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117 Unique Travel the World Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

An inspiring and unique life quote can help us through life’s unpredictable journey. A great life quote can motivate us, inspire us to make changes, or give us the words to describe difficult feelings and situations. Many people effectively use quotes across a variety of mediums—teachers, leaders, bosses, writers, influencers, and public figures. The following is a collection of travel and life quotes that many of your friends and colleagues haven’t heard yet.

117 Unique Travel and Life Quotes

We gathered our favorite travel and life quotes over a substantial period of time. Many are extremely rare and for whatever reason have never become mainstream or trendy. Regardless, each is meaningful and may help provide guidance during rough patches in travel, as well as in life. We’re hoping you find at least one quote that you haven’t heard yet and are able to carry the essence of it with you on your journey through life. Below are the 116 unique travel and life quotes. Enjoy!

1. “It is better to have extra time on your hands and extra money in your pockets than extra stuff in your closet.” —Joshua Becker, The Minimalist Home

2. “The sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us. Journey wisely.” —Alexandra Elle

3. “Time is non-refundable. Use it with intention.” —Author Unknown

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

4. “It’s easier to take back a no than take back a yes.” —Author Unknown

5. “Life is a one time offer. Use it well.” —Author Unknown

6. “The best way to get something done is to begin.”—Author Unknown

7. “If you have a heartbeat, there’s still time for your dreams.” —Sean Stephenson

8. “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” —Warren Buffet

9. “People will tell you what you can do based upon what they believe to be possible for themselves.”—Caz Makepeace

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

10. “Anything is possible if you get off your ‘BUT’ and STAND!” —Sean Stephenson

11. “When I hear excuses muttered from another, I’m reminded to stop repeating those of my own.” —Sean Stephenson

12. “What if everything you are going through is setting you up for everything you’ve asked for?” —Author Unknown

13. “Our priorities aren’t what we say they are, they’re what we actually do.” —The Minimalists

14. “Be who you needed when you were younger.” —Author Unknown

15. “Measure your success by the growth of your freedom.” —Author Unknown

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

16. “Our memories are not in our things. Our memories are in us.” —The Minimalists 

17. “The best, most loving gift you can give someone is your time and attention.” —Author Unknown

18. “You will become what you focus on.” —The Minimalists

19. “Remember, you are the composer of your own life and happiness. If you don’t like the  music, change the arrangement.” —Beau Taplin

20. “Letting go begins with loosening your grip.” —The Minimalists

21. “It is a waste of time reasoning with those who are determined to misunderstand you.” —Dave Hayes

22. “You’ll never reach the end of the internet, so stop trying.” —The Minimalists

23. “We’re not born just to pay bills and die.” —Author Unknown

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

24. “Making a good living is not the same thing as living well.” —Author Unknown

25. “Oxygen is anxiety’s enemy.” —Author Unknown

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

26. “The funny thing about armor is that it doesn’t just keep other people out. It keeps us in. We build it up around us, not realizing that we’re trapping ourselves.” —from The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

27. “Just because you can’t experience everything doesn’t mean you shouldn’t experience anything.” —from Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

28. “We follow our hearts. We free ourselves of labels. We lose control willingly. We trade a role for reality. We love the unfamiliar. We trust strangers. We own only what we carry. We search for better questions, not answers. We truly graduate. We sometimes, choose never to come back.” —Travel Manifesto 

29. “Don’t let anyone’s opinions stop you from doing what your heart truly yearns to do.” —Griffin House

30. “I’m not where I want to be, but I’m proud that I’m not where I used to be.”  —Author Unknown

31. “Day one. Or one day. You decide.” —The Minimalists

32. “Truth is like poetry and most people fucking hate poetry.” —Author Unknown

33. “I just love that spirit that makes people do things that they probably shouldn’t.” Johnny Knoxville

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

34. “We may not have the details mapped outand we don’t need to—but we both know which direction we don’t want to go. —The Edge of Never

35. “Of course you judge parents before you have kids. That’s how the human race survives. Each person thinking they can do it better before finding out no you fucking can’t.” —Author Unknown

36. “How lucky do two people have to be in order to fall for each other at exactly the right time in exactly the right way?” —Author Unknown

 37. “The way things have always been done is not the way things have to be done.” —Jason Zook

38. “Once you’ve created something and tossed it into the world, it’s impossible to know how far the ripples will undulate.” —The Minimalists

