Thursday, May 13, 2010

Traveler's Counsel to My Students

1. “Never forget that every place is unique—just like every place else.” Tristan Gylberd

2. “Life is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.” Arnold Toynbee

3. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost

4. “Travel somehow broadens the mind and softens the heart.” Mark Twain

5. “See the world and you’ll see it altogether differently.” Groen van Prinsterer

6. “Travel is the laboratory where theory meets practice, where notion encounters application.” Benjamin Franklin

7. “Travel is more than a visitor seeing sights; it is the profound changing—the deep and permanent changing—of that visitor’s perspective of the world, and of his own place in it.” James Ferguson

8. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page.” St. Augustine

9. “If you always go where you have always have gone and always do what you have always done, you will always be what you always have been.” Tristan Gylberd

10. “You can lead a youngster abroad, but you cannot make him travel.” Hilaire Belloc

11. “With visions of redemption, I walk against the crowd.” Arthur Quiller-Couch


Marty Smith said...

Thanks, Dr. Grant. I just forward these to my daughter who is now in China for three weeks!

Gregory Scott said...

Dr. Grant--Thanks for the travel quotes. The wife and I are headed to Istanbul in 4 weeks where we will spend 4 days before taking a Black Sea cruise. (I love Byzantine history). Any advice for us on what to see in Istanbul?