I come across scores of good travel quotes, of all shapes and sizes, but a few really stuck in my head. These are ones I penned down along the way.

Good stuff from my travel journal:

“Don’t take life too seriously…no one comes out alive.”

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

“He who knows that he has enough, will always have enough.”
– Lao Tzu

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth.”
– Buddha

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu

“We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope.”
– Edward Abbey

“My greatest skill has been to want little.”
– Henry David Thoreau

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

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”
– Helen Keller

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

“We will not cease from our exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
– T.S. Elliot

“Travel is not really about leaving our homes, but leaving our habits.”
–Pico Iyer

Have some more vagabonding quotes to add? Send them to me: greg@startbackpacking.com

Happy travels!