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The 100 best travel quotes: from Goethe to Laotse

From Confucius to Mark Twain, from Theodor Fontane to the Dalai Lama - many well-known people have dealt with the meaning of travel. Here you will find the 100 most beautiful travel quotes from well-known thinkers, researchers and writers about travel.

The 100 best travel quotes from around the world:

  1. Traveling requires patience, courage, a good sense of humor, forgetting of all domestic worries, and not allowing oneself to be knocked down by unfortunate coincidences, difficulties, bad weather, bad food and the like. Adolph Freiherr von Knigge
  2. There are only two ways of looking at the world: either one believes that nothing in the world is a miracle, or that there is nothing but miracles. Albert Einstein
  3. Traveling means finding out that everyone is wrong about what they think of other countries. Aldous Huxley
  4. The most dangerous of all worldviews is the worldview of the people who have not looked at the world. Alexander von Humboldt
  5. Travel is the best, the only cure for grief. Alfred de Musset
  6. Never hesitate to go far, beyond all seas, all borders, all countries, all beliefs. Amin Maalouf
  7. What is travel? A change of location? Not at all! When traveling, you change your opinions and prejudices. Anatole France
  8. You cannot discover new continents without having the courage to lose sight of old coasts. André Gide
  9. A long journey doesn't stop at the destination. A piece of us will travel on and on in spirit. Andreas Bechstein
  10. The further I travel, the closer I get to myself. Andrew McCarthy
  11. People who think about everything before taking a step will spend their lives on one leg. Anthony de Mello
  12. The World is a Book. Those who never travel only see one side of it. Augustine Aurelius
  13. Traveling teaches tolerance. Benjamin Disraeli
  14. Life is a journey. Don't take too much luggage with you. Billy Idol
  15. The passion of travel is the wisest vice the earth knows. Bruno H. Bürgel
  16. Anyone who gets the adventurousness of travel in their blood will not get rid of this adventurousness again. Bruno H. Bürgel
  17. Take only memories with you, leave nothing but footprints. Chief Seattle
  18. A journey is a drink from the source of life. Christian Friedrich Hebbel
  19. We travel to distant places to be fascinated by the people we ignore at home. Dagobert D. Runes
  20. Once a year you should visit a place you have never been before. Dalai Lama
  21. Adventure without risk is Disneyland. Doug Coupland
  22. Everything in the world is only there for those who have eyes to see it. Eduard Spranger
  23. The home of adventure is the foreign. Emil Gött
  24. Nothing develops intelligence like traveling. Emile Zola
  25. Gates travel to museums in foreign countries, wise men go to taverns. Erich Kaestner
  26. Only when you are out and about can you experience the feeling of a fairytale enchantment. Erich Kaestner
  27. Paths are made by walking them. Franz Kafka
  28. Those who stay on the coast cannot discover new oceans. Fernando Magellan
  29. Daily experience teaches that those who travel extensively gain judgment; that the habit of observing foreign peoples, manners and customs expands the circle of their ideas and frees them from many prejudices. François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  30. A journey is a drink from the source of life. Friedrich Hebbel
  31. Just looking at the destination spoils the desire to travel. Friedrich Rückert
  32. The traveler sees things that come across him on the way, the tourist sees what he intends to see. G.K. Chesterton
  33. Traveling makes you humble. You can see what a small place you occupy in the world. Gustave Flaubert
  34. To travel is to live. Hans Christian Andersen
  35. The most important piece of luggage is and will remain a happy heart. Hermann Loens
  36. Only those who set out will discover new land! Hugo von Hofmannsthal
  37. If you love your child, send them on a trip. Indian proverb
  38. If you want to bring knowledge home from your travels, you have to have knowledge with you when you leave. James Boswell
  39. If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear religion and avoid people, you better stay at home. James Michener
  40. Only travel is life, just as, conversely, life is travel. Jean Paul
  41. They are well received wherever strangers are rare. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  42. You don't travel to arrive, but to travel. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  43. A clever person finds the best education while traveling. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  44. Everyone needs to know what to look for on a trip and what is their business. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  45. The journey is like a game; there is always profit and loss, and mostly from the unexpected. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  46. Every journey is like an independent being; no two are alike. John Steinbeck
  47. Travel is the best way to educate yourself. Karl Julius Weber
