Travelers on the London Underground will soon get a dose of philosophy along with their overcrowding, noise, and proximity to body odor. The Evening Standard has reported that drivers on the Piccadilly line have been issued a book of quotations from famous philosophers to read along with their routine announcements. It’s supposed to make the journey go easier. Some of the quotes include, “Nothing is worth more than this day” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) and “Man is in a strict sense entirely animal” (Blaise Pascal).
Good choices, but they could have picked ones that were more travel-oriented. Here’s a sampling.
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” (St. Augustine)
“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” (Lao Tzu)
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” (Seneca)
“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” (Anatole France)
You can read more travel quotes at Quotegarden.