Why do we leave the comfort of our home to seek new pastures and new shores? Because growth only happens when you leave all that is loved and familiar to explore all that is unknown and unfamiliar.
Last time in the long history of mankind that so favorable conditions for a free and grand development will exist.
— Max Weber
Oh, London is a man's town, there's power in the air;
And Paris is a woman's town, with flowers in her hair;
And it's sweet to dream in Venice, and it's great to study Rome;
But when it comes to living there is no place like home.
— Henry Van Dyke
If you were smart in 1807 you moved to London, if you were smart in 1907 you moved to New York City, and if you are smart in 2007 you move to Asia.
— Jim Rogers
In peace, the Middle East, the ancient cradle of civilization, will become invigorated and transformed. Throughout its lands there will be freedom of movement of people, of ideas, of goods.
— Menachem Begin
In India, I found a race of mortals living upon the Earth, but not adhering to it, inhabiting cities, but not being fixed to them, possessing everything, but possessed by nothing.
— Apollonius of Tyana
Oceania is vast, Oceania is expanding, Oceania is hospitable and generous, Oceania is humanity rising from the depths of brine and regions of fire deeper still, Oceania is us. We are the sea, we are the ocean…
― Epeli Hau'ofa