20 Favorite Inspirational Quotes

I love inspirational stories and quotes.  They have given me lots of strength and encouragements to do what makes me happy and not how others expect me to live my life.  Here are some of my favorite lines.


  1. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” -Rabindranath Tagore
  2. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller
  3. “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain
  4. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha
  5. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”― Lao Tzu
  6. “I love getting lost on purpose”― Lisa Desrochers
  7. “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau
  8. ”Twenty 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
  9. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block
  10. “Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before.” —Dalai Lama
  11. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius
  12. “If you have someone that you think is “The One”, buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world and if, when you come back, you’re still in love with that person, get married at the airport.”  –Bill Murray
  13. “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” –by Danny Kaye
  14. “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
  15. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.” – James Michener
  16. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Mohammed
  17. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Scott Cameron
  18. “I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag
  19. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” –Earl Nightingale
  20. “Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.” -Sarah Louise Delany

Please share some of your favorite quotes with me.


Author: Pearl

I have always loved traveling but did not venture out on my own until I was in my mid-20s. After my first solo adventure to Vietnam, I have fallen in love with the freedom and exhilaration of traveling alone. I would like to use this blog to document my travels and record memorable stories I do not want to forget. It will be a platform to share useful information and hear about others' experiences and thoughts, not necessarily about travels but also on life in general. Live a simple and meaningful life, enjoy learning along the way, travel the world and explore the unknown!

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