Word of the Day: Passenger

pas·sen·ger /ˈpasinjər/, noun: a person traveling in a vehicle or vessel but not operating it; someone other than the driver or captain

I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.” Harriet Tubman, c. 1822 – 1913

My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger.” Aldous Huxley, 1894 – 1963

All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” Samuel Johnson, 1709 – 1784

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