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140 Inspirational Walking Quotes That Will Inspire You To Start Walking

Last Updated: August 16, 2022 by Team

Walking is a low-impact exercise that needs no equipment and can usually be done at your own pace and timing. When taking a walk, you can appreciate the beauty around you. It can also help you to keep in good health while also helping you to take in nature.

Walking is one of the simplest forms of exercise and one that the majority of people can do. And the best part is that exercise has more than just physical benefits. Many mental and emotional benefits come along with it as well. A 30-minute walk a day improves cardiac health, reduces excess body fat, prevents weight gain, strengthens bones, reduces the risk for cancer or type 2 diabetes, and so on. It is a perfect physical activity for people who are overweight, elderly or haven’t exercised in a long time.

Here we have gathered the best walking quotes for when you need some inspiration to get out there.

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140 Walking Quotes To Get You Out And Exploring

Top 10 Walking Quotes

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac

“The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Home is everything you can walk to.” – Jerry Spinelli

“Walking is how the body measures itself against the earth.” – Rebecca Solnit

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

“I know you’ll think this is crazy, but all I want to do is hold you, and I think that if you’ll let me do that just for a few seconds, I can walk away, and never speak to you again.” – David Guterson

“Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.” – John Ruskin

“I put tape on the mirrors in my house so I don’t accidentally walk through into another dimension.” – Steven Wright

“Never fear to deliberately walk through dark places, for that is how you reach the light on the other side.” – Vernon Howard

“Good walking leaves no track behind it.” – Laozi

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking. Nietzsche

Inspirational Walking Quotes

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“You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“It’s the “not exactly knowing of the way, the map was thrown away that makes the setting sun the guide, and makes the setting come alive.”

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

“If you can walk away from a landing, it’s a good landing. If you use the airplane the next day, it’s an outstanding landing.” – Chuck Yeager

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir

“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“He could tell by the way animals walked that they were keeping time to some kind of music. Maybe it was the song in their own hearts that they walked to.” – Laura Adams Armer

“Most of us need something not to walk away from.” – Josh Stern

“I just can’t walk away from something I’ve done all my life. it’s part of me.” – Chuck Jordan

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”

“I have the European urge to use my feet when a drive can be dispensed with.” – Vladimir Nabokov

“Deep down, at the molecular heart of life, the trees and we are essentially identical.” – Carl Sagan

“You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” – Dr. Seuss

“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

“I walk every day, and I look at the mountains and the fields and the small city, and I say: ‘Oh my God, what a blessing.’ Then you realize it’s important to put it in a context beyond this woman, this man, this city, this country, this universe.” – Paulo Coelho

“The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose.” – Charles Dickens

“There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee


Funny Walking Quotes

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“Walking is the favorite sport of the good and wise.” – A. L. Rowse

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

“Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.” – Greg Child

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous.” – Aristotle

“When trust is broken how can you repair it? Sometimes you just have to walk away.” – Hattie Lou

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

“I am good at walking away. Rejection teaches you how to reject.” – Jeanette Winterson

“Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot.” – Diane Spicer

“Wildness is the preservation of the World.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir

“All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling over.” – Richard Branson

“The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.” – Jacqueline Schiff

“If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain.”

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” – John Burroughs

“Formal education teaches how to stand, but to see the rainbow, you must come out and walk many steps on your own.” – Amit Ray

“Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.” – Robert Motherwell

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.

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“I’m tired, it’s too late, it’s cold, it’s raining. Let’s go!.”

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than trees.” – Henry David Thoreau

“I love walking because it clears your mind, enriches the soul, takes away stress, and opens up your eyes to a whole new world .” – Claudette Dudley

“Carry as little as possible, but choose that little with care.” – Earl Shaffer

“The longest journey begins with a single step.” – Pantanjali

“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.”

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” – John Muir

“Cute is when a person’s personality shines through their looks. Like in the way they walk, every time you see them, you just want to run up and hug them.” – Natalie Portman

“Walking through darkness with thoughts full of colors.” – Prajakta Mhadnak

“The compact between writing and walking is almost as old as literature — a walk is only a step away from a story, and every path tells.” – Robert Macfarlane

“Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you. ” – William Blake

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you are climbing it.” – Andy Rooney

“Walking brings me back to myself.” – Laurette Mortimer

“There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them.” – Ralph Marston

“A shoe is not only a design, but it’s a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you’re going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.” – Christian Louboutin

“When we walk into a grove of trees or under an open sky the magic of nature takes over and the heaviness of life lifts a little.” – Natassia Cassinero

“Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.” – George Washington Carver

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Walking is a technique of solitude, away into reverie. The walker is not a sleepwalker but a daydreamer.” – Deirdre Heddon

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

“For hiking is one of those things that you can only do when you have the determination in you.”

