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40 of the Best Adventure Quotes of All-Time

Adventure Inspiration“A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.” ~ Edward Abbey

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

“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” ~ G. K. Chesterton

Louisa May Alcott

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.” ~ Louisa May Alcott

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” ~ Michael Althsuler

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

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

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

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

“You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” ~ Yogi Berra

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” ~ Martin Buber

“If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.” ~ Anonymous

Alfred North Whitehead

“Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.” ~ Alfred North Whitehead

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” ~ Paul Theroux

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

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

“Life is adventure, not predicament.” ~ James Broughton

“The journey not the arrival matters.” ~ T. S. Eliot

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

Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra

“If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” ~ Yogi Berra

“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.” ~ Mark Twain

“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” ~ Tom Stoppard

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

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.” ~ Anonymous

“People don’t take trips. . .trips take people.” ~ John Steinbeck

“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” ~ Gustave Flaubert

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

“Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an inner tube; there are some things one would rather have done than do.” ~ Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.” ~ Edward Abbey

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing” ~ Sir Rannulph Fiennes

“You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~ Andre Gide

“The bold adventurer succeeds the best.” ~ Ovid

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ~ T. S. Eliot

“Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.” ~ Omar Bradley

“The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.” ~ George C. Scott

Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

“Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.” ~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

“The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.” ~ Rich Ridgeway

“The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.” ~ Albert Einstein

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” ~ Harry Truman

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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    Adventure is not outside man; it is within.

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