There is something about quotes that motivates us, challenges us, speak to us. We have decided to make a collection of a few inspirational, thought-provoking, wise, humorous study abroad quotes, travel quotes, study abroad sayings, travel sayings, study abroad proverbs, and travel proverbs gathered over the years from a variety of sources.

“A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for”

John A. Shedd

“Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.”

Asian Proverb

“Travel makes a wise man better but a fool worse.”

Thomas Fuller

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”

Aldous Huxley

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Neale Donald Walsch

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

Gustave Flaubert

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore”

Andre Gide

“Not all those who wander are lost”

J.R.R. Tolkien

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

Susan Sontag

“When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting”

Clint Borgen

“One’s destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things”

Henry Miller

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

Mary Anne Radmacher

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

Henry Miller

“Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage”

Paulo Coelho

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.”

Robert Frost

“Travel far enough, and you will meet yourself.”

David Mitchell

“Not all classrooms have four walls”


“With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.”

Sandra Lake

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”

Tim Cahill

“No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.”

Chuck Thompson

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”

Anita Desai

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

Mark Twain

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”


“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

Saint Augustine

Which of the above quotes do you prefer? Which quote did we miss?


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