A few cleverly crafted words can lift the spirits, keep focus sharp and help adjust attitudes. We think of them like wheatgrass shots for the soul. Here are some of our favorite travel quotes that inspire us to keep exploring.
A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
Henry Ward Beecher
Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
Be the inner journeys, be the outer travels, all trips elevate man, all voyages lift him up!
Mehmet Murat ildan
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
Experience is the best teacher of all. And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist. Only the journey matters.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Photo of “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” by Seattle Dredge of SeattlesTravels.com