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In the highlands, in the country places,
Where the old plain men have rosy faces,
And the young fair maidens have
Quiet eyes.
Songs of Travel (1896)
Robert Louis Stevenson

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Robert Frost (1875 - 1963)

Sing me a song of a lad that is gone,
Say, could that lad be I?
Merry of soul he sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.
Songs of Travel (1896)
Robert Louis Stevenson

I always love 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.
Polite Conversation (1738)
Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Travelling is almost like talking with men of other centuries.
René Descartes, (1596 - 1650)

Be it granted to me to behold you again in dying,
Hills of home! and to hear again the call;
Hear about the graves of the martyrs the peewees crying,
And hear no more at all.
Songs of Travel (1896)
Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange, is it not? that of the myriads who
Before us pass'd the door of Darkness through,
Not one returns to tell us of the Road,
Which to discover we must travel too.
Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883)

I own I like definite form in what my eyes are to rest upon; and if landscapes were sold, like the sheets of characters of my boyhood, one penny plain and twopence coloured, I should go the length of twopence every day of my life.
Travels with a Donkey (1879)
Robert Louis Stevenson

The sight of it gave me infinite pleasure, as it proved that I was in a civilized society. Remark on finding a gibbet in an unexplored part of Africa.
Mungo Park, (1771 - 1806)

Let the blow fall soon or late,
Let what will be o'er me;
Give the face of earth around
And the road before me.
Wealth I seek not, hope nor love,
Nor a friend to know me;
All I seek, the heaven above
And the road below me.
Songs of Travel (1896)
Robert Louis Stevenson

He travels fastest who travels alone.

Give to me the life I love,
Let the lave go by me,
Give the jolly heaven above
And the byway nigh me.
Bed in the bush with stars to see,
Bread I dip in the river
There's the life for a man like me,
There's the life for ever.
Songs of Travel (1896)
Robert Louis Stevenson

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.
Virginibus Puerisque (1881)
Robert Louis Stevenson

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
Travels with a Donkey, (1879)
Robert Louis Stevenson

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