Twelve interesting quotes that show how our lives are indispensably connected to travel and adventure. These quotes were posted on our social media handles over the last few months. As travel restarts we hope they will help us reconnect with travel and all the surprises it holds, and more importantly with our own self and the spirit of being human.
We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
— Hillaire Belloc
Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc, the early twentieth British-French historian and one of the most prolific writers on how deeply movement is connected to human nature. Though both are part of us and are required, what sets travel apart are the goals we intend to achieve and activities like planning that happens for that purpose.
Travel brings power and love back to your life.
Jalal ad-Din Mohammad Balkhi, more popularly known as Rumi was a thirteenth century Persian poet and sufi mystic whose influence has transcended borders and divisions. His poems have been widely translated. Being away from your loved ones causes hearts to grow fonder. And for those traveling together it helps them appreciate each other more.
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
The famous Chinese philosopher and politician Confucius (or master Kong) is considered as one of the most important and influential individuals in human history. This quote underlines the importance of commitment to ones ambitions and goals in all aspects of life, perhaps more so in our travels.
Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul.
— Jaime Lyn Beatty
The American actress and singer from New York, Jaime (born 1987), touches on a concept that has filled humans with a rush of excitement and captivates our attention to this day, perhaps more so these days. Travel and adventures are ways to get out of our comfort zones holding us back from doing what our hearts truly want to seek out.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
— Helen Keller
Helen Adams Keller (died 1968) an American author, disability rights advocate and political activist states what a life well lived should look like. It articulates precisely why it is essential to live a fulfilling life by expanding our comfort zones and taking some calculated risks.
Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger, the Roman philosopher and statesman from the first century reflects on how travel brings in fresh vitality and dynamism into our lives. It is astonishing how this quote hold true to this day as we experience new people, connections, experiences, etc bring in new vigor into our lives.
Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.
At first you may doubt, but as you think deeper, you begin to understand the spirit of this popular quote. Financially thinking, travel may be a big expense. but whether you are a business or individual, travel gives you many invaluable things that make you richer in many other aspects like relationships, experience, knowledge, culture, etc.
Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret.
— Oscar Wilde
The Irish poet and playwright, Oscar Fingal Wilde (died 1900) states his take on travel and life. Though for some this might mean being spontaneous and following your heart, on serious thought you’ll find that it comes with proper planning and taking measured decisions. In doing so you get to live without excuses and travel without regrets.
You don’t have to be rich to travel well.
— Eugene Fodor
Eugene Fodor (died 1991) was a modern day Hungarian-American writer of travel literature. The recent innovations and disruptions in the travel industry are testament to this quote. Rapidly developing technologies and new startups in the travel and hospitality sectors have truly opened up the world for those who want to experience it.
Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
— Dalai Lama
This quote by Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, stresses the importance of taking a break from the routines of today’s mostly sedentary lifestyle to seek some change. Visiting new places and connecting with new people and cultures allow you to explore new frontiers, discuss new ideas and be more productive, innovative and creative.
Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.
— Frank Borman
A retired USAF pilot, astronaut and commander of Apollo 8, the first to fly around the moon, Frank Frederick Borman II states a less thought of factor that sets humans apart from others. It is travel and exploration that forces us to face the fear of the unknown, which in turn provides us the opportunity to learn and grow.
To travel is to take a journey into yourself.
— Danny Kaye
The accomplished American actor, singer, and philanthropist, Danny Kaye (died 1987), tells us about a different dimension that travel covers — into ones own self. It helps us to reflect on the purpose of our being and where we are headed — the destination we seek, the roads we took, and of all the experiences that we have along this journey that we call life.
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