Travel Directory > Travel Quotes and Sayings
To see once is worth more than hearing a hundred times.
~ African Proverb
Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
~ Amelia Airhart
To be sure that your friend is a friend, you must go with him on a journey, travel with him day and night, go with him near and far.
~ Angolan Proverb
Who lives sees much. Who travels sees more.
~ Arab Proverb
It is solved by walking.
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
~ St. Augustine
…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
Keep things on your trip in perspective, and you’ll be amazed at the perspective you gain on things back home while you’re away…One’s little world is put into perspective by the bigger world out there.
~ Gail Rubin Bereny
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
When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.
~ Clint Borgen
There is no happiness for the person who does not travel. For Indra is the friend of the traveler, therefore wander!
I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost eveything.
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
One of the gladdest moments of human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit, the leaden weight of routine, the cloak of many cares and the slavery of home, man feels once more happy.
~ Sir Richard Burton
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
~ Martin Buber
I am so convinced of the advantages of looking at mankind instead of reading about them, and of the bitter effects of staying at home with all the narrow prejudices of an Islander, that I think there should be a law amongst us to set our young men abroad for a term among the few allies our wars have left us.
~ Lord Byron
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
~ Scott Cameron
Embrace the detours.
~ Kevin Charbonneau
The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
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.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.
Walking ten thousand miles of world is better than reading ten thousand scrolls of books.
~ Chinese Proverbs
The earth belongs to anyone who stops for a moment, gazes and goes on his way.
The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time. (Paris From My Window, 1944)
Travellers never think that they are the foreigners.
~ Mason Cooley
But why, oh why, do the wrong people travel, when the right people stay at home?
~ Noel Coward
One time seen is better than one hundred times heard about.
~ Czech Saying
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
~ Benjamin Disraeli
I love to travel, but I hate to arrive.
~ Albert Einstein
The journey not the arrival matters.
~ T. S. Eliot
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.
~ Clifton Fadiman
If an ass goes traveling, he’ll not come home a horse.
~ Thomas Fuller
All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.
~ Paul Fussell
A wise traveler never despises his own country.
~ Carlo Goldoni
One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
~ Andre Gide
He gave the impression that very many cities had rubbed him smooth.
~ Graham Greene
We travel just to travel.
~ Ernesto Che Guevara
Better far off to leave half the ruins and nine-tenths of the churches unseen and to see well the rest; to see them not once, but again and often again; to watch them, to learn them, to live with them, to love them, till they have become a part of life and life’s recollections.
~ Augustus Hare
Happiness is a direction, not a place.
~ Sydney J Harris
Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.
~ Frank Herbert
Not bound to swear allegiance to any master, Wherever the wind takes me I travel as a visitor.
Drop the question what tomorrow may bring, and count as profit every day that Fate allows you.
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
~ Aldous Huxley
Good company on the road is the shortest cut.
~ Italian Saying
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
~ Samuel Johnson
Paths are made by walking.
~ Franz Kafka
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
~ Rudyard Kipling
He who strays discovers new paths.
~ Nils Kjær
The wise man travels to discover himself.
~ James Russell Lowell
The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible, but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore … unlike the mediocre, intrepid spirits seek victory over those things that seem impossible … it is with an iron will that they embark on the most daring of all endeavors … to meet the shadowy future without fear and conquer the unknown.
~ Ferdinand Magellan
The goal of each civilization, all religious thought, all that sort of thing, is simply to have a good time. But man gets so solemn over the process that he forgets the end.
~ Don Marquis
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.
~ James A. Michener
One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.
~ Henry Miller
Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!
~ Fitzhugh Mllan
Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.
~ George Moore
He who does not travel does not know the value of men.
~ Moorish Proverb
That life-quickening atmosphere of a big railway station where everything is something trembling on the brink of something else.
~ Vladimir Nabokov
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
~ Jawaharlal Nehru
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
~ Anais Nin
Our nature lies in movement; complete calm is death.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
~ Marcel Proust
The Journey is my home.
~ Muriel Rukeyser
A traveller without observation is a bird without wings.
~ Moslih Eddin Saadi
Take only memories, leave only footprints.
~ Chief Seattle
Look at the stars lighting up the sky: no one of them stays in the same place.
I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.
~ George Bernard Shaw
A ship in a harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.
~ William Shedd
Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn
I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.
~ Susan Sontag
On a long journey even a straw weighs heavy.
~ Spanish Proverb
To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.
~ Freya Stark
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
~ John Steinbeck
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. the great affair is to move.
There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
He who would travel happily must travel light.
~ Antoine de St. Exupery
Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones.
~ Anne Sophie Swetchine
The journey is the reward.
~ Taoist Proverb
A traveller. I love his title. A traveller is to be reverenced as such. His profession is the best symbol of our life. Going from – toward; it is the history of every one of us.
The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.
It is a great art to saunter.
~ Henry David Thoreau
Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.
Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.
~ Paul Theroux
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.
~ J. R. R. Tolkien
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.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
~ Mark Twain
A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
~ Lao Tzu
Venture all; see what fate brings.
~ Vietnamese proverb
Paradise is where I am.
Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God. (Cat’s Cradle)
~ Kurt Vonnegut
There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.
~ Charles Dudley Warner
A good traveler is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveler does not know where he came from.
No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.
~ Lin Yutang