Life is a book and those who do not travel

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life is a book and those who do not travel

"The World Is a Book and Those Who Do Not Travel Read Only One Page"

It's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! Source of supposed Augustine quote? Augustine of Hippo, but I begin to doubt that it is his: "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Any help? This does appear in Bartlett's Quotations, but a librarian here told me that this might be a false attribution.
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“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

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Travel is an opportunity to read the world. On each page, you might find a new, taste, flavour, scent, vision or sound that will make your world a richer place. On each page, you might meet new people, form new relationships, find and discover new languages. For the most part, travel is a fantastic experience. Seeing new places, be they man-made structures or areas of outstanding natural beauty can be truly inspirational. From the Taj Mahal to the Grand Canyon, from Kilimanjaro to the Sagrada Familia, our planet is endowed with an enormous array of jaw-dropping sights. From a more practical perspective, being able to organise all aspects of a trip is a valuable life skill.

If you traveled to Bolivia, you could find out about their customs, including their brightly colored blankets and their hats. Or you could read about it in a book or on the net. What does that mean? This is an interesting way of making an analogy. One page of a book will only give you so much information. You will never know about what happens in the next chapter, much less at the end of the book.

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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

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Saint Augustine [] was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced both the development of Western Christianity and philosophy. He was bishop of Hippo, a Roman city in modern-day Algeria. His most famous works are The City of God and Confessions. Yet after doing some research, it appears that Saint Augustine never said anything quite like this. And I think the idea it professes is worth discussing in and of itself. The idea that one needs to explore the world to understand it is nothing new, dating back at least to the Ancient Greeks. Yet I think the concept has taken on new importance in our modern age, where you can virtually travel almost anywhere thanks to technology.

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