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The Top 100 Travel Quotes – Inspirational Travel Quotes and Proverbs

Travel Quotes, Travel Proverb, Travel Sayings

Travel Quotes, Travel Proverb, Travel Sayings

Here you find more than 100 rare and famous travel quotes and sayings for your inspiration. 


Have a plan and stick to it.
Heinrich Harrer

The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not viewed the world.
Alexander von Humboldt

Adventure is worthwhile. 

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

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.
Ibn Battuta

Chuck Norris turns every path into a beaten path.
– Anonymous

Wherever you look, there  you will fly.
Thai Proverb

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

This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.
– Horatio Walpole, 4. Earl of Orford – art historian and politician (1717 – 1797)

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.
Tim Cahill

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

Creek near Gerolsau in Germany – from

The experience that we are capable for a pure enthusiasm : this is the truest gain of traveling.
Johann Wolfgang Goethe

No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.
Chuck Thompson

If you’ve seen one redwood tree, you’ve seen them all.
Ronald Reagan

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

If you are going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill

I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.
– George Bernard Shaw

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

A list with the top 100 travel quotes in German language can be found here at >>> Das beste Buch der Welt

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.
Mary Anne Radmacher

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

To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.
Freya Stark

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

Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.
Mark Twain

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

Waterfall of Geroldsau in Germany – from

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

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
Mark Twain

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

Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.
Peter Hoeg

You don’t have to be rich to travel well.
Eugene Fodor

People don’t take trips, trips take people.
John Steinbeck

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

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

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

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

Trees in a German Forest –

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.
Babs Hoffman

He who would travel happily must travel light.
Antoine de St. Exupery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. – Susan Sontag

Iguana in México

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

Take only memories, leave only footprints. – Chief Seattle

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

Oh the places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss

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

Wherever you go, go with all your heart – Konfuzius

Travel brings power and love back into your life. – Rumi

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Saint Augustine

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. – T. S. Eliot

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

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. – Ernest Hemingway

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

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

A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.
– John Steinbeck

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

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

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who… looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space… on the infinite highway of the air. – Wilbur Wright

Edzná – The Temple of the Five Stories

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

To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world. – John Muir

Travelling expands the mind rarely. – Hans Christian Andersen

He travels the fastest who travels alone. Rudyard Kipling

Travel in all the four quarters of the earth, yet you will find nothing anywhere. Whatever there is, is only here. – Ramakrishna

Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents. – Italo Calvino

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

In the jungle of Petén in Guatemala

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

A good traveller is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveller does not know where he came from. – Lin Yutang

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.  – Robert Louis Stevenson

One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more. – Thomas Jefferson

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it. Rudyard Kipling

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

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Leaves – Guatemala Petén

All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.” – Paul Fussell

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

He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb

People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” – Dagobert D. Runes

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

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.” – Aldous Huxley

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

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

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

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings. – Moslih Eddin Saadi

Munster of Rhein-Muenster-Schwarzach in Germany

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

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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

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

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. – Jawaharial Nehru

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

It is the most beautiful moment in one’s life
when there is neither confusion nor certainty.
One simply is — a mirror reflecting that which is.
With no direction to go anywhere, with no idea of
doing something, with no future – just utterly in
the moment, tremendously in the moment.
– Osho

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

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


A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. – Lao Tzu

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

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

The journey not the arrival matters. – T. S. Eliot

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

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

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. – Benjamin Disraeli

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples 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

Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation. – Elizabeth Drew

Wandering reestablishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. – Anatole France

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

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

I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within. – Lillian Smith

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

Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art. – Freya Stark

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect. – Paul Theroux

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

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

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

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars…  – Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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

It is always sad to leave a place to which one knows one will never return. Such are the melancolies du voyage: perhaps they are one of the most rewarding things about traveling.”  – Gustave Flaubert, Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on Tour

Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.  – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Maxims and Reflections

A list with the top 100 travel quotes in German language can be found here at >>> Das beste Buch der Welt


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