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Words to travel by

This week is the beginning of May, which means that school will be ending before we know it and much-deserved vacations will be planned. To get into the spirit, I thought I would share some of my favorite travel quotes.
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends." ~Maya Angelou
"Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel." ~Rosalia de Castro
"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." ~Miriam Beard
"Travel and change of pace impart new vigor to the mind." ~Seneca
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." ~St. Augustine
"Wandering re-established the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe." ~Anatole France
"I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself." ~James Baldwin
"I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within." ~Lillian Smith
"We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment." ~Hilaire Belloc
"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home." ~James Michener
"Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen." ~Benjamin Disraeli
"To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries." ~Aldous Huxley
"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 man and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." ~Mark Twain
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ~Lao Tzu
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