A Quote by Mark Twain on lies, travel, truth, and world

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Lewis Mumford on food, needs, and travel

Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.

Lewis Mumford (1895 -)

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A Quote by Laurence Sterne on pity and travel

I pity the man who can travel from Dan to Beersheba and cry, "'T is all barren!"

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

Source: the Street. Calais.

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A Quote by Lane Kirkland on travel


The only way to convert the heathen is to travel into the jungle.

Lane Kirkland (1922 -)

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A Quote by Kenneth Grahame on bliss, cities, poetry, and travel

"Glorious, stirring sight!" murmured Toad. . . . "The poetry of motion! The real way to travel! The only way to travel! Here today - in next week tomorrow! Villages skipped, towns and cities jumped- always somebody else's horizons! O bliss! O poop-poop! O my! O my!"

Kenneth Grahame (1859 - 1932)

Source: The Wing in the Willows, ch. 2

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A Quote by Josh Billings on children and travel

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

Source: Josh Billings’ Encyclopedia of Wit & Wisdom

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on church, journeys, travel, and water

I always like to begin a journey on Sundays, because I shall have the prayers of the Church to preserve all that travel by land or by water.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Polite Conversation. Dialogue i.

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A Quote by John Davison Rockefeller on acceptance, success, travel, and path

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.

John D. Rockefeller (1839 - 1937)

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A Quote by John C. Polanyi on control, creativity, difficulty, efficiency, effort, engineering, failure, government, ideas, power, science, and travel

Faced with the admitted difficulty of managing the creative process, we are doubling our efforts to do so. Is this because science has failed to deliver, having given us nothing more than nuclear power, penicillin, space travel, genetic engineering, transistors, and superconductors? Or is it because governments everywhere regard as a reproach activities they cannot advantageously control? They felt that way about the marketplace for goods, but trillions of wasted dollars later, they have come to recognize the efficiency of this self-regulating system. Not so, however, with the marketplace for ideas.

John C. Polanyi (1929 -)

Source: Science and Society,the JC Polanyi Nobel Lareates Lectures, Anansi Press,Concord, Ontario,1995

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A Quote by James Allen on circumstances, idealism, perception, and travel

Your circumstances may be uncongenial, but they shall not long remain so if you but perceive an Ideal and strive to reach it. You can not travel within and stand still without.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Source: As A Man Thinketh

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