Inspiring travel quotes from culture and literature

Great thinkers and great writers offer many profound and inspiring thoughts on travel. Here are just a few inspiring travel quotes from culture and literature that we love.

Inspiring travel quotes from culture and literature….

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

‘Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled” – Mohammed

”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

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

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign” – Robert Louise Stevenson

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

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgivement, selfishness and fears” – Cesare Pavese

”We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment” – Hilaire Beloc

”Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not” – Henry David Thoreau

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