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25 of the Best Short Quotes about Travel

If you need a prompt to get out the door and do some traveling, these short quotes about travel might be just the inspiration that you need.

Your travel goals might be to see the world. Or it could be to just cross state lines to visit your new grandchild. Whatever the reason, the road is waiting for you.

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The Best Short Quotes about Travel

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

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
– Lao Tzu

“The bold adventurer succeeds the best.”
– Ovid

 “Always do what you are afraid to do.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“The journey, not the arrival, matters.”
– T.S. Eliot

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

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

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

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain

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

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

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”
– Susan Heller

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”
– Jack Kerouac

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

“At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherished views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader-minded and more understanding.”
– Arthur Frommer

“A ship in a harbor is safe, but it’s not what ships are built for.”
– John A. Shedd

“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 on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
– Anthony Bourdain

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

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