It’s often said that travelling broadens your horizons. Whether you’re immersing yourself in a new culture or navigating a bewildering city with no more than your wits and a pocket-sized phrasebook to help, travel teaches you something about yourself and your life. So, to tide you over until your next trip we’ve compiled some of the best advice and most astute observations from around the world. These inspirational quotes to live by range from the bon mots of national heroes and literary greats to proverbs passed from generation to generation, with thoughts on everything from the pain of a broken heart to the joys of being alive.

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