“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
--Mark Twain (1835-1910), the famous US author of "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn."
He wrote a series of humorous travel books, and this quotation comes from one of them.
Thanks for sharing, Omar!
These are some quotes I bookmarked with the travel tag:
''I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view.'' F. Scott Fitzgerald
''You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.'' Christopher Columbus
"It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small." Neil Armstrong
''Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.''