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Vagabonding and Travel Quotes

Dont take life too seriously…no one comes out alive – Elbert Hubbard

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving – Lao Tzu

He who knows that he has enough, will always have enough – Lao Tzu

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth. – Buddha

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. – Lao Tzu

We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope – Edward Abbey

My greatest skill has been to want little – Henry David Thoreau

Always do what you are afraid to do – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
The fearful are caught as often as the bold. – Helen Keller

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. – Helen Keller

We will not cease from our exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. – T.S. Elliot

vagabonding and travel quotesTravel is not really about leaving our homes, but leaving our habits. – Pico Iyer

Not all those who wander are lost – JRR Tolkien

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will lead you there – Unknown

A journey is best measured in friends, not in miles. – Tim Cahill

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty & well preserved body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a ride!’ – Hunter S. Thompson

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

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste it, to experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. – Eleanor Roosevelt

All things considered, there are only two kinds of men in the world: those that stay at home and those that do not. – Rudyard Kipling

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucius

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going. – Paul Theroux

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. – Aldous Huxley

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

And forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. – Kahlil Gibran

Famous People Quotes #4

“He who has a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.” – Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

“Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions.” – Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

“I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters.” – Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

“God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.” – Voltaire (1694-1778)

“He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.” – H. H. Munro (Saki) (1870-1916)

“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” – Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

“I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.” – Ian L. Fleming (1908-1964)

“If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.” – J. Paul Getty (1892-1976)

“Facts are the enemy of truth.” – Don Quixote – “Man of La Mancha”

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” – George Washington Carver (1864-1943)

“How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.” – Anais Nin (1903-1977)

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

“I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right.” – Frederick (II) the Great

“Maybe this world is another planet’s Hell.” – Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

“Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.” – George Eliot (1819-1880)

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”
– Sherlock Holmes (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859-1930)

“Black holes are where God divided by zero.” – Steven Wright

“I’ve had a wonderful time, but this wasn’t it.” – Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney (1901-1966)

“We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.” – Vince Lombardi

“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.” – James Branch Cabell

“A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.” – John D. Rockefeller (1874-1960)

“All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.” – Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

“You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.” – Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)

“An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.” – Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)

“I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.” – Umberto Eco

“Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down.” – Jimmy Durante

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” – Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), Inaugural Address, January 20, 1953

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Happiness Quotes

– “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

– “Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.” – Aristotle

– “Happiness resides not in posessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.” – Democritus

– “People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.” – George Matthew Allen

– “In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.” – Albert Schweitzer

– “Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.” – Aldous Huxley

– “There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.” – David Burns, Intimate Connections

– “The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions—the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitessimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

– “Men spend their lives in anticipations,—in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other—it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.” – Charles Caleb Colton

– “Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though ’twere his own.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

– “The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realising that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.” – from How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, by Arnold Bennett

– “Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.” – Alice Meynell

– “Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.” – Epictetus

– “Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.” – Benjamin Franklin

– “There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus

– “I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.” – John Stuart Mills

– “You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.” – Robert F. Kennedy

– “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” – Benjamin Disraeli

– “Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.” – William Ellery Channing

– “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Ghandi

– “The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.” – Henry W. Longfellow

– “Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.” –
Douglas Jerrold

– “Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.” – J. Petit Senn

– “To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” – Albert Camus

– “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

– “Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come,—as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.” – Thomas Fuller

– “Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.” – George Santayana

– “No man is happy who does not think himself so.” – Publilius Syrus

– “Our minds are as different as our faces: we are all traveling to one destination; –happiness; but few are going by the same road.” – Charles Caleb Colton

Education Quotes

# “I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” — Edith Ann, [Lily Tomlin]

# “You teach best what you most need to learn.” — Richard David Bach

# A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions. – Anonymous

# A professor is one who talks in someone else’s sleep. – Anonymous

# A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students. – John Ciardi

# A university professor set an examination question in which he asked what is the difference between ignorance and apathy. The professor had to give an A+ to a student who answered: I don’t know and I don’t care. – Richard Pratt, Pacific Computer Weekly, 20 July 1990

# “Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.” — (Louis) Hector Berlioz

# Academy: A modern school where football is taught. – Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) – The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911

# An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field. – Niels Bohr (1885-1962)

# Education … has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. – G. M. Trevelyan

# Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. – Laurence J. Peter

# An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less. – Nicholas Murray Butler

# Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. – Will Durant

# Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

# Experience is a good school, but the fees are high. – Heinrich Heine

# Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you’re too damned old to do anything about it. – Jimmy Connors

# Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you. – Aldous Huxley

# “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” – John Cotton Dana

# “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Brooks Adams

# “What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.” –George Bernard Shaw

# “Good teachers are those who know how little they know. Bad teachers are those who think they know more than they don’t know.” – R. Verdi

# “Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.”
— Perelman

# “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein

# “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

# “Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions.” – William Allin

# “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” – Vernon Law

# “I may have said the same thing before… But my explanation, I am sure, will always be different.” – Oscar Wilde

# “Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm.” – Publilius Syrus

Funny Sarcastic Sayings About Life

“What we feel and think and is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera ” – Aldous Huxley

“Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.” – Mark Twain

“Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs.” – Robin Williams

“God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.” – Robin Williams

“Politics: ‘Poli’ a Latin word meaning ‘many’; and ‘tics’ meaning ‘bloodsucking creatures’.” – Robin Williams

“People say satire is dead. It’s not dead; it’s alive and living in the White House.” – Robin Williams

“Ah, yes, divorce … from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet.” – Robin Williams

“He was happily married – but his wife wasn’t. ” – Victor Borge

Best Quotes about music

– “If music be the food of love, play on; /Give me excess of it that, surfeiting, / The appetite may sicken and so die.” – Shakespeare

– “There is only one better thing than music – live music.” – Jacek Bukowski

– “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” – Aldous Huxley

– “Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.” – George Bernard Shaw

– “I hate music, especially when it’s played.” – Jimmy Durante

– “I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.” – George Eliot

– “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” – Victor Hugo

– “Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable.” – Martin Luther

– “Music is what I love and it’s what I feel and it’s in me and to know that I can do something that I enjoy and hopefully bring some enjoyment to other people through is an incredible felling and I am just really thankful for it.” – Mariah Carey

– “Music makes one feel so romantic – at least it always gets on one’s nerves – which is the same thing nowadays.” – Oscar Wilde

– “There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.” – George Eliot

– “The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, «Is there a meaning to music?» My answer would be, «Yes.» And «Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?» My answer to that would be, «No.»” – Aaron Copland