I’m a sucker for inspirational travel quotes. It gives me a little push when times are down. If you are thinking of traveling or need some encouragement, let me present you with the big bad list of  best travel quotes for 2017.

 

1. “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.”   — J. R. R. Tolkien

2. “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”   — George Bernard Shaw

3.“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.”
— Dr. Seuss / Oh the Places You Will Go


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4. “Sometimes you just have to say let it be, smile and believe that you will be alright. Time heals most things! Just go” – Shreejana

5.“Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.”   — Pico Iyer

6. “Travel while you are young enough to enjoy it! As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $300 or a $30.00 watch – – they both tell the same time. Whether we carry a $300 or a $30.00 wallet/handbag – – the amount of money inside is the same. Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $15 wine – – the hangover is the same. Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3000 sq. ft. – – loneliness is the same. Whether you drive a $8,000 Honda or a $80,000 Benz –they both serve the same purpose. You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the MATERIAL things of this world.”

7. “We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” – John Hope Franklin

8.“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”   — Bill Bryson

9. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”   — Mark Jenkins

10. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”   — Steve Jobs

11. “A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place…”   — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

12. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

13. “If you care about something you have to protect it – If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.” – John Irving

14. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop

15. “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

16. “Every time you leave home,
Another road takes you
Into a world you were never in.
New strangers on other paths await.
New places that have never seen you
Will startle a little at your entry.
Old places that know you well
Will pretend nothing
Changed since your last visit.”
— John O’Donohue / To Bless the Space Between Us

17. “Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.”   — Christopher Morley

18. “Every place is a goldmine. You have only to give yourself time, sit in a teahouse watching the passers-by, stand in a corner of the market, go for a haircut. You pick up a thread – a word, a meeting, a friend of a friend of someone you have just met – and soon the most insipid, most insignificant place becomes a mirror of the world, a window on life, a theatre of humanity.”
— Tiziano Terzani / A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East

19. “There is no happiness for the person who does not travel. For Indra is the friend of the traveler, therefore wander!” – Brähmann

20. “One of the gladdest moments of human life, me thinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit, the leaden weight of routine, the cloak of many cares and the slavery of home, man feels once more happy.” – Richard Burton

21. “The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.”   — Laurence Sterne

22. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”   — Anais Nin

23. “A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end … but not necessarily in that order.”   — Jean-Luc Godard

24. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

25. “He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour in each of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all.” – Sinclair Lewis

26. “It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.”   — George H. Lorimer

27. “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”   — Henry David Thoreau

28. “People always think happiness is a faraway thing,” thought Francie, “something complicated and hard to get. Yet, what little things can make it up; a place of shelter when it rains–a cup of strong hot coffee when you’re blue; for a man, a cigarette for contentment; a book to read when you’re alone–just to be with someone you love. Those things make happiness.”   — From “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”

 

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29. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block

30. You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t chose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.”  — Anita Septimus

31. “When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in. – D.H. Lawrence

32. “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.”   — Neil Armstrong

33. “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.”   — Edmund Hillary

34. I dislike feeling at home when I’m abroad.” – George Bernard Shaw

35. “You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.” – Ella Maillart

36. “I travel the world, and I’m happy to say that America is still the great melting pot – maybe a chunky stew rather than a melting pot at this point, but you know what I mean.” – Philip Glass

37. “One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” – Andre Gide

38. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”– Freya Stark

39. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. “– Aldous Huxley

40. “The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is, at last, to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.”– G.K. Chesterton

41. “My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”   — Thomas Paine

42. “Every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad.”   — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

43. “Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.”   — Ben Hecht

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44. There are stars whose radiance is visible on Earth though they have long been extinct. There are people whose brilliance continues to light the world though they are no longer among the living. These lights are particularly bright when the night is dark. They light the way for humankind.”   — Hannah Senesh

45. “Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with our social life, and a new social condition means a radical change in conscience.”  — Walter Lippmann

46. “Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”   — Ray Bradbury

47. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

48. “Travel teaches toleration.” – Benjamin Disraeli

49. “In a world of fugitives, the person taking the opposite direction will appear to run away.”   — T.S. Eliot

50. “Imagine there’s no country, / It isn’t hard to do. / Nothing to kill or die for, / And no religion, too. / Imagine all the people / Living life in peace.”   — John Lennon

51. “Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.”   — Albert Camus

52. “One recognizes one’s course by discovering the paths that stray from it.”   — Albert Camus

