Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Twain on Travel

"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 men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"
-Mark Twain

The irony is that I have read Mark Twain's travel writings (Innocents Abroad) and he was not so broad, wholesome or charitable on his Oriental adventures.  So it goes.

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