25+ Inspiring French quotes about adventure (with English Translation)

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French is my native language and if there is one thing that I love about it, it’s how pretty and inspiring it can be.

There are many things to say about travelling and going on an adventure and saying it in French always make it sound somewhat more poetic!

In this article, I’ve selected 25 French quotes about adventure. You can use them for your Instagram captions or as a source of inspiration for your future travels!

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Inspiring french quotes about adventure

 

French quotes about adventure by French authors and celebrities

In this section, you will discover famous quotes from French authors and celebrities. This is the original quote with the English translation.

 

“Ce n’est que dans l’aventure que certaines personnes réussissent à se connaître – à se retrouver.” – André Gide (French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature)

Translation: “Some people only start knowing themselves, finding themselves, when they start going on an adventure”

 

“Dans le voyage, il n’y a pas de certitude, seulement de l’aventure…” – Anonymous

Translation: When you are travelling, there is no certainty, only the adventure…

 

“N’ayez jamais peur de la vie, n’ayez jamais peur de l’aventure, faites confiance au hasard, à la chance, à la destinée. Partez, allez conquérir d’autres espaces, d’autres espérances. Le reste vous sera donné de surcroît.” – Henry de Monfreid (French adventurer and author)

Translation: Don’t ever be afraid of life, don’t ever be afraid of the adventure, trust chance and destiny. Leave, go and conquer other places, other hopes. Everything else will come and it will be even better than you imagined!

 

“L’aventure c’est le trésor que l’on découvre à chaque matin.” – Jacques Brel (French singer and song-writer)
Translation: Adventure is the treasure we discover every morning.

 

French adventure quote from Gauthier

 

« Un des grands malheurs de la vie moderne, c’est le manque d’imprévu, l’absence d’aventures. » – Théophile Gauthier (French poet and novelist)

Translation: One of the worst misfortunes of modern life is the lack of mishaps, the absence of adventures.


“Sans l’incertitude l’aventure n’existerait pas.” – Alain Séjourné (French lawyer)

Translation: Without uncertainty, the adventure wouldn’t exist.


« Si l’on ne se met pas en question, si l’on ne court pas une vraie aventure, au bout de laquelle on sera vainqueur ou vaincu avec le risque de se casser la gueule, alors ça n’a aucun intérêt. » – Louis Guilloux (French writer)

Translation: If we don’t challenge ourselves. If we don’t run after a true adventure, whether it be successful or a defeat with the risk of falling flat on your face, then life is pointless.


“La vie nous laisse le choix d’en faire un accident ou une aventure.” – Anonymous

Translation: Life gives us a choice. We can make it an accident or an adventure.

 

“L’aventure : un événement qui sort de l’ordinaire, sans être forcément extraordinaire.” – Jean-Paul Sartre (French philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter and political activist) / La nausée

Translation: The adventure: an event out of the ordinary, without necessarily being extraordinary.


« Le voyage pour moi, ce n’est pas arriver, c’est partir. C’est l’imprévu de la prochaine escale, c’est le désir jamais comblé de connaître sans cesse autre chose, c’est demain, éternellement demain. » – Roland Dorgelès (French novelist)

Translation: For me, travelling is not about arriving. It’s about leaving. It’s the uncertainty in what’s coming next. It’s the never-fulfilled desire of discovering something else. It’s tomorrow, forever tomorrow.

 

« Aventure : elle est au coin de soi-même. À condition de s’attendre au tournant.» – Philippe Bouvard (French television and radio presenter)

Translation: Adventure is at the next corner. Providing you’re willing to take the turn.

 

“Voyager, c’est grandir. C’est la grande aventure. Celle qui laisse des traces dans l’âme.” – Marc Thiercelin (French navigator)

Translation: Travelling means growing up. It’s the big adventure. The one that will mark your soul forever.


International quotes about adventure in French with English translation

If you want to discover how to say the most famous adventure quotes in French, this part is for you!

 

“La vie est une aventure audacieuse ou rien du tout.” – Hellen Keller (American author and political activist)

Translation: Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

 

“Vivez, voyagez, soyez aventureux, bénissez et ne soyez pas désolé.” – Jack Kerouac (American novelist of French Canadian ancestry)

Translation: Live, Travel, Adventure, Bless and don’t be sorry.

 

“Le plus important, ce n’est pas la destination, mais les mésaventures et les souvenirs que l’on crée le long du chemin.” – Penelope Riley (American Author, from Florida)

Translation: It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way!

 

“Qui traverse la vie voit de nombreuses choses. Qui voyage en voit bien davantage.” – Arabic saying

Translation: The one that goes that through life seeing loads of things. The one who travels sees way more.

 

“Si vous trouvez l’aventure dangereuse, essayez la routine, elle est mortelle.” – Paulo Coelho

Translation: If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.

 

“Voyager enseigne la tolérance.” – Benjamin Disraeli (Former Prime Minister of the United-Kingdom)

Translation: Travel teaches toleration

 

Aristote quote about adventure


“L’aventure en vaut la peine.” – Aristote (Greek Philosopher)

Translation: Adventure is worthwhile

 

“L’instant le plus heureux d’une vie humaine est le départ vers une terre inconnue.” – Richard Francis Burton (British Explorer)

Translation: Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands.

 

“La vie est un défi à relever, un bonheur à mériter, une aventure à tenter.” – Mother Teresa (Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary)

Translation: Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it.

 

“La jeunesse est une victoire du goût de l’aventure sur l’amour du confort.” – Douglas MacArthur (American army general)

Translation: Youth means a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite of adventure over the love of ease

 

“Il n’y a pas de raccourcis vers les endroits qui en valent la peine.” – Beverly Sills (American operatic soprano)

Translation: There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.

 

“Tout ce que vous avez à faire, c’est décider de partir. Et le plus dur est fait.” – Tony Wheeler (English publishing entrepreneur, businessman and travel writer)

Translation: All you’ve got to do is decide to go and the hardest part is over.

 

“En route, le mieux c’est de se perdre. Lorsqu’on s’égare, les projets font place aux surprises et c’est alors, mais alors seulement, que le voyage commence.” – Nicolas Bouvier (Swiss traveller and photographer)

Translation: On the road, it’s always better to be lost. When we get lost, projects become surprises and that’s when, but only then, that the journey begins.

 

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