53. “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”   — Desmond Tutu

54. “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

55. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

56. “Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves.”   — Robert Neelly Bella

57. “If you know better, do better. Live better. Travel Longer” – Shreejana 

58. “I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.”   — Henry David Thoreau

59. “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”   — Zora Neale Hurston

60. “No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”   — Alan Watts

61. “Interdependence is a fundamental law of nature. Even tiny insects survive by cooperating with each other. Our own survival is so dependent on the help of others that a need for love lies at the very core of our existence. This is why we need to cultivate a genuine sense of responsibility and a sincere concern for the welfare of others.”   — Dalai Lama

62. “Activism is the rent I pay for living on the planet.”   — Alice Walker

63. “May I see what I do. May I do it differently. May I make this a way of life.”   — Buddhist mantra

64. “Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves” – Euripides

65. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

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66. “You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out.” – Daranna Gidel

67. “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro

68. “Compassion is not weakness and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.”   — Hubert Humphrey

69.“Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.”   — Josh Billings

70. “Stories allow us to travel, time and again, outside the circumscribed spaces of what we believe and what we think possible. It is these journeys – sometimes tenuous, sometimes exhilarating – that inspire and steel us to navigate uncharted territories in real life.”   — Elizabeth Svoboda

71. “I have walked through many lives, some of them my own, and I am not who I was.”   — Stanley Kunitz

72. “If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you’ve got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat, and a lump in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the difference.”   — Robert Fulghum

73. “The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes “sight-seeing.” – Daniel J. Boorstin

74. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc

75 “I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education.” – David Rockefeller

76. “The tragedy in the lives of most of us is that we go through life walking down a high-walled lane with people of our own kind, the same economic situation, the same national background and education and religious outlook. And beyond those walls, all humanity lies, unknown and unseen, and untouched by our restricted and impoverished lives.”   — Florence Luscomb

77. “Learn to detach … Don’t cling to things, because everything is impermanent … But detachment doesn’t mean you don’t let the experience penetrate you. On the contrary, you let it penetrate fully.”   — Mitch Albom

78. “Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.”   — Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

79. “Better far off to leave half the ruins and nine-tenths of the churches unseen and to see well the rest; to see them not once, but again and often again; to watch them, to learn them, to live with them, to love them, till they have become a part of life and life’s recollections.” – Augustus Har

80.“People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.” – Martin Yan

81. “Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with a purpose is educational and exciting.” – Sargent Shriver

82. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.”   — Brené Brown

83. “It’s like, at the end, there’s this surprise quiz: Am I proud of me? I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth what I paid?”   — Richard Bach

84. “When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool.”   — Chinua Acheb

85. “Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel’s immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way.” – Ralph Crawshaw

86. “A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place….” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

87. “I’d rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.” – Steve McQueen

88. “We now know that memories are not fixed or frozen, like Proust’s jars of preserves in a larder, but are transformed, disassembled, reassembled, and re-categorized with every act of recollection.”   — Oliver Sacks

89. “How safe do we want to be? How much of ourselves are we willing to give up for it?” — Sarah Hepola

90. “People forget years and remember moments.”   — Ann Beattie

91. “A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – Pamela Goldoni

92. “Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” – Tom Stoppard

93. “Travel is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes.” – Robin Leach

94. “Adventure without risk is Disneyland.” – Doug Coupland

95. “An adventure may be worn as a muddy spot or it may be worn as a proud insignia. It is the woman wearing it who makes it the one thing or the other.” – Norma Shearer

96. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

97. “If God had really intended men to fly, he’d make it easier to get to the airport”. – George Winters“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace

98. “Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.” – Charles Kuralt

99. “Traveling — it gives you home in thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land.”   — Ibn Battuta

100.  “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller

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101. “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” – William Least Heat Moon

102. “To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.” – Charles Horton Cooley

103. “Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.” – Ray Bradbury

104. “For me, a place unvisited is like an unrequited love. A dull ache that—try as you might to think it away, to convince yourself that she really wasn’t the right country for you—just won’t leave you in peace.”   — Eric Weiner

105. “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”   — Miriam Beard

106. “To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance.” – Philip Andrew Adams

107. “It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.” – Andre Gide

108. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle

109. “In both business and personal life, I’ve always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry.” – Ivanka Trump

110. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”   — Susan Sontag

111. “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain

112. “After a lifetime of world travel I’ve been fascinated that those in the third world don’t have the same perception of reality that we do.” – Jim Harrison

