The 55 best Travel Quotes of all time – From Classics to Modern

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Who doesn’t like to read some nice travel quotes before going on vacation or starting the next trip? Such quotes do also well on cards for friends, mobile phone or laptop background or as a picture to hang. My personal Pinterest account is full of wonderful travel quotes that I collected over the last 10 years or so. So, I thought it might be time to show you a collection of my absolute favorites traveler quotes.

The most beautiful Travel Quotes of all time

You’re not traveling in order to arrive but in order to travel – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goethe travel quotes, travel in order to travel

With Age comes Wisdom, with Travel comes Understanding – Sandra Lake

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet, he said – Rachel Wolchin

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there – Lewis Caroll

To Travel is to live – Hans Christian Andersen

We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick for the places we have never known. – Carson McCullers

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware – Martin Buber

Travel quotes martin buber, all journeys have a secret destination

The world is a book and those wo do not travel read only one page – Augustinus Aurelius

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lao Tzu

One must travel, to learn – Mark Twain

If one wants to travel, he must first bring love to the country and people, at least no bias. He must have good will to find the good instead of destroying it through comparisons – Theodor Fontane

Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled – Prophet Mohammed

The best travel quotes of Prophet Mohammed, tell me how much you traveled

Travel is still the most intense mode of learning – Kevin Kelly

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment – Hilaire Belloc

Traveling – It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller – Ibn Battuta

I’m not lost, I’m exploring – Jana Stanfield

Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving – Terry Pratchett

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before – Dalai Lama

The greatest sight to see is the world – Look at it! – Kurt Tucholsky

Adventure is worthwhile – Aristoteles

Travel is never a matter of money but of courage – Paolo Coelho

The most important things in life aren’t things – Antony J. D‘Angelo

Cover the earth before it covers you – Dagobert D. Runes

Traveller quote from Dagobert D. Runes, Cover the earth

Life is short and the world is wide, the sooner you start exploring it, the better – Simon Raven

A different language is a different version of life – Federico Fellini

Only where you set foot on, you have really been – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list – Susan Sontag

Not all those who wander are lost – J.R.R. Tolkien

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal – Paul Coelho

The most dangerous worldviews are the worldviews of those who haver never viewed the world – Alexander von Humboldt

See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream – Ray Bradbury

One’s destination is never a place, but a way of seeing things – Henry Miller

A trip is a sip from the source of life – Christian Friedrich Hebbel

It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same,

feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed is you.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end – Ernst Hemingway

Travel improves the mind wonderfully, and does away with all one’s prejudices – Oscar Wilde

Jobs fill your pockets. Adventures fill your soul – Jaime Lyn Beatty

Travel makes on modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world – Gustave Flaubert

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries – Aldous Huxley

If you start looking like your passport photo, it’s high time you went abroad – Ephraim Kishon

Wo kämen wir hin, wenn alle sagten “Wo kämen wir hin?”,

und niemand ginge, um einmal zu schauen,

wohin man käme, wenn man ginge.

– Kurt Marti


Where would we stand, if everybody said “Where would we stand?“, and nobody went to look, where we would stand if we went?

Everyone is good at something. I’m good at sitting at the beach. – Anonym

Quotes for travelers I'm good at sitting at the beach

I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met – John Green

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he hast he courage to lose sight oft he shore – Andre Gide

If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go. – Anthony Bourdain

Travel far enough, you meet yourself – David Mitchell

Paths are made by walking – Franz Kafka

Voyage, travel and change of place impart vigor – Seneca

The shortest way to yourself is around the world – Richard Hoffmann

People don’t take trips, trips take people – John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck quotes, trips take people

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home – James Michener

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

Der Tourist zerstört was er sucht, indem er es findet – Hans Magnus Enzenberger

English: The tourist destroys what he is looking for by finding it.

Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known – Karl Sagan

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

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2 thoughts on The 55 best Travel Quotes of all time – From Classics to Modern

  1. I love these quotes, especially as there are a few there I’ve never read before The one from – Gustave Flaubert “Travel makes on modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world” Looking forward to hearing from you more


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