23 Idle Hands Quotes to Inspire You To Be Busy

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  • February 18, 2023

Idle Hands means that you’re not actively doing something and therefore you might be doing something that is bad.

We’ve all heard the saying, “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.”

It serves as a warning that when we have too much free time, we may quickly get bored, unproductive, and even get into trouble.

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But keeping active may be difficult, particularly when we are uninspired or stressed.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of motivational quotes to urge you to keep your hands and mind busy.

Idle Hands Quotes

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Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments. ~ Benjamin Franklin .

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Idle hands make fretful minds. ~ Shelley Shepard Gray.

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It’s not only idle hands that do the Devil’s work. ~ A.D. Aliwat.

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For Satan always finds some mischief still for idle hands to do. ~ Isaac Watts.

You should not have idle hands, you should always be working. All your life. ~ Ivan Bunin.

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Idle hands are the devil’s playthings. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

An idler is a watch that wants both hands; As useless if it goes as when it stands. ~ William Cowper.

The devil finds work for idle hands to do. Better to reign in the hell than serve in heaven. We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero.

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The devil finds work for idle hands. ~ Henry David Thoreau .

Jewels, lies, slips of paper, dried flowers, memories of thing long past, useless quotations, idle hands, beads, buttons, and mischief. ~ Holly Black.

Therefore with idle hands and head I sit In late December before the fire’s daze Punished by crimes of which I would be quit. ~ Allen Tate.

Also Read: 71 Boredom Quotes To Confirm Your Idleness and Laziness and 67 Feeling Empty Quotes to Cope Loneliness

Quotes about Idle Hands

I can’t stand still; I find it very difficult to sit around and do nothing. I’ve got to have projects on the go because the devil makes work for idle hands. I’ve got to be going forward all the time. ~ Irvine Welsh.

In works of labor or of skilI would be busy too: For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do. ~ Isaac Watts.

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Success has no idle hands; affords no legs at rest. ~ Johnnie Dent Jr.

It is not true that Satan makes work for idle hands to do; that is just what he doesn’t. Satan should be at hand with all manner of glittering distractions, false but irresistible promises, inducements to reprehensible behavior. Instead of which one is simply offered a choice between overwork and half-hearted idleness. ~ Anita Brookner.

I have ideas every day, and if I’m not carrying a pad of paper, I’m typing it into the notes thing on my iPhone, and it’s just ridiculous – idle hands are the devil’s plaything, and I can’t be the devil’s plaything. I got to be the devil; I got to be the guy making it all happen. ~ Corey Taylor .

Tremendous Idle Hands Quotes

You can bet the rent money that whatever politicians do will end up harming consumers. … Economic ignorance is to politicians what idle hands are to the devil. Both provide the workshop for the creation of evil. ~ Walter E. Williams.

Although it has been said that idle hands are the devil’s workshop, when it comes to teenagers, both idle and active hands are the devil’s workshop. ~ Amy Sedaris.

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That the Devil finds work for idle hands to do is probably true. But there is a profound difference between leisure and idleness. ~ Henry Ford .

Old Flossie settle down on the other side of What-the-Dickens and dragged some handiwork out of a sack. She armed herself with two thorns shaped into knitting needles. A wodge of curlicued metallic scrubbing pad supplied the threat. ‘I knit handcuffs as a hobby,’ explained Old Flossie happily, and set to work. ‘Idle hands get up to no good, so I like to be prepared in case I meet up with any idle hands. ~ Gregory Maguire.

Best Idle Hands Quotes

There are moments in life when a man retreats defensively, when he must give ground, when he must surrender less important positions in order to protect the more important ones. But should it come to the very last, the most important one, at this point a man must halt and stand firm if he doesn’t want to begin life all over again with idle hands and a feeling of being shipwrecked. ~ Milan Kundera .

The people who are unemployed want to do the work, but the system is such a catastrophic failure that it cannot bring together idle hands and work. This is all hailed as a great success, and it is a great success – for a very small sector of the population. ~ Noam Chomsky .

So these were the 23 quotes about Idle Hands.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other popular blog posts on the topics of Mean People quotes and Women Entrepreneurs quotes and Equality of Education quotes .

References and Sources:

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I came across many thought-provoking quotations about the mind as I was writing my last blog, “ 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Mind .” Those below are especially meaningful to me, because they jibe with my personal experience as well as with modern neuroscience . It’s amazing how many pre-modern thinkers came up with perceptive quotes about the mind just by…well… thinking. No fancy MRI scans needed.

Here are my current favorite quotes about the mind, loosely organized into categories, with the occasional editorial comment:

The Wildness of the Mind

“The mind of man is capable of anything.” —Joseph Conrad

“The mind has a mind of its own.” —Old saying

"The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven." —John Milton

"(Sometimes) you will come face to face with the sudden and shocking realization that you are completely crazy. Your mind is a shrieking, gibbering madhouse on wheels barreling pell-mell down the hill, utterly out of control and hopeless. No problem. You are not crazier than you were yesterday. It has always been this way and you never noticed." —Henepola Gunaratana

Calming the Wild Mind

“Don't believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that—thoughts.” —Alan Lokos

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” —William James

"You have power over your mind—not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."—Marcus Aurelius

For more ideas on how to calm the wild mind, click here .

Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” —Buddha

“Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.” —William James

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” —Viktor Frankl

The advice to change your mindset can easily be dismissed, as in the comment, “But you don’t know what I have to deal with!” Yet Viktor Frankl, a psychiatrist, was able to say “yes” to life despite enduring the brutality of the Nazi concentration camps. He survived and founded a school of existential therapy .

The Mind and Happiness

“Human happiness is a disposition of mind and not a condition of circumstance.” —John Locke

“The mind is the source of all suffering, and it is also the source of all happiness.” —Pema Chodron

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” —Marcus Aurelius

For more on how to train the mind to be happier, click here .

Peace of Mind

"You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave—win or lose." —Gordie Howe

"Peace of mind for five minutes, that's what I crave." —Alanis Morissette

"At the age of 18, I made up my mind to never have another bad day in my life. I dove into an endless sea of gratitude from which I've never emerged." —Patch Adams

Changing Your Mind

"It's perfectly okay to make a decision and then change your mind. Being able to change your mind is the best way to find out you still have one." —William E. Lewis, Jr.

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"You must weed your mind as you would weed your garden." —Astrid Alauda

‘If you can change your mind, you can change your life.” —William James

"A wise man changes his mind, a fool never." —Spanish Proverb

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." —Aristotle

"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives." —Henry David Thoreau

The Thoreau quote is one of my all-time favorites. Changing a mental habit requires a deliberate choice and takes dedication, time, and practice. Thanks for the reminder, Thoreau!

From Thinking to Action

"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world." —Buddha

"The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it." —Colin Wilson

"Be careful of your thoughts, they may become words at any moment." --Iara Gassen

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I hope you enjoyed this bouquet of quotes. As regular readers know, I love mottoes and quotes of all types, because they can be pulled out of the mind at any time to comfort, motivate, entertain, or enlighten. So consider choosing one of the above quotes that might be meaningful for you. Memorize it and make it your own!

© Meg Selig, 2016

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Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old wandering quotes, wandering sayings, and wandering proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

By experience we find out a short way by a long wandering. Roger Ascham
Do not allow yourself to lose sight on the way to your future, while wandering in the darkness of the past. Lucas Hunter
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
Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with a purpose is educational and exciting. Sargent Shriver
And one's wandering proved as sterile and pointless as the excitement produced by a close study of pornographic albums. Bruno Schulz
Let's go together and go to different places and see different things. It'll be fun! Togashi Yoshihiro
Wandering between two worlds, one dead, The other powerless to be born. Matthew Arnold
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. Lao Tzu
Real travel requires a maximum of unscheduled wandering, for there is no other way of discovering surprises and marvels, which, as I see it, is the only good reason for not staying at home. Alan Watts
Some people keep wandering aimlessly from womb to tomb. They seek nothing and achieve nothing. Anonymous
Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel's immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way. Ralph Crawshaw
People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering. St. Augustine
To behold the wandering moon, Riding near her highest noon, Like one that had been led astray through the heav'n's wide pathless way; And oft, as if her head she bowed, Stooping through a fleecy cloud. John Milton
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves in finding themselves. Andre Gide
So we follow our wandering paths, and the very darkness acts as our guide and our doubts serve to reassure us. Jean-Pierre de Caussade
Wandering around the web is like living in a world in which every doorway is actually one of those science fiction devices which deposit you in a completely different part of the world when you walk through them. In fact, it isn't like it, it is it. Douglas Adams
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust
The wanderlust rages like a fever within him. Raymond H. Huse
What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach. Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage. Regina Nadelson
We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. Pico Lyer
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
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. Jawaharlal Nehru
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller
The rocks were really big around the mountains and at times some rocks seemed as if they had been sculpted by some unknown artist. Avijeet Das
Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure. Irving Wallace
Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far! John Muir
Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. Anatole France
The symbol of joy today is travel. There is a wanderlust that infects the blood. Rollin A. Sawyer
We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. Hilaire Belloc
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Embark on a captivating journey through a carefully curated selection of poems about wandering.

From mesmerizing short verses that capture the essence of exploration to renowned masterpieces that have stood the test of time, this collection offers the best of wandering poetry in a single captivating realm.

Lose yourself in the wanderer’s footsteps as you traverse the pages, discovering the profound beauty, introspection, and infinite possibilities that lie within the realm of wandering.

Prepare to be enchanted by the lyrical melodies that evoke a sense of wonder and ignite the longing for adventure that dwells within us all.

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My #1 Favorite Poem About Wandering

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“Wanderlieder” by John Milton Hay

I stand at the break of day In the Champs Elysees. The tremulous shafts of dawning, As they shoot o’er the Tuileries early, Strike Luxor’s cold grey spire, And wild in the light of the morning With their marble manes on fire, Ramp the white Horses of Marly.

But the Place of Concord lies Dead hushed ‘neath the ashy skies. And the Cities sit in council With sleep in their wide stone eyes. I see the mystic plain Where the army of spectres slain In the Emperor’s life-long war March on with unsounding tread To trumpets whose voice is dead. Their spectral chief still leads them, – The ghostly flash of his sword Like a comet through mist shines far, – And the noiseless host is poured, For the gendarme never heeds them, Up the long dim road where thundered The army of Italy onward Through the great pale Arch of the Star!

The spectre army fades Far up the glimmering hill, But, vaguely lingering still, A group of shuddering shades Infects the pallid air, Growing dimmer as day invades The hush of the dusky square. There is one that seems a King, As if the ghost of a Crown Still shadowed his jail-bleached hair; I can hear the guillotine ring, As its regicide note rang there, When he laid his tired life down And grew brave in his last despair. And a woman frail and fair Who weeps at leaving a world Of love and revel and sin In the vast Unknown to be hurled; (For life was wicked and sweet With kings at her small white feet!) And one, every inch a Queen, In life and in death a Queen, Whose blood baptized the place, In the days of madness and fear, – Her shade has never a peer In majesty and grace.

Murdered and murderers swarm; Slayers that slew and were slain, Till the drenched place smoked with the rain That poured in a torrent warm, – Till red as the Riders of Edom Were splashed the white garments of Freedom With the wash of the horrible storm!

And Liberty’s hands were not clean In the day of her pride unchained, Her royal hands were stained With the life of a King and Queen; And darker than that with the blood Of the nameless brave and good Whose blood in witness clings More damning than Queens’ and Kings’.

Has she not paid it dearly? Chained, watching her chosen nation Grinding late and early In the mills of usurpation? Have not her holy tears, Flowing through shameful years, Washed the stains from her tortured hands? We thought so when God’s fresh breeze, Blowing over the sleeping lands, In ‘Forty-Eight waked the world, And the Burgher-King was hurled From that palace behind the trees.

As Freedom with eyes aglow Smiled glad through her childbirth pain, How was the mother to know That her woe and travail were vain? A smirking servant smiled When she gave him her child to keep; Did she know he would strangle the child As it lay in his arms asleep?

Liberty’s cruellest shame! She is stunned and speechless yet, In her grief and bloody sweat Shall we make her trust her blame? The treasure of ‘Forty-Eight A lurking jail-bird stole, She can but watch and wait As the swift sure seasons roll.

And when in God’s good hour Comes the time of the brave and true, Freedom again shall rise With a blaze in her awful eyes That shall wither this robber-power As the sun now dries the dew. This Place shall roar with the voice Of the glad triumphant people, And the heavens be gay with the chimes Ringing with jubilant noise From every clamorous steeple The coming of better times. And the dawn of Freedom waking Shall fling its splendours far Like the day which now is breaking On the great pale Arch of the Star, And back o’er the town shall fly, While the joy-bells wild are ringing, To crown the Glory springing From the Column of July!

Short Poems About Wandering

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“The Wanderer” by John Frederick Freeman

Over the pool of sleep The night mists creep, Then faint thin light and then clear day, Noontide, and lingering afternoon; Then that Wanderer, the Moon Wandering her old wild way. How many spirits follow Her in that dark hollow! Like a lost lamb she roams on high Through the cold and soundless sky, And stares down into her deep Reflection in the pool of sleep. How many follow Her in that lone hollow! She sees them not nor would she hear Though both shape and sound were clear, But stares, stares into the pool Of her fear and beauty full. Far in strange gay skies She pales and dies, Forgetting that bright transitory Reflection of astonished glory, Nor heeds the spirits that follow Her into day’s bright hollow.

“The Wanderer” by Eugene Field

Upon a mountain height, far from the sea, I found a shell, And to my listening ear the lonely thing Ever a song of ocean seemed to sing, Ever a tale of ocean seemed to tell.

How came the shell upon that mountain height? Ah, who can say Whether there dropped by some too careless hand, Or whether there cast when Ocean swept the Land, Ere the Eternal had ordained the Day?

Strange, was it not? Far from its native deep, One song it sang,– Sang of the awful mysteries of the tide, Sang of the misty sea, profound and wide,– Ever with echoes of the ocean rang.

And as the shell upon the mountain height Sings of the sea, So do I ever, leagues and leagues away,– So do I ever, wandering where I may,– Sing, O my home! sing, O my home! of thee.

“The Wanderer” by Sir Henry John Newbolt

To Youth there comes a whisper out of the west: “O loiterer, hasten where there waits for thee A life to build, a love therein to nest, And a man’s work, serving the age to be.”

Peace, peace awhile! Before his tireless feet Hill beyond hill the road in sunlight goes; He breathes the breath of morning, clear and sweet, And his eyes love the high eternal snows.

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“Wanderers” by Walter De La Mare

Wide are the meadows of night, And daisies are shining there, Tossing their lovely dews, Lustrous and fair; And through these sweet fields go, Wanderers amid the stars – Venus, Mercury, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars.

‘Tired in their silver, they move, And circling, whisper and say, Fair are the blossoming meads of delight Through which we stray.

“A Wanderer’s Song” by John Masefield

A wind’s in the heart of me, a fire’s in my heels, I am tired of brick and stone and rumbling wagon-wheels; I hunger for the sea’s edge, the limit of the land, Where the wild old Atlantic is shouting on the sand.

Oh I’ll be going, leaving the noises of the street, To where a lifting foresail-foot is yanking at the sheet; To a windy, tossing anchorage where yawls and ketches ride, Oh I’l be going, going, until I meet the tide.

And first I’ll hear the sea-wind, the mewing of the gulls, The clucking, sucking of the sea about the rusty hulls, The songs at the capstan at the hooker warping out, And then the heart of me’ll know I’m there or thereabout.

Oh I am sick of brick and stone, the heart of me is sick, For windy green, unquiet sea, the realm of Moby Dick; And I’ll be going, going, from the roaring of the wheels, For a wind’s in the heart of me, a fire’s in my heels.

“The World’s Wanderers” by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I Tell me, thou star, whose wings of light Speed thee in thy fiery flight, In what cavern of the night Will thy pinions close now?

II Tell me, moon, thou pale and grey Pilgrim of heaven’s homeless way, In what depth of night or day Seekest thou repose now?

III Weary wind, who wanderest Like the world’s rejected guest, Hast thou still some secret nest On the tree or billow?

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“London” by William Blake

I wander thro’ each charter’d street, Near where the charter’d Thames does flow, And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe.

In every cry of every man, In every Infant’s cry of fear, In every voice, in every ban, The mind-forg’d manacles I hear.

How the Chimney-sweeper’s cry Every blackning Church appalls; And the hapless Soldier’s sigh Runs in blood down Palace walls.

But most thro’ midnight streets I hear How the youthful Harlot’s curse Blasts the new-born Infant’s tear, And blights with plagues the Marriage hearse.

“A Day for Wandering” by Clinton Scollard

I set apart a day for wandering; I heard the woodlands ring, The hidden white-throat sing, And the harmonic West, Beyond a far hill-crest, Touch its Aeolian string. Remote from all the brawl and bruit of men, The iron tongue of Trade, I followed the clear calling of a wren Deep to the bosom of a sheltered glade, Where interwoven branches spread a shade Of soft cool beryl like the evening seas Unruffled by the breeze. And there—and there— I watched the maiden-hair, The pale blue iris-grass, The water-spider in its pause and pass Upon a pool that like a mirror was. I took for confidant The diligent ant Threading the clover and the sorrel aisles; For me were all the smiles Of the sequestered blossoms there abloom— Chalice and crown and plume; I drank the ripe rich attars blurred and blent, And won—Content!

“Like Clouds or Streams We Wandered on at Will” by Alexander Smith

Like clouds or streams we wandered on at will, Three glorious days, till, near our journey’s end, As down the moorland road we straight did wend, To Wordsworth’s “Inversneyd,” talking to kill The cold and cheerless drizzle in the air, ’Bove me I saw, at pointing of my friend, An old Fort like a ghost upon the hill, Stare in blank misery through the blinding rain, So human-like it seemed in its despair— So stunned with grief—long gazed at it we twain. Weary and damp we reached our poor abode, I, warmly seated in the chimney-nook, Still saw that old Fort o’er the moorland road Stare through the rain with strange woe-wildered look.

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“As Some Mysterious Wanderer of the Skies” by Henry Jerome Stockard

As some mysterious wanderer of the skies, Emerging from the deeps of outer dark, Traces for once in human ken the arc Of its stupendous curve, then swiftly flies Out through some orbit veiled in space, which lies Where no imagination may embark,— Some onward-reaching track that God did mark For all eternity beneath his eyes,— So comes the soul forth from Creation’s vast; So clothed with mystery moves through mortal sight; Then sinks away into the Great Unknown. What systems it hath seen in all the past, What worlds shall blaze upon its future flight Thou knowest, eternal God, and thou alone!

