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Travel Quotes

CONTENTS:  Discovery | Experience | Friendship | Inspiration | Preparation | Self-Fulfillment | Simile | Taking Risks

Travel Quotes

Travel Quotes About Exploration and Discovery

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
– Marcel Proust

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

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
– Scott Cameron

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

“There is no foreign land. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson

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

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
– Henry David Thoreau

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


Travel Quotes About Experiences

“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.”
– Francis Bacon

“Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist.”
– W. H. Auden

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

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

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

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

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

“There is one voyage, the first, the last, the only one.”
– Thomas Wolfe

“The journey not the arrival matters.”
-T.S.Elliot

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
– Mark Twain

“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.”
– Frank Borman


Travel Quotes About Friendship

“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

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

“Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversations.”
– Elizabeth Drew

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

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than in miles.” – Tim Cahill
“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson

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


Inspirational Travel Quotes

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

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

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

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien

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

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

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

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

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

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which ones existed between man and the universe.”
– Anatole France

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
– Confucius

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
– Matsuo Basho


Travel Preparation Quotes

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

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

“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

“I never travel without my diary. One should have something sensational to read in the train.”
– Oscar Wilde

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


Self-Fulfillment Travel Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”
-Benjamin Disraeli

“I love to travel but hate to arrive.”
– Albert Einstein

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

“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
– Gaustave Flaubert

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


Simile Travel Quotes

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

“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. Auben de Teran


Travel Quotes About Taking Risks

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for”
– John A. Shedd

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

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

”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

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

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

“Adventure without risk is Disneyland.”
– Doug Coupland

“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

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”
– Martin Buber.

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

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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