Famous Quotes on Traveling and Well-Being

Motivational Quotes on the Benefits of Travel

by Whitney Hopler, Communications Director

Every trip you take can lead you on a journey to greater well-being. Traveling expands your mind, which opens up wonderful learning opportunities that empower you to live well. Trip experiences can positively affect a traveler’s perception, awareness, imagination and reasoning, research shows. These famous motivational quotes on travel and well-being explain the benefits of travel:

“Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.” – Euripides

“The best education I have ever received was through travel.” – Lisa Ling

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

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

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

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

“We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.” – Maria Mitchell

“Make voyages! Attempt them … there’s nothing else.” – Tennessee Williams

“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

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

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

“Travel teaches toleration.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” – John Hope Franklin

“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye

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

“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

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

“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of the experience.” – Francis Bacon

“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.” – Frank Borman

“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.” – G.K. Chesterton

“All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” – Samuel Johnson

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between humanity and the universe.” – Anatole France

“I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education.” – David Rockefeller

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

“After a lifetime of world travel I’ve been fascinated that those in the third world don’t have the same perception of reality that we do.” – Jim Harrison

“Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.” – Thomas Fuller

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

“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

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” – Fitzhugh Mullan

“I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.” – James Baldwin

“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“20 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

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

“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.” – Jawaharal Nehru

“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.” – Mark Twain

“Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” – Peter Hoeg

“Certainly, 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

“There is no happiness for the person who does not travel!” – Brähmann

“Traveling is seeing; it is the implicit that we travel by.” – Cynthia Ozick

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

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” – Lawrence Block

“You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.” – Ella Maillart

“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

“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

“To travel with a purpose is educational and exciting.” – Sargent Shriver

“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.” – Andre Gide

“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle

“One of the gladdest moments of human life, I think, 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.” – Richard Burton

“In both business and personal life, I’ve always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do.” – Ivanka Trump

“Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel’s immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way.” – Ralph Crawshaw

“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” – Tom Stoppard

“We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

“The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine

“Travel early and travel often. Live abroad, if you can. Understand cultures other than your own. As your understanding of other cultures increases, your understanding of yourself and your own culture will increase exponentially.” – Tom Freston

Not I – not anyone else, can travel that road for you. You must travel it for yourself.” – Walt Whitman

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy