These inspirational walking quotes will motivate you take take a morning walk each day, or push you to embark on a great hiking adventure!
Quotes About Walking
Nothing quite clears the head and energizes the body like a good walk! Whether taking an hour's stroll in the morning, or going on a long distance hike, it's good to connect the soul with nature.
In this collection of inspirational quotes on walking, we've gathered together the best walking quotes, and matched them with gorgeous images.
Take your time as you browse through them, as each quote can conjure up multiple feelings and thoughts.
You'll notice that a lot of these quotes aren't just to do with walking in the outdoors. Many are to do with our journey through life. Good quotes and metaphors stroll hand in hand (see what we did there?!).
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Best Walking Quotes
We've divided this collection of inspiring quotes about hiking into sections. Here's the first quotes about walking.
I can remember walking as a child. It was not customary to say you were fatigued. It was customary to complete the goal of the expedition.
– Katharine Hepburn
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
One step at a time is good walking
– Chinese Proverb
Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
– Steven Wright
Writing is like walking in a deserted street. Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie
– John LeCarre
He who limps is still walking
– Stanislaw Lec
Walking is man's best medicine
Bores put you in a mental cemetery while you are still walking
– Elsa Maxwell
When it comes to walking and hiking, do you prefer day walks or longer multi-day hikes? Each one is rewarding in their own way, as these quotes show!
Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.
– Karl Baker
I've got my fishing rod, compass, bum bag and walking shoes – the lot. How geeky is that?
– Hannah Sandling
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Life is always walking up to us and saying. ‘Come on in, the living's fine,' and what do we do? Back off and take its picture.
– Russell Baker
Inspirational Quotes on Walking
Here's more famous quotes about walking and hiking. Some are of a timeless nature, some by great explorers, and some by writers who experienced magical moments whilst communing with the world when rambling.
The Queen is the only person who can put on a tiara with one hand, while walking down stairs
– Princess Margaret
But two are walking apart forever And wave their hands for a mute farewell
– Jean Ingelow
A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man
– Arnold Toynbee
I can barely walk but it's a privilege to be able to move at all
– Billy Graham
Take a walk on the wild side.
– Lou Reed
Walking Quotes Images
Here's some more classic and funny walking quotes. If you are looking for even more travel inspiration, check out our other collections of quotes at the end of this travel blog post!
A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life
– William Arthur Ward
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
– Henry David Thoreau
Until you walk a mile in another man's moccasins you can't imagine the smell
– Robert Byrne
My doctor told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would, I believed my mother
– Wilma Rudolph
Usually, I walk around and think about things. When I come across a thought that makes me laugh, I write it down.
– Demetri Martin
Morning Walk Quotes
Here's our final travel quotes about hiking and walking. We hope you've enjoyed reading them as much as we did collecting them!
We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light
– Earl Nightingale
When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through
– Jesse Jackson
Walking Motivation Quotes
“After a day’s walk everything has twice its usual value.”
— G. M. Trevelyan
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
– Helen Keller
“Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.”
― Thoreau, Henry David
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
– Lao Tzu
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”
― John Muir
“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
“Walking in shoes is physical walking, but walking barefoot is spiritual walking!”
– Mehmet Murat ildan
“I am extremely happy walking on the downs…I like to have space to spread my mind out in.”
– Virginia Woolf
In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.
– John Muir
Lovely Walk Quotes
“Early morning exercise will keep you active for the entire day.”
– Lailah Gifty Akita
“The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best.”
— Thomas Jefferson
“If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk.”
Walking brings me back to myself.
– Laurette Mortimer
“Walking is cheap, fun, safe and acceptable exercise.”
– Annie Taylor
Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through, and you could go in the back way.
– Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau Walking Quotes
A man may walk abroad and no more see the sky than if he walked under a shed.—Journal, 21 August 1851
After walking by night several times, I now walk by day, but I am not aware of any crowning advantage in it.—Journal, 15 June 1851
An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.—Journal, 20 April 1840
At present, in this vicinity, the best part of the land is not private property; the landscape is not owned, and the walker enjoys comparative freedom. But possibly the day will come when it will be partitioned off into so-called pleasure grounds, in which a few will take a narrow and exclusive pleasure only,—when fences shall be multiplied, and man traps and other engines invented to confine men to the public road; and walking over the surface of God’s earth, shall be construed to mean trespassing on some gentleman’s grounds. To enjoy a thing exclusively is commonly to exclude yourself from the true enjoyment of it. Let us improve our opportunities then before the evil days come.—”Walking”
English literature, from the days of the minstrels to the Lake Poets,—Chaucer and Spenser and Milton, and even Shakespeare, included- breathes no quite fresh and in this sense wild strain. It is an essentially tame and civilized literature, reflecting Greece and Rome. Her wilderness is a green wood,—her wild man a Robin Hood.—”Walking”
Give me the old familiar walk, post-office and all, with this ever new self, with this infinite expectation and faith, which does not know when it is beaten. We'll go nutting once more. We'll pluck the nut of the world, and crack it in the winter evenings. Theaters and all other sightseeing are puppet-shows in comparison. I will take another walk to the Cliff, another row on the river, another skate on the meadow, be out in the first snow, and associate with the winter birds. Here I am at home. In the bare and bleached crust of the earth I recognize my friend.—Journal, 1 November 1858
I am probably the greatest walker in Concord,—to its disgrace be it said.—Thoreau to H.G.O. Blake, 13 March 1856
I must walk toward Oregon, and not toward Europe.—”Walking”
I must walk with more free senses.—Journal, 13 September 1852
I think I cannot preserve my health and spirits unless I spend four hours a day at least—and it is commonly more than that—sauntering through the woods and fields absolutely free from all worldy engagements.—”Walking”
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