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He travels fastest who travels alone proverbial saying, late 19th century; implying that single-minded pursuit of an objective is more easily achieved by someone without family commitments. A similar idea is found a little earlier in Walden (1854) by the American writer Henry David Thoreau, ‘The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.’

travel broadens the mind proverbial saying, early 20th century; G. K. Chesterton's comment on this was, ‘They say travel broadens the mind, but you must have the mind.’

See also bad news travels fast, it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.

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