125+ Travel and Leisure Inspirational Quotes

125+ Travel and Leisure Inspirational Quotes

We love to travel and believe that we can learn so much from many other parts of the world. That is why at A Bus On A Dusty Road, we believe we should all try “Living Our Life As A Global Citizen.”

Here are over 125 inspirational quotes about travel, life, and Leisure. These are some of our favorite quotes that help to inspire and remind us all about “Living Life As a Global Citizen.”

Our Top 125+ Travel, Life and Leisure Inspiration Quotes For You To Live By

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

2. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” – Helen Keller

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

4. “Don’t tell me how educated you are. Tell me how much you have traveled.” – Mohammed

5. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

6. “Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.” – Freya Stark

7. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts; it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain

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8. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu 

9. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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

11. “Life is meant for good friends and great adventures” – Anonymous

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

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

14. “Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.” – Dalai Lama

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

16. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

17. “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.”

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

19. “Collect Moment, Not Things.”

20. “Blessed are curious for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman

21. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” — Hilaire Belloc

22. “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

23. “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” ― Melody Truong

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This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one.

24. “This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one.” – Paulo Coelho

25. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet” – Rachel Wolchin

26. “Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” – Michael Palin

27. “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” — Moslih Eddin Saadi

28. “We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” – Ray Bradbury

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

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

31. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

32. “Travel is never a matter of money but courage.” – Paulo Coelho

33. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

34. “I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.” – Carew Papritz

35. “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd

36. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty Thi

37. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction.”

38. “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett

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

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

41. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”― David Mitchell

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

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43. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu

44. “Do you want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it?” – Caroline Myss

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

46. “We live in a 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.” ― Jawaharial Nehru

47. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” ― Jack Kerouac

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

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

51. “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” –Randy Komisar

52. “I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth, then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya

53. “Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” –Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

54. “Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” –Unknown

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

56. “You lose sight of things…and when you travel, everything balances out.” — Daranna Gidel

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

58. “It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn.” — Anthony Bourdain

59. “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” — Mary Ritter Beard

60. “Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.” — John Muir

61. “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” — Andre Gide

62. “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” — Lin Yutang

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

64. “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” — John A. Shedd

“Life is an adventure; it’s not a package tour.” — Eckhart Tolle

65. “Life is an adventure; it’s not a package tour.” — Eckhart Tolle

66. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” — Oprah Winfrey

67. “Robert Frost was right. To take the ‘road less traveled by’ does make all the difference.” — Samantha Brown

68. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” — Michael Altshuler

69. “A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.” — Henry Rollins

70. “I don’t know where I am going, but I’m on my way.” — Carl Sagan

71. “Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.” — Ray Bradbury

72. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” — Seneca

73. “Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with a purpose is educational and exciting.” — Sargent Shriver

74. “Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.” — Chief Seattle

75. “There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.” — Orson Welles

76. “An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.” — Gilbert K. Chesterton

77. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” — Paul Theroux

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

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

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

81. “With age comes wisdom. With travel comes understanding.” – Sandra Lake

82. “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

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

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

85. “Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you. – David McCullough

86. “Don’t worry about the world ending today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” – Charles M. Schulz

87. You need not even listen, just wait…the world will offer itself freely to you, unmasking itself. – Franz Kafka

88. “I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places” – Henny Youngman

89. “There is nothing safer than flying; it’s the crashing that’s dangerous.” – Theo Cowa

90. “I always like to go to Washington D.C. It gives me a chance to visit my money.” – Bob Hope

91. “Don’t listen to what they say, go see” – Chinese Proverb

92. “Try to Be a Rainbow in Someone else’s Cloud” – Maya Angelou

“Life’s a journey, not a destination”

93. “Life’s a journey, not a destination” – Aerosmith

94. “To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Anderson

95. “The world is changed by your example, not your opinion.” – Paul Coelho

96. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

97. “There’s a sunrise and sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” – Anonymous

98. “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” – Johnathan Winters 99. “Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.” – Rick Watson

100. “Travel…the best way to be lost and found at the same time.” – Brenna Smith 101. “Traveling is not something you’re good at. It’s something you do, like breathing.” – Gayle Foreman

102. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” – Anotole France

103. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

104. “I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

105. You go away for a long time and return a different person – you never come all the way back – Paul Theroux

106. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

107. “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel next, to find ourselves.” – Pico Iyer

108. Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

109. “The only people who ever get anyplace interesting are the people who get lost.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

111. “The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” – Wallace Stevens

112. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

113. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

114. “Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.” – Aristhophanes

115. “Jet lag is for amateurs.” – Dick Clark

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

117. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

118. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

119. “My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” – Diane Arbus

120. “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attraction.” – Albert Einstein

121. “A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – William Hazlitt

122. “Every perfect traveler always creates the country where he travels.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

123. “People who don’t travel cannot have a global view. All they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.” – Martin Yan

124. “We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair.” – Mignon McLaughlin

125. “I still make sure to go, at least once every year, to a country where things cannot be taken for granted and where there is either too much law and order or too little.” Christopher Hitchens

126. You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot.” – Shakuntala Devi

127. “Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.” – Italo Calvino

128. “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.” – Lin Yutang

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