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Around the World in Eighty Days Quotes

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I see that it is by no means useless to travel, if a man wants to see something new.
Jules Verne
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Around the World in Eighty Days
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Passepartout
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travel
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A true Englishman doesn’t joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager.
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A well-used minimum suffices for everything.
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It may be taken for granted that, rash as the Americans are, when they are prudent there is good reason for it.
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Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.
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The chance which now seems lost may present itself at the last moment.
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It’s really useful to travel, if you want to see new things.
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I see that it is by no means useless to travel, if a man wants to see something new.
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As for Phileas Fogg, it seemed just as if the typhoon were a part of his programme.
Phileas Fogg
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He lived alone, and, so to speak, outside of every social relation; and as he knew that in this world account must be taken of friction, and that friction retards, he never rubbed against anybody.
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The noble lord, confined to his armchair, would have given his whole fortune to be able to travel around the world, in ten years even; and he bet four thousand pounds on Phileas Fogg.
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Phileas Fogg, having shut the door of his house at half-past eleven, and having put his right foot before his left five hundred and seventy-five times, and his left foot before his right five hundred and seventy-six times, reached the Reform Club.
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Was he being devoured by one of those secret rages, all the more terrible because contained, and which only burst forth, with irresistible force, at the last moment?
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If to live in this style is to be eccentric, it must be confessed that there is something good in eccentricity.
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It may be said here that the wise policy of the British Government severely punishes a disregard of the practices of the native religions.
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As for seeing the town, the idea never occurred to him, for he was the sort of Englishman who, on his travels, gets his servant to do his sightseeing for him.
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Why, I’ve just this instant found out that we might have gone around the world in only seventy-eight days.
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We are going round the world.
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His countenance possessed in the highest degree what physiognomists call “repose in action,” a quality of those who act rather than talk.
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Solitude is a sad thing, with no heart to which to confide your griefs.
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Passepartout was astounded, and, though ready to attempt anything to get over Medicine Creek, thought the experiment proposed a little too American.
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Nothing, say you? Perhaps so; nothing but a charming woman, who, strange as it may appear, made him the happiest of men!
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The game was in his eyes a contest, a struggle with a difficulty, yet a motionless, unwearying struggle, congenial to his tastes.
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An English criminal, you know, is always better concealed in London than anywhere else.
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If the thing is feasible, the first to do it ought to be an Englishman.

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