„[A]nother important difference between tourist and traveler is that the former accepts his own civilization without question; not so the traveler, who compares it with the others, and rejects those elements he finds not to his liking.“

Source: The Sheltering Sky

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American composer, writer, translator 1910 - 1999

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—  Carlo Goldoni Italian playwright and librettist 1707 - 1794

Un viaggiatore prudente non disprezza mai il suo paese.
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„He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
dies slowly.
He who slowly destroys his own self-esteem,
who does not allow himself to be helped“

—  Pablo Neruda Chilean poet 1904 - 1973

dies slowly…
Muere lentamente quien no viaja, quien no lee,
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quien no encuentra gracia en sí mismo.
Muere lentamente
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Poem "Muere lentamente" (Dying Slowly), wrongly attributed to Pablo Neruda. See "Fake Pablo Neruda Poem Spreads on Internet" http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=325275&CategoryId=14094 by Ana Mendoza, Latin American Herald Tribune (12 January 2009).
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Source: Selected Poems

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„Down to Gehenna or up to the Throne,
He travels the fastest who travels alone.“

—  Rudyard Kipling, book Soldiers Three

Soldiers Three, The Winners (L'Envoi: What Is the Moral?) http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/K/KiplingRudyard/verse/p2/winners.html, Stanza 1 (1888).
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„I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.“

—  Hilaire Belloc writer 1870 - 1953

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As quoted in Traveling for Her: An Inspirational Guide (2008) by Amber Israelsen, p. 2
Variant: I have wandered all my life, and I have traveled; the difference between the two is this — we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.

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