Quotes Archives

Previously posted quotations

“The beauty of the Way is that there is no ‘way’.”  Loy Ching-Yuen (added August 19, 2012)

“Every man has his own destiny; the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.”  Henry Miller (added August 19, 2012)

“But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?”  Albert Camus (added August 19, 2012)

“A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”  Lao Tzu (added July 22, 2012)

“We are all pilgrims on our own quests, like it or not, deny it or not.  The structure of life is so.”  Robert Stone (added July 22, 2012)

“Time is not a line, but a series of now-points.”  Taisen Deshimaru (added July 22, 2012)

“Things are always different from what they might be.”  Henry James (added June 20, 2012)

“Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.”  Thomas Carlyle (added June 20, 2012)

“And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.”  Confucius (added June 20, 2012)

“If you come to a fork in the road – take it!”  Yogi Berra (added May 31, 2012)

“If you utilize obstacles properly, then they strengthen your courage, and they also give you more intelligence, more wisdom.”  Dalai Lama (added May 31, 2012)

“A journey is like a marriage.  The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” John Steinbeck (added May 31, 2012)

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”  Mohandas Gandhi (added May 9, 2012)

“He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature…is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life.”  Henri Frederic Amiel (added May 9, 2012)

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.  You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”  Albert Camus (added May 9, 2012)

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”  Confucius (added April 4, 2012)

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”  Soren Kierkegaard (added April 4, 2012)

“Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.”  Arthur Schopenhauer (added April 4, 2012)

“There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.”  Washington Irving (added March 11, 2012)

“To live only for some future goal is shallow.  It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.” Robert M. Pirsig (added March 11, 2012)

“Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir.  He devises his own fortune, and he inherits his own past.” Francis Herbert Hedge (added March 11, 2012)

“It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.” Thomas Jefferson (added February 11, 2012)

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” Epictetus (added February 11, 2012)

“Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us.  Oh, be swift to love, make haste to be kind.”  Henri Frederic Amiel (added February 11, 2012)

“Before the development of tourism, travel was conceived to be like study, and its fruits were considered to be the adornment of the mind and the formation of judgment.  The traveler was a student of what he sought…” Paul Fussell (added January 23, 2012)

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” Albert Einstein (added January 23, 2012)

“Nothing is miserable unless you think it so.” Boethius (added January 23, 2012)

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” Mother Teresa (added December 30, 2011)

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Mark Twain (added December 30, 2011)

“The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate.  It is for us to harmonize with this order.” Henry Miller (added December 30, 2011)

“Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.” John Dewey (added December 12, 2011)

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”  Paul Theroux (added December 12, 2011)

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”  Eleanor Roosevelt (added December 12, 2011)

“If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world.” Deepak Chopra (added November 27, 2011)

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” Heraclitus (added November 27, 2011)

“Personal transformation can and does have global effects.  As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us.  The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.” Marianne Williamson (added November 27, 2011)

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” Gautama Buddha (added November 27, 2011)

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr. (added November 27, 2011)

“This, too, shall pass.” Ancient proverb (added November 27, 2011)

“May all beings be happy.” S. N. Goenka (added November 27, 2011)

“Harmony with the land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.” Aldo Leopold (added November 7, 2011)

“You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.” William Hazlitt (added November 7, 2011)

“If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” Eleanor Roosevelt (added November 7, 2011)

“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.”Marianne Williamson (added October 11, 2011)

“Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?” Friedrich Nietzsche (added October 11, 2011)

“It doesn’t matter if the water is cold or warm if you’re going to have to wade through it anyway.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (added October 11, 2011)

“Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people.  Forget yourself.”  Henry Miller (added September 24, 2011)

“Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.”  William Adams(added September 24, 2011)

“He was a wise man who invented beer.”  Plato (added September 24, 2011)

“Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but one thread within it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together.  All thing connect.” Chief Seattle (added September 1, 2011)

“I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance.” Diogenes of Sinope (added September 1, 2011)

“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” Thomas Jefferson (added September 1, 2011)

“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” Miriam Beard (added August 13, 2011)

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” John Muir (added August 13, 2011)

“There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.” Jean-Paul Sartre (added August 13, 2011)

“Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do.”  Jose Ortega y Gasset (added July 31, 2011)

“Strive not for success, but rather to be of value.”  Albert Einstein (added July 31, 2011)

“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.”  Gilbert K. Chesterton (added July 31, 2011)

“It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible.  From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.”  Dalai Lama (added July 16, 2011)

“I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.”  Thomas Carlyle (added July 16, 2011)

“If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored.  One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.”  Henry Miller (added July 16, 2011)

“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously.  This is how character is built.”  Eleanor Roosevelt (added June 30, 2011)

“Every failure is a step to success.”  William Whewell (added June 30, 2011)

“We keep passing unseen through little moments of other people’s lives.”  Robert M. Pirsig (added June 30, 2011)

“There are no extra pieces in the universe.  Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.”  Deepak Chopra (added June 19, 2011)

“Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.”  Marquis de Condorcet (added June 19, 2011)

“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”  Epictetus (added June 19, 2011)

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  Lao Tzu (added June 7, 2011)

“I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward.”  David Livingstone (added June 7, 2011)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”  Confucius (added June 7, 2011)

“We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.”  John Hope Franklin (added May 15, 2011)

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”  Saint Augustine (added May 15, 2011)

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”  Alexander Graham Bell (added May 15, 2011)

“Not only does travel give us a new system of reckoning, it also brings to the fore unknown aspects of our own self.  Our consciousness being broadened and enriched, we shall judge ourselves more correctly.”  Ella Maillart (added April 30, 2011)

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”  Amelia Earhart (added April 30, 2011)

“If there is to be any peace, it will come through being, not having.”  Henry Miller (added April 30, 2011)


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