113. “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.”   — Paul Theroux

114. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling

115. “You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there”. – Yogi Berra

116. “A tourist is a fellow who drives thousands of miles so he can be photographed standing in front of his car.” – Emile Ganest

117. “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman

118. “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” — Alan Alda

119. “He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.”   — Harry Emerson Fosdick

120. “Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.”   — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

121. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”   — Marcel Proust

122. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.” – James Michener

123. “All men have the stars,” he answered, “but they are not the same things for different people. For some, who are travellers, the stars are guides. For others they are no more than little lights in the sky. For others, who are scholars, they are problems. For my businessman they were wealth. But all the stars are silent. You–you alone–will have the stars as no one else has them.”
— The Little Prince

124. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

125. “All the above is, of course, a gross simplification. There are deeper reasons to travel – itches and tickles on the underbelly of the unconscious mind. We go where we need to go, and then try to figure out what we’re doing there.”   — Jeff Greenwald

126. “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye

127. “Make voyages! Attempt them… there’s nothing else.” – Tennessee Williams

128. “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

129. “No matter where you go, there you are.” – Buckaroo Banzi

130. “While armchair travelers dream of going places, traveling armchairs dream of staying put.” – Anne Tyler

131. “We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character” – Henry David Thoreau

132. “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”   — Carl Sandburg

133. “People don’t take trips . . . trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

134. “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine

135. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

136. “All you need to know is that it’s possible.”   — Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker

137. “Once in awhile it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”   — Alan Keightley

138. “People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.” – St. Augustine

139. “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life and see if I could not learn what it has to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”   — Thoreau

140. “Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”   — Kahlil Gibran

141. “Man is always inclined to be intolerant towards the thing, or person, he hasn’t taken the time adequately to understand.”   — Robert R. Brown

142. “What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn’t come every day.”   — George Bernard Shaw

143. “There is one voyage, the first, the last, the only one.” – Thomas Wolfe
“There is little favorable to be said about poverty, but it was often an incubator of true friendship.”
— Nelson Mandela / Long Walk to Freedom

144. “The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”   — William Jones

145. “NOT I – NOT ANYONE else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.” – Walt Whitman

146. “You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t chose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” – Anita Septimus

147. “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends… The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy

148. “Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.” – Thomas Fuller

149. “Too often. . .I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.” – Louis L’Amour

150. “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” – Cesare Pavese

151. “Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.”   — Georgia O’Keefe

152. Traveller, there is no path 
The path is made by walking. 
By walking you make a path 
And turning, you look back 
At a way you will never tread again
— Antonio Machado

153. “If you only go once around the room, you are wiser than he who stands still.” – Estonian Proverb

154. “I travel light; as light, that is, as a man can travel who will still carry his body around because of its sentimental value.”   — Christopher Fry

155. “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”   — Jack Kerouac

156. “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.”   — Cesare Pavese

157. “I think that wherever your journey takes you, there are new gods waiting there, with divine patience — and laughter.”   — Susan M. Watkins

158. “Traveling makes one modest — you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
— Gustave Flaubert / Flaubert in Egypt (1849)

159. “The only unit of time that matters is heartbeats. Even if the world were totally silent, even in a dark room covered in five layers of foam, you’d be able to count your own heartbeats. When you get on a plane and travel you go 15 heartbeats per mile. That is, in the time it takes to travel a mile in flight your heart beats 15 times. On a train your heart might beat 250 times per mile. And we count this up and we make sense of it. We’re constantly switching accelerations; we’re jumping between time frames. That’s what we’re asking people to do every time we make something new, some new tool or product. We’re asking them to reset their understanding of time. To accept that the sequence we’re asking them to follow is the right way to do a thing. It’s like the farmer with the clock.”
— Paul Ford

160. “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

161. “The lust for comfort murders the passions of the soul.”   — Khalil Gibran / mystic, poet, and artist

162. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

163. Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over – it became a butterfly.”   — Edward Teller

164. “We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.”   — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

165. “She’d have to propel herself into the future by whatever means possible or she’d be trapped forever in a place whose times had already passed.”   — Kiran Desai

166. “Treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.”   — Quentin Crisp

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167. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” – Fitzhugh Mullan

168. “I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc

169. “Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.” – John Muir

170. Take your time, think a lot,
Why, think of everything you’ve got.
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not.
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen.
Now there’s a way and I know that I have to go away.
I know I have to go.”
— Cat Stevens

