“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”
Travelling is about seeing new places and having new experiences. Learning about yourself and others. You can’t do that as efficiently when you stay in one place!
The Quote Source
This travel quote comes from Saint Augustine, also known as Augustine of Hippo. He was an early christian theologist and philosopher. His writings greatly influenced western christianity and philosophy.
In the Catholic Church and Anglican Communion he is a Saint, a Doctor of the Church (doctor meaning teacher) and the patron of the Augustians. Some Protestant see him as one of the theological fathers due to his teachings on divine grace and salvation. He is the patron saint of theologians, printers and brewers.
What This Travel Quote Means To Me
For me, this travel quote means that those that do not travel do not see and experience much in their lives. When you travel you see so many different cultures, try new experiences, taste new dishes and do things you never thought you could. The ability to travel is there for everyone, all you need to do is turn the page.
If you stay in one place all your life, you never ‘turn a page’. You read and re-read the same thing. You don’t experience new and exciting things. Travelling allows you to ‘read page after page’ fully immersing yourself in ‘the book’ that is life.
So even if you only travel once in your life, or only go to one or two destinations, at least you have not been stuck on that one page. Even if you only travel your own country, at least you have fully read a chapter. It doesn’t matter how far you travel or how often, as long as you get off that first page from time to time!