49 Quotes About Long Journeys in Life


Taking journeys in life can lead us down new paths of adventure and experience. These quotes about long journeys in life capture some of the development and lessons we learn along the way.

“A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.”

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

“A person must find the courage to live a complete and full life. We learn to live when we stop being afraid and by engaging in critical analysis of our own thoughts, motives, emotions, and behavior.”

“A shaman and a writer each serve as their communities’ seers by engaging in extraordinary acts of conscientious study of the past and the present and predicting the future.”

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

“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.”

“An involuntary return to the point of departure is, without doubt, the most disturbing of all journeys.”

“But every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world’s phenomena intersect, only once in this way and never again.”

“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.”

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”

“Human beings experience sadness because they want what is beyond human ability – absolute control and an immortal life.”

“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.”

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.”

“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.”

“If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.”

“If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“It is noble to love another without caring to know who gave them breath.”

“It’s a rare thing these days, most people don’t have time to stop, to allow themselves to be moulded and shaped by the Creation.”

“Life is a journey of mind. And man is the vessel that carries this mind. Therefore based on this premise it is safe to conclude that man does not evolve, but mind does.”

“Life surrounds us. Each day we witness the plenteous gifts of nature. Even following the most bitterly cold winter, new life waits feverishly to erupt.”

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.”

“One approaches journey’s end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe.”

“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t.”

“Our first stage of existence is truly honored by the magnificent view of our destination.”

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”

“Sometimes we have to go through the darkness alone, before we can see the light.”

“Take time for the clearance of the mind, preparing for adherence to perseverance for the journey of another thousand miles.”

“The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.”

“The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.”

“The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”

“The journey you wish to take can only begin from where you are right now this very minute.”

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

“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.”

“The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases.”

“There are many trails up the mountain, but in time they all reach the top.”

“There are roads out of the secret place within us which we must all move as we go to touch others.”

“To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.”

“To get where you want to go you can’t only do what you like.”

“To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor.”

“We advance on our journey only when we face our goal, we are confident and believe we are going to succeed.”

“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.”

“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”

“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.”

“Where you are is merely a point along the path to where you are going.”

“Yes I’m seeking for someone, to help me. So that some day I will be the someone to help some other one.”

“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it.”

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