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Find Your Inspiration: The 20 Greatest Travel Quotations of All Time

Travel has long been a source of inspiration to history’s greatest thinkers and writers. Now let them inspire you with this collection of travel quotations sure to awaken the wanderlust within you.

•     “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck

•    “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

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

•    “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

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

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

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

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

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

•    “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe”……Anatole France

•    “I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” – Lillian Smith

•    “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling

•    A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why ships were built.

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

•    The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience.  The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him.  He goes "sight-seeing."  ~Daniel J. Boorstin

•    Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.  ~Ray Bradbury

•    I met a lot of people in Europe.  I even encountered myself.  ~James Baldwin

•    I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.  ~Caskie Stinnett

•    He who would travel happily must travel light. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

•    A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. – George Moore

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