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Travel Proverbs

Sayings about Travel & Travelling

If you carry treasure, don’t travel at night. ~ Japanese Proverbs

The crow went traveling abroad and came back just as black. ~ English Proverbs

The heaviest baggage for a traveler is an empty wallet. ~ English Proverb

The hard road turns the traveler into the same dust that he has to swallow. ~ Japanese Proverb

Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one. ~ Japanese Proverb

He who travels to Portugal loses his seat. ~ Chilean Proverbs

If you love your son, let him travel. ~ Japanese Proverb

A traveler to distant places should make no enemies. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

If the owner of the goat is not afraid to travel by night, the owner of a hyena certainly will not be. ~ Nigerien Proverb

If you are travelling towards the East, you will inevitably move away from the West. ~ Japanese Proverb

The world is the traveler’s inn. ~ Afghan Proverbs

Choose your fellow traveler before you start on your journey. ~ Nigerian Proverb

The road doesn’t tell the traveler what lies ahead. ~ Bantu Proverb

He who would visit a vice, never has far to travel. ~ Arabian Proverbs

Bad news travels fast. ~ Traditional Proverb

Travel and you will see them, sit and they will come to you. ~ African Proverb

Age is a sorry travelling companion. ~ Danish Proverbs

Someone else’s legs are no good to you when you’re travelling. ~ Nigerian Proverb

The wise traveler leaves his heart at home. ~ African Proverb

If you are planning to travel where corn grows, you should take a sickle with you. ~ Ethiopian Proverbs

Travel broadens the mind. ~ Traditional Proverb

He who has traveled alone can tell what he likes. ~ Rwandan Proverb

Even light takes a decade to travel ten light-years. ~ Traditional Proverb

The wise man and the tortoise travel but never leave their home. ~ Chinese Proverbs

If you want to travel fast use the old roads. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

He who travels a lot becomes wise; he who is wise stays home. ~ Chinese Proverb

No man can swim ashore and carry his baggage with him. ~ Latin Proverbs

If you do not travel, you will marry your own sister. ~ Mozambican Proverbs

If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse. ~ Traditional Proverb

The heaviest baggage for a traveler is an empty purse. ~ German Proverbs

Who wishes to travel far spares his steed. ~ French Proverbs

A day of travelling will bring a basketful of learning. ~ Vietnamese Proverb

No matter how much the wise man travels, he always lives in the same place. ~ Chinese Proverb

If you are travelling in the blind man’s country close one eye. ~ Romanian Proverbs

The hare and the elephant don’t travel well together. ~ Bambara Proverb

The liar will travel the world over, but chooses not to go back home. ~ Polish Proverb

When traveling do not calculate the distance, at dinner don’t think of how much. ~ Chinese Proverb

A person is led on the path that he truly wants to travel on. ~ The Talmud

The person who has not traveled widely thinks his or her mother is the best cook. ~ Ugandan Proverbs

You travel on until you return home; you live on until you return to earth. ~ Ethiopian Proverb

Travelers from afar can lie with impunity. ~ French Proverb

Heaven has a road, but no one travels it; Hell has no gate but men will dig to get there. ~ Chinese Proverb

Beauty never travels in a group. ~ Arabian Proverb

Let the man who has suffered ask it — not the man who has traveled. ~ Bulgarian Proverbs

He who travels over land has to drink enough water. ~ Chilean Proverb

Quotations about Travelling

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

To enjoy enduring success we should travel a little in advance of the world. ~ John McDonald

And that’s the wonderful thing about family travel: it provides you with experiences that will remain locked forever in the scar tissue of your mind. ~ Dave Barry

You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown; you travel for the unknown that reveals you with yourself. ~ Ella Maillart

People travel to learn; most of them before they start should learn to travel. ~ Henry Wheeler Shaw

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. He that travelleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language goeth to school, and not to travel. ~ Francis Bacon

Travel gives a character of experience to our knowledge, and brings the figures upon the tablet of memory into strong relief. ~ Henry Theodore Tuckerman

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~ Saint Augustine

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. ~Henry Boye

Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up. ~ Ernest Hemingway

Travel is ninety percent anticipation and ten percent recollection. ~ Edward Streeter

When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels. ~ Edward Dahlberg

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. ~ Hilaire Belloc

When you’re traveling, you are what you are. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. ~ William Least Heat Moon

A good traveler is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveler does not know where he came from. ~ Lin Yutang

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist see what he has come to see. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection. ~ Lawrence Durrell

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

Travelers never think that they are the foreigners. ~ Mason Cooley

The travel writer seeks the world we have lost — the lost valleys of the imagination. ~ Alexander Cockburn

