Best Money and Travel Quotes


I (Paul Heller) love collecting the Best Money and Travel Quotes for my Fifty Plus Nomad blog. I spend hours searching to find quotes that:

  • Reflect how I feel about an issue
  • Add a new or exciting perspective to a discussion about a place or issue, even if I disagree with the author’s viewpoint.
  • Make me laugh, cry, or smile.
  • Perfectly capture a place, emotion, or issue.

I don’t include quotes about unknown places or travel experiences.

My blog posts lead off with quotes relevant to the post’s subject. I frequently post quotes on my Facebook group: Long Term Traveling and Living Abroad Over 50.

In addition, I have added several previously unseen quotes I discovered while putting together this page.

I hope you enjoy these quotes as much as I enjoyed putting them together.

Let me know if you have any additional quotes to add to this page.

12 Best Making a Living and Travel Quotes

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.
Winston Churchill

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Howard Thurman 

“We used to live in a world where there were people, private citizens, a world where there are businesses, and now we’re living in a world where people can become businesses in 60 seconds.”
Brian Chesky, Founder, Airbnb

“I spend a lot of time wondering if I’m doing it right. At some point, I just remind myself that I’m doing my best. That is enough.”
Myleik Teele

“Vacation, after all, merely rewards work. Vagabonding justifies it.”
Rolf Potts

He who has led you so far will guide you further.”

What you get by achieving your goals Is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Zig Ziglar

“I became an entrepreneur because I was curious about what I could become, It was a curiosity not shared by my employers.”
Barbara Winter

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”
Nelson Mandela

“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

“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

Whereas working a job with the intention of quitting it might have been an act of recklessness a hundred years ago, it is more and more often becoming an act of common sense in an age of portable skills and diversified employment options. Keeping this in mind, don’t worry that you extended travels might leave you with a “gap” on your resume.

Rather, you should enthusiastically and unapologetically include your vagabonding experience on your resume when you return. List the job skills travel has taught you: independence, flexibility, negotiation, planning, boldness, self-sufficiency, improvisation. Speak frankly and confidently about your travel experiences – the odds are, your next employer will be interested and impressed (and a wee bit envious).
Rolf Potts

4 Best Travel Business Quotes

Seek out strategic alliances; they are essential to growth and provide resistance to more significant competition.
Richard Branson

Every single time you make a merger, someone is losing his identity. And saying something different is just rubbish.” 
Carlos Ghosn 

“Every industry, as it comes to a certain level of maturity, there is consolidation. In that consolidation, some fall, but the men will always be there. It is the boys that get sloughed, I would say.”
Arundhati Bhattacharya

“Good customer service costs less than bad customer service.”
Sally Gronow

16 Best Travel and Money Quotes

“There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.”
Anatole France

“He who loses money loses much; He who loses a friend loses much more; He who loses faith loses all.
Eleanor Roosevelt

“A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”
 Yogi Berra

“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”
 Norman Vincent Peale

“Money often costs too much.”
 Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Travel because money returns; time doesn’t”

“With the price of life these days, you’ve got to get everything for free you can.
Carl Rogers

“Taxes are paid in the sweat of every man who labors.
Franklin Roosevelt

“A wise person should have money in their heads, but not in their hearts.”
 Jonathan Swift

“Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.”
Christopher Parker

“There is no way I was born just to pay bills and die.”

 “I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little.”
Alexander Sattler

“And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”
Randy Komisar

“What better way to get to know a culture than to go there and learn their sports? And I say to people who tell me they can’t travel, ‘How much did you spend at the mall this year? How many times did you eat out? Take that money and go.”
Dhani Jones

This notion – that material investment is somehow more important to life than personal investment – is exactly what leads so many of us to believe we could never afford to go vagabonding… Fortunately, the world need not be a consumer product. As with environmental integrity, long-term travel isn’t something you buy into; it’s something you give to yourself. Indeed, the freedom to go vagabonding has never been determined by income level; it’s found through simplicity – the conscious decision of how to use what income you have.
Rolf Potts

“The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by.”
Alek Wek

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Paul Heller has been a lifelong avid traveler and language learner and teacher, Even as a child, he told Santa Claus that he wanted to visit all the children worldwide. At seven years old, Paul wanted to retire to Mexico. At eight, he memorized the name, capital, location, and some facts about every country worldwide. At twelve, he found a book "Lonely Planet: Southeast Asia on a Shoestring" and started developing his own itinerary for a future round-the-world trip. He remained obsessed with travel; after getting a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and working as an administrator, He spent his vacations going to different countries around the globe studying language, touring, and volunteering. In 1994, he quit his job and lived in Russia as a volunteer English instructor. He discovered that he loved teaching languages. In 2004, he decided to make a living out of his travels and founded a community of people who love to travel just like him. He developed 5 three-hour classes about living and traveling long-term worldwide which he taught in over 50 adult education programs throughout the US. After his parents passed, he realized his dream of traveling around the world; cruising and touring some of the most remote places like the North Atlantic, Patagonia, and Oceania; and learning new languages (he knows Spanish, Italian, French, and Russian). Paul encourages everyone to learn foreign languages. He knows that it can be frustrating and slow but that anyone can learn a language if they put in the work and, most importantly, learning a language is well worth the time and effort because it opens up a whole new set of people, ideas, and cultures. He is currently spending the next chapter of his life in Mérida, México. He is excited about using this blog and his classes and workshops to inspire and equip fellow Fifty Plus Nomads with the language, cultural, and psychological skills necessary to be successful and happy long-term travelers and expats over 50.

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