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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Travelling, Traveller
A man travels as far in a day as a snail in a thousand years.  1
A pleasant companion on a journey is as good as a post-chaise.  French.  2
A short cut is a losing cut.  Latin.  3
A short cut is always a long road.  4
A short cut is often a wrong cut.  Danish.  5
A tired traveller must be glad of an ass if he have not a horse.  6
A travelled man hath leave to lie.  7
Better return half-way than lose yourself.  Dutch.  8
Discreet stops make speedy journeys.  9
Don’t leave the high road for a short cut.  Portuguese.  10
Fair and softly goes far in a day.  11
Far traveller, great liar.  German.  12
Getting out well is a quarter of the journey.  13
He least discredits his travels who returns the same as he went.  Wotton.  14
He that can travel well afoot keeps a good horse.  Franklin.  15
He that leaves the highway for a short cut commonly goes about.  16
He that travels far knows much.  17
He who stops at every stone never gets to his journey’s end.  French.  18
He who takes the wrong road must make his journey again.  Spanish.  19
He who wants to travel far takes care of his beast.  French.  20
He who would travel through the land,
Must go with open purse in hand.  Dutch.
How much a dunce that hath been sent to roam,
Excels a dunce that hath been kept at home.  Cowper.
If an ass goes a travelling he’ll not come home a horse.  23
If you tell every step you will make a long journey of it.  24
It is better to turn back than go astray.  German.  25
It is necessary for him who would reach his journey’s end sometimes to go round about.  Persian.  26
Meat and matins hinder no man’s journey.  27
Nothing is lost on a journey by stopping to pray or to feed your horse.  Spanish.  28
On a long journey even a straw is heavy.  Italian.  29
One never goes so far as when one don’t know whither one is going.  French.  30
The farthest way about is the nearest way home.  German.  31
The farthest way about to o’ercome,
In the end proves nearest home.  Butler.
The getting out of doors is the greatest part of the journey.  Cowley.  33
The traveller without money will sing before the robber.  Juvenal.  34
’Tis a great journey to the world’s end.  35
To bait and to grease does not retard a journey.  36
To travel safely through the world a man must have a falcon’s eye, an ass’s ears, an ape’s face, a merchant’s words, a camel’s back and a hart’s legs.  37
Travel is the great source of true wisdom.  Benjamin Disraeli.  38
Travel makes a wise man better but a fool worse.  39
Travel renders life more modest.  Greek.  40
Travelling teaches toleration.  Benjamin Disraeli.  41
Travellers should correct the vice of one country by the virtue of another.  42
Who goes and returns makes a good journey.  French.  43
Who goes softly goes safely, and he that goes safely goes far.  Italian.  44
Who will go far must go slow.  German.  45

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