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If an ass goes traveling, he’ll not come back a horse.

Fre­quent­ly ref­er­enced in trav­el-relat­ed quo­ta­tion col­lec­tions, though I would argue has lit­tle to do with actu­al­ly trav­el­ing. Per­haps more of a pre­cur­sor to WYSIWYG” or You get what you pay for.” In any case, it’s quite effec­tive at con­jur­ing a strong image…and keep­ing the more fun alter­na­tive to the word don­key in play.

1600s · ass · Author · English · funny · Historian · humor · truth

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