Travel Quotes to Live By


"It's the Journey, not the arrival that counts."

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

"The whole object of travel is not to set foot in a foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land."
-G. K. Chesterton

"I never travel without a diary.  One should always have something sensational to read on the train."
- Oscar Wilde

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
- Marcel Proust

"The traveler sees what he sees.  The tourist sees what he has come to see."
- G. K. Chesterton

"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.  I travel for travels sake.  The great affair is to move."
- Robert L. Stevenson

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

"Someone said to Socrates that a certain man had grown no better by his travels.  'I should think not' he said; 'he brought himself with him'."
- Michel de Montaigne

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world.  The unreasonable one persists on trying to adapt the world to himself.  Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
- George Bernard Shaw

"There was nowhere to go but everywhere..."
- Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road'

"All travel has its advantages. If the traveler visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own."
-Samuel Johnson

"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving."
- Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.)

"Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time."

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."
- Confucius

"If you don't know where you are going, you can never get lost."

"Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
- Helen Keller

"It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness."

"All of the animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it."

" 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