Traveling is almost like talking with those of other centuries.
- René Descartes (1596-1650), French philospher, well versed in mathematics and science, he has been called the Father of Modern Philosophy and the Father of Analytical Geometry; he may be best known for his philosophical statement, "Cogito ergo sum" or, "I think, therefore I am."
Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
- Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French writer best known as the author of "Madame Bovary," which protrayed bourgeois life and led to a trial on charges of the novel's alleged immorality; he was a prolific writer; another favorite quote: "Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times."
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.
One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.
- Edith Wharton (1862-1937), American novelist wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Age of Innocence," in 1920
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
- Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), English novelist and critic, best known for his novel, "Brave New World," published in 1931. Besides novels he published travel books, histories, poems, plays, and essays on philosophy, arts, sociology, religion and morals.
Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.
- Pat Conroy (1945- ), American novelist who resides in South Carolina with his wife, novelist Cassandra King. "The Water is Wide,"  won a humanitarian award from the National Education Association and was made into the feature film "Conrack," starring Jon Voight.
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.
- St. Augustine (354-430), Latin philosopher from Roman Africa, born in Tagaste which is now Algeria
The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), English writer, thought to be second only to William Shakespeare as most quoted
No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old familiar pillow.
- Lin Yutang (1895-1976), Chinese writer and inventor
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
- Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish writer, poet and essayist
The journey, not the arrival, matters.
- T.S. Eliot (1888-1965), born in St. Louis, Missouri, this American writer and poet studied at Oxford and later settled in England, becoming a British citizen in 1927
Travel and change of place impact new vigor to the mind.
- Seneca (c.3 BCE-AD65), Roman philosopher, stoic and writer of tragedies; born in Spain, raised and schooled in Rome; upon being accused of participating in a plot against Nero, "As a noble gesture, Seneca complied with the emporer's wish that he commit suicide."
When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.
- Clifton Fadiman (1902-1952), American essayist, critic, book editor for The New Yorker; also remembered as host of a radio quiz show, "Information, Please"
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
- Vice President Al Gore (1948- ), American politician and environmental activist