Traveling Sayings and Quotes

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

Travel brings power and love back into your life.     

Jalaluddin Rumi

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one's lifetime.     

Mark Twain

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live.     

Hans Christian Andersen

For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.     

Leonardo da Vinci

Adventure is worthwhile.     


Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.     

Pat Conroy

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.     

T. S. Eliot

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.     

Samuel Johnson

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

G.K. Chesterton

All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.     

Samuel Johnson

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.     

George A. Moore

Travel far enough, you meet yourself.     

David Mitchell

See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.     

Ray Bradbury

Without travel “I would have wound up a little ignorant white Southern female, which was not my idea of a good life.     

Lauren Hutton

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.     

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Andre Gide

Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.     

Ray Bradbury

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ursula K. Le Guin

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.     

Lao Tzu

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes sight-seeing.     

Daniel J. Boorstin

I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full.     

Lord Dunsany

It is better to travel well than to arrive.     


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

Moorish Proverb

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.     

Martin Buber

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.     

Moslih Eddin Saadi

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.     

Miriam Beard