Travel Quotes

Travel Makes One Modest

By on December 24, 2018

Gustave Flaubert once said, “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” Those words aren’t hard to understand. Modesty, itself, means being unassuming. It means accepting your limitations, being unpretentious, and humbly acknowledging the limit of your abilities.

Why does modesty relate to travel?

Think about it. When you travel, you become exposed to different cultures and literally see just how vast the world is. If you simply confine yourself to the four corners of your home, you close your mind off to the idea, albeit unconsciously, of just how big the world is out there. However, once you step out of your home and travel around the world, you acknowledge that there is, after all, a bigger world beyond what you’re accustomed to.

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