“If you are in a bad mood, go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk.” – Hippocrates

“As you walk down the fairway of life, you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.” – Ben Hogan

Walking brings me back to mysely. Laurette Mortimer

Morning Walking Quotes

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“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau

“I have so many things to work on and so many ways that I fail. But that’s what grace is all about. And I constantly wake up every morning trying to get better, trying to improve, trying to walk closer to God.” – Tim Tebow

“I slow down when hiking. The rhythm of nature is more leisurely. The sun comes up, it moves across the sky, and you begin to synchronize to that rhythm.” – John Mackey

“Walks. The body advances, while the mind flutters around it like a bird.” – Jules Renard

“Walk on, yes, but don’t walk away from people who need you.” – Rachel Hartman

Walking is the best way to explore a new place.

Night Walking Quotes

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“We all walk in the dark, and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.” – Earl Nightingale

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” – John Muir

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.” – Edward Abbey

“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” – Mary Davis

“Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.” – Steven Wright

“Whoever walks in the dark has not yet seen the dawn of light.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“Walking is man’s best medicine.” – Hippocrates

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir

“Just pick up your courage and walk away. Don’t waste time. The longer one drags on, the amount of pain accumulates.” – Dick Hirayama

“Do not walk on the road of no return. Repent!” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.” – Confucius

Walking does it for me all the time, It helps my body and also my mind. Charmaine J.Forde

Alone Walking Quotes

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“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I only do this because I’m having fun. The day I stop having fun, I’ll just walk away.” – Heath Ledger

“Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Log off, shut down, get outside!”

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere.” – Jack Kerouac

“If I could not walk far and fast, I think I should just explode and perish.” – Charles Dickens

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

“Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street.” – William Blake

“Some people walk in the rain; others just get wet.” – Roger Miller

“I love walking in the woods, along the trails, by the beaches. I love being part of nature. I love walking alone. It is therapy. One needs to be alone, to recharge one’s batteries.” – Grace Kelly

“It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” – Rumi

“Hiking alone lets me have some time to myself.” – Jamie Luner

“I am alarmed when it happens that I have walked a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there in spirit.” – Henry David Thoreau

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

“A walk in nature, walks the soul back home.” – Mary Davis

“The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best.” – Thomas Jefferson

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can, and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Gautama Buddha

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” – Helen Keller

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

“After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.” – G.M. Trevelyan

“Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking. You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” – Cindy Ross


Walking Quotes Life

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“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

“Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.” – Sir Martin Conway

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Walking for health and fitness, the easiest way to get in shape and stay in shape.” – Frank Ring

“The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations – each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony.” – Ruth Bernhard

“Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn Beatty

“The road is open 24 hours a day.”

“Change your thoughts, and you change your world.” – Norman V. Peale

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.” – Carrie Latet

“But the beauty is in the walking; we are betrayed by destinations.” – Gwyn Thomas

“Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world.” – John Muir

“If every day you practice walking and sitting meditation and generate the energy of mindfulness and concentration and peace, you are a cell in the body of the new Buddha. This is not a dream but is possible today and tomorrow.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.” – Steven Wright

“It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven.” – Matthew Henry

“When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep on walking.” – Michael Patrick King

“I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s shadow; if I fail, or if I succeed, at least I did as I believe.” – Whitney Houston

“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” – George Elliot

“A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.” – Paul Dudley White

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” – John Muir

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” – Rumi

“The warrior walks alone.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“Diversity is about all of us and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.” – Jacqueline Woodson

“Walking is the only form of transportation in which a man proceeds erect – like a man – on his own legs, under his own power. There is immense satisfaction in that.” – Edward Abbey

“We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down.” – Robert Sweetgall

“Tough times don’ people do.” – Robert Schuller

“It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” – Socrates

“The best view comes after the hardest climb.”

“There is no habit you will value so much as that of walking far without fatigue.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility.” – Gary Snyder

“Letting go is hard, but there comes a time when you accept the fact, that you can’t go back to how it was and it’s time to wish them best and walk away.” – Punkinhead Abhishek

“Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life. It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace.” – Dr. Janice Anderson & Kiersten Anderson

“One day, or day one. You decide..”

“I believe that life is hard. That we all are going to walk through things that are hard and challenging, and yet advertising wants us to believe that it’s all easy.” – Jamie Lee Curtis


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