trouble with travelling back later on is that you
can never repeat the same experience.
- Michael Palin

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise traveler never despises his own country.
- William Hazlitt

Tourists don't know where they've been,
travelers don't know where they're going.
- Paul Theroux

When I'm in London I do have the convenience of being
close to St James Park which is also good for me because
it gives me an excuse to get out and get some much needed exercise!
- David Blunkett

In both business and personal life, I've always found
that travel inspires me more than anything else I do.
Evidence of the languages, cultures,
scenery,
food, and design sensibilities that I discover all
over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry.
- Ivanka Trump

The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking.
- George Ade

I think a major element of jetlag is psychological.
Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home.
- David Attenborough

Travelers repose and dream among my leaves.
- William Blake


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