156 Journey Quotes and Sayings

We tend to search for ways to find our paths again whenever we feel confused and lost in life’s journey. Sometimes, a great quote from wise authors can already do so much to guide us to the right path. Here are some of the most inspirational journey quotes we compiled just for you. Enjoy.

Journey Quotes

1. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu

2. Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

3. If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t walk run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means keep moving. – Martin Luther King Jr. 

4. To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. – Søren Kierkegaard

5. The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. – Tony Robbins

6. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. – Abraham Lincoln

7. The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance, and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning. – Oprah Winfrey 

8. Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. – Henry David Thoreau

9. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. – Aristotle

10. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson

11. Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations. – Oliver Goldsmith

12. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity, you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment. – Antonio Brown

13. We are all born alone and die alone. The loneliness is definitely part of the journey of life. – Jenova Chen

14. Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination. – Drake

15. Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. – Samuel Smiles

16. Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. – Greg Anderson

17. Aim for the sky, but move slowly, enjoying every step along the way. It is all those little steps that make the journey complete. – Chanda Kochhar

18. Enjoy the journey and try to get better every day. And don’t lose the passion and the love for what you do. – Nadia Comaneci

19. The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is, just be nice to everyone and always smile. – Ed Sheeran

20. Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. – Anna Quindlen

21. It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end. – Ernest Hemingway

22. The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that. – Norton Juster

23. The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday. – Steve Maraboli

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24. We should not judge people by their peak of excellence, but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started. – Henry Ward Beecher

25. One of the greatest journeys in life is overcoming insecurity and learning to truly not give a shit. – J. A. Konrath

26. Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. – Vera Nazarian

27. You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are. – Joss Whedon

28. Don’t expect anyone to understand your journey, especially if they’ve never walked your path.

29. The journey is yours. Enjoy each and every step. 

30. Even journey has an end. – Seneca

31. I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom. – Les Brown

32. The only journey is the one within. – Rainer Maria Rilke

33. We advance on our journey only when we face our goal, we are confident and believe we are going to succeed. – Orison Swett Marden

 34. If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path. – Joseph Campbell

35. I discovered that a fresh start is a process. A fresh start is a journey – a journey that requires a plan. – Vivian Jokotade

36. This thing we call life is not a destination with an end but a path down which we continue to journey as long as we can breath. Life is to be lived not squandered or to give away waiting for the end to close upon us. – Byron Pulsifer

37. What you learn in tough times can be used in many ways to bless your personal life journey. – Scott Gordon

38. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse. – Anthon St. Maarten 

39. Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s okay. You’re here to live your life, not to make everyone understand. – Banksy 

40. The longer you journey with your eyes on heaven, the more you begin to see. – Joni Eareckson Tada

41. Accomplishments will prove to be a journey, not a destination. – Dwight D. Eisenhower 

42. We are all on a journey to mastering our inner peace. – Raheem DeVaughn

43. Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. – Confucius 

44. It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination. – John Bingham 

45. Without music, life is a journey through a desert. – Pat Conroy

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46. Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. – Izaak Walton 

47. Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever. – Peter Hagerty 

48. Leadership is all about taking people on a journey. The challenge is that most of the time, we are asking people to follow us to places we ourselves have never been. – Andy Stanley 

49. We may not have great influence to change the path men take. We may just be a cog within the wheel. It’s how we walk before them, our journey in the faith. That may have influence on the way they feel. – Greta Zwaan

50. The best part of life is to decide to make the journey through life like a best selling book. Tell a fantastic story when you are ready to tell others how you did it. Make sure life the best story ever written through a journey filled with overcoming obstacles, taking risks, and continuing to develop. – Catherine Pulsifer 

51. I just constantly tell myself that I should be the only one to define my worth and what I’m capable of and how I perceive myself. And that I should never source that worth from other people, especially strangers on social media. They don’t know who I am, the length of my journey, who I am as a person. – Catriona Gray