“The Happy Wanderer” by Percy Addleshaw

He is the happy wanderer, who goes Singing upon his way, with eyes awake To every scene, with ears alert to take The sweetness of all sounds; who loves and knows The secrets of the highway, and the rose Holds fairer for the wounds the briars make; Who welcomes rain, that he his thirst may slake,— The sun, because it dries his dripping clothes; Treasures experience beyond all store, Careless if pain or pleasure he shall win, So that his knowledge widens more and more Ready each hour to worship or to sin; Until tired, wise, content, he halts before The sign o’ the Grave, a cool and quiet inn.

“A Farewell” by Langston Hughes

With gypsies and sailors, Wanderers of the hills and seas, I go to seek my fortune. With pious folk and fair I must have a parting. But you will not miss me,–– You who live between the hills And have never seen the seas.

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“The Wanderer” by Sara Teasdale

I saw the sunset-colored sands, The Nile like flowing fire between, Where Rameses stares forth serene, And Ammon’s heavy temple stands.

I saw the rocks where long ago, Above the sea that cries and breaks, Swift Perseus with Medusa’s snakes Set free the maiden white like snow.

And many skies have covered me, And many winds have blown me forth, And I have loved the green, bright north, And I have loved the cold, sweet sea.

But what to me are north and south, And what the lure of many lands, Since you have leaned to catch my hands And lay a kiss upon my mouth.

“Wanderers” by George Sylvester Viereck

Sweet is the highroad when the skylarks call, When we and Love go rambling through the land. But shall we still walk gayly, hand in hand, At the road’s turning and the twilight’s fall? Then darkness shall divide us like a wall, And uncouth evil nightbirds flap their wings; The solitude of all created things

Will creep upon us shuddering like a pall. This is the knowledge I have wrung from pain: We, yea, all lovers, are not one, but twain, Each by strange wisps to strange abysses drawn; But through the black immensity of night Love’s little lantern, like a glowworm’s, bright, May lead our steps to some stupendous dawn.

“Wanderer in the Evening” by Alfred Lichtenstein

Kuno Kohn sings: Dusty Sunday Lies burned to pieces. Charred coolness Mothers the land. Dissolute longing Gapes once again. Dreams and tears Stream upward.

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“As Toilsome I Wander’d Virginia’s Woods” by Walt Whitman

As toilsome I wander’d Virginia’s woods, To the music of rustling leaves kick’d by my feet, (for ’twas autumn,) I mark’d at the foot of a tree the grave of a soldier; Mortally wounded he and buried on the retreat, (easily all could understand,) The halt of a mid-day hour, when up! no time to lose–yet this sign left, On a tablet scrawl’d and nail’d on the tree by the grave, Bold, cautious, true, and my loving comrade. Long, long I muse, then on my way go wandering, Many a changeful season to follow, and many a scene of life, Yet at times through changeful season and scene, abrupt, alone, or in the crowded street, Comes before me the unknown soldier’s grave, comes the inscription rude in Virginia’s woods, Bold, cautious, true, and my loving comrade.

“Fragment: A Wanderer” by Percy Bysshe Shelley

He wanders, like a day-appearing dream, Through the dim wildernesses of the mind; Through desert woods and tracts, which seem Like ocean, homeless, boundless, unconfined.

“He Hears the Cry of the Sedge” by William Butler Yeats

I wander by the edge Of this desolate lake Where wind cries in the sedge: i(Until the axle break That keeps the stars in their round, And hands hurl in the deep The banners of East and West, And the girdle of light is unhound, Your breast will not lie by the breast Of your beloved in sleep.)

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“The Discovery” by Thomas Hardy

I wandered to a crude coast Like a ghost; Upon the hills I saw fires – Funeral pyres Seemingly and heard breaking Waves like distant cannonades that set the land shaking.

And so I never once guessed A Love-nest, Bowered and candle-lit, lay In my way, Till I found a hid hollow, Where I burst on her my heart could not but follow.

Famous Poems About Wandering

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“Wandered” by William Arthur Dunkerley (John Oxenham)

The wind blows shrill along the hill, — Black is the night and cold– The sky hangs low with its weight of snow, And the drifts are deep on the wold. But what care I for wind or snow? And what care I for the cold? Oh … where is my lamb– My one ewe lamb– That strayed from the fold?

The beasts are safely gathered in, –Black is the night and cold– They are snug and warm, and safe from harm, In stall and byre and fold. And the dogs and I, by the blazing fire, Care nought for the snow and the cold. Oh … where is my lamb– My one ewe lamb– That strayed from the fold?

The barns are bursting with their store Of grain like yellow gold; A full, fat year has brought good cheer, — Black is the night and cold.– But … What care I for teeming barns? And what care I for gold? Oh … where is my lamb– My one ewe lamb– That strayed from the fold?

In the great kitchen, maids and men, — Black is the night and cold– Laugh loud and long, with jest and song, And merry revel hold. Let them laugh and sing, let them have their fling, But for me–I am growing old. Oh … where is my lamb– My one ewe lamb– That strayed from the fold?

The old house moans, and sighs and groans, –Black is the night and cold– We have seen brave times, you and I, old friend, But now–we are growing old. We have stood foursquare to many a storm, But now–we are growing old. Oh … where is my lamb– My one ewe lamb– That strayed from the fold?

Her mother sleeps on the hill out there, –Black is the night and cold,– She is free from care, she is happier there, Beneath the warm brown mould. And I’ve sometimes hoped they may have met, And the end of the tale be told. Ah … where is our lamb– Our one ewe lamb– That strayed from the fold?

Was that a branch that shed its load? –Black is the night and cold,– Or–was it a footstep in the snow– A timid footstep–halting, slow? Ah me! I am getting old! Is that a tapping–soft and low? Can it be … I thought I heard … but no, ‘ Twas only a branch that shed its snow, — God’s truth! I am getting old! For I thought … maybe It was my lamb Come home again to the fold.

Dear Lord! a hand at the frozen pane! –White on the night’s black cold– O my lamb! my lamb! are you come again? My dear lost lamb, are you come again? Are you come again to the fold? It is!… It is!… Now I thank Thee, Lord, For Thy Mercies manifold! She is come again! She is home again! My lamb that strayed from the fold!

“The Wander-Lovers.” by Bliss Carman

Down the world with Marna! That’s the life for me! Wandering with the wandering wind, Vagabond and unconfined! Roving with the roving rain Its unboundaried domain! Kith and kin of wander-kind, Children of the sea!

Petrels of the sea-drift! Swallows of the lea! Arabs of the whole wide girth Of the wind-encircled earth! In all climes we pitch our tents, Cronies of the elements, With the secret lords of birth Intimate and free.

All the seaboard knows us From Fundy to the Keys; Every bend and every creek Of abundant Chesapeake; Ardise hills and Newport coves And the far-off orange groves, Where Floridian oceans break, Tropic tiger seas.

Down the world with Marna, Tarrying there and here! Just as much at home in Spain As in Tangier or Touraine! Shakespeare’s Avon knows us well, And the crags of Neufchâtel; And the ancient Nile is fain Of our coming near.

Down the world with Marna, Daughter of the air! Marna of the subtle grace, And the vision in her face! Moving in the measures trod By the angels before God! With her sky-blue eyes amaze And her sea-blue hair!

Marna with the trees’ life In her veins a-stir! Marna of the aspen heart Where the sudden quivers start! Quick-responsive, subtle, wild! Artless as an artless child, Spite of all her reach of art! Oh, to roam with her!

Marna with the wind’s will, Daughter of the sea! Marna of the quick disdain, Starting at the dream of stain! At a smile with love aglow, At a frown a statued woe, Standing pinnacled in pain Till a kiss sets free!

Down the world with Marna, Daughter of the fire! Marna of the deathless hope, Still alert to win new scope Where the wings of life may spread For a flight unhazarded! Dreaming of the speech to cope With the heart’s desire!

Marna of the far quest After the divine! Striving ever for some goal Past the blunder-god’s control! Dreaming of potential years When no day shall dawn in fears! That’s the Marna of my soul, Wander-bride of mine!

“The Wanderer” by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The gleam of household sunshine ends, And here no longer can I rest; Farewell! – You will not speak, my friends, Unfriendly of your parted guest.

O well for him that finds a friend, Or makes a friend where’er he come, And loves the world from end to end, And wanders on from home to home!

O happy he, and fit to live, On whom a happy home has power To make him trust his life, and give His fealty to the halcyon hour!

I count you kind, I hold you true; But what may follow who can tell? Give me a hand-and you-and you- And deem me grateful, and farewell!

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“The Wanderer” by Madison Julius Cawein

Between the death of day and birth of night, By War’s red light, I met with one in trailing sorrows clad, Whose features had The look of Him who died to set men right. Around him many horrors, like great worms, Terrific forms, Crawled, helmed like hippogriff and rosmarine, Gaunt and obscene, Urged on to battle with a thousand arms. Columns of steel, and iron belching flame, Before them came: And cities crumbled; and amid them trod Havoc, their god, With Desolation that no tongue may name. And out of Heaven came a burning breath, And on it Death, Riding: before him, huge and bellowing herds Of beasts, like birds, Bat-winged and demon, nothing conquereth. Hag-lights went by, and Fear that shrieks and dies; And mouths, with cries Of famine; and the madness of Despair; And everywhere Curses, like kings, with ever-burning eyes. And, lo! the shadow shook and cried a name, That grew a flame Above the world, and said, “Give heed! give heed! See how they bleed! My wounds! my wounds! Was it for this I came? “Where is the love for which I shed my blood? And where the good I preached and died for? Lo! ye have denied And crucified Me here again, who swore me brotherhood!” Then overhead the vault of night was rent: The firmament Winged thunder over of aerial craft; And Battle laughed Titanic laughter as its way it went.

“The Wanderer” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

‘Twas in the shadowy gloaming Of a cold and wet March day, That a wanderer came roaming From countries far away.

Scant raiment had he round him, Nor purse, nor worldly gear, Hungry and faint we found him, And bade him welcome here.

His weary frame bent double, His eyes were old and dim, His face was writhed with trouble Which none might share with him.

His speech was strange and broken, And none could understand, Such words as might be spoken In some far distant land.

We guessed not whence he hailed from, Nor knew what far-off quay His roving bark had sailed from Before he came to me.

But there he was, so slender, So helpless and so pale, That my wife’s heart grew tender For one who seemed so frail.

She cried, “But you must bide here! You shall no further roam. Grow stronger by our side here, Within our moorland home!”

She laid her best before him, Homely and simple fare, And to his couch she bore him The raiment he should wear.

To mine he had been welcome, My suit of russet brown, But she had dressed our weary guest In a loose and easy gown.

And long in peace he lay there, Brooding and still and weak, Smiling from day to day there At thoughts he would not speak.

The months flowed on, but ever Our guest would still remain, Nor made the least endeavour To leave our home again.

He heeded not for grammar, Nor did we care to teach, But soon he learned to stammer Some words of English speech.

With these our guest would tell us The things that he liked best, And order and compel us To follow his behest.

He ruled us without malice, But as if he owned us all, A sultan in his palace With his servants at his call.

Those calls came fast and faster, Our service still we gave, Till I who had been master Had grown to be his slave.

He claimed with grasping gestures Each thing of price he saw, Watches and rings and vestures, His will the only law.

In vain had I commanded, In vain I struggled still, Servants and wife were banded To do the stranger’s will.

And then in deep dejection It came to me one day, That my own wife’s affection Had been beguiled away.

Our love had known no danger, So certain had it been! And now to think a stranger Should dare to step between.

I saw him lie and harken To the little songs she sung, And when the shadows darken I could hear his lisping tongue.

They would sit in chambers shady, When the light was growing dim, Ah, my fickle-hearted lady! With your arm embracing him.

So, at last, lest he divide us, I would put them to the test. There was no one there beside us, Save this interloping guest.

So I took my stand before them, Very silent and erect, My accusing glance passed o’er them, Though with no observed effect.

But the lamp light shone upon her, And I saw each tell-tale feature, As I cried, “Now, on your honour, Do or don’t you love the creature?”

But her answer seemed evasive, It was “Ducky-doodle-doo! If his mummy loves um babby, Doesn’t daddums love um too?”

“The Wanderer” by Thomas Hardy

There is nobody on the road But I, And no beseeming abode I can try For shelter, so abroad I must lie.

The stars feel not far up, And to be The lights by which I sup Glimmeringly, Set out in a hollow cup Over me.

They wag as though they were Panting for joy Where they shine, above all care, And annoy, And demons of despair – Life’s alloy.

Sometimes outside the fence Feet swing past, Clock-like, and then go hence, Till at last There is a silence, dense, Deep, and vast.

A wanderer, witch-drawn To and fro, To-morrow, at the dawn, On I go, And where I rest anon Do not know!

Yet it’s meet this bed of hay And roofless plight; For there’s a house of clay, My own, quite, To roof me soon, all day And all night.

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“The Wanderer” by Alan Seeger

To see the clouds his spirit yearned toward so Over new mountains piled and unploughed waves, Back of old-storied spires and architraves To watch Arcturus rise or Fomalhaut,

And roused by street-cries in strange tongues when day Flooded with gold some domed metropolis, Between new towers to waken and new bliss Spread on his pillow in a wondrous way:

These were his joys. Oft under bulging crates, Coming to market with his morning load, The peasant found him early on his road To greet the sunrise at the city-gates, –

There where the meadows waken in its rays, Golden with mist, and the great roads commence, And backward, where the chimney-tops are dense, Cathedral-arches glimmer through the haze.

White dunes that breaking show a strip of sea, A plowman and his team against the blue, Swiss pastures musical with cowbells, too, And poplar-lined canals in Picardie,

And coast-towns where the vultures back and forth Sail in the clear depths of the tropic sky, And swallows in the sunset where they fly Over gray Gothic cities in the north,

And the wine-cellar and the chorus there, The dance-hall and a face among the crowd, – Were all delights that made him sing aloud For joy to sojourn in a world so fair.

Back of his footsteps as he journeyed fell Range after range; ahead blue hills emerged. Before him tireless to applaud it surged The sweet interminable spectacle.

And like the west behind a sundown sea Shone the past joys his memory retraced, And bright as the blue east he always faced Beckoned the loves and joys that were to be.

From every branch a blossom for his brow He gathered, singing down Life’s flower-lined road, And youth impelled his spirit as he strode Like winged Victory on the galley’s prow.

That Loveliness whose being sun and star, Green Earth and dawn and amber evening robe, That lamp whereof the opalescent globe The season’s emulative splendors are,

That veiled divinity whose beams transpire From every pore of universal space, As the fair soul illumes the lovely face – That was his guest, his passion, his desire.

His heart the love of Beauty held as hides One gem most pure a casket of pure gold. It was too rich a lesser thing to hold; It was not large enough for aught besides.

“Wanderers” by James Hebblethwaite

As I rode in the early dawn, While stars were fading white, I saw upon a grassy slope A camp-fire burning bright; With tent behind and blaze before, Three loggers in a row Sang all together joyously Pull up the stakes and go!

As I rode on by Eagle Hawk, The wide blue deep of air, The wind through the glittering leaves, The flowers so sweet and fair, The thunder of the rude salt waves, The creek’s soft overflow, All joined in chorus to the words Pull up the stakes and go!

Now by the tent on forest skirt, By odour of the earth, By sight and scent of morning smoke, By evening camp-fire’s mirth, By deep-sea call and foaming green, By new stars’ gleam and glow, By summer trails in antique lands Pull up the stakes and go!

The world is wide, and we are young, And sounding marches beat, And passion pipes her sweetest call In lane and field and street; So rouse the chorus, brothers all, We’ll something have to show When Death comes round and strikes our tent Pull up the stakes and go!

“The Wandering Bard” by Thomas Moore

What life like that of the bard can be– The wandering bard, who roams as free As the mountain lark that o’er him sings, And, like that lark, a music brings Within him, where’er he comes or goes,– A fount that for ever flows! The world’s to him like some playground, Where fairies dance their moonlight round;– If dimmed the turf where late they trod, The elves but seek some greener sod; So, when less bright his scene of glee, To another away flies he!

Oh, what would have been young Beauty’s doom, Without a bard to fix her bloom? They tell us, in the moon’s bright round, Things lost in this dark world are found; So charms, on earth long past and gone, In the poet’s lay live on.– Would ye have smiles that ne’er grow dim? You’ve only to give them all to him. Who, with but a touch of Fancy’s wand, Can lend them life, this life beyond, And fix them high, in Poesy’s sky,– Young stars that never die!

Then, welcome the bard where’er he comes,– For, tho’ he hath countless airy homes, To which his wing excursive roves, Yet still, from time to time, he loves To light upon earth and find such cheer As brightens our banquet here. No matter how far, how fleet he flies, You’ve only to light up kind young eyes, Such signal-fires as here are given,– And down he’ll drop from Fancy’s heaven, The minute such call to love or mirth Proclaims he’s wanting on earth!

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“The Wanderlust” by Robert William Service

The Wanderlust has lured me to the seven lonely seas, Has dumped me on the tailing-piles of dearth; The Wanderlust has haled me from the morris chairs of ease, Has hurled me to the ends of all the earth. How bitterly I’ve cursed it, oh, the Painted Desert knows, The wraithlike heights that hug the pallid plain, The all-but-fluid silence, – yet the longing grows and grows, And I’ve got to glut the Wanderlust again.

Soldier, sailor, in what a plight I’ve been! Tinker, tailor, oh what a sight I’ve seen! And I’m hitting the trail in the morning, boys, And you won’t see my heels for dust; For it’s “all day” with you When you answer the cue Of the Wan-der-lust.

The Wanderlust has got me . . . by the belly-aching fire, By the fever and the freezing and the pain; By the darkness that just drowns you, by the wail of home desire, I’ve tried to break the spell of it – in vain. Life might have been a feast for me, now there are only crumbs; In rags and tatters, beggar-wise I sit; Yet there’s no rest or peace for me, imperious it drums, The Wanderlust, and I must follow it.

Highway, by-way, many a mile I’ve done; Rare way, fair way, many a height I’ve won; But I’m pulling my freight in the morning, boys, And it’s over the hills or bust; For there’s never a cure When you list to the lure Of the Wan-der-lust.

The Wanderlust has taught me . . . it has whispered to my heart Things all you stay-at-homes will never know. The white man and the savage are but three short days apart, Three days of cursing, crawling, doubt and woe. Then it’s down to chewing muclucs, to the water you can EAT, To fish you bolt with nose held in your hand. When you get right down to cases, it’s King’s Grub that rules the races, And the Wanderlust will help you understand.

