This Thanksgiving, we at Virtuoso are grateful for the opportunities that travel brings to us. It expands our knowledge of the world and enables us to grow as people.
For millennia, people have been singing travel’s praises as an educating force that has helped create a more united world. Take a look at these ten travel quotations that extol the benefits of voyaging, and during this holiday season take a minute to reflect on how the gift of travel has improved your life.
“I’m not a teacher: only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead – ahead of myself as well as you.” — Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw
“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” — English philosopher, statesman, scientist and author Francis Bacon
“Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” — American writer Frank Herbert
“The truth is that exploration and enlargement make the world smaller.” ― English writer G.K. Chesterton
“Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.” — Ancient Greek playwright Euripides
“As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.” — American anthropologist Margaret Mead
“Travel teaches toleration.” — British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” — American author Mark Twain
“Travel’s greatest purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” ― English writer William Hazlitt
“To travel, to experience and learn: that is to live.” — Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay
Which of these travel quotations speaks to you?