39. “I used to admire people with luxuries. Now I admire people with inner peace.” —Author Unknown

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

40. “I respect a person who respects me when I’m not around.” —Author Unknown

41. “You can’t change the people around you, but you can change the people around you.” —Author Unknown

42. “When you say “yes” to something unimportant, you’re saying “no” to something important.” —The Minimalists

42. “Some of the worst experiences in my life are some of the best experiences in my life.“ —The Minimalists

43. “This is your life. Do what you love and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like you job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching tv. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop. They will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing, all emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Life is simple. Open you mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share you inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, seize them. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them so go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dream and share your passion.” – Holstee Manifesto

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

44. “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” —Author Unknown

45. “Baggage weighs us down only when we refuse to set it down.” —The Minimalists

46. “A messy life leads to messy decisions.” —How to Make Friends With the Dark

47. “Don’t rely on gifts to express love.” —The Minimalists

48. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a relationship, a lifestyle, or a job. If it doesn’t make you happy, let it go.” —Author Unknown

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

49. “Let it go. Change the channel. Turn it off. Unsubscribe. Unfollow. Mute. Block. Walk away. Breathe.” —Author Unknown

50. “If it feels like it’s too much, it’s too much.” —Author Unknown

51. “You are complete in an empty room.” —The Minimalists

52. “Outside is the best side.” —Author Unknown

53. “If we want people to respect us, then we must add value to their lives—otherwise we’re just dead weight.” —The Minimalists

54. “Between two pines is a doorway to a new world.” —John Muir

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

55. “My favorite childhood memory is having energy.” —Author Unknown

56. “Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.” John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

57. “If you don’t know what you want, then you’ll get everything you don’t want.” —The Minimalists

58. “A child’s shoulders were not built to bear the weight of their parents’ choices.” —Author Unknown

59. “Maybe happiness is this: Not feeling that you should be somewhere else, doing something else, being someone else.” —Eric Weiner

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

60. “The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you.”Peter Shaffer, Five Finger Exercise

61. “We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers—but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.” Katharine Hepburn, Me: Stories of My Life

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

62. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

63. “In order to be, you must do. All great things start from that one adventure. That one dream. That one idea. That one step. To adventure is to find yourself whole. To adventure is to have a story at the end of all this. The places you see, the things you make and the people you meet will fuel you forever. Choose to see beauty where others see none. And strive for greatness, always. Do more. Be more! Feel good lost and explore always.”

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

64. “Our souls are dyed the colors of the places we’ve been.” —Author Unknown

65. “People have passed this way before you. Others will follow. But you are here now. Enjoy your moment in time.” —Author Unknown

66. “I’d rather live one day as a lion than one thousand years as a sheep.” —Author Unknown

67. “I believe that we are who we choose to be. Nobody is going to come and save you. You’ve got to save yourself. Nobody is going to give you anything. You’ve got to go out and fight for it. Nobody knows what you want except you, and nobody will be as sorry as you if you don’t get it. So don’t give up your dreams.”― Barry Manilow, Sweet Life: Adventures on the Way to Paradise

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

68. “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” —Ernest Hemingway

69. “Sometimes you have to pull away from what doesn’t push you forward.”—Author Unknown

70. “The bad news is that time flies. The good news is that you’re the pilot.” —Author Unknown

71. “If you want the light to come into your life, you have to stand where it’s shining.” —Author Unknown

72. “We take photos as a return to a moment otherwise gone.” —Author Unknown

73. “When you’re in your own lane there’s no traffic.” —Author Unknown

74. “Your now is not your forever.”―John Green, Turtles All The Way Down

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

75. “Channel your time and energy into that which gives it back in return.” —Author Unknown

76. “Home is everywhere and nowhere. The great affair is to move.” —Author Unknown

77. “This is what I like about photographs. They’re proof that once, even if just for a heartbeat, everything was perfect.” —Jodi Picoult

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

78. “Be a self thinker. Only dead fish go with the flow.” —Author Unknown

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

79. “Everyone thinks you “attract what you are.” Bullshit. Sometimes strong people attract weak people looking to be saved.” —Still Breathin’ by Brenden Dilley