Haunting, taunting, that is the spell of it; Mocking, baulking, that is the hell of it; But I’ll shoulder my pack in the morning, boys, And I’m going because I must; For it’s so-long to all When you answer the call Of the Wan-der-lust.

The Wanderlust has blest me . . . in a ragged blanket curled, I’ve watched the gulf of Heaven foam with stars; I’ve walked with eyes wide open to the wonder of the world, I’ve seen God’s flood of glory burst its bars. I’ve seen the gold a-blinding in the riffles of the sky, Till I fancied me a bloated plutocrat; But I’m freedom’s happy bond-slave, and I will be till I die, And I’ve got to thank the Wanderlust for that.

Wild heart, child heart, all of the world your home. Glad heart, mad heart, what can you do but roam? Oh, I’ll beat it once more in the morning, boys, With a pinch of tea and a crust; For you cannot deny When you hark to the cry Of the Wan-der-lust.

The Wanderlust will claim me at the finish for its own. I’ll turn my back on men and face the Pole. Beyond the Arctic outposts I will venture all alone; Some Never-never Land will be my goal. Thank God! there’s none will miss me, for I’ve been a bird of flight; And in my moccasins I’ll take my call; For the Wanderlust has ruled me, And the Wanderlust has schooled me, And I’m ready for the darkest trail of all.

Grim land, dim land, oh, how the vastness calls! Far land, star land, oh, how the stillness falls! For you never can tell if it’s heaven or hell, And I’m taking the trail on trust; But I haven’t a doubt That my soul will leap out On its Wan-der-lust.

“The Wanderer” by Ameen Rihani

I wander among the hills of alien lands Where Nature her prerogative resigns To Man; where Comfort in her shack reclines And all the arts and sciences commands. But in my soul The eastern billows roll— I hear the voices of my native strands.

My lingering eyes, a lonely hemlock fills With grace and splendor rising manifold; Beneath her boughs the maples spread their gold And at her feet, the silver of rills. But in my heart A peasant void of art Echoes the voices of my native hills.

On every height a studied art confines All human joy in social pulchritude; The boxwood frowns where beckoning birches stood, And where the thrushes caroled Fashion dines. But through the spreading cheer The shepherd’s reed I hear Beneath my Lebanon terebinths and pines.

And though no voices here are heard of toil, Nor accents least of sorrow, nor the din Of multitudes, nor even at the Inn The City is permitted aught to spoil, Yet in my breast, A shack at best, Laments the mother of my native soil.

Even where the sumptuous solitudes deny A shelter to a bird or butterfly, As in the humblest dwelling of the dale A gracious welcome’s shown the passer-by; But evermore clear Allwhere I hear The calling of my native hut and sky.

Land of my birth! a handful of thy sod Resuscitates the flower of my faith; For whatsoever the seer of science sayth, Thou art the cradle and the tomb of God; And forever I behold A vision old Of Beauty weeping where He once hath trod.

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“Wanderlust” by Paul Cameron Brown

Who administers to my needs?

Is it the dandelion, so ant-encrusted, that yellow pollen dangles from a shiny abdomen suggestive of some actor’s smeared and garish make-up?

Or the cicada’s song, difficult to describe, laundering thick summer heat?

Perhaps, then, the Red Admiral butterfly especially active at the close of day and drawn to wooden lawn-furniture or the exposed human limb?

If none of these breathes vigour or tonic through my nostrils, what of tubs of fresh water?

Take pea-pods for crude, rudimentary boats and children as make-shift sailors, then they both shall spy the secrets of seas. Bold harbours will be their cues, astrolabes their hatchets in which to chart many a perilous adventure.

A volume of Tom Swift and his Motorboat tames the haggard breast, soothes the savage beast.

A trip to the fruit-cellar beaded with moisture and clammy with imaginary threat, chastens the cobweb from the dusty ledge and sees a privet-hedge hawk-moth trapped against the window-pane (a dark spot pressed much like a pirate’s patch against both time & space).

If meandering and nearing journey’s end, think twice. Better red than dead. Brooding MacIntosh apples stain a slippery floor but the door to the orchard is always ajar.

By night, an “I And The Village” Chagall painting draws a lad (and landscape) to stare and stare. Thickets of wild-grape, strawberry tendrils, two hares boxing in the meadow, a Winterspoon or Whip-Poor-Will towering above groves of walnut, lilac. Night air is fragrant (and lush) through a peep-hole and gate-way to the stars.

Barns with ricks contain pitchforks like a mis-shapen mask protruding ever so faintly sinister in silhouette through a visionary sky.

Remnants of ferret skin, lie interrupted, upon entering the chicken-coop.

The soldier drinks, his tea and egg-cup abandoned.

I don’t have to go anywhere. Dark and moody, there is an arsenal of thought with stout marshal batons in my knapsack.

The power to be led (and lead) stiff memory in rum kegs and wine casks. The brooding entrance to another world, if not in the palm of my hand, then very nearly a shout and stone’s throw away.

“Song of Oktahutche” by Alexander Posey

Far, far, far are my silver waters drawn; The hills embrace me loth to let me go; The maidens think me fair to look upon, And trees lean over glad to hear me flow. Thro’ field and valley, green because of me, I wander, wander to the distant sea.

Thro’ lonely places and thro’ crowded ways; Thro’ noise of strife and thro’ the solitude, And on thro’ cloudy days and sunny days, I journey till I meet, in sisterhood, The broad Canadian, red with the sunset, Now calm, now raging in a mighty fret!

On either hand, in a grand colonnade, The cottonwoods rise in the azure sky, And purple mountains cast a purple shade As I, now grave, now laughing, pass them by; And birds of air dip bright wings in my tide, In sunny reaches where I noiseless glide.

O’er shoals of mossy rocks and mussel shells, Blue over spacious beds of amber sand, By cliffs and coves and glens where Echo dwells— Elusive spirit of the shadow-land— Forever blest and blessing, do I go, A wid’ning in the morning’s roseate glow.

Though I sing my song in a minor key, Broad lands and fair attest the good I do; Though I carry no white sails to the sea, Towns nestle in the vales I wander thro’; And quails are whistling in the waving grain, And herds are scattered o’er the verdant plain.

“The Wanderers” by Robert Browning

Over the sea our galleys went, With cleaving prows in order brave To a speeding wind and a bounding wave— A gallant armament: Each bark built out of a forest-tree Left leafy and rough as first it grew, And nail’d all over the gaping sides, Within and without, with black bull-hides, Seethed in fat and suppled in flame, To bear the playful billows’ game; So, each good ship was rude to see, Rude and bare to the outward view, But each upbore a stately tent Where cedar pales in scented row Kept out the flakes of the dancing brine, And an awning droop’d the mast below, In fold on fold of the purple fine, That neither noontide nor star-shine Nor moonlight cold which maketh mad, Might pierce the regal tenement. When the sun dawn’d, O, gay and glad We set the sail and plied the oar; But when the night-wind blew like breath, For joy of one day’s voyage more, We sang together on the wide sea, Like men at peace on a peaceful shore; Each sail was loosed to the wind so free, Each helm made sure by the twilight star, And in a sleep as calm as death, We, the voyagers from afar, Lay stretch’d along, each weary crew In a circle round its wondrous tent Whence gleam’d soft light and curl’d rich scent, And with light and perfume, music too: So the stars wheel’d round, and the darkness pass’d, And at morn we started beside the mast, And still each ship was sailing fast!

Now, one morn, land appear’d—a speck Dim trembling betwixt sea and sky— ‘Avoid it,’ cried our pilot, ‘check The shout, restrain the eager eye!’ But the heaving sea was black behind For many a night and many a day, And land, though but a rock, drew nigh; So we broke the cedar pales away, Let the purple awning flap in the wind, And a statue bright was on every deck! We shouted, every man of us, And steer’d right into the harbour thus, With pomp and pæan glorious.

A hundred shapes of lucid stone! All day we built its shrine for each, A shrine of rock for every one, Nor paused till in the westering sun We sat together on the beach To sing because our task was done; When lo! what shouts and merry songs! What laughter all the distance stirs! A loaded raft with happy throngs Of gentle islanders! ‘Our isles are just at hand,’ they cried, ‘ Like cloudlets faint in even sleeping; Our temple-gates are open’d wide, Our olive-groves thick shade are keeping For these majestic forms’—they cried. O, then we awoke with sudden start From our deep dream, and knew, too late, How bare the rock, how desolate, Which had received our precious freight: Yet we call’d out—‘Depart! Our gifts, once given, must here abide: Our work is done; we have no heart To mar our work,’—we cried.

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“I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a Cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden Daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:— A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company; I gazed—and gazed—but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the Daffodils.

“Forgotten Among the Lilies” by Augusta Theodosia Drane

Through the dark night I wander on alone, And, as one blinded, grope my weary way, Without a lamp to shed its guiding ray; I wander on unseen, and seeing none, And caring to behold but only One

I see not, yet my heart will give me light, And safer than the noonday sun will guide To where the Bridegroom waiteth for the Bride; So walking on in faith and not by sight, I cannot fear but He will guide me right.…

Forgotten ’mid the lilies; for I feel Their gentle blossoms wave above my head; I breathe the magic perfume which they shed, As though my bleeding wounds they fain would heal, And from my heart its aching sorrow steal.

A sad, sweet lot—I needs must call it sweet; My cares, like withered buds, I cast aside, And reck but little what may next betide; The days and years fly past on pinions fleet, Amid these lilies crushed beneath His feet.

Forgotten and abandoned;—yet withal Leaning my heart upon my only Love: Nay, raise me not, I do not care to move; Soon I shall hear His gentle footstep fall, And lift my eyes, and answer to His call.

Till then among the lilies let me lie; See, I have cast my idle cares away: Howe’er it be, I am content to stay Until once more the Bridegroom passes by, And hither turns His gracious, pitying eye.

Blame not my folly, for I know full well My words can nought but idle babbling seem, The madness of a fond and foolish dream: Bear with my folly, for the thoughts that swell This burning heart, I cannot, dare not tell.

Know only this—I suffer, yet I rest; For all my cares and fears are cast away, And more than this I know not how to say; Forgotten though I be, I own it best And ’mid the lilies lie in perfect rest.

“The Brook-Side” by Richard Monckton

I wander’d by the brook-side, I wander’d by the mill; I could not hear the brook flow, The noisy wheel was still; There was no burr of grasshopper, No chirp of any bird, But the beating of my own heart Was all the sound I heard.

I sat beneath the elm-tree; I watch’d the long, long shade, And, as it grew still longer, I did not feel afraid; For I listen’d for a footfall, I listen’d for a word, But the beating of my own heart Was all the sound I heard.

He came not,—no, he came not— The night came on alone, The little stars sat, one by one, Each on his golden throne; The evening wind pass’d by my cheek, The leaves above were stirr’d, But the beating of my own heart Was all the sound I heard.

Fast silent tears were flowing, When something stood behind; A hand was on my shoulder, I knew its touch was kind: It drew me nearer—nearer, We did not speak one word, For the beating of our own hearts Was all the sound we heard.

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There is one excuse for every mistake a man can make, but only one. When a fellow makes the same mistake twice he's got to throw up both hands and own up to carelessness or cussedness.

Hands have their own language.

Nelson Mandela quote: It is in your hands to create a better world for all who...

It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.

It's in your hands to make the world a better place.

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A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.

The art of life is to show your hand.

It is wonderful how God works by our hands, and yet His own hand does it all.

The hand is the tool of tools.

God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.

I look at my own body With eyes no longer blind- And I see that my own hands can make The world that's in my mind.

What the hand does the mind remembers.

Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.

Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.

The devil finds work for idle hands.

Audrey Hepburn quote: As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one...

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Build a bridge by extending your hand.

Perhaps nothing is so fraught with significance as the human hand.

He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist

Extend your hand with the strongest reach.

There's no better sign of a brave mind than a hard hand.

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.

When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.

The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.

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75+ inspirational holding hands quotes – hold my hand sayings.

Looking for sweet sayings about holding hands? These inspirational holding hands quotes will forever have your heart.

For your card, text, or caption, these quotes will make you want to reach out and hold hands with someone that you love and care about!

Holding hands is something that parents do with children, couples do with each other, and friends do as they walk down the street. The simple act of holding hands can make someone feel special and confident after a hard day. Whether you’re holding hands with your spouse or your child, this is a great way to lend support without saying a word.

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Best Quotes About Holding Hands

  • “Holding hands is a promise to one another that, for just a moment, the two of you don’t have to face the world alone.” – unknown
  • “Holding her hand in public is just another way of saying you’re proud to have her.” – Drake
  • “I could conquer the world with one hand as long as your holding the other.” – Megan Smith
  • “Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” – Emily Kimbrough
  • “And he understands. He understands why people hold hands: he’d always thought it was about possessiveness, saying This is mine. But it’s about maintaining contact. It is about speaking without words. It is about I want you with me and don’t go.” – Cassandra Clare
  • “Relationship is not just holding hands while you understand each other. It’s also having lots of misunderstandings and still not leaving each other’s hands.” – Ryan Ferreras
  • “You may hold my hand for a while, but you hold my heart forever.” – unknown
  • “Just to hold my hand will make me think you love me as much as I love you.” – Leigh-Ann Beckett
  • “I am a strong person but every now and then I need someone to hold my hand and tell me everything will be alright.” -unknown
  • “And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world it is best to hold hands and stick together.” – Robert Fulghum
  • “We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops.” – Henny Youngman
  • “We hold hands as we walk through town. If anybody notices, nobody cares. I know we all like to think of the heart as the center of the body but at this moment, every conscious part of me is in the hand that he holds. It is through that hand, that feeling, that I experience everything else.” – David Levithan
  • “The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree, but still hold hands.” – unknown
  • “There’s something so real about holding hands, some kind of complex simplicity, saying so much by doing so little. I love it.” – unknown
  • “Hugging or holding hands with the person you love has been proven to reduce stress almost instantly.” – unknown
  • “The lovers, appearing happy, walk, holding hands. Though it appears everything is perfect, only they know the truth.” – Ayumi Hamasaki
  • “Your hand fits in mine like it’s just made for me.” – unknown
  • “Hold a true friend with both your hands.” – Nigerian Proverb
  • “I can tell if two people are in love by how they hold each other’s hands, and how thick their sanitation gloves are.” –     Jarod Kintz
  • “Nothing in this world compares to the comfort and security of having someone just hold your hand.” – Richelle E. Goodrich
  • “Once I had her hand, I never wanted to let go of her.” – Ottilie Weber
  • “Holding hands is a promise to one another that, for just a moment, the two of you don’t have to face the world alone.” – Unknown
  • “Holding hands is a way of showing our support and love for the people we care about.” – Unknown
  • “Holding hands is a powerful reminder that we are not alone in this world.” – Unknown
  • “Holding hands is a simple yet powerful gesture that can speak volumes about our feelings for someone.” – Unknown
  • “Holding hands is like a hug that we can take with us wherever we go.” – Unknown
  • “Holding hands is a way of saying ‘I’m here for you’ without having to say a word.” – Unknown
  • “Holding hands is a symbol of unity and togetherness that can bring people closer together.” – Unknown
  • “Holding hands is a way of showing our vulnerability and trust in another person.” – Unknown
  • “Holding hands is a way of connecting with another person on a deeper level.” – Unknown
  • “Holding hands is a way of expressing our emotions without having to say a thing.” – Unknown
  • “Holding hands is a way of grounding ourselves in the present moment and finding comfort in the person we are with.” – Unknown
  • “Holding hands is a way of creating a physical bond that can help us feel more connected to the people we care about.” – Unknown
  • “Holding hands is a way of sharing our love and affection with the people who matter most to us.” – Unknown
  • “Holding hands is a way of showing our support and encouragement for the people we care about.” – Unknown
  • “Holding hands is a way of expressing our gratitude for the people who are there for us when we need them most.” – Unknown
  • “Holding hands is a way of reminding ourselves that we are not alone in our struggles and challenges.” – Unknown
  • “Holding hands is a way of experiencing the world together, one step at a time.” – Unknown
  • “Holding hands is a way of creating a sense of safety and security with the people we care about.” – Unknown

These quotes convey the importance of collaboration, teamwork, and togetherness in various aspects of life. They remind us that we are stronger when we join forces, support one another, and work towards a common goal.

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Hold my Hand Quotes

“Hold my hand” quotes are expressions or phrases that convey a desire for physical or emotional connection and support. They typically emphasize the importance of having someone by your side to provide comfort, strength, or reassurance during challenging or uncertain times. Here are a few examples of “hold my hand” quotes:

  • “Hold my hand and never let go, for together we can conquer the world.” – Unknown
  • “Hold my hand. Don’t let go.” – Jenny Downham
  • “So hold my hand tight. Hold my hand with confidence. For this love can last forever. For this love we shall share together.” – Shelby Dawson
  • “Hold my hand and never let it go…for my love for you will be forever and it will last even the infinite of time.” – Unknown
  • “Hold my hand and I’ll take you there, somehow, someday, somewhere.” – West Side Story
  • “Hold my hand and I’ll take you to places you’ve never been before.” – Unknown
  • “Hold my hand and I’ll guide you through the storm.” – Unknown
  • “Hold my hand and I’ll show you what true love feels like.” – Unknown
  • “Hold my hand and I’ll never let you go, for you are my everything.” – Unknown
  • “Hold my hand and let’s walk this journey together, no matter where it takes us.” – Unknown
  • “Hold my hand and let’s face the world, one step at a time.” – Unknown
  • “Hold my hand and I’ll give you the strength to overcome any obstacle.” – Unknown
  • “Hold my hand and I’ll remind you that you’re not alone in this world.” – Unknown
  • “Hold my hand and I’ll be your rock, your shelter, your everything.” – Unknown
  • “Hold my hand and let me show you the beauty of this world.” – Unknown
  • “Hold my hand and I’ll show you the way to happiness and peace.” – Unknown
  • “Hold my hand and I’ll never let you fall, for I’ll always be there to catch you.” – Unknown
  • “Hold my hand and I’ll take away all your fears and doubts.” – Unknown
  • “Hold my hand and let’s make memories that will last a lifetime.” – Unknown
  • “Hold my hand, and together we will face whatever comes our way.”
  • “In your embrace, I find solace. In your hand, I find courage.”
  • “When life gets tough, hold my hand tighter and let’s conquer it together.”
  • “Hold my hand, and let’s create a love story that defies all odds.”
  • “Sometimes, all I need is for someone to hold my hand and remind me that everything will be okay.”
  • “Hold my hand, and let’s walk through this journey called life, side by side.”
  • “Your touch has the power to heal, and your hand has the strength to lift me up when I’m down.”
  • “Hold my hand and let’s explore the world, knowing that as long as we’re together, we can conquer anything.”
  • “When I hold your hand, I feel like I’m holding the entire universe.”
  • “A simple touch can convey more than a thousand words. Hold my hand, and you’ll understand.”