52. I think our life is a journey, and we make mistakes, and it’s how we learn from those mistakes and rebound from those mistakes that sets us on the path that we’re meant to be on. – Jay Ellis

53. The beauty of my journey is that it’s always been pretty unpredictable, so stay tuned. – Andreja Pejic

54. Striving for success is healthy but believing you need to succeed the first time around may backfire. Mentally strong people believe failure is part of the process toward a long journey to success. By viewing failure as a temporary setback, they’re able to bounce back and move forward with ease. – Amy Morin

55. Come dress yourself in love, let the journey begin. – Francesca da Rimini

56. I suppose, in a way, this has become part of my soul. It is a symbol of my life. Whatever I have done that really matters, I’ve done wearing it. When the time comes, it will be in this that I journey forth. What greater honor could come to an American, and a soldier? – Douglas MacArthur

57. I never feel lonely if I’ve got a book, they’re like old friends. Even if you’re not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they’re part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life. – Emilia Fox

58. If my ship sails from sight, it doesn’t mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends. – Enoch Powell

59. Winning and losing isn’t everything. Sometimes, the journey is just as important as the outcome. – Alex Morgan

60. Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you. – George Whitefield

61. Going by my past journey, I am not certain where life will take me, what turns and twists will happen, nobody knows where they will end up. As life changes direction, I’ll flow with it. – Katrina Kaif

62. It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you. – Tyler Perry

63. Always the journey, never the destination. – Simon Rattle

64. I believe that life is a journey towards God, and that no one has the right to insist that you go a certain road. – Pat Buckley

65. I try to be grateful for the abundance of the blessings that I have, for the journey that I’m on and to relish each day as a gift. – James McGreevey

66. Dance music is an emotional journey. It’s how well you can make people feel something that they haven’t felt. – Steve Aoki

67. Throughout my career, the pounding in my heart, the fright, has been ever-present, but I never turned back. Fear can be a highly motivational part of the journey. – Nina Tassler

68. There will always be obstacles and challenges that stand in your way. Building mental strength will help you develop resilience to those potential hazards so you can continue on your journey to success. – Amy Morin

69. I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. – Douglas Adams

70. In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself astray in a dark wood where the straight road had been lost sight of. – Dante Alighieri

71. An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.  – G. K. Chesterton

72. The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place. – Barbara De Angelis

73. We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. – Thomas Stearns Eliot

74. The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination. – Don Williams, Jr.

75. Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.  – Greg Anderson

76. To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping. – Chinese Proverbs

77. It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end. – Ursula K. Leguin

78. A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles. – Tim Cahill

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79. We have stories to tell, stories that provide wisdom about the journey of life. What more have we to give one another than our ‘truth’ about our human adventure as honestly and as openly as we know how?  – Rabbi Saul Rubin

80. If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking. – Buddhist Saying

81. It’s all about the journey not the outcome. – Carl Lewis

82. The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. – Tony Robbins

83. The true journey is one that is traveled with an inner GPS fully activated. – Alexis Brooks

84. Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. – Arthur Ashe

85. Embrace the journey.

86. Stay patient and trust your journey.

87. The journey is long but the goal is in each step. – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

88. Life is a journey.

89. The journey is the fun part. – Jaime Tardy

90. Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. – Matsuo Basho

91. Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination. – Drake

92. Life is not a race but a journey to be savored each step of the way.

93. This is your journey, your body, your mind, and your spirit. Dig deep, own it and start doing things for you and by you.

94. Your journey has molded you for the greater good. – Asha Tyson

95. Life is a journey filled with unexpected miracles.

96. The end of a journey means the start of another.

97. There is only one map to the journey of life and it lives within your heart. – Willie Nelson

98. All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. – Martin Buber

99. To travel is to take a journey into yourself. – Danny Kaye

100. You must remain focused on your journey to greatness. – Les Brown

101. Take the journey even if it means alone.

102. Love is the spirit that motivates the artist’s journey. – Eric Maisel

103. Our journey is about being more deeply involved in life and yet, less attached to it. – Ram Dass

104. Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.

