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Travel Inspired: 25 Quotes for Travelers


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Travel nurses are adventurers, like the writers of these famous travel quotes

By the TravelNursing.com staff

Why do people travel? Why do nurses become travel nurses? To make a change, to experience something new, to find adventure, to grow and learn, or to discover themselves--the reasons are almost endless. Travel has been inspiring writers, philosophers and adventurers for centuries. After all, nothing can make one look at life through fresh eyes like journeying to a new place, meeting new people and living in a new environment.

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So, if you’re looking to rejuvenate your nursing career and your personal life, consider the possibilities of travel nursing with these 25 inspiring quotes for travelers:

“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
–  Mary Ritter Beard

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

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
― Ernest Hemingway

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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 (attributed)

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

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

“The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.”
―Agnes Repplier

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.”
– Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken

“The true fruit of travel is perhaps the feeling of being nearly everywhere at home.”
– Freya Stark

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.”
― Eugene Fodor

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“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

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

“Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.”
– Eudora Welty

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So … get on your way!”
– Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”
– Bill Bryson

“Travel is as much a passion as ambition or love.”
– L.E. Landon

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

“To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.”
– Charles Horton Cooley

“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 me travel is a triple delight: anticipation, performance and recollection.”
– Ilka Chase

“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

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

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

“Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.”
– Andrew Zimmern

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