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Ancient Travel Quotes Worth Remembering

Ancient Travel Quotes Worth Remembering

I've always been fascinated by the wisdom that has endured the test of time. I think that's largely because, growing up, I was always told that we're essentially the pinnacle of humanity, that it's never been in any better. In my adulthood, I've started to unravel that notion, and it's been one of the most gratifying mental exercises for me. 

What endures the test of time does so with the utmost resistance. Nowadays, you can post something online and BOOM, there's a record of it. But centuries and millennia ago, information that was worth it was passed on, either orally, in writing, or otherwise. That fascinates me. And, from a travel perspective it intrigues me even further. I've written previously about travel quotes that inspire me, and I've written about just quotes in general that I find touching, but it occurred to me that I've yet to reach all the back to the ancients, at least exclusively. 

So, here's yet another thought experiment lived out, since I've got this blank canvas known as my blog with which to dabble in my thoughts. Here are the travel quotes from the ancients I particularly adore:

1. "Adventure is worthwhile." - Aristotle

2. “Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.” - Euripides

3. "Travel brings power and love back into your life." - Rumi

4. "Wherever you go, there you are." - Confucius

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5. "A traveler without observation is a bird without wings." - Saadi

6. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” - Lao Tzu

7. "Don't tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled." - Mohammed

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

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9. "Look at the stars lighting up the sky: no one of them stays in the same place.” - Seneca

10. "The world is a book, and those who don’t travel read only one page." - St. Augustine

11. "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.“ - Lao Tzu

12. "He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” - Moorish proverb

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13. “Voyage, travel, and change of place impart vigor.” - Seneca

14. “Empty-handed I entered the world, Barefoot I leave it. My coming, my going - two simple happenings, That got entangled." - Kozan Ichikyo

15. “He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.” - Chinese proverb

16. "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." - Confucius

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17. “People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.” – St. Augustine

The Art of the Multiple Exposure

The Art of the Multiple Exposure

Listen to My Interview on Adam Rozenhart's Podcast, "The Expats"

Listen to My Interview on Adam Rozenhart's Podcast, "The Expats"