These quotes symbolize the significance of human connection, love, and support in navigating the ups and downs of life. They express a desire for companionship and the comfort that comes from having someone to rely on.

Hand In Hand Quotes

“Hand in hand” quotes refer to expressions or phrases that highlight the idea of unity, cooperation, and solidarity. They often emphasize the power of working together, supporting each other, and facing challenges as a team. Hand in hand quotes are quotes that express the idea of two people walking together, holding hands, and supporting each other through life’s journey. Here are some examples of “hand in hand” quotes:

  • “Hand in hand, we can overcome any obstacle that comes our way.”
  • “When we join hands, we become unstoppable.”
  • “In unity lies our strength. Let’s walk hand in hand towards a better tomorrow.”
  • “Hand in hand, we can build bridges and break down barriers.”
  • “Together, we can achieve greatness. Let’s hold hands and reach for the stars.”
  • “Hand in hand, we can create a world filled with love, compassion, and understanding.”
  • “Two hands joined together symbolize friendship, love, and unwavering support.”
  • “United we stand, hand in hand, to make a difference in the world.”
  • “Hand in hand, we can make our dreams a reality.”
  • “When we extend our hands to others, we create a bond that transcends boundaries.”
  • “Life is better when we walk hand in hand.” – Unknown
  • “Walking hand in hand is a symbol of love, trust, and togetherness.” – Unknown
  • “Hand in hand, we can conquer anything that life throws our way.” – Unknown
  • “When we walk hand in hand, we become each other’s support system.” – Unknown
  • “Hand in hand, we can face any challenge with courage and determination.” – Unknown
  • “Walking hand in hand is a reminder that we are never alone in this world.” – Unknown
  • “Hand in hand, we can create a better world for ourselves and for others.” – Unknown
  • “When we walk hand in hand, we become stronger together than we could ever be alone.” – Unknown
  • “Hand in hand, we can overcome any obstacle and achieve our dreams.” – Unknown
  • “Walking hand in hand is a way of saying ‘I’m here for you, no matter what.'” – Unknown
  • “Hand in hand, we can find joy and happiness in even the darkest of times.” – Unknown
  • “Walking hand in hand is a way of connecting with another person on a deeper level.” – Unknown
  • “Hand in hand, we can create a bond that will last a lifetime.” – Unknown
  • “When we walk hand in hand, we can feel the warmth and comfort of each other’s presence.” – Unknown
  • “Hand in hand, we can make the world a better place, one step at a time.” – Unknown

Overall, hand in hand quotes express the idea of two people walking together, holding hands, and supporting each other through life’s journey. They are a beautiful way to express the importance of love, trust, and togetherness in our lives.

Holding hands can really help another person. Even if this person is a child, a stranger or a close friend, the simple act of holding hands will help them feel comfort, security and happiness all with one tiny gesture.

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These wanderer quotes will inspire you. A wanderer is a person who travels aimlessly; a traveler.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging wanderer quotes, wanderer sayings, and wanderer proverbs.

Best Wanderer Quotes

  • “A good wanderer leaves no trace.” ~ Laozi
  • “To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest.” ~ Sterling Hayden
  • “I am a wanderer passionately in love with life.” ~ Aleksandr Kuprin

“We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still.” ~ Carl Sagan

  • “We are, finally, all wanderers in search of knowledge. Most of us hold the dream of becoming something better than we are, something larger, richer, in some way more important to the world and ourselves. Too often, the way taken is the wrong way, with too much emphasis on what we want to have, rather than what we wish to become.” ~ Louis L’Amour
  • “I have been thinking more and more that I shall always be a lone wanderer of the wilderness. God, how the trail lures me. You cannot comprehend its resistless fascination for me. After all, the lone trail is best I’ll never stop wandering. And when the time comes to die, I’ll find the wildest, loneliest, most desolate spot there is.” ~ Everett Ruess
  • “For wanderers, dreamers, and lovers, for lonely men and women who dare to ask of life everything good and beautiful. It is for those who are too gentle to live among wolves.” ~ James Kavanaugh

“A solitary being is by instinct a wanderer.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

  • “Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.” ~ Carl Sagan , Nature wanderer quotes
  • “To be a good storyteller one must be gloriously alive. It is not possible to kindle fresh fires from burned-out embers. I have noticed that the best of the traditional storytellers whom I have heard have been those who live close to the heart of things-to the earth, the sea, wind and weather. They have been those who knew solitude, silence. They have been given unbroken time in which to feel deeply, to reach constantly for understanding. They have come to know the power of the spoken word. These storytellers have been sailors and peasants, wanderers and fisherman.” ~ Ruth Sawyer
  • “He who has attained intellectual emancipation to any extent cannot, for a long time, regard himself otherwise than as a wanderer on the face of the earth and not even as a traveller towards a final goal, for there is no such thing.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“For Wayfarers still journeying, for Wanderers at rest.” ~ Lloyd Alexander

  • “We were wanderers from the beginning.” ~ Carl Sagan
  • “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.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • “He who has attained the freedom of reason to any extent cannot, for a long time, regard himself otherwise than as a wanderer on the face of the earth – and not even as a traveler towards a final goal, for there is no such thing. But he certainly wants to observe and keep his eyes open to whatever actually happens in the world; therefore he cannot attach his heart too firmly to anything individual; he must have in himself something wandering that takes pleasure in change and transitoriness.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“I have been a wanderer among distant fields. I have sailed down mighty rivers.” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • “Then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life… You give them a piece of you. They don’t ask for it. They do something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  • “I held you in my hands, Wanderer, and you were beautiful.” ~ Stephenie Meyer
  • “We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another, and no sunrise finds us where left by sunset. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of that tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind to be scattered.” ~ Khalil Gibran

“Two is company, four is a party, three is a crowd. One is a wanderer.” ~ James Thurber

  • “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
  • “The laws all true wanderers obey are these: ‘Thou shalt not eat nor drink more than thy share,’ ‘Thou shalt not lie about the places thou hast visited or the distances thou hast traversed.” ~ Rosita Forbes
  • “Not even for an hour can you bear to be alone, nor can you advantageously apply your leisure time, but you endeavor, a fugitive and wanderer, to escape from yourself, now vainly seeking to banish remorse by wine, and now by sleep; but the gloomy companion presses on you, and pursues you as you fly.” ~ Horace , Alone wanderer quotes

“Definition of a wanderer: a guy who’s always looking beyond.” ~ Stephen King

  • “Perhaps some deep-rooted atavism urges the wanderer back to lands which his ancestors left in the dim beginnings of history. Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs. Here is the home he sought, and he will settle amid scenes that he has never seen before, among men he has never known, as though they were familiar to him from his birth. Here at last he finds rest.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham
  • “Unless you have suffered and wept, you really don’t understand what compassion is, nor can you give comfort to someone who is suffering. If you haven’t cried, you can’t dry another’s eyes. Unless you’ve walked in darkness, you can’t help wanderers find the way. Unless you’ve looked into the eyes of menacing death and felt its hot breath, you can’t help another rise from the dead and taste anew the joy of being alive.” ~ Takashi Nagai
  • “We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us.” ~ Khalil Gibran

“A wanderer is man from his birth. He was born in a ship On the breast of the river of Time.” ~ Matthew Arnold

  • “Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path. . .” ~ Antonio Machado
  • “To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at sea ‘cruising’ it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.” ~ Sterling Hayden
  • “Round a turn of the Qin Fortress winds the Wei River, And Yellow Mountain foot-hills enclose the Court of China; Past the South Gate willows comes the Car of Many Bells On the upper Palace-Garden Road-a solid length of blossom; A Forbidden City roof holds two phoenixes in cloud; The foliage of spring shelters multitudes from rain; And now, when the heavens are propitious for action, Here is our Emperor ready-no wasteful wanderer.” ~ Wang Wei

“Vast is the power of cities to reclaim the wanderer.” ~ Sinclair Lewis

  • “What I prized most was freedom, freedom to do my work, to give myself spontaneously and not out of duty or by command. I could not submit to such demands; rather would I choose the path of a homeless wanderer; yes, even go without love.” ~ Emma Goldman
  • “May my life be like a great hospitable tree, and may weary wanderers find in me a rest.” ~ John Henry Jowett
  • “Without a home must the soldier go, a changeful wanderer, and can warm himself at no home-lit hearth.” ~ Friedrich Schiller

“A pilgrim is a wanderer with purpose.” ~ Peace Pilgrim

  • “Ian squeezed my hand and leaned in to whisper through all the hair. His voice was so low that I was the only one who could hear. ‘I held you in my hand, Wanderer. And you were so beautiful.” ~ Stephenie Meyer
  • “Women’s eyes are wanderers, and too often bring home guests that are very troublesome to them, and whom, once introduced, they cannot get out of the house.” ~ Samuel Richardson
  • “I see myself forever and ever as the ridiculous man, the lonely soul, the wanderer, the restless frustrated artist, the man in love with love, always in search of the absolute, always seeking the unattainable” ~ Henry Miller

“The truant Fancy was a wanderer ever.” ~ Charles Lamb

  • “I, the soul called Wanderer, love you, human Ian. And that will never change, no matter what I might become.” ~ Stephenie Meyer , Wanderer quotes soul
  • “Since thy return, through days and weeks Of hope that grew by stealth, How many wan and faded cheeks Have kindled into health! The Old, by thee revived, have said, ‘Another year is ours;’ And wayworn Wanderers, poorly fed, Have smiled upon thy flowers.” ~ William Wordsworth
  • “Modern man is a hard-driven nomad without any stability, not (as the Bible has it) a wanderer or a pilgrim, but a refugee-an escapist. Instead of meditation and reflection there is only speed, fear and “distraction.” ~ Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

“I sing the joy of wandering and the pleasure of the wanderer’s death” ~ Guillaume Apollinaire

  • “Ian didn’t come. He just sat here with you–he said he didn’t care what you looked like. He wouldn’t let anyone else put a finger on your tank at all, not even me or Mel. But Doc let me watch this time. It was way cool, Wanda. I don’t know why you wouldn’t let me watch before. They wouldn’t let me help, though. Ian wouldn’t let anyone touch you but him.’ Ian squeezed my hand and leaned in to whisper through all the hair. His voice was so low that I was the only one who could hear. ‘I held you in my hand, Wanderer. And you were so beautiful.” ~ Stephenie Meyer
  • “The Jews’ guilt of the crucifixion of Jesus consigned them to perpetual servitude, and, like Cain, they are to be wanderers and fugitives. The Jews will not dare to raise their necks, bowed under the yoke of perpetual slavery, against the reverence of the Christian faith.” ~ Pope Innocent III
  • “Wanderers, Dublin’s oldest rugby club, has been described more than once as the club of the Church and the Army: the wags added “…unfortunately the wrong Church and the wrong Army.”” ~ Gemma Hussey

“Pour out wine till I become a wanderer from myself; for in selfhood and existence I have felt only fatigue.” ~ Rumi

  • “They miss the whisper that runs any day in your mind, “Who are you really, wanderer?”– and the answer you have to give no matter how dark and cold the world around you is: “Maybe I’m a king.” ~ William Stafford
  • “Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer. Leopards, cobras, monkeys, rivers and trees; they all served as my teachers when I lived as a wanderer in the Himalayan foothills.” ~ Radhanath Swami
  • “I fear it, for her sake. It would mean that she too is a wanderer now, and that is a fate for human beings, not for unicorns. But I hope, of course I hope.” ~ Peter S. Beagle

“Trust your luck, Taran Wanderer. But don’t forget to put out your nets!” ~ Lloyd Alexander

  • “As the innocent infant relies upon the mother for sustenance, so the innocent wanderer, following his native compassion and bliss, relies upon the natural intelligence of life to sustain him. There are various Ways. There is the Way of salvation by the law of Buddha, the Way of Confucius governing the Way of learning, the Way of healing as a doctor, as a poet teaching the Way of Waka, tea, archery, and many arts and skills. Each man practices as he feels inclined.” ~ Miyamoto Musashi
  • “I am not times fool, nor a god hardened by the millennia; I am not the trickster in the black cape nor the sorrowful wanderer. I have a conscience. I know right from wrong I know what I do and yes, I do it. I am the Vampire Lestat. That’s your answer do with it as you will.” ~ Anne Rice
  • “Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.” ~ Rumi

“Beware, O wanderer, the road is walking too.” ~ Jim Harrison

  • “There is so little to remember of anyone – an anecdote, a conversation at a table. But every memory is turned over and over again, every word, however chance, written in the heart in the hope that memory will fulfill itself, and become flesh, and that the wanderers will find a way home, and the perished, whose lack we always feel, will step through the door finally and stroke our hair with dreaming habitual fondness not having meant to keep us waiting long.” ~ Marilynne Robinson
  • “For the world is broken, sundered, busted down the middle, self ripped from self and man pasted back together as mythical monster, half angel, half beast, but no man…Some day a man will walk into my office as a ghost or beast or ghost-beast and walk out as a man, which is to say sovereign wanderer, lordly exile, worker and waiter and watcher.” ~ Walker Percy
  • “I, the soul named Wanderer, love you, human Ian and that will never change no matter what I might become. If I were a Dolphin or a Bear or a Flower, it wouldn’t matter. I would always love you, always remember you. You will be my only partner.” – Wanda, The Host” ~ Stephenie Meyer

“I couldn’t take my eyes off him. Like a desert wanderer afraid of mirages, I gazed at my oasis, but he was real.” ~ Laura Whitcomb

  • “Today’s Gypsies, who have lived in Prague for only two generations, light a ritual fire wherever they work, a nomads’ fire crackling only for the joy of it, a blaze of roughhewn wood like a child’s laugh, a symbol of the eternity that preceded human thought, a free fire, a gift from heaven, a living sign of the elements unnoticed by the world-weary pedestrian, a fire in the ditches of Prague warming the wanderer’s eye and soul.” ~ Bohumil Hrabal
  • “All men are lonely. But sometimes it seems to me that we Americans are the loneliest of all. Our hunger for foreign places and new ways has been with us almost like a national disease. Our literature is stamped with a quality of longing and unrest, and our writers have been great wanderers.” ~ Carson McCullers

“Those wanderers must have looked on Earth, circling safely in the narrow zone between fire and ice, and must have guessed that it was the favorite of the Sun’s children.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

  • “Give me the end of the year an’ its fun When most of the plannin’ an’ toilin’ is done; Bring all the wanderers home to the nest, Let me sit down with the ones I love best, Hear the old voices still ringin’ with song, See the old faces unblemished by wrong, See the old table with all of its chairs An’ I’ll put soul in my Thanksgivin’ prayers.” ~ Edgar Guest
  • “Wanderers eastward, wanderers west, Know you why you cannot rest? ‘Tis that every mother’s son Travails with a skeleton. Lie down in the bed of dust; Bear the fruit that bear you must; Bring the eternal seed to light, And morn is all the same as night.” ~ A. E. Housman

Wanderer is someone who often travels from place to place, especially without any clear aim or purpose.

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105 Best Travel Quotes To Inspire WANDERLUST with Photos

Last Updated March 15, 2024 William Tang

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Sometimes you just need that extra bit of motivation to push you out the door or a good reminder of what makes travel life-changing. Through the years, we’ve been collecting the best travel quotes that’ll truly inspire some serious wanderlust.

By combining these wanderlust quotes with photos to create the most fitting pictures, use the table of contents below to jump straight down to organized categories such as trip with friends quotes, short travel quotes, meaningful wanderlust quotes about life and discovery, and more!

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  • Wanderlust quotes are categorized to make it easy to find something that you’re looking for.

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“Best” is always subjective and yes there are many other great takes on quotes that can inspire one to travel or speak to why the idea of travel is so powerful and life-changing.

Below, we’re going to be listing the best travel quotes with the associated person that wrote or said them. We’ve created pin-able images for many of the quotes for you to use and share.

For organization, wanderlust inspired quotes are broken down into high level categories. Some may belong to multiple but I tried my best to segment them into appropriate buckets.

We’ve also dropped a few nuggets of wisdom and color commentary for a few that we really love.

As we mentioned, the selection of the “best” quotes is subjective. Every quote speaks to every individual differently because of where you are in your life, the experiences you’ve had, your mind space, where you want to be, and your aspirations.

These are the best in our eyes because they aren’t deep in meaning and haven’t been overused to death.

1. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

do not follow where the path may lead and create your own is one of the best travel quotes by ralph waldo emerson

Passed on from generation to generation is the idea that we need to fit in our own box and follow the norms set for us. It can be societal, cultural, or anything. We’ve found joy in our lives not following that conventional path.

Starting Going Awesome Places and turning it into a full time job sounded crazy (still kind of is) but we carved our own way through it. Sure there are parallel paths but I’d like to think we’ve blazed our own trail.

2. “We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.” – Katie Thurmes

we take photos as a return ticket to our memories northern lights with bubble by katie thurmes

I’ll be the first to admit that we take way too many photos when we travel but when we go back and look at the own albums (whether on our phones or photobooks we print), it really is a wonderful portal back in time to moments and time gone but not forgotten.

3. “This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one.” – Paulo Coelho

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Now that’s the incredible thing about travel. If you open your mind and your heart, anywhere new is a wonderful adventure of discovery and not strange of weird.

Take the incredible journey I had in our 9 day Ethiopia itinerary . Sure it was uncomfortable and challenging but I embraced it all.

4. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

journey of a thousand miles travel quote by lao tzu

You can make your dreams come true with a simple step. It might be the hardest step that you’ve ever had to take because you don’t know where the journey will take you but all it takes are the first baby steps.

Sometimes it can be literal when you take that step off the plane when we went skydiving in New Zealand .

5. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

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Where we grow up in many ways define who we are and what we know. Like it or not, places like our favorite restaurants in North York , the Oxford County Cheese Trail , or local walks in the parks in Richmond Hill , are a core part of who you are.

It’s our own little bubble and when we are able to bust out of it to see what the world is like, it will challenge you to open your eyes, mind, and be a better person. In Mary’s words, you will never be the same again.

6. “Wanderlust: a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world”

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We cheated a little here but we sometimes throw around the word wanderlust but what does it actually mean? With this fun travel quote, now you know!

Now who has that impulse to explore the world?

7. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

comfort in losing sight of the shore wanderlust quote by andre gide

My mind immediately went to the new worlds we’ve seen while going to the best places to scuba diving in the world but this is one of the best quotes about travel because it encourages us to leave the comforts of home to make new discoveries.

You can take this from the perspective of us being land mammals or the fact that we naturally want to be close to the things that we feel at home with. Whether small or large, you won’t learn something new until you put yourself out there and venture to places unknown.

And no, it’s not just “man” but all the wonderful people of this earth!

8. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty

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This is one of the best travel quotes because it is SO TRUE .

The experiences you gather while travelling are honestly worth more than all the money you can make.

9. “There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” – Jo Walton

sunrise and sunsets are for free traveling quote by jo walton

As a photographer, my favourite moments are during sunrise and sunset. Every time we compile a list of the best photography spots like this one in Prague , there’s at least one sunrise or sunset included.

There’s a calmness, stillness, and serenity to the start and end of the day and yes, they’re totally free.

10. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you can control it. ” – John Steinbeck

best travel quote journey is like a marriage by john steinbeck

As a married couple, there’s a deep honesty to this travel quote. As a couple, travel will test your relationship to the max and we always say that even more -so than moving in is to go on a trip together to see if you have partner in life.

In John Steinbeck ‘s travel quote, he talks about how you have to let travel flow the way it wants to go. You can try to bend it, mold it, and control it but you have to let it take you

Some of the best wanderlust sayings are by accomplished writers. They’re incredibly deep, thoughtful, and literary.

11. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

not all who wander are lost by j.r.r. tolkien best travel quote

This is one of the most well-known wanderlust quotes that speaks to how the journey is more important than the destination. Many of us travel without that end point in mind and that’s totally okay!

12. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” – Mark Twain

Travel is the greatest teacher of them all. It’s something that has truly opened my mind and is something that more of us need. I’d like to think that we don’t travel for travel’s sake but we do it with purpose – to open our minds, break barriers, and gain broader understanding of the world.

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

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The more you travel the more you realize that what you know and take for granted is but just a tiny bubble on this great earth. While I don’t know if I’ll ever see it all but to travel is to expand your horizons.

14. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

Everything you encounter – people, food, culture, fortunes, and mishaps stay with you forever and you become better for it.

15. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all travel quote by helen keller with man leaping over rocks

I’ve been feeling a little empty ever since COVID-19 and our lockdown existence. It’s truly made me realize how important it is my life.

16. “I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.” – Helen Sontag

i haven't been everywhere but it's on my list helen sontag best travel quote with mountain sunset reflection in pool

Bucket-lists are such a topic of contention these days but I say there’s nothing wrong about dreaming and building your list of places you want to go, what you want to do, and things you want to experience. Just expect it to be a long list.

17. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

18. “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

19. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

20. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

people don't take trips, trips take people travel quote by john steinbeck walking towards red pyramid in egypt

I’m pretty OCD when it comes to planning and I’m sure it comes through on the itineraries we publish but some of the best travel moments always come from the unexpected. In many ways, as much as I want to be in control, I feel that I am but a passenger.

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

There’s a level of fulfilment when travelling and I love that I can expand my horizons and see our world in a new and different way.

Sometimes you just need something short and sweet to convey your love of travel.

Here are our favorite short travel quotes but there are also quotes that cross with other categories so make sure to browse through the entire list as there are definitely more short quotes than just these ones below.

22. “Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

oh the places you'll go dr seuss short travel quote

You probably don’t know yet but you’ll be going to a ton of awesome places in your lifetime.

23. “Don’t quit your day dream.” – Anonymous

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Always be dreaming and more than that, make it a reality.

24. “Where to next?” – Anonymous

This is more like the question that I get asked the most beyond “where’s your favorite place you’ve been to?”. This

If you’re a traveler, this is a question that you get almost every single time. It’s also a fantastic short travel quote because it’s almost rhetorical. There’s always somewhere you’re planning on going or want to go to.

It’s also a bit of a loaded question because I’m sure your list is quite long.

25. “Travel has a way of stretching the mind.” – Ralph Crawshaw

26. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” – Anonymous

I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way famous short travel quote

27. “Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets.” – Oscar Wilde

Not just an amazing travel quote but great words to live by in all facets of your life.

28. “Don’t listen to what they say, go see.” – Chinese Proverb

dont listen to what they say go see chinese proverb travel quote with man standing on natural rock mound in nevada

In travel, it’s easy for someone to say that you can know everything you need to know by reading about it in the books or looking at photos but it’s something else entirely to see, experience, and feel it in person.

29. “I want to make memories all over the world.” – Anonymous

30. “Dare to live the life you’ve always wanted.” – Anonymous

We try to live without regret and this is a great short quote that we try to live life by.

31. “The journey, not the arrival matters.” – T.S. Eliot

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32. “All you need to know is that it’s possible.” – Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker

33. “He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery

he who travel happily must travel light travel quote by antoine de Sst. exupery with man posing in tokyo

I don’t always travel that light with our packing lists but this is a great short travel quote that’s always the forefront of my mind. I always ask myself, “do I really need this?”.

Here, I’m in the middle of Tokyo with the original Peak Design 5L Sling that makes a great light travel set up.

Sticking to the road less travelled can be the most rewarding. Here are a couple of quotes that push me to always incorporate something a little different on my trips.

34. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

It’s so easy to follow the crowd and be sucked into what everyone’s doing on Instagram or places that are the most popular. I’ve always found that the best trips are the ones that most people don’t know about.

35. “Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.” – Rick Watson

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

To some extent all great quotes come from a place of philosophical thought but to keep things organized, these are some of the most famous quotes by legendary philosophers that have stood the test of time.

37. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

the world is a book by st augustine best travel quote with spanish moped

Wisdom, experiences, happiness, and wonder – it’s out there for you to explore.

38. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

wherever you go go with all your heart famous travel wanderlust quote by confucius

39. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

traveling it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller with stars and yurt

If you’ve read about how Going Awesome Places came to be , you’ll know that I kind of stumbled upon it by accident. It’s through travel that I’ve become a better storyteller. Ibn Battuta was absolutely right.

40. “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” – Rumi Jalalud-Din

travel brings power and love back into your life travel quote by rumi with couple on a runway

This quote speaks to the greatest reward of travel. Travel has given me so much on many levels. I’m gracious beyond words.

41. “The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton

42. “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

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 wanderlust trip with friends quote

This has to ring so true right. The best test of a friendship is to travel and you quickly find out whether you can stand them or not.

43. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

44. “Life was meant for great adventures and close friends.” – Anonymous

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45. “True friends never apart maybe in distance never in heart.” – Helen Keller

46. “We are all travelers in the wilderness of the world & the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

47. “The more I traveled, the more I realized fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine

48. “As with any journey, whom you travel with is more important than the destination.” – Anonymous

49. “Life is about doing things that don’t suck with people who don’t suck.” – Anonymous

life is about doing things that don't suck with people who don't suck anonymous wanderlust quote

There’s enough suckage in life. Spend time with those that don’t suck.

50. “One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.”  – Edith Wharton

51. “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”  – Ernest Hemingway

52. “As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.” – Winnie The Pooh

Sometimes you just know who’s going to make an awesome travel partner.

53. “You can pack for every occasion, but a good friend will always be the best thing you could bring!”  – Anonymous

54. “In life, it’s not where you go – it’s who you travel with.” – Charles M. Schulz

in life its not where you go but who you travel with wanderlust quote by charles schulz with 4 friends

As much as I love solo travel, it just isn’t the same when you can’t share your travel experiences with someone else.

55. “No road is long with good company.”  – Turkish proverb

56. “Friends that travel together, stay together.” – Anonymous

57. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

58. “If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far go together.” – African Proverb

if you want to go fast go alone if you want to go far go together trip with friends quote

59. “Sharing adventures means enjoying them 100% more.” – Anonymous

We seek good wanderlust quotes because we’re looking to be inspired. In a simple sentence, you’ll feel that itch to book that ticket. These quotes speak to a way of life, and why you need to just go.

60. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

take only memories leave only footprints chief seattle sustainable travel quote

Sustainable travel is so important and its core principle can be said in this simple travel quote.

61. “Our happiest moment as tourists always seems to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” – Lawrence Block

62. “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.” – Anonymous

63. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” – Stephen Covey

64. “We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” – Ray Bradbury

we travel for romance we travel for architecture and we travel to  be lost by ray bradbury in istanbul

65. “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.” – Anonymous

Travel is about taking that leap of faith. It could be a big investment in money. It could be a big risk quitting your job or taking a sabbatical. It could be scary doing it on your own. Whatever it is, think about how incredible the experiences will be to push you over that edge.

66. “Wanderlust isn’t about running away from it all.  It’s about experiencing the outside to discover the inside.” – Unknown

This is so true. Some might have the perspective that intrepid travellers are running away from something at home. The reality is that for many, travel is a way for us to learn more about ourselves and running towards truth.

Beyond inspiration, travel and wanderlust quotes tell us how we should think about life and what is important.

67. “We travel not to escape life, but for life to not escape us.” – Anonymous

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Time moves faster than ever. There are only so many “I’ll do that later” you can use before you run out. Don’t let those opportunities slip on by.

68. “With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.” – Sandra Lake

69. “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

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This is one of my all-time favourites that can easily go into the short travel quotes section. It’s a motto in life that’s truly transformative.

70. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell

71. “Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” – Alan Keightley

72. “When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen

73. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

you only live once but if you do it right once is enough mae west wanderlust quote

You have one life to live. Make it count is what I say.

74. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” – Anotole France

Adventure is such a core part of our travel DNA and these quotes about travel should inspire you to launch your very own.

75. “To live will be an awfully big adventure.” – Peter Pan

76. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop

77. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

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When the adrenaline is pumping, and you don’t know what’s coming next is when I feel the most alive. That includes being terrified of heights and jumping out of a plane in the Abel Tasman .

78. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Anonymous

79. “Great things never came from comfort zones.” – Anonymous

80. “Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.” – Anonymous

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81. “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

82. “The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton

83. “Just go. Go see all the beauty in the world.” – Anonymous

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There is truly so much beauty in the world. Everywhere I go, I’m constantly amazed.

Above all else, travel is what puts a smile on many people’s faces. This collection of wanderlust quotes should give you what people call “the travel feels” these days.

84. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

remember that happiness is a way of travel not a destination wanderlust quote

85. “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

86. “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

There are so many ways to interpret this one but I think of it as always staying positive whether it’s someone feeling down or when shit happens when you travel.

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

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I have a couple of these songs on my road trip mixtape. Songs are such a great way to convey ideas and these are a few lyrics that make me want to travel even more.

88. “And I think to myself, what a wonderful world”. – Louis Armstrong, “It’s a Wonderful World”

This isn’t normally something you associate with travel but when you think about those skies of blue, clouds of white, trees of green, colors of the rainbow, and all the faces of people going by, I can’t help but think about all the things that make travel so amazing.

89. “Life is short; I wanna live it well. One life, one story to tell.” – Switchfoot, “Live It Well”

If you know me well, you’ll know that Switchfoot is my all-time favourite band. Their lyrics are what I love the most about them because they always have incredibly deep meaning. Life is precious, you’ve got one shot to make it count.

90. “But hold me fast, hold me fast, cause I’m a hopeless wanderer.”  – Mumford & Sons, “Hopeless Wanderer”

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91. “Gonna travel, gonna travel wild and free. I’m gonna pack my bags because this great big world is calling me.”  – Elvis Presley, “Harem Holiday”

92. “Tell everybody I’m on my way. New friends and new places to see. With blue skies ahead, yes I’m on my way.” – Phil Collins, “On My Way”

They might not be authors or philosophers but they equally have important things to say about the impact of travel and why it matters.

93. “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” – Anthony Bourdain

The late Anthony Bourdain was someone that truly understood travel. He was such a great storyteller and this quote reminds me of my earlier days when I was backpacking around Europe and just not having a care in the world.

94. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

95. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

oprah winfrey said the biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams

96. “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

97. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain

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Travel does change you and always for the better. Anthony Bourdain goes a step further by also encourages us to leave the places we visit better off.

98. “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

99. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

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100. “Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn

There are a couple of wanderlust quotes from movies that stand out. Some are well-known and others you might not’ve heard of or watched.

101. “I’m shaking the dust of this crummy town off my feet and I’m gonna see the world!” – George Bailey from “It’s a Wonderful Life”

102. “The world is not in your books and maps, it’s out there.” – The Hobbit

the hobbit movie quote about the world is not in your books and maps, it's out there

Pictures tell a thousand words and videos many more but there’s nothing like being in these places that people talk about and taking it in with all of your senses.

103. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

104. “You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” – Me Before You

105. “I want adventure in the great wide somewhere.” – Beauty and the Beast

I’m not sure if we’ve ever done a list this long but we hope that you’ve been able to pull a few favorites of your own with the best quotes about travel.

Many of these have anchored but have also set me free when it comes to traveling the world. In one way or another, these quotes have driven me to take the leap, to continue to explore, and to get outside of my comfort zone.

Wanderlust is defined as “a strong desire to travel”.

Best quotes about travel are ones that are easy to understand, have deep analogies to life, and of course create strong feelings of wanderlust.

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Yes, these are all of our own travel photos taken through the years.

We use Canva to create all of our wanderlust quotes.

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller “I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.” – Helen Sontag “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.” – Anonymous “We travel not to escape life, but for life to not escape us.” – Anonymous “I want adventure in the great wide somewhere.” – Beauty and the Beast

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty Thi “We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.” – Katie Thurmes “Life is about doing things that don’t suck with people who don’t suck.” – Anonymous “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” – Anonymous “Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

“Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss “Don’t quit your day dream.” – Anonymous “Where to next?” – Anonymous “Travel has a way of stretching the mind.” – Ralph Crawshaw “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” – Anonymous “Don’t listen to what they say, go see.” – Chinese Proverb “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

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My Favorite Inspirational Walking Quotes

If I wasn’t a hiker, I would never have started this blog, I wouldn’t have walked the Camino, hiked all over the Rockies, and into the bargain, found something that I love and keeps me reasonably fit.

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No other form of exercise is as simple as hiking and walking. It’s a kind of activity that almost anyone can engage in and comes with many physical and mental benefits. People are even able to hike for charity. Walking allows people to reconnect with their thoughts, challenge their bodies, and meet and befriend many like-minded people and it can also change their lives.

However, even though most of us know about the benefits of walking, sometimes we may need a little inspiration . Whether you’re planning an afternoon wander along the coast, a strenuous mountain climb, or a long trip through the woods, the following walking quotes will motivate you to take your hiking shoes and get out on the trail.

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1. Pain Reminds me I am Alive Me

I don’t know what this says about me when my favorite hiking quote is my own creation. This was one that I came up with while walking the Camino de Santiago. I started off in the South of France with blisters before taking my first step. The previous day I had walked around a very hot Paris in sandals and developed a few blisters.

For the first week of my Camino, I tightly wrapped my heels before starting each day. It was only sore for a short period, and my mantra kept me going and helped me develop gratitude for just being where I was.

2. The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.  Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho was also a hiker and walked the Camino long before it became so popular again. I am getting on a plane tomorrow and flying to Scotland. I will go hiking and walk up Ben Lomond, a small mountain I have walked at least ten times before. Hiking routes are like music I can walk them again and again.

Alternatively, I could stay at home and stay safe. It is a very short life, grab it and play.

3. Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow. Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau was an American writer, poet, and philosopher who is best known for his book “Walden,” which is a reflection on his experiences living in a cabin in the woods near Walden Pond. In that work, Thoreau writes about the simple, natural life he leads and the lessons he learns about himself, society, and the world.

This quote is from his book “Walden” and it suggests that when he is out walking or moving his body, his mind is also active. He gets into a flow state where thoughts and ideas come to him naturally and easily. This idea is not unique to Thoreau and is supported by modern studies on how physical activity can affect cognitive function and creativity.

In other words, Thoreau believed that when he is physically active, his mind also becomes active, generating thoughts and ideas which would not have come to him while sitting and doing nothing.

4. Not all who wander are lost. J.R.R. Tolkien

Yes, that is a quote from J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of “The Lord of the Rings” and other fantasy novels. The quote, “Not all who wander are lost,” is often used to express the idea that it’s okay to explore and take risks in life, even if it means going off the beaten path or deviating from a set plan.

Tolkien was a master storyteller and used his writing to transport the readers to a different world and explore the characters’ journeys. In this quote, he suggests that wandering, or traveling without a specific destination in mind, can be a valuable and meaningful experience. It can open you up to new perspectives and experiences and can lead to self-discovery and growth.

The quote can be interpreted in different ways, for some, it may be about physical wanderings, for others, it can be about the journey of self-discovery (like the Camino) and not being stuck in a particular direction in life. It also has a feeling of freedom, and that you’re not limited or bound by any specific path or goal.

In any case, the quote is a reminder that taking risks, trying new things, and having a sense of adventure can be rewarding and should not be discouraged.

5. The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost

This quote from Robert Frost, is from his poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”

The poem describes the speaker’s experience of stopping by a forest on a snowy evening, and their feelings of temptation to stay in the peaceful, serene woods and delay their journey home. However, the speaker realizes they have responsibilities and promises that they must keep, and a journey they must complete before they can rest.

This quote can be interpreted in many ways, but generally, it is understood as a metaphor for the choices and responsibilities in life. The “woods” represent the alluring and easy path, where one can relax and enjoy the beauty of nature, but the speaker has obligations to fulfill and miles to go before they can rest. The poem speaks about how one can be tempted by the easier options in life but the responsibilities must be fulfilled.

This quote can be interpreted as a reminder that life is not always easy, but that it is important to stay true to our commitments and responsibilities, and to keep working towards our goals. It’s also a reminder that it is important to take time to enjoy and appreciate life’s beauty, but also not to get lost in it and forget our responsibilities.

6. My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing. Aldous Huxley

This is a quote from Aldous Huxley, an English writer, philosopher, and one of the most prominent members of the Huxley family. He is best known for his novels “Brave New World” and “Island.” He wrote many kinds of literature, including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry,

The quote is from Huxley’s book “Beyond the Mexique Bay,” a collection of travel essays he wrote. The quote, “My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.” expresses how Huxley’s father believed that the natural beauty of the mountains could be a powerful spiritual experience and a source of inspiration and contemplation, similar to that of a religious experience in a church.

This quote is a reminder of the power of nature and its ability to inspire and uplift the human spirit. It’s a reminder that nature can be a powerful source of inspiration and rejuvenation and that it can serve as a reminder of something greater than ourselves. The quote suggests that for some people, being in nature can be a spiritual experience and a way to connect to the sacred and something greater than oneself.

