32 Quotes From Famous Explorers On How To Satisfy Your Wanderlust

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If you are searching for quotes about travel or quotes that will give you inspiration, look no further. From wanderlust quotes to wise words about life, these famous sayings have got you covered.

If you’re sitting around your bedroom staring at a map and crying over your unmarked bucket list; SNAP OUT OF IT! I know, I know, wanderlust hurts; it kind of eats away at your soul until you finally get the guts to do something about it.

Mustering up that guts though, it’s pretty darn hard. I mean, packing a suitcase and hitting the open road can be scary with all of those strangers out there, the possibility of getting lost and travel expenses that may leave you bankrupt.

Plus, with all of your bills, that job you don’t really like and your inability to plan, you couldn’t possibly jet off to live your dreams right?!


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WRONG! Come on guys, what about all of those famous explorers? The ones who took expeditions across the country in canoes, hitchhiked to every destination, sailed a boat across the Pacific with no idea what they would find?

They were brave enough to satisfy their wanderlust during times when there weren’t smart phones with GPS, a way to call mom in case they needed money or even airplanes! Satisfying wanderlust, for many of them, meant the possibility of death or never returning home.

These famous explorers pulled it off though and what they discovered changed not only their lives but also the world. They found new countries, tribes of people, schools of thought and most importantly, themselves.

They were brave, didn’t make excuses and got out there into the world to see what it was all about.


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They may be older than you (MUCH older than you,) lived during a completely different time and even talked a little funny, but these famous explorers can teach you a thing or two. We are always told to listen to our elders, and in this case, it’s probably a good idea.

Here are 32 quotes from some of the world’s greatest explorers that will teach you how to satisfy your wanderlust!

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 Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry. ― Jack Kerouac

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There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars. ― Jack Kerouac

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 I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility. ― Jack Kerouac

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The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. – Mark Twain

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Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. – Mark Twain

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Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. – Jack Kerouac

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. – Mark Twain

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Throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

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There are trees of a thousand sorts, and all have their several fruits; and I feel the most unhappy man in the world not to know them, for I am well assured that they are all valuable. – Christopher Columbus

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No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

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Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections. – Daniel Boone

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One day I undertook a tour through the country, and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season, expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought. – Daniel Boone

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The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible, but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore. – Ferdinand Magellan

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It is with an iron will that they embark on the most daring of all endeavors...to meet the shadowy future without fear and conquer the unknown. – Ferdinand Magellan

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I am not afraid of the darkness. Real death is preferable to a life without living. – Vasco da Gama

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It was so wonderful that I do not know how to describe this first glimpse of things never heard of, seen or dreamed of before. – Hernando Cortes

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I resolved to fix my aim on something more praiseworthy and stable; I made preparation for going to see part of the world and its wonders. – Amerigo Vespucci

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Traveling - it offers you a hundred roads to adventure, and gives your heart wings. – Ibn Battuta

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Traveling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta

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I saw for the first time the earth's shape. I could easily see the shores of continents, islands, great rivers, folds of the terrain, large bodies of water. The horizon is dark blue, smoothly turning to black. The feelings which filled me I can express with one word – joy. – Yuri Gagarin

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I used to dream about doing adventurous things. – Edmund Hillary

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I have discovered that even the mediocre can have adventures and even the fearful can achieve. – Edmund Hillary

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The wonderful things in life are the things you do, not the things you have. – Reinhold Messner

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I always take the same perspective with each new adventure. I put myself in the position of being at the end of my life looking back. Then I ask myself if what I am doing is important to me. – Reinhold Messner

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Amazing the things you find when you bother to search for them. – Sacagawea

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I would rather die going to the west than live by staying in the east. – Xuanzang

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Of the gladdest moments in human life, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. – Richard Francis Burton

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Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the slavery of Civilization, man feels once more happy. – Richard Francis Burton

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It’s good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end. - Ernest Hemingway

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To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. – Freya Stark

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

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You will, if you're wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown and accept whatever comes in the spirit in which the gods may offer it. – Freya Stark

 

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