Embarking on a journey, whether it’s a physical one or a personal one, can be both exciting and daunting.
Sometimes, we need a little inspiration to keep us going when the going gets tough.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the most inspiring and thought-provoking quotes about the journey process. From famous philosophers to ordinary people who have experienced life’s ups and downs, these quotes offer insights and encouragement that can help us stay focused and motivated on our own journey.
Whether you’ve just started out or are in the middle of a difficult stretch, take a moment to read through these quotes and let them inspire you onwards on your own journey. Because it’s always worth it.
Quotes On The Journey
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu
“We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have travelled from the point where they started.” Henry Ward Beecher
“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” Arthur Ashe
“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.” Walt Whitman
“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” Greg Anderson
“Ours is a divine journey; therefore, this journey has neither a beginning nor an end… This journey has a goal, but it does not stop at any goal, for it has come to realise that today’s goal is only the starting point of tomorrow’s journey.” Sri Chinmoy
“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” John Steinbeck
“The journey is never ending. 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
“Let your joy be in your journey – not in some distant goal.” Tim Cook
“Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.” Drake
“The only journey is the one within.” Rainer Maria Rilke
“We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.” Earl Nightingale
“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
“Sometimes it’s more about the journey than the destination.” Jamal Crawford
“Believe me, my journey has not been a simple journey of progress. There have been many ups and downs, and it is the choices that I made at each of those times that have helped shape what I have achieved.” Satya Nadella
Quotes About Journeys
“You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.” Les Brown
“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” Heraclitus
“We’re put here on Earth to learn our own lessons. No one can tell you what your lessons are; it is part of your personal journey to discover them. On these journeys we may be given a lot, or just a little bit, of the things we must grapple with, but never more than we can handle.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
“Enjoy the journey of life and not just the endgame.” Benedict Cumberbatch
“Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien
“If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.” Dan Rather
“When the faith is strong enough, it is sufficient just to be. It’s a journey towards simplicity, towards quietness, towards a kind of joy that is not in time. It’s a journey that has taken us from primary identification with our body and our psyche, on to an identification with God, and ultimately beyond identification.” Ram Dass
“There’s no destination. The journey is all that there is, and it can be very, very joyful.” Srikumar Rao
“On your journey, don’t forget to smell the flowers. Take time out to notice that you’re alive. You can only live in one day.” Ray Fearon
“Become slower in your journey through life. Practice yoga and meditation if you suffer from ‘hurry sickness.’ Become more introspective by visiting quiet places such as churches, museums, mountains and lakes. Give yourself permission to read at least one novel a month for pleasure.” Wayne Dyer
“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” Steve Maraboli
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