50 favorite quotes

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I would like to share some of my favorite quotes that I found online or read on books. I hope that you will find them inspirational and would help motivate you to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Happy reading! (And yes, that’s me in the photo attempting to do a tree pose)

  1. Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just … start.
  2. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
  3. “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” ― Haruki Murakami
  4. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert
  5. Be happy. Be yourself. If others don’t like it, then let them be. Happiness is a choice. Life isn’t about pleasing everybody.
  6. Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in places people never thought you would.
  7. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” -Oscar Wilde
  8. “The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton
  9. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.
  10. Life is so much simpler when you stop explaining yourself to people and just do what works for you.
  11. “No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” – Chuck Thompson
  12. Look around you. Appreciate what you have. Nothing will be the same in a year.
  13. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” -Robert Frost
  14. Try not to feel jealous about things, or people or places. It’s toxic. Just keep living. You will find your happiness.
  15. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  16. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit
  17. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
  18. “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine
  19. Life is short and the world is wide.
  20. “For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” -Leonardo da Vinci
  21. The mountains are calling and I must go.
  22. “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” ― Dr. Seuss
  23. Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Nothing’s going to disappear just because you can’t see what’s going on.
  24. Try everything once and pray it doesn’t kill you.
  25. “An investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” – Matthew Karsten
  26. If you tell the truth, it becomes a part of your past. If you lie, it becomes a part of your future.
  27. Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.
  28. Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.
  29. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.
  30. “Travel changes you. As you move through this life… you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life–and travel–leaves marks on you.” -Anthony Bourdain
  31. You have to be the kind of person who can make the best out of a Tuesday. You know those people who live for the weekends? They’re wishing their life away. You have to find something worth living for or else you’ll look back and realize you’ve wasted your life away.
  32. If they don’t know you personally, don’t take it personal.
  33. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  34. Someone else doesn’t have to be wrong for you to be right.
  35. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” – Carl Sandburg
  36. Strong people don’t put others down. They lift others up.
  37. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  38. The less you respond to negative people the more peaceful your life will become.
  39. Love and appreciate your parents. We are often so busy growing up, we forget they are also growing old.
  40. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ― Albert Einstein
  41. There isn’t anything noble about being superior to another person. True nobility is in being superior to the person you once were.
  42. “Atticus, he was real nice.”
    “Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
  43. What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while.
  44. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau
  45. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ― Thomas A. Edison
  46. Go and do something today that your future self will be thankful for.
  47. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai
  48. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway
  49. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” – Proverb
  50. Do one thing every day that scares you.
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