Mark Twain aka Samuel Clemensis deserves his very own list of travel quotes, separated from the most inspirational travel quotes list we have put together. We have found and gathered the best Mark Twain quotes related to traveling for you in this one page. 

Why do we put a together a Mark Twain quotes list for you? Well, he is considered as one of the most influential writers in the American literature. 

He began his career as a journalist (a second time) in San Francisco and his first breakthrough as a writer came in 1865 with the publication of “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog”.

It was a huge success and was printed and reprinted all over the country. His first bestseller was “The Innocents Abroad” which was published in 1869 and it’s still one of the most successful and widely renown travel narratives of American literature. 

Mark Twain’s best-loved and best-known books  “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” (1876) and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (1885) are probably the reason that Ernest Hemingway said in 1935 that all American literature comes from Mark Twain. 

At the age of 74 Mark Twain died on April 21st in 1910. 

Now, let’s get to it, check out my favorite collection of the best travel quotes by Mark Twain below. 

Mark Twain aka Samuel Clemensis deserves his very own list of travel quotes, separated from the most inspirational travel quotes list we have put together. We have found and gathered the best Mark Twain quotes related to traveling for you in this one page. 

Why do we put a together a Mark Twain quotes list for you? Well, he is considered as one of the most influential writers in the American literature. 

He began his career as a journalist (a second time) in San Francisco and his first breakthrough as a writer came in 1865 with the publication of “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog”.

It was a huge success and was printed and reprinted all over the country. His first bestseller was “The Innocents Abroad” which was published in 1869 and it’s still one of the most successful and widely renown travel narratives of American literature. 

Mark Twain’s best-loved and best-known books  “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” (1876) and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (1885) are probably the reason that Ernest Hemingway said in 1935 that all American literature comes from Mark Twain. 

At the age of 74 Mark Twain died on April 21st in 1910. 

Now, let’s get to it, check out my favorite collection of the best travel quotes by Mark Twain below. 

1. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. 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, The Innocents Abroad / Roughing It

2.“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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.”

3.“The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become until he goes abroad.” – The Innocents Abroad

4.“It liberates the vandal to travel––you never saw a bigoted, opinionated, stubborn, narrow-minded, self-conceited, almighty mean man in your life but he had stuck in one place since he was born and thought God made the world and dyspepsia and bile for his especial comfort and satisfaction.” – Mark Twain, The American Abroad speech, 1868

 

Number five is probably one of the best travel quotes I can relate to. Too many times real friendships were made or fake friendships were broken during my travels.

Travelling is the best test for lovers also! How does she/he react under pressure? What about compromises or decision making? Oh, so exciting peeps! Enjoy the journey!

5.“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer Abroad

6.“There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage.” – Mark Twain, Letter to Will Bowen

7.“Travel has no longer any charm for me. I have seen all the foreign countries I want to except Heaven and Hell and I have only a vague curiosity about one of those.” – Mark Twain, Letter to W. D. Howells

 

8.“…nothing so liberalizes a man and expands the kindly instincts that nature put in him as travel and contact with many kinds of people.
– Letter to San Francisco Alta California

9.“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain

10. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

These travel quotes may appear as just simple quotes but if you let them sink in for a while and think about them, you will soon realise each of those simple quotes hold so much wisdom and power behind them. 

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