50 Life Journey Quotes to Inspire You and Make You Think

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Do you love an inspiring or thought-provoking quote as much as I do?  Then you’re in for a treat!  I’ve compiled a list of the best 50 life journey quotes that explore what it really means to see your life as a journey, not just a series of destinations.

Whether you’re currently facing tough times or riding a wave of success, understanding your life as a journey can provide a sturdy framework for personal growth and increasing your happiness.   

“Life is a journey.” This idea isn’t just a line you’d hear in a motivational speech or read in a self-help book. It’s a perspective that, if embraced, can transform how you navigate everyday challenges and victories. 

These quotes encompass various perspectives on life as a journey, emphasizing growth, learning, and the value of experiences along the way.

Not everyone will understand your journey. That's fine. It's not heir journey to make sense of. It's yours. - Zero Dean
Success is not a destination but the road that you're on - Marlon Wayans
Do not follow where the path may lead - to instead where there is not path and leave a trail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

50 Quotes About Life Is a Journey

  1. “Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.” – Oliver Goldsmith
  2. “The only journey is the one within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
  3. “Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on.” – Marlon Wayans
  4. “Life is about the journey, not the destination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
  6. “Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.” – Winnie the Pooh
  7. “Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.” – Drake
  8. “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway
  9. “Never be afraid to travel on a new path.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  10. “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” – Greg Anderson
  11. “Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours.” -Zero Dean 
  12. “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
  13. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  14. “Life is a journey that has a lot of different paths, but any path you choose, use it as your destiny.” – Ryan Leonard
  15. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill
The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place. -Barbara De-Angelis
The journey of life is surprisingly beautiful if you take the time to look around - Unknown
Focus on the journey not the destination. Joy is found not in the finishing of an activity but in doing it. -Greg Anderson

16. “Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” – Matsuo Basho

17. “I’m on the last great journey here – and people want me to tell them what to pack.” -Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

18.  “May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.” – Trenton Lee Stewart

19. “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.” – Don Williams Jr.

20. “Maybe it’s the biggest change of your life to have a very difficult journey! What you learned on that journey you probably wouldn’t have learned even in a thousand easy journeys.” -Mehmet Murat Ildan

21. “Life is a journey filled with lessons, hardships, heartaches, joys, celebrations and special moments that will ultimately lead us to our destination, our purpose in life.” – Nishan Panwar

22. “In the middle of the journey of our life, I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.” – Dante Alighieri

23. “Journeys end in lovers meeting.” – William Shakespeare

24. “The journey becomes the destination when we embrace the moments in between.” -Samya Chauhan

25. “The journey of life is surprisingly beautiful if you take time to look around.” – Unknown

26. “Our life’s journey of self-discovery is not a straight-line rise from one level of enlightenment to another. Instead, it’s a series of steep climbs and flat plateaus.” – Thomas S. Monson

27. “Though the road’s been rocky, it sure feels good to me.” – Bob Marley

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

29. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa

30. “Life’s journey is but a series of steps, forward and backward, but always leading somewhere.” – Unknown

31. “The journey is what brings us happiness, not the destination.” – Dan Millman

32. “The journey itself is my home.” – Matsuo Basho

33. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” -Tony Robbins

34. “Embrace the journey, not the destination. Enjoy the ride.” – Unknown

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

Though the roads been rock it sure feels good to me - Bob Marley
A journey is best measured in friends rather than mile. -Tim Cahill
"Sometimes the longest journey we make is the sixteen inches from our heads to our hearts." – Elena Avila "Sometimes the longest journey we make is the sixteen inches from our heads to our hearts." – Elena Avila

36. “You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.” – Les Brown

37. “Sometimes the longest journey we make is the sixteen inches from our heads to our hearts.” – Elena Avila

38. “Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than a moving plane, ship or train.” – Alain de Botton

39. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

41. “Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think that you’ve lost time.” – Asha Tyson

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

43. “Sometimes it’s worth lingering on the journey for a while before getting to the destination.” – Richelle Mead

44. “Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.” -Drake

45. “A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike.” – John Steinbeck

46. “Journey through the power of the rainbow, create from the heart, and shine like the sun.” – Unknown

47. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

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

49. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan

50. “The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers, along the way, what he needs.” – Wally Lamb

 

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” - Erol Ozan
“The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers, along the way, what he needs.” - Wally Lamb
"Sometimes it's worth lingering on the journey for a while before getting to the destination." – Richelle Mead

Our Favorite Books for Your Life's Journey

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Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
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The Mountain is You by Brianna Wiest
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Living Beautifully by Pema Chodron

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