Saturday, 9 December 2017

62 BEST Inspirational Travel Quotes you need to see!

 
a wise man travels to discover himself

"A wise man travels to discover himself." - James Russell Lowell


it's hard to be less than happy when you can be happy with less


"It's hard to be less than happy when you can be happy with less." - Chris Brady

a long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet

"A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet." - Patrick Rothfuss


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

"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


some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost


"Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost." - Erol Ozan




the very basic core of a man's spirit is his passion for adventure


"The very basic core of a man's spirit is his passion for adventure." - Christopher McCandless


My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in place


"My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in place. A camera. A notebook. A traveling paint set. A hat. Good shoes." - Maria Kalman


I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there

"I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


a ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for

"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." - John Shedd


One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now

"One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now." - Paulo Coelho




if it's both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it


"If it's both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it." - Erada Svetlana


stop waiting for friday for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life


"Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now." - Unknown


I'm in love with cities I've never been to and people I've never met


"I'm in love with cities I've never been to and people I've never met." - Unknown 


there is no happiness for the man who does not travel

"There is no happiness for the man who does not travel." - Aitarey Brahmana


Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag


"Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag." - Aleksander Solzhenitsyn






"To those who can dream, there is no such place as faraway." - Unknown


if you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there


"If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there." - George Harrison


if you don't do stupid things while you're young, you'll have nothing to smile about when you're old


"If you don't do stupid things while you're young, you'll have nothing to smile about when you're old." - Unknown


to move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote: to travel is to live

"To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote: To travel is to live." - Hans Christian Anderson


the travel writer seeks the world we have lost - the lost valleys of the imagination


"The travel writer seeks the world we have lost - the lost valleys of the imagination." - Alexander Cockburn




as the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep

"As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more lovingly, our own." - Margaret Mead


Faith and reason are the shoes on your feet. You can travel further with both than you can with just one


"Faith and reason are the shoes on your feet. You can travel further with both than you can with just one." - J. Micheal Straczynski


the soul of the journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases


"The soul of the journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases." - William Hazlitt


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

"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


the use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality


"The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are." - Samuel Johnson




Real Adventure - self-determined, self-motivated, often risky - forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world


"Real Adventure - self-determined, self-motivated, often risky - forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world as it is, not the way you imagine it." - Mark Jenkins


one's destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things


"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." - Henry Miller 


a journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles


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


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


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


there are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign

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


it is fatal to know too much at the outset


"It is fatal to know too much at the outset. Boredom comes as quickly to the traveler who knows his route as to the novelist who is over certain of his plot." - Paul Theroux 

i think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams

"I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. I know that sounds completely nuts. But, since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition. There are so few people this crazy that I feel like I know them all by first name. They all travel as they are pack dogs and stick to each other like glue. The best people want to work the big challenges." - Larry Page 


if you want to go fast walk alone if you want to go far walk together

If you want to go fast, walk alone. If you want to go far, walk together. - Chinese Proverb


the journey not the arrival matters

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


"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


I am I flatter myself completely a citizen of the world

"I am, I flatter myself, completely a citizen of the world. In my travels through Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Corsica, France, I never felt myself from home." - James Boswell


don't tell me that man doesn't belong out there

"Don't tell me that man doesn't belong out there. Man belongs wherever he wants to go - and he'll do plenty well when he gets there." - Werner von Braun


Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are made of dirt

"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are made of dirt." - Unknown


may the dreams of your past be the reality of your future.

"May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future." - Unknown


the longer you wait for the future, the shorter it will be

"The longer you wait for the future, the shorter it will be." - Loesje


travelling is like flirting with life

"Travelling 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 


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

"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 


people were created to be loved things were created to be used

"People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used." - Unknown

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travel in the younger sort is a part of education in the elder a part of experience

"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. He that travelleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel." - Francis Bacon


remember that happiness is a way of travel not a destination

"Remember that happiness is a way of Travel - not a destination." - Roy M. Goodman 

Peculiar Travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God

"Peculiar Travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God." - Kurt Vonnegut


The greatest difficulty of travel is that one is forced to take oneself along

"The greatest difficulty of Travel is that one is forced to take oneself along." - Alain de Botton

Not only do you have to take yourself along, you also have to find yourself through travelling. A lot of people only realise this after lots and lots of travelling. Once you really found your true self, you have to then make sure not to lose yourself along the way, just like the quote says. It might sound strange that you have to be able to 'take yourself along', but most people never even begin to get to know themselves at all. Alain de Botton is a Swiss writer, and if you don't know about him, check out this video based on his bestselling book 'The Art of Travel': 





perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die

"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 


people travel to wonder at the height of the mountains at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers

"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


the most interesting people to talk to are the people who love to travel

"The most interesting people to talk to are the people who love to travel. They talk about experiences, not material possessions." - Unknown

we must travel in the direction of our fear

"We must travel in the direction of our fear." - John Berryman


they say travel broadens the mind but you must have the mind

"They say travel broadens the mind; but you must have the mind." - G. K. Chesterton

find life experiences and swallow them whole. travel. meet new people

"Find life experiences and swallow them whole. Travel. Meet new people. Go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys. Try everything. Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life." - Lawrence K. Fish


life is like a camera

"Life is like a camera. Just focus on what's important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don't turn out - take another shot." - Linda Poindexter

Life really is like a camera, but most people fail to realise that. Only very few develop from negative events and don't make the same mistake twice. But, like the quote says, it is important to not give up if things don't turn out the way we thought. This is especially the case with travelling the world. Too many people stop after a few bad experiences or don't visit a certain place again because something bad happened to them there. I think it is important to not give up on things too quickly, because you might miss out on some great experiences in the long run. 


You can't always wait for the perfect time

"You can't always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes, you have to dare to do it because life's too short to wonder what could have been." - Unknown


You are confined only by the walls you build yourself

"You are confined only by the walls you build yourself." - Andrew Murphy


I want to hang a map of the world in my house

"I want to hang a map of the world in my house, and then I'm gonna put pins into all the locations that I've traveled to. But first I'm gonna have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won't fall down." - Mitch Hedberg



"Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it." - Eudora Welty


I think the problem with reasonable and societally-accepted behavior is that we train ourselves

"I think the problem with reasonable and societally-accepted behavior is that we train ourselves to pursue planned paths and stable foundations. As a result, we never have the opportunity to discover and chase what makes us truly feel alive. Solution: Be unreasonable in the pursuit of your dreams." - Unknown


Travel isn't always pretty. It isn't always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” - Anthony Bourdain


life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." - Helen Keller

This is a quote from the 1957 book "The Open Door" by Helen Keller. If you don't know anything about Helen Keller, you will be amazed to find out she was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. A lot of people thought that because of her being deaf and blind, she could not live an adventurous life, but she not only earned her arts degree, she also became an author, a political activist and a lecturer. A lot of people find it hard to believe that someone who can't see or hear is able to not only life an adventurous life, but to earn a degree, write books and give lectures. The following video shows Helen Keller actually speaking:



This woman is a great example of what can be achieved in life if you have determination. It is amazing how many people live a life that is not as adventurous as Helen Kellers, because the only thing that is holding them back is themselves.


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


“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
This quote is from Mark Twains book The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It”, if you for some reason don’t know who Mark Twain is, he was an American author and humorist born in 1835, and his real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He is perhaps best known for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He also travelled a fair bit, which is why he came up with this quote.
The reason I love this quote is that it talks about the importance of not ‘vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime’. Travelling the world really widens your horizon, and it is easier to do than people think. It is even possible to travel using free accommodation only, for more information, read 'How to start House sitting and live rent free'