Richard Francis Burton was an English explorer, linguist, fencer, orientalist, geographer, spy and poet. He was a person who liked learning different languages and learned Arabic during his college. He was posted in India during the term of his Army Service and there he learned various languages like Hindi and Gujarati. His skill of learning languages helped him become the best intelligence officer and he successfully carried many covert operations. He further moved to France where he wrote four books on India and also went on a Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina disguised as an Arab trader. He recorded his experiences in a travelogue ‘A Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah’ which made him popular as it was impossible for a non-Muslim to go into these cities. This encouraged him to further carry more dangerous expeditions like finding the source of the White Nile. During the expedition, he was attacked by the Somali Warriors and severely injured while one of his friends lost his life. These expeditions helped him establish a reputation as an explorer. Here is a collection of quotes and sayings coming straight from the heart of an explorer. Read on the most noted quotations and thoughts by Richard Francis Burton.