Pilgrim Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old pilgrim quotes, pilgrim sayings, and pilgrim proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We are all pilgrims on an elusive and endless road... Despite our attempts to build lives on stone foundations, our spirits continuously flow. Endless streams of consciousness ripple through our minds.     

Anthony Lawlor

Curiosity does, no less than devotion, pilgrims make.     

Abraham Cowley

Oh, we are weary pilgrims; to this wilderness we bring A Church without a bishop, a State without a King.     


We're all pilgrims on the same journey-but some pilgrims have better road maps.      

Nelson DeMille

If you wish to stand and progress as you ought, hold yourself an exile and a pilgrim on the earth.     

Thomas a Kempis

In seeking after what the soul desires we become pilgrims with no home but the path the soul would have us follow.     

Michael Meade

This life of supreme blessedness is an end, and the pilgrim who is striving towards it, the prodigal returning to it, must travel thither, and employ means to get there. He must pass through the country of his animal desires, disentangling himself from their intricacies, simplifying them, overcoming them; this is the way, and he has no enemies but what spring within himself.     

James Allen

For pilgrims walking...every footfall is doubled, landing at once on the actual road and also on the path of faith     

Robert Macfarlane

Day, like a weary pilgrim, had reached the western gate of heaven, and Evening stooped down to unloose the latchets of his sandal shoon.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All joy emphasises our pilgrim status; always reminds, beckons, awakens desire. Our best havings are wantings.     

C.S. Lewis

Pilgrims are persons in motion passing through territories not their own, seeking something we might call completion, or perhaps the word clarity will do as well, a goal to which only the spirit's compass points the way.     

H. Richard Niebuhr

Like pilgrims to the appointed place we tend; The world's an inn, and death the journey's end.     

John Dryden

Every man, woman, and child on this earth is a wandering pilgrim in his or her own way—each searching for a belonging place. That sense of belonging is found only as we care for one another.     

Seth Adam Smith

We are all pilgrims in search of the unknown.      

Paulo Coelho

We are pilgrims, not settlers; this earth is our inn, not our home.     

John H. Vincent

Most of us know when and where the Pilgrims landed, but few of us know why.     


This world is magnificent for strangers and pilgrims, but miserable for residents.     

Henry Ward Beecher

When the road ends, and the goal is gained, the pilgrim finds that he has traveled only from himself to himself.     

Sathya Baba

The pilgrim is humble and devout, and human, and charitable, and ready to smile and admire; therefore, he should comprehend the whole of his way, the people in it, and the hills and the clouds, and the habits of the various cities.     

Hilaire Belloc

In dreams we stand in this great democracy of the possible and there we are right pilgrims indeed. There we go forth to meet what we shall meet.     

Cormac Mccarthy

Blessed are they who feel like pilgrims and strangers in this life, and whose best things are all to come!     

J. C. Ryle

We are Godseekers all, though some be churchgoing believers and others pilgrims to an unknown shrine.     

Robert Brault

Pilgrims were people glad to take off their clothing, which was on fire.     

Anne Carson