"If you travel around America you see different sections of highways donated by this or that person, and that's a slow beginning of what may end up being a situation common in the Third World: some sections of highways in wealthy areas are beautifully maintained and other parts are just dirt-strewn potholes."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Robert D. Kaplan on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."Robert D. Kaplan on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Robert D. Kaplan on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Robert D. Kaplan on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Robert D. Kaplan on Saint Augustine
"The most important thing I learned as a foreign correspondent in about 80 countries is that it takes a very shallow knowledge of history to think that there are solutions to most problems."