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51 Incredibly Inspirational Quotes for Digital Nomads

by | Last updated Mar 28, 2021

Taking the leap and changing your life is never easy. But deep down you know that your current lifestyle doesn’t make you happy and you need to change something? Or maybe you have changed your life already but need a bit affirmation that it was the right thing to do? Wherever you are at the moment, if you are looking for a little bit of motivation, check out the following list. These inspirational quotes for digital nomads will surely boost your determination and give you the reassurance you might need right now.

In case you can’t get enough of inspirational quotes, check out these amazing motivational quotes for entrepreneurs and business owners.

Motivational & Inspirational Digital Nomad Quotes

1. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” – Carl Sandburg, American poet

2. “Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.” – Marian Wright Edelman, Activist

3. “They told me to grow roots, instead I grew wings.” –  Louis de Bernières, British Author

4. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.“ – Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple

5. “If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.” – Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher

6. “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.“ – Charles Darwin, English biologist

7. “The moments you have experienced are the only possession that nobody can take away from you.” – Unknown

8. “If a man would move the world, he must first move himself.“ – Socrates, Greek philosopher

9. “In 20 years, you will be more disappointed by what you didn’t do than by what you did.“ – Mark Twain, American writer

10. “Home is the here and now.” –  Buddhism


11. “Action will remove the doubt that theory cannot solve.“ – Petryl Hsieh

12. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.“ – Bruce Lee, Hong Kong and American actor

13. “Long-term travel is not an act of rebellion against society; it’s an act of common sense within society.” – Rolf Potts, American travel writer

14. “The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today.” – Nolan Bushnell, American electrical engineer and businessman

15. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky, Co-founder of Behance

16. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan, NBA Hall of Famer

17. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb

18. “If in doubt, just walk until your day becomes interesting.” – Rolf Potts, American travel writer

19. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company

20. “Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius


21. “You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.” – Steve Case, Co-founder of AOL

22. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein, Physicist

23. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain, American writer

24. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple

25. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company

26. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky, NHL Hall of Famer

27. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher

28. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group

29. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer


30. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates, Co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation

31. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.“ – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet

32. “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” – Biz Stone, Co-founder of Twitter

33. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison, Inventor

34. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” – Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks

35. “If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” – Reid Hoffman, Co-founder of LinkedIn

36. “Fail often so you can succeed sooner.” – Tom Kelley, Ideo partner

37. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill, American self-help author

38. “If you’ve got an idea, start today. There’s no better time than now to get going. That doesn’t mean quit your job and jump into your idea 100 percent from day one, but there’s always small progress that can be made to start the movement.” – Kevin Systrom, Founder of Instagram

39.  “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister


40. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader, American political activist

41. “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” Michelangelo, Artist

42. “The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of a mistake.” – Meg Whitman, CEO of HP

43. “The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

44. “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb, British author

45. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer, French-German philosopher

46. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison, Inventor

47. “No matter how much experience you have, how many degrees you have, or how well known you have become — there is always something new to learn. Don’t rest on your past experiences. If you do nothing to improve your skills, you won’t stay where you are.” – Laura Spencer, Writer

48. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

49. “For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. “Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it “eventually,” just do it and correct course along the way.”- Timothy Ferriss, Author of The 4-Hour Work Week

50. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur

51. ”Genius is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison, Inventor


No Motivation, No Success

Soo, motivated? ;)

As you may have noticed most of these inspirational quotes for digital nomads deal with the working part of this lifestyle. If you want to read more quotes about the traveling part, head over to my other post, where I show you my favorite motivational travel quotes.

Yes, it is scary to make such a lifestyle change and move away from a conventional life to a location independent job and lifestyle. And there are not only advantages but also downsides of becoming a digital nomad. However, if this is really what you want that sometimes all it takes is a little bit of motivation to get you going and help you be successful with it. Without this motivation (and persistence!) every lifestyle change will be hard.

Learn more about how you can become a digital nomad with the linked comprehensive article.

Do you know any other great and inspirational quotes for digital nomads? Let me know in the comment section below.

Denise Mai

Denise Mai

Founder of Digital Nomad Soul

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by! My name is Denise and I have been working online for more than 10 years. In the past, I worked as a remote employee and freelancer & managed to build a six-figure online business. I know that many others would love to work from home or work while traveling, too. That’s why I want to share my experience and help you on your way to your remote career!

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  1. Absolutely agree! :)

  2. Love the Scott Belsky one “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” So true. Ideas are nothing without action.

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