80. “If only people could travel as easily as words.”—Author Unknown

81. “Souls tend to go back to what feels like home.”—Author Unknown

82. “An amazing thing happens when you get honest with yourself and start doing what you love, what makes you happy. You stop wishing for the weekend. You stop merely looking forward to special events. You begin to live in each moment and you start feeling like a human being. You just ride the wave that is life, with this feeling of contentment and joy. You move fluidly, steadily, calm and grateful. A veil is lifted, and a whole new perspective is born.” —Author Unknown

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

83. “We all have the same opportunity to decide what to do with the time that is given to us.”—Author Unknown

84. “Why wait to say, at least I did it my way?”—Calvin Harris

85. “Create your happily ever after one day at a time.”—Author Unknown

86. “Always invest your time and energy into those who give it back in return.” —Author Unknown

87. “Sometimes when you’re hurting, it helps to throw yourself at something that will take your weight.” —Circling the Sun

88. “To stay in a place of positivity, trust the vibes you get. Energy doesn’t lie.” —Author Unknown

89. “The sooner you are clear on your own definition of happiness, the better off you will be. Don’t be afraid to stray from the norm.” —Author Unknown

90. “Let’s not be fearful, let’s be curious. I want to explore with you. We don’t have to do this the way that everyone else does. Take my hand, we’ll make our way.” —Brooke Hampton 

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

91. “If you don’t feel it, flee from it. Life is too short to stay where you aren’t happy.” —Author Unknown

92. “When we get comfortable we start to live like we are going to be on this Earth forever—and we are not.” —Author Unknown

93. “Letting go of the old makes way for the new. Letting go of what isn’t working makes way for what will.” —Author Unknown

94. “The world can’t end today, because it’s already tomorrow in Australia.” —Charles M. Schultz

95. “Keep close to Nature’s heart and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” —John Muir

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

96. “Feelings are much like waves. We can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf.” —Author Unknown

97. “Your life is a result of the choices you make. If you don’t like your life it is time to start making better choices.” —Author Unknown

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

98. “Number one [work/family/friend] rule: Be careful who you vent to.” —Author Unknown

99. “I could conquer the world with one hand as long as you’re holding the other.” —Author Unknown

100. “If we walk humbly with our God, He will lead us by the hand to exactly who and what we need, to those people, things and experiences He has designed and intended for us and this alone will be the cause of our deep fulfillment and happiness.” —Matthew Kelly

101. ‘Everyone on Instagram is a photographer. Or a chef. Or an artist. Or a fashion blogger. Or a dancer. Which is pretty awesome actually. People didn’t get this opportunity to showcase their talent earlier. Do your thing. Be creative. Let the whole world see it.” —Author Unknown

102. “The best days of life are not defined by grand occasions or money spent—but instead by being in the company of someone who loves you.” —Rachel Macy Stafford

103. “If you don’t build your own dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” —Author Unknown

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

104. “I would like to spend the rest of my days in a place so silent, and working at a pace so slow, that I would be able to hear myself living.” —Elizabeth Gilbert

105. “I’m holding a cup of coffee, so yeah, I’m pretty busy.” —Author Unknown

106. “What you do today is up to you.” —Author Unknown

107. “Don’t save things for a special occasion. Today is a special occasion.” —Author Unknown

108. “If it doesn’t add to your life, maybe it doesn’t belong in your life.” —Author Unknown

109. “It’s Friday. Let’s go make some stories for Monday.” —Author Unknown

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

110. “Let’s redefine success as a happy life.” —Erica Layne

111. “If you don’t want to burn out, stop living like you’re on fire.” —Author Unknown

112. “As I get older, I am becoming more selective of who I consider a friend. I find that I would rather have four quarters than one hundred pennies.” —Steve Maraboli 

113. “Do everything you can to make sure you don’t arrive at old age with this thought: I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” —Inspired by Bronnie Ware

114. “We are frantically trying to earn enough money to buy things we’re too busy to enjoy. Balance comes when you stop, look at your life, and assess the things you genuinely want for yourself and your family. Be intentional. Work less. Live more.” —Author Unknown

115. “I won’t be quiet so you can be comfortable.” —Author Unknown

Unique Travel and Life Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Yet

116. “If you were looking for comfort then you should’ve just stayed home.” —Author Unknown

117. “Be careful when you follow the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.” —Author Unknown

This is our list of unique travel and life quotes that we have collected and discovered over the years. If you have a motivational or inspiring life quote, please share it in the comments section below.

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