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On his deathbed friends urged him, for the sake of his soul, to retract his incredible narrative.
Marco Polo’s only reply to their pleadings, tradition tells, was the simple comment:
“I have not told half of what I saw.”
Hildebrand, Jesse Richardson. "The World's Greatest Overland Explorer", National Geographic Magazine (Nov. 1928).
When I went to China, I went to teach; but every day that I stayed I thought less of what I had to teach them
and more of what I had to learn from them.
Bertrand Russell, The Problem of China (1929).
Before I reached America I knew that if I could possibly manage it and if there still be time,
I would go back.
Graham Peck, Through China’s Wall (1940).