Walking Quotes, Sayings
Walking is a simple pleasure that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities, and these walking quotes can help you appreciate its many benefits.
Best walking quotes
There are many famous quotes about walking, each with its own unique message. Some quotes celebrate the health benefits of walking, while others focus on the meditative qualities of taking a stroll. Still others simply express the joy of being outdoors and moving one’s body.
In this article, we will explore some of the most inspiring and thought-provoking quotes about walking, describing its many benefits such as improved health, mental clarity, and connecting with nature.
Funny walking quotes
But first, let’s begin our walk with a laugh.
1.) Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
2.) My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.
3.) The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
4.) I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
Short walking quotes
These short quotes can be used as captions for your Instagram posts.
5.) Walking is the rhythm of life.
6.) Good walking leaves no track behind it.
7.) Don’t look back — you’re not going that way.
8.) Make your feet your friend.
9.) Walking is a man’s best medicine.
10.) Home is everything you can walk to.
11.) Walking is how the body measures itself against the earth.
Inspirational walking quotes
Walking is easy to do, doesn’t require any special equipment, and can be done almost anywhere. So get out there and start walking!
12.) One step at a time is good walking.
13.) There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them.
14) A walk is only a step away from a story, and every path tells.
15.) Walking is the ultimate travel adventure. You never know where your feet will take you.
Richard A. Schmidt
16.) There comes a longing never to travel again except on foot.
17.) If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.
18.) When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep on walking.
Michael Patrick King
19.) It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Walking benefits quotes
Walking is a great way to improve your overall health. It can help you lose weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases, and improve your mood and energy levels. It’s also a low-impact exercise, so it’s easy on your joints.
For physical health and fitness
20.) Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
21.) Walking is a technique of solitude, a way into reverie. The walker is not a sleepwalker but a daydreamer.
22.) After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.
23.) Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.
Henry David Thoreau
24.) Walking is the favorite sport of the good and wise.
25.) The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best.
26.) Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.
27.) Walking is cheap, fun, safe and acceptable exercise.
28.) Walking is the best possible exercise.
For mental health
29.) Thoughts come clearly while one walks.
30.) If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk.
31.) 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
32.) Walks. The body advances, while the mind flutters around it like a bird.
33.) Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.
34.) Walking and hiking, especially in an ancient wilderness, can heal the mind and body.
For enjoyment and happiness
35.) We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down.
36.) The beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations.
37.) I love walking because it clears your mind, enriches the soul, takes away stress and opens up your eyes to a whole new world.
Spiritual walking quotes
38.) 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
39.) My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.
40.) Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation, a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind. Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility.
41.) I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
42.) 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
43.) As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.
44.) A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Walking quotes about life
45.) After a day’s walk everything has twice its usual value.
George Macauley Trevelyan
With family and friends
46.) Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Walking alone quotes
47.) The woman who follows the crowd will usually go on further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.
48.) It is better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.
49.) I love being part of nature. I love walking alone. It is therapy. One needs to be alone, to recharge one’s batteries.
50.) If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle.
51.) A lone walker is both present and detached, more than an audience but less than a participant. Walking assuages or legitimizes this alienation.
Walking outdoors with nature quotes
52.) In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.
53.) A walk in nature, walks the soul back home.
54.) Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.
55.) 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.
56.) A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right temp. Even a bicycle goes too fast.
Paul Scott Mowrer
57.) Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot.
58.) Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.
In the woods
59.) I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
Henry David Thoreau
60.) I am alarmed when it happens that I have walked a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there in spirit.
Henry David Thoreau
In the morning
61.) Early morning exercise will keep you active for the entire day.
Lailah Gifty Akita
62.) It is quite possible to leave your home for a walk in the early morning air and return a different person — beguiled, enchanted.
Mary Ellen Chase
63.) In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
64.) Inner peace is a quiet evening moonlight walk in the soft falling snow of our minds.
65.) To be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
Famous walking quotes
66.) Not all those who wander are lost.
67.) The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
68.) There is no habit you will value so much as that of walking far without fatigue.
69.) Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
70.) All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.
By authors and poets
71.) If you like my poems let them walk in the evening, a little behind you.
E. E. Cummings
72.) An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
Henry David Thoreau
73.) Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn.
74.) If I could not walk far and fast, I think I should just explode and perish.
75.) Now shall I walk or shall I ride?
‘Ride,’ Pleasure said;
‘Walk,’ Joy replied.
Whether you’re a seasoned walker or just getting started, we hope you found inspiration in this collection of walking quotes!