Huxley was a deep thinker and writer, he wrote extensively about topics related to the meaning of life, human nature, and spiritual quest. He was fascinated by the relationship between man and nature and believed they mutually benefit each other.

This quote expresses his view that nature can be a powerful source of inspiration and contemplation and it can be a reminder of the sacred and something greater than ourselves.

7. He who limps is still walking. Stanislaw Lec

The above quote is from Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, a Polish aphorist, poet, and translator. He was also a writer, playwright, and journalist. He is best known for his books of aphorisms and for his satirical poems.

The quote “He who limps is still walking” reminds us that even when we face difficulties, we can still move forward. It suggests that even though we may have limitations or setbacks, we should not let them stop us from moving forward and progressing in life. It’s a reminder that we should not let our obstacles define us or discourage us, but rather see them as a challenge that can be overcome.

Lec’s aphorisms were characterized by wit, satire, and irony. They were simple and direct and often dealt with existential themes. He wrote about the human condition, the meaning of life, and the importance of maintaining a sense of humor in the face of difficulties.

This quote is often interpreted as an encouragement to persevere, even in the face of adversity. It’s a reminder that even when we face difficult times, we should not give up; instead, we should keep moving forward. It is also a reminder not to let obstacles define us but rather to take them as a challenge and to keep moving forward, no matter how hard it is.

8. People don’t take trips, trips take people. John Steinbeck

This quote is attributed to John Steinbeck, an American author, and journalist, who is known for his works that portray the lives of the working class and migrant workers during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl.

In this quote, Steinbeck suggests that people do not choose to go on a trip, but rather, trips choose them. He implies that there is something about the experience of traveling that is transformative and that trips have a way of shaping the people who go on them. Trips can change people’s perspectives, broaden their horizons, and teach them new things.

The quote reflects Steinbeck’s understanding of the power of travel to change people’s lives. He believed that traveling is not just about the destination but also about the journey and that the experiences and lessons learned while traveling can be more valuable than the destination itself.

Steinbeck was also known for his love of travel, he often took road trips with his friends and wrote about his travels, his experiences, and the people he met. His works, such as “Travels with Charley” and “America and Americans” are a reflection of his passion for travel and the insights he gained from it.

9. I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees. Henry David Thoreau

This quote is attributed to Henry David Thoreau, an American essayist, poet, and philosopher known for his works such as “Walden” and “Civil Disobedience” which reflect his love of nature and his belief in living a simple and self-sufficient life.

In this quote, Thoreau suggests that a walk in the woods has the power to make a person feel taller and stronger than the trees. He implies that being in nature has a positive effect on a person’s physical and mental well-being. It has the power to give them a sense of perspective and to make them feel empowered.

The quote reflects Thoreau’s belief that nature has the power to heal and to give people a sense of perspective. He believed that being in nature can help people to reconnect with their inner selves and to find peace and tranquility. He also believed that nature has the power to inspire and empower people.

Thoreau himself was an advocate of the importance of spending time in nature, he spent two years living in a cabin in the woods near Walden Pond, and wrote about his experiences in his book “Walden.” This quote is a reflection of the inspiration and perspective he gained from his experiences in nature.

10. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson

This quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who lived in the 19th century. He is considered one of the most influential figures in American literature and philosophy.

In this quote, Emerson encourages people to be independent thinkers and to forge their own path in life. He advises people not to simply follow the path that others have laid out for them, but to go where there is no path and to create their own trail. He implies that people should not be afraid to take risks and to chart their own course in life, rather than following the crowd.

This quote reflects Emerson’s belief in individualism and self-reliance, which are central themes in his writing. He believed that every person has the potential to realize their own unique potential, and that society should not impose its own values and beliefs on individuals. He encourages people to think for themselves and to be true to themselves.

The quote is also a call to action, to be a trailblazer, to be a pioneer, to be a leader, to be a person that sets the path for others to follow, who is not afraid to take risks and to chart their own course in life. It’s a reminder to be daring and to strive for greatness, and to be a leader rather than a follower.

11. Walking is the favorite sport of the good and wise. A. L. Rowse

A. L. Rowse, was an English historian, poet, and author. He was a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and from 1957 to 1970 was Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford. He was known for his works on Elizabethan England and his poetry.

In this quote, A. L. Rowse suggests that walking is a sport that is favored by people who are good and wise. He implies that walking is a healthy and beneficial activity that is not just for physical fitness, but also for mental and spiritual well-being.

The quote reflects Rowse’s appreciation for the benefits of walking and its ability to improve the overall well-being of an individual. He believed that walking is a simple yet powerful way to improve the health of both the body and the mind, and that it is an activity that is enjoyed by people who are good and wise.

12. Walking takes longer…than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed. Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey an American author, essayist, and environmentalist. He is best known for his works, such as “Desert Solitaire” and “The Monkey Wrench Gang,” which reflect his love of nature and his beliefs in environmental conservation and individual freedom.

In this quote, Abbey suggests that walking takes longer than any other form of locomotion, except crawling. He implies that the slower pace of walking stretches time and prolongs life. He also suggests that life is already too short to waste on speed, and that people should take the time to slow down and enjoy the journey.

The quote reflects Abbey’s belief in the importance of taking the time to appreciate nature and the beauty of the world around us. He believed that walking is a way to slow down and to connect with nature, and that it allows people to appreciate the world around them in a deeper and more meaningful way.

Abbey himself was known for his love of nature and his appreciation for the slower pace of life. He often wrote about the importance of taking the time to appreciate the natural world, and the need to slow down and to enjoy the journey. This quote reflects his ideas on the importance of slowing down and taking the time to appreciate the beauty of the world around us.

13. Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go. T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot was a playwright, and literary critic, who was one of the leading poets of the 20th century. He is best known for his works such as “The Waste Land” and “Four Quartets,” which are considered among the most important and influential poems of the 20th century.

In this quote, Eliot suggests that in order to discover one’s own limitations and capabilities, one must be willing to take risks and to push beyond their comfort zones. He implies that those who are willing to take risks and to push themselves to their limits are the ones who are most likely to discover their true potential.

The quote reflects Eliot’s belief in the importance of taking risks and pushing oneself to achieve one’s goals. He believed that it is only by taking risks and pushing oneself to the limit that one can truly discover what they are capable of achieving.

The quote is a call to action, it encourages people to be daring and to strive for greatness, and not to be afraid of failure. It’s a reminder that only by taking risks, we can achieve more and find out what we are truly capable of.

14. Thoughts come clearly while one walks. Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann, a German novelist, short-story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. He was one of the most famous German writers of the 20th century.

In this quote, Mann suggests that walking is an effective way to clear the mind and to think more clearly. He implies that the act of walking can help to organize and clarify one’s thoughts, allowing them to think more clearly and creatively.

The quote reflects Mann’s belief in the power of walking as a form of meditation and as a way to clear the mind and to focus the thoughts. It’s a reminder that walking is not only a physical activity but also a mental one. It can be a way to organize and clarify one’s thoughts, to gain new perspectives, and to make new connections.

Mann himself was known for his love of walking, and he often wrote about the importance of walking in his works. He believed that walking was an important part of his creative process, and that it helped him to organize and clarify his thoughts. This quote reflects his belief in the power of walking to improve mental clarity and focus.

15. A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for. John A. Shedd

John A. Shedd, an American author, educator, and businessman. He was a president of Marshall Field and Company, a Chicago-based department store, and later became a professor of English literature and philosophy at Lake Forest College in Illinois. He is best known for his book “Salt from My Attic,” a collection of essays and poems, which was published in 1928.

In this quote, Shedd uses the metaphor of a ship to suggest that people should not be content to stay in a safe and comfortable place, but should instead be willing to take risks and to venture out into the world. He implies that people should not be afraid to leave their comfort zones and to pursue their dreams, even if it means facing challenges and uncertainties.

The quote reflects Shedd’s belief in the importance of taking risks and pursuing one’s dreams. He believed that people should not be content to stay in a safe and comfortable place, but should instead be willing to take risks and to venture out into the world in order to achieve their goals.

It’s a call to action to be daring, to take risks and to pursue our dreams, it encourages us to not be content with staying in a safe and comfortable place, but to strive for more, to push ourselves and to achieve our goals. It’s a reminder that ships are built to sail, and that’s what they are meant to do, to voyage and to explore, and the same goes for us, we are meant to push ourselves to achieve our goals and to explore the world around us.

Walking Quotes From Philosophers

1 . Walking is a man’s best medicine. Hippocrates

This quote is often attributed to the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, who is considered the father of modern medicine.

This statement highlights the importance of physical activity in maintaining good health. Regular exercise, such as walking, can help lower the risk of chronic diseases, improve cardiovascular health, and improve mental well-being. It can also help with weight management and maintaining a healthy weight. The benefits of walking are many, and it is an easy, low-impact exercise that people of all ages and fitness levels can do.

It’s worth noting that while this quote is often attributed to Hippocrates, it may not be an actual quote that he said. But it is certainly true on many levels, and he did advocate walking as a form of therapy in his book “Airs, Waters, Places” from 400 BC.

It is a reminder that incorporating physical activity into our daily routines is an important aspect of maintaining good health.

2. All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. Friedrich Nietzsche

Yes, that is a quote from the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It often highlights the connection between physical activity, mainly walking, and creativity.

Nietzsche believed walking helped him think and reflect on deep and complex ideas. He wrote in his notebooks, “I cannot help but walk, thus I write.” This quote expresses that physical activity and walking, in particular, can positively affect one’s ability to think, reflect and conceive ideas.

Walking as a form of physical activity is good for the body and appears to be beneficial for the mind and cognitive function. A growing body of research suggests that walking can improve creativity and problem-solving abilities. The act of walking can help clear the mind, allowing for new and different thoughts to come through, and providing an alternative perspective – maybe this is one of the reasons why the Camino de Santiago changes people. It also has a meditative quality that can aid in releasing stress and tension, which can benefit mental well-being, allowing you to think more clearly and creatively.

So, in summary, this quote by Nietzsche is saying that walking can help inspire new and great ideas by allowing the mind to relax and wander, providing an environment for creativity to flourish.

3. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius

It is debated whether this quote is actually from Confucius or not. I still like the thought behind it.

This quote encourages people to keep moving forward, even if progress is slow. It reminds us that success and progress take time, and it is important to be patient and persistent in pursuit of our goals. It emphasizes that we must continue to take action and not give up, even when the progress is slow. Walking the Camino de Santiago can feel slow, and often it is better not to rush, but progress is made with every step.

Whether it is from Confucius or not, this quote is an encouragement to all of us to stay on our path and not to give up, to remind us to focus on the long-term goal and never to give up no matter how long it takes.

4. Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Soren Kierkegaard

Although the province of this quote is debated, it is thought that it is from Søren Kierkegaard. Walking is one of the simplest and most natural forms of exercise, it has a way of connecting us with the world around us, and it can be an opportunity to reflect and think. The quote is encouraging people to maintain an interest and desire for walking, as it can be a source of inspiration and rejuvenation.

It could be a reminder to maintain the desire to continue moving forward in life, to keep moving forward and to not lose sight of the things that we care about, whether it’s a personal goal or simply a love for walking and exploring the world around us.

5. I can only meditate when I am walking, when I stop I cease to think; my mind only works with my legs. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The above quote is from Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a French philosopher, writer, and political theorist. He was a key figure during the French Enlightenment and is best known for his ideas on social contract theory and the concept of the “noble savage.”

The quote is from Rousseau’s Confessions, where he wrote about his practice of walking as a way to meditate and think. The quote, “I can only meditate when I am walking, when I stop, I cease to think; my mind only works with my legs.” expresses his belief that walking was essential for his ability to think and reflect. He found that when he was walking, he was more able to contemplate the issues that concerned him.

This quote highlights the connection between walking and thinking. It suggests that walking can help to clear the mind, allowing new ideas to come through and providing an alternative perspective. A growing body of research suggests that walking can improve creativity and problem-solving abilities. Walking can help clear the mind, allowing for new and different thoughts to come through and providing an alternative perspective. It also has a meditative quality that can aid in releasing stress and tension, which can benefit mental well-being, allowing you to think more clearly and creatively.

This quote is a reminder that walking is not only good for physical health, but it can also positively affect one’s ability to think and reflect. It is a gentle reminder to incorporate walking as part of our daily routines, as it can be a valuable tool for mental well-being, personal growth, and self-discovery.

6. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu

Even though the most popular Camino is only 500 miles, this still rings true. This is likely the most famous journey quote, but it can be about any journey.

This quote is often used as a reminder to not be overwhelmed by the enormity of a task or goal, but to focus instead on taking the first step. It suggests that no matter how daunting or difficult a task may seem, it can be accomplished by breaking it down into smaller steps and taking the first step towards it. This quote encourages people to start something, rather than wait for the perfect moment or the perfect plan.

This quote is a reminder that even the most challenging goals can be achieved by breaking them down into smaller, manageable steps and taking consistent action towards them. It is a reminder to begin with the small steps and not to be discouraged by the distance you have to go, but to stay focus on the first step and to keep moving forward.

7. History begins at ground level, with footsteps. Michel de Certeau

This quote by Michel de Certeau suggests that history is created and understood through people’s everyday experiences and actions. By emphasizing “ground level” and “footsteps,” the quote implies that history is not just made by powerful individuals or events, but by the collective actions and movements of regular people.

Michel de Certeau (1925-1986) was a French philosopher, cultural theorist and historian. He is best known for his work in the field of cultural studies, particularly for his book “The Practice of Everyday Life” (1980) which has been widely influential in the fields of cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, and urban studies.

8. Walking has something in it which animates and heightens my ideas: I can scarcely think when I stay in one place. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

This quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a French philosopher, writer and political theorist of the 18th century. He is best known for his works such as “The Social Contract” and “Emile” which reflect his ideas on the social contract, individual freedom and the education of children.

In this quote, Rousseau suggests that walking has a positive effect on his ability to think and to generate ideas. He implies that walking animates and heightens his ideas, and that he is able to think more clearly and creatively when he is walking. He also implies that staying in one place can be detrimental to his ability to think.

The quote reflects Rousseau’s belief in the power of nature and of walking, to stimulate the mind and to promote creativity. He believed that by being in nature and moving, it allowed him to clear his mind and to think more deeply about the things that he was contemplating.

Rousseau himself was known for his love of nature and for taking long walks, he often wrote about the inspiration he found in nature and the positive effects it had on his mind and creativity. His works reflect his ideas on the importance of nature in the life of human being and the need to connect with it.

9. If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk. Hippocrates

This quote is attributed to Hippocrates, a Greek physician of the 5th century BCE, who is considered the father of Western medicine. He is best known for the Hippocratic Oath, which is still taken by doctors today, and for his book “The Hippocratic Corpus,” a collection of medical texts.

In this quote, Hippocrates suggests that going for a walk can help to improve one’s mood and that doing it twice can be more effective. He implies that walking can be an effective way to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression and that it can be a natural way to improve mental well-being.

The quote reflects Hippocrates’ belief in the power of nature to heal and to promote good health. He believed that nature has the power to heal the body and the mind, and that walking is a simple yet powerful way to improve physical and mental health.

It’s a reminder that walking is an easy and effective way to improve our mood and mental well-being. It suggests that if you’re in a bad mood, you should go for a walk, and if you’re still in a bad mood after that, you should go for another walk. This is a simple and natural way to improve mental well-being.

Walking Quotes from Well-known Hikers

1. Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. John Muir

Yes, that is a quote from John Muir, a naturalist, and conservationist best known for preserving the natural beauty of the United States, particularly the Sierra Nevada mountains in California.

Muir is encouraging people to take time to explore and experience nature and to walk on the earth’s natural paths. This quote emphasizes the importance of spending time in the natural world and connecting with the natural environment. He believed that spending time in nature was vital for the mind and body and could be a source of inspiration and rejuvenation.

Nature has a way of calming the mind, and it can be very therapeutic. Being in nature allows one to disconnect from the distractions of modern technology and the busyness of everyday life, it offers a sense of peace, tranquility, and tranquility. For Muir, walking on dirt paths in nature was a way to reconnect with the natural world and find meaning in life.

This quote by John Muir is a reminder to take the time to explore nature and to make sure to include it in your life. It’s a way to reconnect with the earth and find balance in life.

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2. In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir

The quote, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks,” highlights the idea that nature has a way of providing unexpected benefits, it can give back much more than we expect. This can take many forms, such as gaining a sense of perspective, feeling more energized, or simply feeling at peace. By taking a walk in nature, one may not know what they will gain, but it is almost guaranteed that they will come back with something valuable.

3. Walking is the natural recreation for a person who desires not absolutely to suppress his intellect but to turn it out to play for a season. Leslie Stephen

Leslie Stephen, an English author, critic, and mountaineer. He was one of the leading figures of the Victorian literary and intellectual elite, and a founding editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. He is best known for his work as a literary critic, and his book “Hours in a Library” which is a collection of his essays.

In this quote, Stephen suggests that walking is an effective way to take a break from one’s intellectual pursuits and to relax and recharge the mind. He implies that walking allows people to enjoy the natural world, to clear their minds, and to let their intellect play for a while.

The quote reflects Stephen’s belief in the importance of taking breaks and stepping away from one’s intellectual pursuits in order to recharge the mind. He believed that walking is an effective way to take a break from one’s intellectual pursuits and to relax and recharge the mind.

This quote is also a call to action, reminding us that we should not suppress our intellect but to turn it out to play for a season. It’s a reminder that we should take breaks and engage in activities that allow our mind to relax, recharge and to enjoy the natural world. It suggests that walking is a natural way to do this, allowing us to clear our minds, and to let our intellect play for a while.

Walking Quotes by Famous People

1. I could never resist the call of the trail. Buffalo Bill

This quote is attributed to William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody, an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was one of the most colorful figures of the American Old West and was famous for the traveling Wild West shows he organized, which featured cowboy themes, Indian themes, and reenactments of famous battles. The quote suggests that Buffalo Bill was drawn to explore and travel through the wilderness and that the call of the trail was too strong for him to resist.

2. I can remember walking as a child. It was not customary to say you were fatigued. It was customary to complete the goal of the expedition. Katharine Hepburn

This quote is attributed to Katharine Hepburn, an American actress who had a career spanning over 60 years and is considered one of the greatest actresses in the history of American cinema. She was known for her independent spirit and strong will. The quote suggests that she grew up in a time and place where people were expected to be resilient and determined to achieve their goals, regardless of difficulties or fatigue, and that she was taught to complete her goals as a child.

3. Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. Thomas Jefferson

This quote is attributed to Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States and one of the United States’ Founding Fathers. He was a polymath who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and later served as the nation’s second vice president and third president. The quote suggests that Thomas Jefferson believed that walking is an excellent form of exercise and encourages people to make a habit of walking long distances.

It also reflects his belief in the benefits of physical activity and the importance of regular exercise for overall health and well-being.

4. I believe in evolution. But I also believe, when I hike the Grand Canyon and see it at sunset, that the hand of God is there also. John McCain

In this quote, John McCain expresses his belief in evolution, which is a scientific explanation for the development of life on Earth. Evolutionary theory states that all life on Earth is related and has descended from a common ancestor, with natural selection being the driving force behind the gradual changes in species over time. This is a widely accepted scientific explanation for the diversity of life on Earth.

But, he also believes that there is a spiritual or divine aspect to the world, and its natural wonders, such as the Grand Canyon, that the hand of God is there also. This quote reflects McCain’s belief that science and religion can coexist and complement each other. He appreciates the beauty and majesty of nature, and understands that it could be the creation of a higher power. He sees no conflict between his faith and his understanding of the natural world through science.

It’s worth noting that McCain had a deep connection to nature and the outdoors, he loved hiking, and he had a strong sense of wonder and awe when he was in nature. This quote shows that McCain was able to reconcile his religious beliefs with his understanding of scientific facts, and that he found inspiration and spiritual fulfillment in the natural world.

5. Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints. Chief Seattle

This quote is attributed to Chief Seattle, a leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish tribes, who lived in the Pacific Northwest region of North America in the mid-19th century. He is known for his wisdom and his speeches that urged for respect for the land and its inhabitants.

In this quote, Chief Seattle emphasizes the importance of being a responsible and respectful visitor to the natural world. He advises people to take only memories, and to leave nothing but footprints, when they visit a natural area. This means that people should not take anything from the natural world, such as plants, rocks, or other natural resources, but instead, they should take only photographs, videos, and memories, as a way to remember their visit.

This quote also encourages people to minimize their impact on the environment by leaving no trace of their visit. This means that people should not leave any garbage, damage any natural features, or disturb the wildlife. By following these principles, people can help to preserve the natural world for future generations to enjoy.

The quote reflects Chief Seattle’s understanding of the importance of balance and preservation in nature, and his belief that people should be stewards of the land, rather than exploiting it for their own benefit. The quote is also now a popular phrase and commonly used in the context of environmentalism and nature conservation.

Those are my favorite best hiking quotes. As expected most of the quotes are from writers. If you have any to add to the list just let me know in the comments below and I will do some research and add a summary of them here.

Leslie Gilmour

I love hiking, backpacking, and camping. From the Camino de Santiago to the West Highland Way in Scotland or simply a great day hike on the weekend. Hiking refreshes me, my mind, and keeps my body reasonably fit. So far I have walked three Camino routes and many other long distance hikes in the UK, Canada, and around the rest of Europe. One of the best was my hike up Ben Nevis.

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110 Holding Hands Quotes For Couples, Friends, And Family

Ananya Bhatt

  • June 15, 2022
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Do you like to hold hands of your loved ones to express your love? We have rounded up the best collection of holding hands quotes, sayings, captions for Instagram, and status (with images and pictures) to show your support and care for your loved ones. Holding hands is a very affectionate way to express your love, care, and support for someone. The importance of holding hands can be seen in a mother and child relationship, where children feel safe and protective when hand in hand with their parents. It’s also a great way to demonstrate your care and affection for your kids and that you are beside them and with them whenever they need you. Hand holding is a very special and affectionate way in relationships to express your concern, trust, and fondness for someone. Couples holding hands can reflect warmth, closeness, love, and empathy for each other. Also See: Walking Together Quotes (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It’s a great way to be with someone who is emotionally hurt and needs a shoulder to cry on. People holding hands shows support and protective nature for the other one. These romantic hand-in-hand quotes and sayings will help you express your love for your family and friends. Romantic Holding Hands Quotes Couple Holding Hands Quotes Hold My Hand Quotes Romantic Holding Hands Quotes “Your hand fits in mine like it’s just made for me!” “I want to be the only hand you ever need to hold.” – Unknown                                                            holding hands quotes (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “I will never let go of your hand because I want to hold on to it forever.” “I will forever hold your hands, never to let you go, because I love you so much.” – Unknown                                                                                                                                                        (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); holding hands quote “I feel like I can conquer the world with one hand when you are holding the other.” “Every day is beautiful when you’re holding hands with your best friend.” – Dave Willis “Hold my hands so that I don’t feel cold; hold my hands so that I never feel lonely again.” “Your hands are magical. When I hold your hands, I feel relaxed, all my stress goes away.” “Holding hands is a promise that you don’t have to face the challenges of this world alone.” – Unknown                                                                                                                          quotes about holding hands “Hold my hand and I’ll take you there, somehow, someday, somewhere.” – West Side Story “In joined hands, there is still some token of hope, in the clenched fist none.” – Victor Hugo “Holding her hand in public is just another way of saying you’re proud to have her.” – Drake “When I hold your hands, I can feel your heartbeat, I can feel the love inside you. I love you.” “Holding hands is a way to remember how it feels to say nothing together.” – Nicole Krauss “Family is not about blood. It’s about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it the most.” – Unknown                                                                                                hand holding quotes “Hugging or holding hands with the person you love has been proven to reduce stress almost instantly.” “Making fingers smile through holding your hand is the greatest hobby ever. I want to do this every day.” “The best part of love and relationship is holding hands even though two are disagreeing with each other.” “Holding hands is about speaking to each other without the use of words, it is saying I love and want you.” – Unknown                                                                                                      holding hands quotes for couples “Even the strongest person on earth needs his hand to be hold now and then. The affection is appreciated.” “Life is a journey; it is always good to hold someone’s hand so that when you fall they will always pick you.” “There is something magical about holding hands, it’s a simple way of saying I love you without saying much.” “One always needs someone to hold his hands to move forward. Experiencing love through this is mandatory.” “Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” – Emily Kimbrough “I am a strong person but every now and then I need someone to hold my hand and tell me everything will be alright.” “The feeling I have for you right now is unexplainable, hold my hands with deep affection like you usually do my love.” “My hands never feel empty because you always hold them with care and love. You are my superman in disguise.” “There is nothing that compares to the comfort and security when you hold the hands of someone so dear to your heart.” “I am not as strong as you might think, every now and then I need someone to hold my hands and lead me to the right path.” “There’s something so real about holding hands, some kind of complex simplicity, saying so much by doing so little. I love it.” “Holding hands with you is like a promise that if even for a brief moment or a few hours, we don’t have to face the world alone.” “I can tell if two people are in love with how they hold each other’s hands, and how thick their sanitation gloves are.” – Jarod Kintz “Nothing in this world compares to the comfort and security of having someone just hold your hand.” – Richelle E. Goodrich “Ah, what happiness it is to be with people who are all happy, to press hands, press cheeks, smile into eyes.” – Katherine Mansfield “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. “When you hold my hand I’m reminded that I’m not alone in this world, that somebody loves me, and that I have a best friend.” – Darlene Schacht “Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.” – Vera Nazarian “If I am wrong, I need your hand to correct me. If I am lost, I need your hand to guide me. Please hold my hand tightly in your hand. Never let me go. I LOVE YOU!” “A relationship is not holding hands while you understand each other; it is about having a lot of misunderstandings and still not leaving each other’s hands…” “When we held our hands, we made a promise to each other. A promise that we will never let go of each other, and whatever we go through, we’ll always be there for each other.” “The perfect thing on this earth is how accurately our hands are shaped together. Never want to leave your hand go from mine because it belongs here, inside mine. Love you.” “I’m not asking you to walk in my shoes; I’d never wish my afflictions on anyone. But could you walk beside me on secure ground and reach to hold my hand?” – Richelle E. Goodrich “If I am given the option to choose to live with only one memory, it would be the one holding your hand. You are the only one who changed my world forever. Thank you for everything.” “Sometimes I need to hold you in public to show everybody that you are mine, and I am yours. Nothing gives me pleasure, like intertwining our fingers while walking. Be mine, princess.” “I understand why people hold hands: I’d always thought it was about possessiveness, saying ‘this is mine’. But it’s about maintaining contact. It’s about speaking without words. It’s about I want you with me and don’t let go.” – Unknown Couple Holding Hands Quotes Being together in all thick and thin with your friend, family, or your love of life, is a great virtue and support of a lifetime. Holding hand in moments where one is low or depressed is much needed to show your empathy. Being together with the one you feel understands you and has your back all the time is a big blessing. These quotes will surely inspire you to appreciate the bond you share with the special relationship. “I want to hold your hand at 80 and say “we made it”.”                                                                  holding hands quotes for husband “You are the darling to my heart, hold my hands forever.” “The best things ever my hands have ever held are yours.” “I found a way to make it through, by holding on to you…” “There is nothing impossible when I am holding your hand.”                                                            (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Couple Holding Hands Quotes “Holding hands with you was the best decision I ever made.” “My hands will never be full of you; there is always room for you.” “The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree, but still hold hands.” “Once I had her hand, I never wanted to let go of her.” – Ottilie Weber “Holding your hands is another way of saying I am proud to have you.” “I just wish we could go back to holding hands and spending time together.” “Sweetheart, I want to hold your hands and leisurely walk with you tonight.” “Never will I let go of your hands, because I love you every second of my life.” – Unknown                                                                                                                                                                        holding hands quotes for friends “Sweetheart, I want to be the only hand that you would ever want to hold in life.” “You know it’s true love when you don’t want to stop holding each other’s hands.” “I could conquer the world for you just with one hand as I hold you with the other.” “Holding your hands and being with you forever is my dream come true. I love you.” “Sometimes all, I need is to hold your hands and someone who understands my heart.” – Unknown                                                                                                            holding my hand quotes “She said nothing with her voice and everything with her caring touch.” – Dave Cenker “Darling, I need you in my life every single day, please hold me tightly and never let me go.” “Better than I was and more than I am, all this has happened, by taking your hand in mine.” “Holding our hands will make us stick together so that we don’t get lost in this journey of life.” “I am not asking you to fit into my shoes, all I ask is for you to hold my hands and walk with me.” “I will hold your hand till my last breath and leave this world with a smile while holding it. Love you, babe.” “No matter how old you get, never stop holding hands, never stop dancing, and never stop saying “I love you”.” “Whenever your lonely, just look at the spaces between your fingers and remember that’s where my fingers fit perfectly.” “Our hands are like puzzle pieces that fit perfectly together to hold tight. Love you to the moon and back, my dear man.” “Life made sense when our fingers intertwined, and you held my hand firmly. Thank you for everything, handsome.” “Conquering the world with only one hand would be easy if only you hold the other one tightly. I love you, sweetheart.” “Holding hands we walk in the rain, knowing that love is all we have, on a long journey we go, hoping to never come back.” – Unknown “The lovers, appearing happy, walk, holding hands. Though it appears everything is perfect, only they know the truth.” – Ayumi Hamasaki “Small things that mean a lot: Cute texts, tight hugs, long replies, holding hands, remembering the little things, and kisses on the forehead.” “And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world it is best to hold hands and stick together.” – Robert Fulghum “I remember the times when we used to sit in the park. Holding hands together I never should have gone away and left your life like this girl.” “Sit with me, and I’ll not be alone. Hold my hand, and I’ll not feel alone. Cry with me, and I’ll no longer suffer alone.” – Richelle E. Goodrich “I did not know what softness actually feels like until I take your hand in mine. I want to hold your hand at 80 and say we made it. I love you, baby.” “Past and future both seem irrelevant when you bring me closer, holding my hands. I want to leave such a moment every day with my dearest woman.” “I never feel alone because you are always there to hold my hand. I never feel afraid because my queen holds my hand tight. Be with me always, sweetheart. Love you.” “I want to hold your hand and travel the whole world. I want to hold yours and see all the wonders of the universe. Because you are an extraordinary man to me. Love you.” “Whenever you stumble, you will find me holding your hands. I will pull up my princess from every bump, from every hole. Let’s find the comfort and move forward hand in hand.” Hold My Hand Quotes The meaning of hand-holding styles depends on the relationship the person shares who shows this nonverbal gesture. It may be a father-son relations or a relationship of lovers, or a husband and wife relationship. These cute and adorable romantic soulmate holding hands quotes and saayings will help you to express your unconditional love to your partner. “Hold my hand forever.”                                                                                                                                                hold my hand forever quotes “Hold my hand. Don’t let go.” – Jenny Downham “Hold my hand tight, and everything will be alright.”                                                                                  holding hands quotes images “Hold my hand tightly. I promise I will never let you go.” “Hold my hands and I will go with you wherever you go.” “Hold my hand and I promise I will never let you go away!” “Hold my hand tight and I promise you I will never let you go.” “Hold my hands and I will take you to your dream destination.” “Darling, hold my hands and I will make your dreams come true.” “You may hold my hand for a while, but you hold my heart forever.” “You may hold my hands today, but know you hold the key to my heart.” “Hold my hands and I will take you somewhere you have never been before.” “Mothers hold their child’s hand for a moment and their heart for a lifetime.” “Friendship becomes stronger when friends stand by each other holding hands.” “You are only as good as your reach, you must hold hands with others.” – Peter Legge “Hold my hand and don’t let go. My love for you will forever last even until a lifetime.” “My love for you is eternal; hold my hands as I want to walk with you every step of my life.” “Just to hold my hand will make me think you love me as much as I love you.” – Leigh-Ann Beckett “Hold my hand and reach to my heart faster. Cannot give you anymore shortcut route than this one.” “If I am lost, I need you to hold my hands and show me the way, because I am lost without you in my life.” “Hold my hand with confidence like you love me confidently with all of your heart. May this bond last forever.” “So hold my hand tight. Hold my hand with confidence. For this love can last forever. For this love we shall share together.” – Shelby Dawson “Hold my hand even when we will be at the edge of leaving the earth so that I know I am not alone. You are one of a kind, and I love you, my boyfriend/husband.” “Hold my hand tightly because it makes me feel safe and loved. Hold it firmly until death touches me because I cannot bear the separation from you, my dear man.” “I love the hidden complex simplicity in holding our hands of ours. To me, it is the best, and I want nothing more than this from you. Hold my hand forever. Love you every second dearest man.” Holding hands together in a community is a great sign of unity, mother or father holding hands of her baby (daughter/son) shows her protectiveness and love, lovers holding hand is an expression of their love and affection and friends holding hands is a sign of their great bond. If you think you can relate to quotes feel free to spread your feelings and share them with friends and family on Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, and more.

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55 Of The Best Travel Quotes to Wander Often & Wonder Always

55 of the best travel quotes to wander often & wonder always.

My collection of quotes has grown over the years, and the following are 55 of the best travel quotes that keep me motivated, grounded, inspired and curious.

In some, the reasons for travel are examined, while in others, the impact travel has on us is explored. I hope you will find them as wonderful as I have along the way.

The destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things along the way. Wander Often. Wonder Always.

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With a single step, we can leave our comfort zone and venture out on a real voyage of discovery fueled by a strong desire to explore and experience new things.

With no fixed plans and no itinerary to follow, we let our curiosity guide us as we explore new lands and cultures – on the other side of the door or the other side of the world.

Wander Often. Wonder Always.

Find A New Way

The destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things. Finding a new path in everyday life is a great affair that fills us with love and understanding.

In that exploration, we find something new to learn about who we are and our place in the universe. Wander often, wonder always.

An incredible journey begins with the very next step you take outside the front door. For example, you could find a new way to go to work or take the longer ways when traveling.

But always be curious. Look up. Look down. Look around. Be bold and look at things from a new perspective.

Explore New Places

Journeys are meant to give us a glimpse of our world’s extraordinary expanse. Revel in the luxury travel brings as we discover new places and explore them with childlike curiosity. The real adventure lies beyond what we are used to.

Without reservation, go out and explore new places! Discover the marvels of our wonderful world. Set aside time to wander and explore, discovering breathtaking landscapes and unforgettable experiences.

We become good travelers, great explorers, and adventurers by letting our curiosity guide us again and again, exploring the crooked streets, taking in all the sights and sounds, and following our hearts.

Discover New Landscapes And New Oceans

As often as you can, take the time to explore and be amazed. The best gift traveling offers goes beyond the arrival at a physical location. Instead, when we discover new landscapes and oceans, we are opened up to forming new perspectives about our surroundings.

The most joyous moment of travel happens when we discover unexplored terrains. In fact, many of the most scenic roads in the United States will lead us through National Parks, national forests and along national shorelines, making them prime destinations to be curious about.

On Your Next Adventure

Always remember that the best travel experiences come from gaining a new perspective on a place, not the destination itself.

On your next adventure, seek out new experiences in different cultures. Learn how to see the world with fresh eyes. Can you be open and find the first joy in each experience along your way?

When you start planning your next adventure, ask yourself if there is something that you have always wanted to see but didn’t because it seemed impossible, risky or simply too expensive.

Ultimately, we need to live our lives, not someone else’s. Now is the time to try whatever it is you’ve been dreaming!

Be A True Traveler

Being a true traveler means we are willing to wander often – unafraid to get lost in the narrow alleyways of unfamiliar cities or the vast wilderness of untamed landscapes.

Being a true traveler also means being open to wonder always – captivated by the world’s beauty and diversity and curious about our surroundings.

We may be accustomed to our everyday surroundings, seeing them as part of the background rather than noting the many little details that make up those surroundings.

When we look at the same things with fresh eyes and a greater sense of childlike wonder, we see these familiar areas of our world anew.

And then, after we allow ourselves to enter this state of mind, everything is full of life.

The destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things.

We Are All Connected By A Love Of Travel!

If you are reading this article, you either love travel or are considering it. By reading a great travel quote, we find both inspiration and wisdom.

Whether you are thinking about a trip to a foreign country, a road trip to somewhere in the United States or a walkabout in your town, travel quotes are a great way to get inspired to wander often and wonder always.

Here are some of my favorites. When you find the perfect caption for your journies, feel free to share them.

Henry Miller Quote "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."

Best Travel Quotes

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

Mark Twain “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

Clifton Fadiman “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.”

Yogi Bhajan "Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light."

Yogi Bhajan “Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.”

J.R.R. Tolkien “It simply isn’t an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.”

Ray Bradbury “Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.”

Tim Cahill “Most of us abandoned the idea of a life full of adventure and travel sometime between puberty and our first job. Our dreams died under the dark weight of responsibility. Occasionally, the old urge surfaces, and we label it with names that suggest psychological aberrations: the big chill, a midlife crisis.”

