Imam Shafi'i (may God have mercy on him) on travelling:
"The intelligent and refined find no rest in dwelling in one place,
So leave your homeland and travel far away!
Travel and you will meet new people replacing those left behind,
and tire yourself out, because it makes life worth living.
I have seen that water stagnates when it stands still,
yet when in runs, it is sweet and pure.
And if the lion left not its land,
it would not catch its prey
And if the arrow left not the bow,
it would not hit its aim,
And if the sun moved not across the horizon,
People all over the world would have got tired of the sky."