Top 100 travel quotes of all time

best travel quotes of all time

Travel quotes. Everybody loves them. Travel quotes have the power to shift perspectives and ignite change. And in our opinion this are the top 100 travel quotes of all time. We’ve been gathering them for years. From short travel quotes to roadtrip quotes. We got you covered.

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

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

3. “Great things never came from comfort zones.” Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

10. “A frog in a well does not know the great sea.”

A great way to say that people make judgments based on their own limited experiences, with no knowledge of the world outside of those experiences.

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

12.“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

13.“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

14. “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

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

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

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

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

19.“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

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

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

22. “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

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

24. “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

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

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

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

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

29. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” –

Lao Tzu

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

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31. “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Jennifer Lee

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

33. “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

34. “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

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

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

37. “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

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

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

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

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41. “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

42. “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

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

44.“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

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

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46. “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” – Paul Theroux

47. “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

48. “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

49. “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

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

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51. “The journey not the arrival matters.” – T. S. Eliot 

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

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

54. “Voyage, travel, and change of place impart vigor” – Seneca

55. “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton

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56. “Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves” – Euripide

57. “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

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

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

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

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

62. “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

63. “I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full.” – Lord Dunsany

64. “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

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

66.“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

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

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

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

70. “Every hundred feet the world changes.” – Roberto Bolaño

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71.  “All you’ve got to do is decide to go and the hardest part is over.” – Tony Wheeler

72. “Never lose your sense of wonder.” – Lee Ann Womack

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

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

75. “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

76. “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

77. “It doesn’t matter where you are. You are nowhere compared to where you can go.” – Bob Proctor

78. “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote: To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

79. “When a man is a traveller, the world is his house and the sky is his roof, where he hangs his hat is his home, and all the people are his family.” – Drew Bundini Brown

80.“Life is meant for good friends and great adventures” – Anonymous

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

82. “Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.” – Robert Orben

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

84. “Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” –Lewis Carroll

85. “Date someone who is a home and an adventure all at once” – Anonymous

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

87. “As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal.” – Robin S. Sharma

88. “There is something about the momentum of travel that makes you want to keep moving, to never stop” – Bill Bryson

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

90. “I could spend my life arriving each evening in a new city.” – Bill Bryson

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91. “Everything I was I carry with me, everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead.” – Ma Jian

92. “Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way.” – Emma Chase

93. “Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.” – Ewan McGregor

94. “Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life was meant to be.” – Steve Pavlina

95. “Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” – Jack Kerouac

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96. “I learn something every time I go into the mountains.” – Michael Kennedy

97. “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

98. “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” – Amelia Earhart

99. “Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before” – Anonymous

100. “Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr Seuss

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