Travelers must be content. ~ William Shakespeare

I’m not a teacher: only a fellow-traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead — ahead of myself as well as you. ~ George Bernard Shaw

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. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man. ~ John Burroughs

It’s easier traveling the road of life when I don’t have so much to carry on my back. ~ Silas Weir Mitchell

There are three wants which never can be satisfied: that of the rich, who want something more; that of the sick, who want something different; and that of the traveler, who says, “Anywhere but here.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We love old travelers: we love to hear them prate, drivel and lie; we love them for their asinine vanity, their ability to bore, their luxuriant fertility of imagination, their startling, brilliant, overwhelming mendacity.~ Mark Twain

Traveling is like gambling: it is always connected with winning and losing, and generally where it is least expected we receive, more or less than what we hoped for. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The symbol of joy to-day is travel. There is a “wanderlust” that infects the blood. ~Rollin A. Sawyer

Old men and far travelers may lie with authority. ~ Author Unknown

He travels best that knows when to return. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Never travel by sea when you can go by land. ~ Cato

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

I am not much an advocate for traveling, and I observe that men run away to other countries because they are not good in their own, and run back to their own because they pass for nothing in the new places. For the most part, only the light characters travel. Who are you that have no task to keep you at home? ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Traveling makes men wiser, but less happy. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Travel to learn character. ~ Julia Pardoe

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. ~ Margaret Lee Runbeck

Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering. ~ Charles Dickens

Nothing tends so much to enlarge the mind as traveling. ~ Isaac Watts

Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse. ~ Thomas Fuller

The fool wanders, a wise man travels. ~ Thomas Fuller

The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and, instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are. ~ Samuel Johnson

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. ~ Lin Yutang

A wise traveler never depreciates their own country. ~ Carlo Goldoni

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. ~ Aldous Huxley

Railway traveling is not traveling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel. ~ John Ruskin

Traveling is not just seeing the new; it is also leaving behind. Not just opening doors; also closing them behind you, never to return. But the place you have left forever is always there for you to see whenever you shut your eyes. ~ Jan Myrdal

Travelers never did lie, though fools at home condemn them. ~ William Shakespeare

Only the traveling is good which reveals to me the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better. ~ Henry David Thoreau

It has never been, and never will be, easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination. ~ Marion Zimmer Bradley

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

Whenever we safely land in a plane, we promise God a little something. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

Traveling is a fool’s paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We travelers are in very hard circumstances. If we say nothing but what has been said before us, we are dull and have observed nothing. If we tell anything new, we are laughed at as fabulous and romantic. ~ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself. ~ Buddha

Travel makes all men countrymen, makes people noblemen and kings, every man tasting of liberty and dominion. ~ Amos Bronson Alcott

Travel teaches tolerance. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

When traveling with someone, take large doses of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee. ~ Helen Hayes

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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

There are two things necessary for a traveler to bring him to the end of his journey–a knowledge of his way, a perseverance in his walk. ~ Arthur Warwick

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 Paul Fadiman

We’ve traveled too far, and our momentum has taken over; we move idly towards eternity, without possibility of reprieve or hope of explanation. ~ Tom Stoppard

I would like to spend my whole life traveling, if I could borrow another life to spend at home. ~ William Hazlitt

Happiness… is not a destination: it is a manner of traveling. Happiness is not an end in itself. It is a by-product of working, playing, loving and living. ~ Haim Ginott

Travelers find virtue in a seeming minority in all other countries, and forget that they have left it in a minority at home. ~ Thomas Wentworth Higginson

There are those who travel and those who are going somewhere. They are different and yet they are the same. The success has this over his rivals: he knows where he is going. ~ Mark Caine

Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation. ~ Elizabeth Drew

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. ~ Anais Nin

In traveling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge. ~ Samuel Johnson

Time travel into the past? Aren’t we having enough challenges with the Present and the Future? ~ Ronny M. Cole

Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents. ~ Italo Calvino

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

One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Travel ought to combine amusement with instruction; but most travellers are so much amused that they refuse to be instructed. ~ G.K. Chesterton

Travel is a fool’s paradise. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The value of life deepens incalculably with the privileges of travel. ~ Nathaniel Parker Willis

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings. ~ Moslih Eddin

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. ~ Seneca

We must travel in the direction of our fear. ~ John Berryman

If you travel first class, you think first class and you are more likely to play first class. ~ Ray Floyd

However far your travels take you, you will never find the girl who smiles out at you from the travel brochure. ~ Author Unknown

Travelers are like poets. They are mostly an angry race. ~ Sir Richard Burton

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