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Be Inspired! Top Quotes for Travel, Exploration & Teaching English Abroad
Written by: John Bentley
Last Updated: January 10, 2020
Teaching English abroad is not just about getting a job or even about working in the field of education. It's about challenging yourself to discover the world - and yourself. Here at International TEFL Academy, all of our staff - including advisors, professors, those who work in Student Affairs - have lived, traveled and worked abroad, primarily as English teachers. Here are some great quotes about travel and exploration that members of our team believe capture
One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. – Henry Miller
Don’t tell me how educated you are, but how much you have travelled. - Prophet Mohammed
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. – Mark Twain
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. – Henry David Thoreau
Not all those who wander are lost. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest of chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.
- Pat Conroy
The foreigners one meets tend to live life in a vivid and eccentric sort of way, and when you listen to their tales of high adventure in the South Seas, you find that you are subsequently ruined from a conversational point of view, that you can no longer even pretend to be remotely interested in someone's trip to the mall, or their thoughts about the stock market, or their opinions about the relative merit of a football player, and soon you will be branded as aloof, simply because once, on a faraway island, you heard some pretty good stories. - J Maarten Troost
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain
The journey not the arrival matters. – T.S. Eliot
Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind. – Seneca
There are no foreign lands. It is only the traveler who is foreign.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
I love to travel, but hate to arrive. - Albert Einstein
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. - Aldous Huxley
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. - Jawaharlal Nehru
Travel teaches toleration. - Benjamin Disraeli
Let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. Let me be gay; let me be sad. Let me be cold; let me be warm. Let me be hungry...have too much to eat. Let me be ragged or well dressed. Let me be sincere - be deceitful. Let me be truthful; let me be a liar. Let me be honorable and let me sin. Only let me be something every blessed minute. And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost.- Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. - St. Augustine
Never, if possible cover any road a second time - Ibn Battuta
Wandering re-established the original harmony that once existed between man and the universe. – Anatole France
One day you will wake up & there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now. ― Paulo Coelho
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John Bentley is Co-Founder & Senior Writer for International TEFL Academy (ITA), the world leader in TEFL certification for teaching English abroad. A graduate of Harvard University and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern, John is a recognized expert in the field of TEFL. His articles have appeared across the field's top websites, including GoAbroad.com, StudyAbroad.com, InterExchange, GoOverseas.com, Adventure Teaching, & many others. He has also spoken as an expert on Teaching English Abroad & TEFL certification at major conferences like MeetPlanGo and Lessons from Abroad (LFA) in Portland & San Diego.
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