  48. The passion for foreign countries is the sweetest and widest vice that this earth knows. Kasimir Edschmid
  49. Travel is a drug - but you don't get addicted to travel, but to the state in which it puts you and the feelings you experience while doing it. Klaus Fritz
  50. Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius
  51. Wherever you go, there you are. Confucius
  52. The greatest sight there is is the world - go see it. Kurt Tucholsky
  53. Anyone who wants to understand the narrowness of their homeland should travel. If you want to measure the narrowness of your time, study history. Kurt Tucholsky
  54. Spin through the world. She is so beautiful, surrender to her and she will give herself to you. Kurt Tucholsky
  55. Detours expand local knowledge. Kurt Tucholsky
  56. A good traveler has no fixed plans and does not think about arriving. Lao Tzu
  57. Traveling is especially nice when you don't know where you are going. But the most beautiful thing is when you no longer know where you come from. Laotse
  58. If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there. Lewis Carroll
  59. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and bigotry. Marc Twain
  60. One little journey is enough to renew us and the world. Marcel Proust
  61. The best voyages of discovery are made by looking at the world through different eyes. Marcel Proust
  62. There is no safer way to tell if you like or hate someone than to travel with them. Mark Twain
  63. There is nothing wrong with setting objectives, provided that they do not prevent you from taking interesting detours. Mark Twain
  64. All journeys have a secret purpose that the traveler does not suspect. Martin Buber
  65. I haven't been the same since seeing the moon shine on the other side of the world. Mary Anne Radmacher
  66. A traveler with no powers of observation is like a bird without wings. Moslih Eddin Saadi
  67. Nothing compares to the good feeling of returning to a familiar place and realizing how much you have changed. Nelson Mandela
  68. Travel ennobles the mind and clears up our prejudices. Oscar Wilde
  69. I never travel without my diary. Always have something exciting to read with you. Oscar Wilde
  70. Only people who want to be constantly surprised should travel. Oskar Maria Graf
  71. You think travelers are brave, but traveling is one of the most relaxing ways to pass time. Paul Theroux
  72. If you think adventures are dangerous, you should try routine: It's deadly. Paulo Coelho
  73. One day you will wake up and you will no longer have time for the things you always wanted. Do it now. Paulo Coelho
  74. Go out into the world. She is more fantastic than any dream. Ray Bradbury
  75. The point of traveling is to balance imaginations with reality, and instead of thinking how things might be, to see them as they are. Samuel Johnson
  76. I think the happiest moment in a person's life is a departure to unknown countries. Sir Richard Francis Burton
  77. Only a leisurely journey is a journey. Proverb from Africa
  78. If you stop every time a dog barks, you will never end your journey. Proverb from Arabia
  79. If you don't climb the mountains, you won't see into the distance either. Proverb from China
  80. You won't get anywhere if you only go on sunny days. Proverb from the USA
  81. Better a stupid wanderer than a wise man sitting at home. Proverb from Mongolia
  82. It is not who is old who knows a lot, but who has traveled a lot. Proverb from Turkey
  83. Whoever travels in flight does not become wise. Proverb from Finland
  84. A journey begins with the first step in the right direction. Hawaiian proverb
  85. Whoever stands in front of the door has already made the largest part of the journey behind them. Proverb from Holland
  86. Seeing for yourself once is worth more than hearing a hundred pieces of news. Proverb from Japan
  87. Those who do not travel will not learn to appreciate the worth of people. Proverb from Mauritania
  88. What is man made of? From body, soul and passport. Proverb from Russia
  89. You can find out more in a foreign country than at home. Proverb from Tanzania
  90. Even the longest journey begins with the first step. Ancient Chinese wisdom
  91. I haven't been everywhere yet, but it's on my list. Susan Sunday
  92. If you want to travel, you first have to have a love for the country and its people. Theodor Fontane
  93. Only the stranger teaches us what we have about home. Theodor Fontane
  94. If you want to feel at home on vacation, you should rather stay at home. Till Eitel
  95. A night in the Grand Hotel is luxury for the body. A night under the stars is luxury for the soul. Till Eitel
  96. A trip is better measured in friends than miles. Tim Cahill
  97. Travel is being born and dying in every moment. Victor Hugo
  98. Traveling means crossing borders, including your own. Wanda Rezat
  99. Far too late, many understand the missed goals in life: joys, beauty and nature, health, travel and culture. It's high time! Travel, travel! Wilhelm Busch
  100. So, oh man, be wise, pack your bags and go away. Wilhelm Busch

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