The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places. Options
Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/7/2009
Posts: 25,193
Neurons: 74,757
Location: Inside Farlex computers
Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
KSPavan
Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:53:57 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 1/28/2015
Posts: 4,189
Neurons: 2,605,409
Location: Kolkata, Bengal, India
Quotation of the Day

Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
KSPavan
Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:53:58 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 1/28/2015
Posts: 4,189
Neurons: 2,605,409
Location: Kolkata, Bengal, India
Quotation of the Day

Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
monamagda
Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:13:10 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/4/2014
Posts: 6,636
Neurons: 4,555,772
Location: Bogotá, Bogota D.C., Colombia


Context from:Essays & Lectures

First Series

Self-Reliance

The soul is no traveller; the wise man stays at home, and when his necessities, his duties, on any occasion call him from his house, or into foreign lands, he is at home still, and shall make men sensible by the expression of his countenance, that he goes the missionary of wisdom and virtue, and visits cities and men like a sovereign, and not like an interloper or a valet.

I have no churlish objection to the circumnavigation of the globe, for the purposes of art, of study, and benevolence, so that the man is first domesticated, or does not go abroad with the hope of finding somewhat greater than he knows. He who travels to be amused, or to get somewhat which he does not carry, travels away from himself, and grows old even in youth among old things. In Thebes, in Palmyra, his will and mind have become old and dilapidated as they. He carries ruins to ruins.

Travelling is a fool's paradise.

Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.
At home I dream that at Naples, at Rome, I can be intoxicated with beauty, and lose my sadness. I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from. I seek the Vatican, and the palaces. I affect to be intoxicated with sights and suggestions, but I am not intoxicated. My giant goes with me wherever I go.

But the rage of travelling is a symptom of a deeper unsoundness affecting the whole intellectual action. The intellect is vagabond, and our system of education fosters restlessness. Our minds travel when our bodies are forced to stay at home.

https://books.google.com/books?id=DpRaAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA81&lpg=PA81&dq=Traveling+is+a+fool%27s+paradise.+Our+first+journeys+discover+to+us+the+indifference+of+places.&source

Bully_rus
Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:38:55 PM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/26/2013
Posts: 2,546
Neurons: 186,132
Location: Minsk, Minskaya Voblasts', Belarus
Daemon wrote:
Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Don't underestimate paradise, even if it's a fool's paradise... Lucky bastards - in terms of endearment of course.
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS
Forum Terms and Guidelines | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2008-2018 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.