Adventure Quotations

The Best Adventure Quotations !

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


I have always been crazy about quotations and believed that if everyone would take them seriously and learn from them this world would be a better place. (Hope I'm not stepping on any toes here :-)


So I have browsed my extensive list of quotations that I've collected over the years (yes collecting quotations is another hobby of mine) and selected my favorite adventure quotations , or quotations related to nature and living an adventurous life . If you want quotes with the exact word "adventure", I have put the word in boldface for easy identification.Enjoy!





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If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Alva Edison



It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude.


The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.




It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


All human action is prompted by desire.


We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.

Marie B. Ray



And yet a little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable quickener of sensation; such as a revolution, a battle, or an adventure of any lively description.

Lord Byron




Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so.

Tyron Edwards


I don't believe that one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.

Thomas Stearns Eliot


The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an antagonist.

Charles Robert Darwin





I was angry with my friend; I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe; I told my wrath, my wrath did grow.

William Blake


The fire you burn for your enemy often burns yourself more than him.

Chinese Proverb


The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.

Walter Savage Landor


You may judge a flower or a butterfly by its looks, but not a human being.

Sir Rabindranath Tagore


Morality, like art, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton




The True Artist has the planet for his pedestal; the adventurer , after years of strife, has nothing broader than his shoes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson



A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.

Eugene Ionesco 




If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.

Glenn Clark




We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure . There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

Jewaharlal Nehru

Beauty is the Gift of God.



The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.

Francis Bacon


Beauty is a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter what else you have.

Sir James Matthew Barrie





All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests.

Nathaniel Hawthorne


Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.

Johann Friedrich Von Schiller 


There are two kinds of adventurers ; those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won't.

Rabindranath Tagore


When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson



Cowards die many times before their death; the valiant never taste of death but once.



Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears


Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargain for.



Courage is the mastery of fear, not the absence of fear.


You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

Rabindranath Tagore

Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.

Vaclav Havel



Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.

Johann Friedrich Von Schiller




Better ask twice than lose your way once.




Challenge is what makes men. It will be the end when men stop looking for new challenges.

Sir Edmund Hillary



Chance is the nickname of Providence.

Sebastien Roch Nicolas Chamfort


Chance is the providence of adventurers .

Napoleon Bonaparte 


There is no such thing as chance or accident; the words merely signify our ignorance of some real and immediate cause.

Adam Clarke


In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass, and a nightingale; diversity of character is due to their unequal activity.

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce


Chance favors prepared minds






Change and growth take place when a person has risked themselves and dares to become involved in experimenting with their own life.

Herbert Otto




Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.

Hubert H. Humphrey 


Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.

David Polis



I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.

Vincent Van Gogh 




An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last.

Sir Winston Leopard Spenser Churchhill




The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.

Anatole France 


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