171. “Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively, unless you can choose a challenge instead of a competence.”   — Eleanor Roosevelt

172. “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”   — William Least Heat Moon

173. “Without travel “I would have wound up a little ignorant white Southern female, which was not my idea of a good life.” – Lauren Hutton

174. “I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.” – James Baldwin

175. “The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau

176. “I don’t want to own anything until I know I have found the place where me and things belong together. I’m not quite sure where that is just yet. But I know what it’s like.”   — Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

177. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”   — Mark Twain

178. “The commonsense rules of the “real world” are a fragile collection of socially reinforced illusions.”   — Timothy Ferris

179. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Mohammed180.

180. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

181. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

182. “The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.” – Amelia E. Barr

183. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck

184. “Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones.” – Anne Sophie Swetchine

185. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

186. “Would you please tell me, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the cat.
“I don’t much care where … ” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the cat.”
— Lewis Carroll

187. “Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.”   — Chuck Palahniuk

188. “I see too plainly custom forms us all. Our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed belief, are consequences of our place of birth.”   — Aaron Hill

189. “I’d rather die of thirst than drink from the cup of mediocrity.”   — Stella

190. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharal Nehru

191. Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” – Paul Theroux

192. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

193. “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” — Moslih Eddin Saadi

194. “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” — Pat Conroy

195. “Hitler didn’t travel. Stalin didn’t travel. Saddam Hussein never traveled. They didn’t want to have their orthodoxy challenged.” — Howard Gardner

196. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

197. “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” — Peter Hoeg

198. The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton

199. “Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

200. “I’m happy to be here, but still a little sad to be here too. Sometimes it’s better to travel than to arrive.”   — Robert Pirsig

201. “When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen

202. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

203.  “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

204. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill . “

205. “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau

206. “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

207. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

208. “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson

209. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

210. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

211. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous

212. “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury

213. “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor

214. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

215.  “He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery

216: “Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace

217. “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine

218. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

219.  “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

220. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

221. “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry

222. “Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” – Alan Keightley

223. “There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” – Charles Dudley Warner

224. “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

225. “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” ~ Matthew Karsten

226. “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”– Robert Louis Stevenson

227. “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett

228. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

229.“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

230. “There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, ‘Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course I’ve got dreams.’ Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they’re still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, ‘How good or how bad am I?’ That’s where courage comes in. ” – Erma Louise Bombeck

231. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

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The Ultimate List of Big and Best Travel Quotes

18 thoughts on “The Ultimate List of Big and Best Travel Quotes

  • July 20, 2017 at 4:33 pm
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    Great motivational pics and quotes! Great job! Will be back for more!

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  • July 20, 2017 at 5:54 pm
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    Definitely will be back to read more of your posts!

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  • July 21, 2017 at 2:32 am
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    I love inspirational quotes because they let you see life from a different perspective. Thanks for this great post.

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  • July 21, 2017 at 10:51 am
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    I absolutely love quotes! I will be saving this to come back to.

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  • July 21, 2017 at 11:29 am
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    I really love that pic of you laying out overlooking the water below! Really awesome!

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    • July 28, 2017 at 12:26 pm
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      good to know R. Happy Travels 🙂

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  • July 22, 2017 at 3:08 am
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    I love these quotes. I need to find more time to travel though. I spend way too much time being too bogged down with my two businesses and now blogging too! But I need some nice photos of myself travelling so maybe that’s all the excuse I need!

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    • July 28, 2017 at 12:27 pm
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      haha that’s a good excuse! you go girl, good luck 🙂

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  • August 1, 2017 at 3:18 am
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    Wow what an epic list. I love myself a good travel quote, both whilst I’m home waiting to leave on a trip and whilst I’m on it, spurring me on. I couldn’t pick a favourite as they are all applicable to different situations. Great idea and great post. Thanks for sharing.

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  • August 1, 2017 at 5:29 am
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    Wow this is a beautiful list of travel quotes. I alwsys get inspired by such quotes and try to follow atleast one of them. Will save your post.

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  • August 4, 2017 at 2:32 am
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    I loved this post! I’m always looking for good travel quotes and now I know where to come for them. It made me wonder how long it took you to gather all these together since there is a lot.. ha ha! Great job!

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  • August 7, 2017 at 3:40 am
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    Awesome. I read a some and have bookmarked it for later leisure reading

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