Captain Patrick Gordon
Mark Twain and Travel.
Updated: Jan 19, 2021
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
According to Twain, travel is the antidote for prejudice. When you see the world, you can’t help but open your eyes to different kinds of people.
In a similar train of thought also said: “It liberates the vandal to travel — you never saw a bigoted, opinionated, stubborn, narrow-minded, self-conceited, almighty mean man in your life but he had stuck in one place since he was born and thought God made the world and dyspepsia and bile for his especial comfort and satisfaction.”