If an ass goes traveling, he’ll not come back a horse.Thomas Fuller
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.
- found on Google Books
- A cart-horse standing on a meadow. Etching by J. Scott after W. H. Davis.
- Histoire naturelle, générale et particuliére, avec la description du cabinet du roi / [Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon].