Quotes about Abroad

Uncle Matthew’s four years in France and Italy between 1914 and 1918 had given him no great opinion of foreigners. ‘Frogs’, he would say, ‘are slightly better than Huns or Wops, but abroad is unutterably bloody and foreigners are fiends.’ Nancy Mitford

Abroad is bloody. King George VI

Being abroad makes you conscious of the whole imitative side of human behavior. The ape in man. Mary McCarthy

The English sent all their bores abroad, and acquired the Empire as a punishment. Edward Bond

The British tourist is always happy abroad as long as the natives are waiters. Robert Morley

Death is only a larger kind of going abroad. Samuel Butler

An Ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. Sir Henry Wotton

As for pictures and museums, that don’t trouble me. The worst of going abroad is that you’ve always got to look at things of that sort. To have to do it at home would be beyond a joke. Margaret Oliphant

The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become, until he goes abroad. Mark Twain

It is easier to get to know other people at home, but abroad one gets to know oneself. Franz Grillparzer

At home, you always have to be a politician; when you’re abroad, you almost feel yourself a statesman. Harold Macmillan