This is a list of my favourite famous travel quotes, which have inspired me to follow my dreams travelling the world. Can you recognise any of them yourselves?

37 Famous Travel Quotes

1.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

– Mark Twain

2.

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

– St. Augustine

3.

“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.”

– Moorish proverb

4.

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

– Henry Miller

5.

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”

– Moslih Eddin Saadi

6.

“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

7.

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

– Robert Frost

8.

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”

– Lao Tzu

9.

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”

– Tim Cahill

10.

“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

11.

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

– J. R. R. Tolkien

12.

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

– Anatole France

13.

“Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.”

– Paul Theroux

14.

“A wise traveler never despises his own country.”

– Carlo Goldoni

15.

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

– Ibn Battuta

16.

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

– Mary Anne Radmacher

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17.

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

– Gustave Flaubert

18.

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

– Henry David Thoreau

19.

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.”

– Anna Quindlen

20.

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

– Andre Gide

21.

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

– Anonymous

22.

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.”

– Eugene Fodor

23.

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

– Clint Borgen

24.

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

– Helen Keller

25.

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

– Shirley MacLaine

26.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

– Neale Donald Walsch

27.

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

– Susan Sontag

28.

“Take only memories, leave only footprints.”

– Chief Seattle

29.

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for”

– John A. Shedd

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30. 

“Remember what Bilbo used to say: It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

– JRR Tolkien

31.

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

– Daranna Gidel

32.

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.”

– Hilaire Belloc

33. 

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

– James Michener

34.

“Too often. . .I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.”

– Louis L’Amour

35.

“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

36.

“I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.”

– James Baldwin

37.

“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.”

– Tom Stoppard

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