84 Life Journey Inspirational Quotes and Sayings


Life is as they say a journey and we should aim to enjoy the ride. Quotes can be a motivation to take a journey or a guide to the journey. Life is an interior journey, and we choose the paths that we follow.


Words have the power to effect change for good or for ill. To help inspire you we have curated a bunch of inspirational quotes for you to motivate you to travel either in the flesh or in your mind.


#1. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. (Lao Tzu)


#2. To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


#3. Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Matsuo Basho)


#4. We shall not cease from 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. Eliot)


#5. He who travels far will often see things Far removed from what he believed was Truth. (Hermann Hesse)


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


#7. All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost. (J.R.R. Tolkien)


#8. All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. (Martin Buber)


#9. Reading a book is like going on a great journey. You don't know what'll happen, but something is bound to change. And for me, that change has always been good. (Shannon Hale)


#10. It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. (Ursula K. Le Guin)


#11. The geographical pilgrimage is the symbolic acting out an inner journey. The inner journey is the interpolation of the meanings and signs of the outer pilgrimage. One can have one without the other. It is best to have both. (Thomas Merton)


#12. Perfection is a road, not a destination. Every time I live, I get an education. (Burk Hudson)


#13. Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. (Jack Kerouac)


#14. The whole journey of life is a journey of preparation... to see, to feel, to understand the beauty of what lies ahead, of the homeland towards which we walk. (Pope Francis)


#15. The future starts today, not tomorrow. (Pope John Paul II)


#16. One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things. (Henry Miller)


#17. Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved. (Winnie the Pooh)


#`18. The benefits of the accomplished journey cannot be weighed in terms of perfect moments, but in terms of how this journey affects and changes our character. (Ella Maillart)


#19. Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations. (Oliver Goldsmith)


#20. Because the greatest part of a road trip isn't arriving at your destination. It's all the wild stuff that happens along the way. (Emma Chase)


#21. Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost. (Erol Ozan)


#22. Now, as you embark on a new journey, I'd like to share this one piece of advice. Always, always remember that - adversity is not a detour. It is part of the path (Richard Evans)


#23. 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)


#24. Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,

Healthy, free, the world before me,

The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose. (Walt Whitman)


#25. To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping. (Unknown)


#26. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. (Marcel Proust)


#27. A traveler who looks at things with an impartial eye may see what the oldest inhabitant has not observed. (Henry David Thoreau)


#28. We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere. (Tim McGraw)


#29. The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. (Tony Robbins)


#30. Throughout this journey of life we meet many people along the way. Each one has a purpose in our life. No one we meet is ever a coincidence. (Mimi Novic)


#31. Good company in a journey makes the way them shorter. (Izaak Walton)


#32. The only journey is the one within. (Rainer Maria Rilke)


#33. Have you started already? Keep it up! Are you getting tired? Don't give up! Did you quit? You can do it again! Great accomplishments do not come with big steps; they come with little steps taken in regular installments! Do it and do it again and again! (Israelmore Ayivor)


#34. Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you. (Anthony Bourdain)


#35. The spiritual journey does not consist of arriving at a new destination where a person gains what he did not have, or becomes what he is not. It consists in the dissipation of one's own ignorance concerning oneself and life, and the gradual growth of that understanding which begins the spiritual awakening. The finding of God is a coming to one’s self. (Aldous Huxley)


#36. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference. (Robert Frost)


#37. There is a world elsewhere. (William Shakespeare)


#38. Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6)


#39. Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey. (Pat Conroy)


#40. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. (Neil Walsch)


#41. A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles. (Tim Cahill)


#42. We never know the journey another person has walked, so be kind to everyone. (Lynette Mather)


#43. Let your mind start a journey through a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the life you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be! (Andrew Lloyd Webber)


#44. Let your mind start a journey through a strange, new world!

Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before!

Let your soul take you where you long to be! (Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe)


#45. If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t walk run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means keep moving. (Martin Luther King Jr.)


#46. To travel is to live (Hans Christian Andersen)


#47. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. ( Saint Augustine of Hippo)


#48. Not all meanings are meant to be clear at once. Some ideas take time. Some words are designed to lead us on inner journeys, with truth hidden deep inside them. (Brian Froud)


#49. Mould a new reality Closer to the Heart (Neil Peart and Peter Talbot)


#50. Our real journey in life is interior. (Thomas Merton)


#51. The journey I'm taking is inside me. Just like blood travels down veins, what I'm seeing is my inner self and what seems threatening is just the echo of the fear in my heart. (Haruki Murakami)


#52. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. (Dalai Lama)


#53. The journey to true happiness and to happiness now is not a journey of physical distance or time; it is one of personal "self-recovery," where we remember and reconnect consciously to an inner potential for joy--a paradise lost--waiting to be found. (Robert Holden)


#54. Courage is finding the inner strength and bravery required when confronting danger, difficulty, or opposition. Courage is the energy current behind all great actions and the spark that ignites the initial baby steps of growth. It resides deep within each of us, ready to be accessed in those moments when you need to forge ahead or break through seemingly insurmountable barriers. It is the intangible force that propels you forward on your journey. (Cherie Carter-Scott)


#55. Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost. (Anonymous)


#56. Have you ever thought; whilst looking all this time for the magic in the world, it's been inside you all along? No matter how far you travel, how wide you spread your wings and learn to fly if you have no idea what treasures hide within you you'll be searching your entire life. (Nikki Rowe)


#57. You are in the perfect place on your perfect journey. You are right where you are meant to be because you chose it. (Ralph Smart)


#58. Put away the book, the description, the tradition, the authority, and take the journey of self-discovery. (Jiddu Krishnamurti)


#59. Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be. (Khalil Gibran)


#60. We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. (Joseph Campbell)


#61. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant. (Robert Louis Stevenson)


#62. Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home. (Anna Quindlen)


#63. Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. (Vera Nazarian)


#64. All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” (Martin Buber)

#65. It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end. (Ernest Hemingway)


#66. Remember why you started. (Anonymous)


#67. Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead. (Nelson Mandela)


#68. Roads easily traveled offer no travail and, therefore, no sense of achievement, because anything easily attained offers little value in return. (Joseph M. Marshall III)


#69. There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning. (Louis L’Amour)


#70. The scariest moment is always just before you start. (Stephen King)


#71. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. (Helen Keller)


#72. If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat! Just get on." (Sheryl Sandberg)


#73. Take your journey all the way. Don’t just do what you want to do. Do not pick and choose what you have the strength to deal with. Take all of it and do everything possible to change your life. (Therese Benedict)


#74. Best journeys answer questions that in the beginning you didn’t even think to ask. (Jeff Johnson)


#75. The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeking new landscapes but of having new eyes… (Anonymous)


#76. You are far from the end of your journey. The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. See how you love. (Gautama Buddha)


#77. If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all. (Dan Rather)


#78. Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. (Greg Anderson)


#79. Your destination might not end up being exactly what you envisioned to start with, but if you stick it out and work through the challenges, what you end up with will be far better than you could have ever imagined. (Joy Mangano)


#80. Sooner or later we must realize there is no station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip.” Robert J. Hastings

#81. To begin a new journey is never easy, but we have to start somewhere to reach a new destination. (Debasish Mridha)


#82. What you learn in tough times can be used in many ways to bless your personal life journey. (Scott Gordon)


#83. Remember where you have been and know where you are going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way. (Nikita Koloff)


#84. If ever there was a metaphor to illustrate the importance of the journey over the destination, it is life itself. For everyone who departs from birth is destined for death, so the journey IS life. Savor it! (Michele Jennae)