Wise words to inspire your travels

There are many beautiful thoughts and quotes about traveling that make you feel, upon reading them, as if someone turned into words your own feelings, ones you often find so difficult to verbalize and explain. They often describe traveling as a way of learning, changing, taking chances and getting outside of your comfort zone, letting every traveler know that their feelings and beliefs are universal, shared between all of us. Here is my pick of 25 beautiful, inspiring thoughts on travel:

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

 

2) “The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.”
―  Sir Richard Burton

 

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

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

 

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

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6) “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

 

7) “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

 

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

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9) “You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.“
― Jim Rohn

 

10) “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”
― Anonymous

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11) “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”
― Randy Komisar

 

12) “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”
― Jack Kerouac

 

13) “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times”
―  Asian proverb

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14) “It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed is you.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

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

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16) “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

 

17) “…there ain’t no journey what don’t change you some.”
― David Mitchell

 

18) “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

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19) “See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.”
― Ray Bradbury

 

20) “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.”
― Pico Iyer

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21) “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life”
― Michael Palin

 

22) “London on your own actually seems more exotic than Egypt on a tour.”
― Laura Fraser

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23) “I walked down Paseo del Prado, losing myself to the sights, sounds, and dense magic of the city. There’s something weirdly calming about being alone in a big city. It made me feel like the universe was hugely generous, and that my species was so damn smart to have constructed such a beautiful city.”
― Kate Klise

 

24) “He who travels much has this advantage over others – that the things he remembers soon become remote, so that in a short time they acquire the vague and poetical quality which is only given to other things by time. He who has not traveled at all has this disadvantage – that all his memories are of things present somewhere, since the places with which all his memories are concerned are present.”
― Giacomo Leopardi

 

25) 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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Do you have favorite travel quotes? Feel free to share them in the comment section!

 

 

2 thoughts on “Wise words to inspire your travels

    1. Thank you for your comment! Quote no. 4 is one of my all time favorites as well, as you can see on my blog’s home page 😉 It says so much in so little words

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