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Mary Anne Radmacher “Your responsibility is to be an explorer, not a tourist in this adventure that is your life.”

Travel Quotes About Being Curious

Anais Nin “The one who travels like a lover searching for a new passion is suddenly blessed with new eyes, new ears, new senses.”

Ray Bradbury “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”

Lewis Carroll quotes "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"

Lewis Carroll “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.” “I don’t much care where –” “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”

J.R.R. Tolkien “Still round the corner there may wait; A new road or a secret gate.”

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

Marcel Proust “The true voyage of discovery is not a journey to a new place; it is learning to see with new eyes.”

Kirsti Out Wandering Quote "Wandering - the deepest, most fun rabbit hole ever!"

Kirsti Out Wandering “Wandering – the deepest, most fun rabbit hole ever!”

Oscar Wilde “Niagara Falls is simply a vast unnecessary amount of water going over the wrong way and then falling over unnecessary cliffs…The wonder would be if the water did not fall.”

St. Augustine “People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.”

Mary Anne Radmacher "As you awaken, may your dreams greet you by name, and may you answer, "Yes!""

Mary Anne Radmacher “As you awaken, may your dreams greet you by name, and may you answer, “Yes!””

Inspirational Travel Quotes

John Steinbeck “A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”

Walt Whitman “Strong and content I travel the open road.”

Henry David Thoreau “Methinks that the moment my legs began to move, my thoughts began to flow.”

Jack Kerouac Quote "Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain."

Jack Kerouac “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”

Anthony Bourdain “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

J.R.R. Tolkien “Courage is found in unlikely places.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”

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Aldous Huxley “Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.”

Kirsti Out Wandering “The act of wandering makes me feel alive.”

Hans Christian Andersen “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.”

Lao Tzu “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Paulo Coelho Quote "Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience."

Paulo Coelho “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”

Favorite Travel Quotes

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

Jack Kerouac “No matter how you travel, how ‘successful’ your tour, or foreshortened, you always learn something and learn to change your thoughts.”

Mark Twain “With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.”

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

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

John Steinbeck “There are as many worlds as there are kinds of days, and as an opal changes its colors and its fire to match the nature of a day, so do I.”

Helen Keller “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

Oscar Wilde Quotes "I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train."

Oscar Wilde “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”

IBN Battuta “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

Lewis Carroll “I could tell you my adventures—beginning from this morning,” said Alice a little timidly; “but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

Dalai Lama “Go at least once a year to a place you’ve never been before.”

Mary Anne Radmacher Quote "I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world."

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

Short Travel Quotes

Jack Kerouac “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.”

Gustave Flaubert “Travel makes one modest: one sees what a tiny place one occupies in the world.”

J.R.R. Tolkien “I’m going on an adventure!”

Susan Sontag Quote "I Haven't Been Everywhere, But It's On My List."

Susan Sontag “I Haven’t Been Everywhere, But It’s On My List.”

Dr. Seuss “Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!”

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

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

Paulo Coelho “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.”

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

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

Benjamin Disraeli “Every moment is travel – if understood.”

Ray Bradbury Quotes "See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream."

Ray Bradbury “See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream.”

Top Travel Quotes

J.R.R. Tolkien “The greatest adventure is what lies ahead. Today and tomorrow are yet to be said. The chances, the changes are all yours to make. The mold of your life is in your hands to break.”

Henry David Thoreau “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”

Jack Kerouac “All of life is a foreign country.”

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Michael Palin “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.”

Dalai Lama “We share the earth not only with our fellow human beings, but with all the other creatures.”

Anais Nin “Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”

Maya Angelou “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”

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48 Short Wander Quotes To Uplift Your Wanderlust

  • November 18, 2020
  • Shubham Shukla

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Knowledge feeds your mind, food feeds your body and travel feed your soul. Travelling helps you to explore different places and experience different cultures. Travelling boosts your confidence and enhances your inner peace. It keeps the boredom away and makes you realise how tiny your problems are. So, don’t wait to travel because you can earn money later but you can’t earn time. Here are some amazing short wander quotes to uplift your wanderlust.

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Best Short Wander Quotes

Keep taking the journeys until you meet yourself.

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Some wander to get lost and some wander to find themselves.

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The plane ticket is the answer no matter what the problem is.

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It takes courage to go where you have never been before.

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For some lessons, you have to go place to place because not all lessons are taught in the classrooms.

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In order to begin something new, we need to accept the end .

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Give me innumerable cash and worldwide free plane tickets and you will never see me again.

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Mountains are cold and the beaches are hot. Go everywhere because one life is all that we got.

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Travel is the best investment for your soul.

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Miles to go before I sleep.

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In the end, the only trip that we regret is the one we didn’t take.

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Physically I am in the office and mentally on Miami beach ordering my second mojito.

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Fuck savings and book the tickets.

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Good things come to those who choose to go on adventures.

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Make memories all over the world.

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Maturity is realising that you become rich by collecting memories, not by collecting things.

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Let the road decide where the journey will end.

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When the journey is beautiful, who cares about the destination .

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Learn to trust the journey even when you don’t know the roads.

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Life is a journey, and we all are travellers, travelling through different paths just to reach the same destination that is death.

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Sometimes it’s good to get lost.

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You can’t buy memories but when you travel you can make a new memory on every turn.

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Go as far as you can and when you reach there then go further.

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Life is a journey, It doesn’t matters where the journey will end but you should know where to start.

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Don’t just travel to take a break from life. Travel to give life something it deserves. Shubham Shukla

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Travel is fatal to prejudice,bigotry and narrow mindness. and many of our people need sorely on these accounts. MARK TWAIN

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Wanderlust: a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world”

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All the beautiful things start at the end of fear and comfort zone. Shubham Shukla

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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 harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.  Sarah Frances Brown (Mother of author H Jackson Brown)

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Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company. Benjamin Franklin Wade

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Death is certain so don’t worry about it but life is uncertain so as long as it lasts take charge of it. Vandit Vasudeva

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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all Oscar Wilde

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Go where you feel most alive

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I don’t know why people live their life in circles when they can take the straight road and go as far as they can.

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You’ll never find great things in your comfort zone

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Don’t try to stop the waves, learn to surf with them

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Staying home is like reading the same page of the book again and again.

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Never resist your wanderlust

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The Journey is the next destination

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Never stop exploring

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Go offline for a while and embrace the beauty and love of nature.

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Unplanned trips are always the best ones.

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When you travel to new places, you don’t have time to regret the past or worry about the future because all you want to do is to live the present moment.

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All I want is the golden sand and a loyal heart.

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Travel is not a vacation, it’s education.

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If your mind can go there why can’t you?

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Passion led us here.

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Collect moments, not things.

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200 Best Walking Quotes & Captions For Instagram Love

Updated on: March 11, 2024 by Louise Myers Leave a Comment

Wishing for walking quotes and captions for Instagram?

Walking is healthy and oh so inspiring when you find a beautiful place – and take great pics to post on social media!

But then you need a good Instagram caption…

Don’t stress. Here’s a great collection for you to peruse, then simply copy and paste your fave. Sorted into a dozen top topics!

  • Funny walking and hiking quotes
  • Walking the dog quotes
  • Short walking captions
  • Walking together quotes
  • Even walking with God quotes! And more…

Go enjoy fresh air and great adventures, and pop in here for the words to go with those Instagram photos.

Let’s get it started…

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Funny Walking Quotes

One of the great things about walking is the creativity it provides. You take those best view shots and let these wordsmiths provide the best captions!

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. ~ Noel Coward

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk. ~ Jacqueline Schiff

Until you walk a mile in another man’s moccasins, you can’t imagine the smell. ~ Robert Byrne

Some people walk in the rain; others just get wet. ~ Roger Miller

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is. ~ Ellen DeGeneres

Walking is good for solving problems — it’s like the feet are little psychiatrists. ~ Pepper Giardino

The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realise you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back. ~ Franklin P. Jones

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Funny Hiking Quotes

The best hiking quotes are the funny ones. Enjoy!

Hiking is the answer, who cares what the question is. ~ Unknown

Hiking is just walking where it’s okay to pee. ~ Demetri Martin

Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost, and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that. ~ Ellen DeGeneres

Hiking — much like drinking — is something that sounds more fun to the uninitiated than it actually is. ~ Mindy McGinnis

Go take a hike. ~ Unknown

Hoping this trail leads somewhere. ~ Unknown

They told me to take a hike. So I did. ~ Unknown

You might also like these funny one liners . Or walk on below for more!

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Morning Walk Quotes

One of the beautiful things about an early morning walk is starting your day out right! Get inspired with these wise words.

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. ~ Henry David Thoreau

This early piece of the morning is mine. ~ Wallace Stegner

A morning walk gives the body a chance to forgive the trials and tribulations of yesterday, to shed its rubbish and mental clutter. ~ Terri Guillemets

Early morning exercise will keep you active for the entire day. ~ Lailah Gifty Akita

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After a day’s walk everything has twice its usual value. ~ George Macauley Trevelyan

In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like to walk in the morning. I like to sometimes go to a place where I’m all alone where I’m not going to get a phone call early that hurts my feelings, because once my feelings are hurt, I’m dead in the water. ~ Francis Ford Coppola

With my basket and small hoe in hand, facing the sun, I go out for my morning walk. ~ Hermann Hesse

Starting my day with exercise gives me a big mood and energy boost throughout the day and makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something right off the bat. ~ Jake Knapp

Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Check out 200  good morning quotes , or scroll on for more walking captions!

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Short Walking Captions

Sometimes, less is more.

Choose from a great selection of short quotes and captions to complement your pics.

It is solved by walking. ~ Laura Kelly

Happiness walks on busy feet. ~ Kitte Turmell

Halfway there.

Life happens. Walking helps.

Keep calm and walk.

Happy feet.

Walk this way.

Taking it to the street.

Keep moving.

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On the road again.

Halfway to somewhere.

Just passing by.

Wonder. Wander. Repeat.

Lifting my spirits.

Thoughts come clearly while one walks.

Where next?

Progress, not perfection.

As free as the wind.

Nowhere to go but everywhere.

It’s called fitness.

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Fresh air, fresh attitude.

Movement is life

Not looking back.

Striding into the weekend.

Walk often, walk always.

Going the distance.

Nature calls.

Walk away to keep stress at bay.

Out walking.

Don’t stop until you’re proud.

Certified wanderer.

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More steps mean longer life.

Come along with me!

Gone hiking.

On the move.

Ain’t nobody got time for fat.

Feet dirty, hair messy, and eyes sparkling.

Walking is the best medicine.

Wonder walk.

Letting my thoughts float while I walk.

The great outdoors!

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I can and I will.

See you on the trail.

Baby steps.

Paths are made by walking.

Distance is irrelevant as long as you’re moving.

Less sitting, more walking.

One step at a time.

All great journeys begin with a single step.

Forging a new path.

That’s one small step for me…

Calories, begone!

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Walking the Dog Quotes

These make cute captions for your dog-walking pics!

Ever wonder where you’d end up if you took your dog for a walk and never once pulled back on the leash? ~Rober Brault

I walk my dog every day but have no inkling of whether or not he thinks he is the one walking me. ~Boghos L. Artinian

Live life at the end of a leash. ~Unknown

A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk. ~O.A. Battista

I named my dog “5 Miles” so I can tell people I walk 5 miles every day. ~Unknown

I don’t have the luxury of having a dog myself because I travel too much, but I love walking and cuddling somebody else’s dog. ~Ingrid Newkirk

You might also enjoy these love for nature quotes .

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Inspirational Walking Quotes

Now you’ve reached the perfect Instagram captions for those “top of a mountain” pics.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ~ Lao Tzu

Just walk with me on this path and let the light that is inside us lead the way. ~ JmStorm

It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. ~ Rumi

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. ~ Steven Wright

There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country. A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo. Even a bicycle goes too fast. ~ Paul Scott Mowrer

I dressed and went for a walk, determined not to return until I took in what Nature had to offer. ~ Raymond Carver

Thoughts come clearly while one walks. ~ Thomas Mann

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I love walking because it clears your mind, enriches the soul, takes away stress, and opens up your eyes to a whole new world . ~ Claudette Dudley

If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. ~ Raymond Inmon

A walk in nature walks the soul back home. ~ Mary Davis

I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it. ~ Soren Kierkegaard

Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountains. ~ John Muir

It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy. ~ Mother Theresa

In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks ~ John Muir

Walking brings me back to myself. ~ Laurette Mortimer

When you truly sing, you sing yourself free. When you truly dance, you dance yourself free. When you walk in the mountains or swim in the sea, again, you set yourself free. ~ Jay Woodman

You can find more of the best inspirational quotes here.

Walking Together Quotes

Be sure to check the next two topics as well – friends and love – for that perfect caption.

And even if they don’t find what they’re looking for, isn’t it enough to be out walking together in the sunlight? ~ Jess Walter

Walking together in an autumn night, not speaking a word, and letting silence do all the talking, my fantasy. ~ Pallavi

I don’t mind if we don’t walk off into the sunset just as long as we always walk together. ~ Unknown

If you want to walk fast, walk alone. But If you want to walk far, walk together. ~ Ratan Tata

When you feel solitude is your only option, never be afraid to accept a gentle smile from a friend, and the warmth of another’s hand in yours. Walking together is a better option, than walking alone…. ~ Virginia Alison

We’ll walk this road together, through the storms whatever weather, cold or warm. Just letting you know that you’re not alone. ~ Unknown

Of all the walks we’ve taken together, this one is my favorite. ~ Unknown

Walking Together. Creating Memories. ~ Surabhi Rai

I want to feel your hand in mine as we walk through life together. ~ Unknown

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Walking with Friends Quotes

Good walks, good friends, good quotes – what more could you need to get rid of that bad mood? Find the right friends caption here.

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. ~ Helen Keller

There are those few times when we were walking together and I fell down. Sometimes I haven’t wanted to get back up, but your hand was always there reaching for me. ~ Unknown

A friend is one who walks in when others walk out. ~ Walter Winchell

Best friends walk always together through a single path with hand in hand forever. ~ Unknown

Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. ~ Albert Camus

Sometimes friends walk side by side, other times one behind the other, taking turns with the lead as one gets tired. ~ Unknown

We are friends that are walking towards the same goal in life, and we give each other the strength and motivation that is needed. It is a very valuable gift from God which I’m so grateful for. ~ Unknown

Let’s walk and talk – you in my shoes and me in yours. ~ Unknown

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Walking Quotes About Love

Even an uphill struggle is easier when you have that special someone with you every step of the way.

God placed your hand in mine. Now we walk together, forever. ~ Ruben & Braceli

We were just two people headed in the same direction, and walking together was better than walking alone. Love should be more than that. ~ Bette Lee Crosby

Today I promise to hold your hand, cradle your heart, and lead you down a path of all that is good and true in this world. ~ Lori Eberhardy

Love is not just about holding hands and walking together. It’s about promises and staying together. ~ Alex Ezhil Arasu

Holding her hand in public is just another way of saying you’re proud to have her. ~ Drake

Love is walking in the rain together. ~ Unknown

We can walk together to reach the destiny of love… ~ Rony Abraham Madappallil

Walking together is not a matter of love, it is all about how long and how far you walk together. ~ Abi

Happiness and virtue clasp hands and walk together. ~ Sophie Swetchine

Come, dear heart. Lean on me and let us walk this path together. ~ Juliet Marillier

Not currently coupled? You might like these self love quotes .

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Keep Walking Quotes

Motivate yourself and others to keep going with these.

If you were alone and suddenly became blind, and even so you keep walking forward. ~ Ayumi Hamasaki

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

He who limps is still walking. ~ Stanislaw J. Lec

As long as you’re with me, I can walk miles together with you. Holding your hand forever. ~ Nufaizha

One step at a time is good walking. ~ Chinese proverb

Walking the Path Quotes

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. ~ Frank A. Clark

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference. ~ Robert Frost

Some people like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path. ~ Jean Anouilh

It’s one thing to feel you are on the right path, but it’s another to think yours is the only path. ~ Paulo Coelho

Walking Through Life Quotes

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul. ~ John Muir

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. ~ John Muir

Just put one foot in front of the other. ~ Austin Peck

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one. ~ Dolly Parton

When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep on walking. ~ Michael Patrick King

Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it. ~ John Mayer

For more motivation, check out the best motivational quotes here.

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Walking with God Quotes

When you walk with God, you’re on the right path.

Anyone who truly walks with God, walks humbly. The closer we draw near to Him, the more we behold His majesty! ~ Beth Moore

Those who understand nature walk with God. ~ Edgar Cayce

It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching. ~ Francis of Assisi

When all of us, different kinds of people, walk together in unity for the glory of Christ, the gospel looks really big. ~ Matt Chandler

Only by walking with God can we hope to find the path that leads to life. That is what it means to be a disciple. After all — aren’t we ‘followers of Christ’? Then by all means, let’s actually follow him. ~ John Eldredge

If I walk with the world, I can’t walk with God. ~ Dwight L. Moody

Walking with God doesn’t lead to God’s favor; God’s favor leads to walking with God. ~ Tullian Tchividjian

When I don’t understand something, I reach up and hold God’s hand. And we walk together in silence. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Those who walk with God always reach their destination. ~ Henry Ford

Walk by faith, not by sight. ~ from 2 Corinthians 5:7

Go outside to lose thy mind and find thy soul. ~ Unknown

God will keep working as long as you keep walking. ~ Unknown

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Walking Captions

More funny captions to go with your Instagram posts!

There’s no such thing as “too much fresh air.”

Needed a change of altitude.

To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.

Hiking was the answer – can’t remember what the question was.

About halfway to somewhere.

Let’s wander where the WiFi is weak.

Keep calm and keep walking.

Walking together for a lifetime.

A walk in the woods sometimes means getting lost.

May the forest be with you.

Happiness is hiking with friends.

Be a solitary walker: walk alone, talk to yourself, and sometimes sing.

The Young and the Breathless.

It’s just a hill. Walk over it.

Always hike with someone in worse shape than you. The bears out there will know.

Walk more, worry less.

Stalking is when two people go for a long romantic walk together but only one of them knows about it.

Walking in sunshine.

The view up here is breathtaking, and I know it’s all downhill from here.

I find walks cheaper than therapy.

Walking is the answer. Who cares what the question is.

May your best miles be covered on foot.

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Conclusion: Walk on…

I hope you enjoyed these short Instagram captions to go with your beautiful photos!

Now find that nature trail and walk yourself to good health.

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