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10 International Travel Quotes to Motivate You

10 International Travel Quotes to Motivate You

International Travel Quotes: Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

The days are getting longer and the weather’s getting warmer. So your thoughts are turning to a summer vacation.

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“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” English writer G. K. Chesterton

“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.” — German writer and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – English writer Rudyard Kipling

“Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” – Russian writer and historian Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – English writer and philosopher Aldous Huxley

“So you set out to travel to Rome…and end up in Istanbul. You set off for Japan…and you end up on a train across Siberia. The journey, not the destination, becomes a source of wonder.” – Canadian musician Loreena McKennitt

“A traveler of taste will notice that the wise are polite all over the world, but the fool only at home.” – English-Irish writer Oliver Goldsmith

international travel quotes: bill bryson“I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.” – American writer Bill Bryson

“There are people who travel because they want to push themselves to physical limits, people who walk across deserts or cycle across the Antarctic … And then there are people like me, who are just genuinely curious about the world.” – English comedian, actor and travel writer Michael Palin

Looking for more travel words of wisdom? If so, review these posts:

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