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Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.

Amelia Airhart

It is solved by walking.

St. Augustine

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

St. Augustine 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

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.

Colette, 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

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

Decide how you want to feel, and go wherever it takes to feel that way.

Andy Hayes

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

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

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

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

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

Paradise is where I am.


Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.

Kurt Vonnegut (Cat's Cradle)

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

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