As the Spanish proverb says, He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies must carry the wealth of the Indies with him, so it is in travelling,a man must carry knowledge with him if he would bring home knowledge.
Life of Johnson (Boswell).1Vol. vii. Chap. v. 1778.
Note 1. From the London edition, 10 volumes, 1835.
Dr. Johnson, it is said, when he first heard of Boswells intention to write a life of him, announced, with decision enough, that if he thought Boswell really meant to write his life he would prevent it by taking Boswells!Thomas Carlyle: Miscellanies, Jean Paul Frederic Richter. [back]