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51 of the most inspiring travel quotes


Not sure if you want to travel or if it would be worth it? These quotes will you convince that traveling is always worth it – especially in Thailand of course! ;-)

1. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop

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2. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

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3. “The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton

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4. “No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” – Chuck Thompson

5. “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” ~ Matthew Karsten

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6. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

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

8. “There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” – Charles Dudley Warner

9. “Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

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10. “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

11. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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13. “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

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

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15. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

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16. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

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

18. “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor

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

20. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

21. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

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22. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block

23. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman

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24. “He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery

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25. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

26. “Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” – Alan Keightley

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

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

29. “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry

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30. “Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace

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

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

33. “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett

34. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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35. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

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

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37. “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

38. “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

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

40. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Anonymous

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

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42.  “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

43. “To Travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye

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44. “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury

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45. “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” — Peter Hoeg

46.  “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

47,  “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

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48. “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson

49.  “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

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50. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

51.  “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

Inspired? What’s your favorite travel related quote? Let us know in the comments!

Sascha Funk

Founder / Editor at My-Thai.org
Sascha is the publisher of my-thai.org and switched from an online marketing agency life in Europe to a teaching and education life in Thailand. He also writes about Teaching & Technology.

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