105. So the single most vital step on your journey towards enlightenment is this, learn to disidentify from your mind. – Eckhart Tolle

106. Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.

107. We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. – Kenji Miyazawa

108. The best journey always takes us home.

109. The journey is much easier when you are not carrying your past.

110. The journey to freedom is paved by the substance of our character. – Erwin McManus

111. The only journey is the one within. – Rainer Maria Rilke

112. Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time. – Lyndon B. Johnson

113. The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

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114. Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. – Samuel Smiles

115. Remember, the work of art lives in the experience, the journey within the process, not in the resulting monument to be presented in a certified art-place. – Eric Booth

 116. Man’s real home is not a house, but the Road, and that life itself is a journey to be walked on foot. – Bruce Chatwin

117. Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discover there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair. – Rick Warren

118. Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

119. Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. – Matsuo Basho

120. It may be that when we no longer know which way to go that we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. – Wendell Berry

121. The life of an artist is a continuous journey, the path long and never ending. – Justin Beckett

122. A journey is a gesture inscribed in space, it vanishes even as it’s made. You go from one place to another place, and on to somewhere else again, and already behind you there is no trace that you were ever there. – Damon Galgut

123. All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. – Martin Buber

124. Focus on the journey, not on arriving at a certain destination. – Chris Hadfield

125. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. – Abraham Lincoln

126. To get where you want to go you can’t only do what you like. – Peter Abrahams

127. Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. – Izaak Walton

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128. Art is creative for the sake of realization, not for amusement: for transfiguration, not for the sake of play. It is the quest of our self that drives us along the eternal and never-ending journey we must all make. – Max Beckmann

129. I have learned to live my life one step, one breath, and one moment at a time, but it was a long road. I set out on a journey of love, seeking truth, peace and understanding. I am still learning. – Muhammad Ali

130. Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. – Arthur Ashe

131. We are travelers on a cosmic journey,stardust,swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. – Paulo Coelho

132. Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride.” – Hunter S. Thompson

133. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.- Aristotle

134. A journey is a person in itself, no two are alike. – John Steinbeck

135. The journey was a surreal dream. This world was about knowing the person you’d always wanted to be and setting your foot down to it, remembering the person you’d thought you were as a child and rejoicing in its living, breathing actuality. – Christopher Hawke

136. You may not always end up where you thought you were going, But you will always end up where you were meant to be. – Jessica Taylor

137. Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go, this is my station.’ – Lisa St. Aubin de Terán

138. There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk. – Guy Gavriel Kay

139. There ain’t no journey what don’t change you some. – David Mitchell

140. When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time. – Orison Swett Marden

141. The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place. – Barbara De Angelis

142. What a journey it has been. Life is good.

143. Sooner or later we must realize there is no station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip. – Robert J. Hastings

144. Our life is an endless journey, it is like a broad highway that extends infinitely into the distance. The practice of meditation provides a vehicle to travel on that road. Our journey consists of constant ups and downs. – Chogyam Trungpa

145. May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. – Edward Abbey

146. To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor. – Robert Louis Stevenson

147. We don’t receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. – Marcel Proust

148. Humility is the true key to success. Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and overindulge from the fruits of success. Humility halts this arrogance and self-indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success. – Rick Piti

149. The only journey is the one within. – Rainer Maria Rilke

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150. We advance on our journey only when we face our goal, we are confident and believe we are going to succeed. – Orison Swett Marden

151. If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path. – Joseph Campbell

152. To get where you want to go you can’t only do what you like. – Peter Abrahams

153. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work, risking, and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful, yourself. – Alan Alda

154. There are roads out of the secret place within us which we must all move as we go to touch others. – Romare Bearden

155. The bottom line is, we must be working on arriving at the destination for which we were put on this planet. – Yehuda Berg

156. There are many trails up the mountain, but in time they all reach the top.    – Anya Seton

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