Quotes, proverbs and sayings about travel, for everybody who wants to see the world.

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Lao Tzu

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.

Moslih Eddin Saadi

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.

The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.

Catherine Douzel

Even if it turns out that time travel is impossible, it is important that we understand why it is impossible.

Stephen Hawking

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.

Matsuo Basho

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

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

Moorish proverb

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.

Mary Anne Radmacher

I don't know where I am going, but I'm on my way.

Carl Sagan

I hate all those weathermen, too, who tell you that rain is bad weather. There's no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing, so get yourself a sexy raincoat and live a little.

Billy Connolly

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.

Mark Twain

I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.

Susan Sontag

I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it.

Rosalia de Castro

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.

Caskie Stinnett

If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.

Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen

If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.

Dan Rather

It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.

William Hazlitt

Keep going to places where you've never been before.


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

Benjamin Disraeli

People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.

Dagobert D. Runes

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.

Take only memories, leave only footprints.

Chief Seattle

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Chinese proverb

The sky is the same color wherever you go.

Iranian proverb

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

St. Augustine

The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot.

Werner Herzog

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.

Robert Louis Stevenson

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Beverly Sills

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

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.

Aldous Huxley

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So … get on your way.

Dr. Seuss

Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.

Paul Theroux

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.

Mark Twain

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.

Robert Frost

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.

Jawaharial Nehru

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.

Anais Nin