70 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate Travel, Business and Entrepreneurship

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Last Updated: September 23, 2023
70 Inspiration Quotes About Travel and Entrepreneurship

Our Picks for Some of the Best Inspirational Business, Travel & Entrepreneurship Quotes

When it comes to finding a purpose in life, nothing is more powerful and motivational than being inspired by someone who has succeeded in doing something great. Regardless of whether or not you’ve already found your passion or you’re still looking, we could all use some inspirational quotes and motivational messages to encourage us to push ourselves to the next level.

We’ve compiled a list of 70 of our favorite inspirational quotes focusing on business, travel and entrepreneurship, with the intention of helping you further your dreams, whatever they may be. These quotes are written with the intent to help open your mind, spark your sense of wanderlust and wonder, and perhaps help encourage you to become the entrepreneur you’ve always dreamed of being.

After all, one of the keys to success is to discover something that could help change the world for the better. Through travel and open-mindedness, we can solve problems and become successful along the way.

Which Inspirational Business, Travel Quotes & Entrepreneurship Quotes Are Your Favorite?

1 – “There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.” – William Shakespeare

2 – “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So 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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3 – “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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4 – “I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.” – James Baldwin

5 – “Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn

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6 – “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Mohammed

7 – “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

8 – “The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes “sight-seeing.” – Daniel J. Boorstin

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9 – “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

10 – “Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.” – Peter Drucker

11 – “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. ” – Anatole France

12 – “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” – Aldous Huxley

13 – “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

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14 – “We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” – Henry David Thoreau

15 – “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, Jedi Master

16 – “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” – Wayne Dyer

17 – “Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom.” – General George Patton

18 – “There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.” – Phil Libin

19 – “Anyone can start a business. Starting a business to solve a problem, having the motivation to bring that concept to life and seeing it through to having a meaningful impact on the world is what sets apart the doers from the sayers.” – Greig Santos-Buch

20 – “Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” – Bradley Whitford

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21 – “You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.” – George Lucas

22 – “I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.” – Robert H. Schuller

23 – “You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.” – Steve Case

24 – “The winds, the sea, and the moving tides are what they are. If there is wonder and beauty and majesty in them, science will discover these qualities… If there is poetry in my book about the sea, it is not because I deliberately put it there, but because no one could write truthfully about the sea and leave out the poetry.” – Rachel Carson

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25 – “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs

26 – “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

27 – “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

28 – “I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.” – Muhammad Ali

29 – “Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.” – John Dewey

30 – “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

31 – “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

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32 – “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

33 – “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” – Woodrow Wilson

34 – “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” – George S. Patton

35 – “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” – Pope John XXIII

36 – “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

37 – “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

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38 – “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

39 – “The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” – Epictetus

40 – “To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor — Sail, not drift.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

41 – “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye

42 – “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

43 – “The media wants overnight successes (so they have someone to tear down). Ignore them. Ignore the early adopter critics that never have enough to play with. Ignore your investors that want proven tactics and predictable instant results. Listen instead to your real customers, to your vision and make something for the long haul. Because that’s how long it’s going to take, guys. – Seth Godin

44 – “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

45 – “People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.” – Martin Yan

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46 – “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy

47 – “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine

48 – “For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. “Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it “eventually,” just do it and correct course along the way.”– Timothy Ferriss

49 – “Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.” – H. L. Hunt

50 – “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” – Mark Caine

51 – “Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.” – Charles Kuralt

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52 – “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Scott Cameron

53 – “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

54 – “Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel’s immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way.” – Ralph Crawshaw

55 – “Fail often so you can succeed sooner.” – Tom Kelley

56 – “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

57 – “We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

58 – “I’d rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.” – Steve McQueen

59 – “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine

60 – “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block

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61 – “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

62 – “A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – Carlo Goldoni

63 – “You will never win if you never begin.” – Helen Rowland

64 – “Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” – Kyle Chandler

65 – “We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character.” – Henry David Thoreau

66 – “No one realises how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

67 – “It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.” – Mark Cuban

68 – “Who seeks shall find.” – Sophocles

69 – “We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.” – Katharine Hepburn

70 – “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” – John F. Kennedy

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