Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

“I have no fault to find with the manner in which our excursion was conducted. Its programme was faithfully carried out -- a thing which surprised me, for great enterprises usually promise vastly more than they perform. It would be well if such an excursion could be gotten up every year and the system regularly inaugurated. 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 Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrim’s Progress, 1869

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

travel is fatal to the belief that there is a santa claus or tooth fairy or leprechaun or nuno sa punso. :)

Loree said...

I totally agree.Travel broadens the mind.

Arti said...

Great saying by a great man...
Angeli, I was thrilled to see your comment on my blog after a long time... Have a lovely day:)

Anonymous said...

hi angeli! i'm so happy to see you again..this is jazmin..still remember your former classmate at baguio central school? take care..

Vitchie said...

i like how cruel yet truthful mark twin writes...


"travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness... "


and

..."Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth..."

Angeli said...

true! he is so irreverent. in the book he made fun of tourists, locals and all the places, relics, art works and traditions that they treasured. hahaha

 
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