Walking Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old walking quotes, walking sayings, and walking proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep on walking.     

Michael Patrick King

After a day's walk everything has twice its usual value.     

George Macauley Trevelyan

A morning walk gives the body a chance to forgive the trials and tribulations of yesterday, to shed its rubbish and mental clutter.      

Terri Guillemets

Walking gets the feet moving, the blood moving, the mind moving. And movement is life.      

Terri Guillemets

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.     

Thomas Jefferson

But the beauty is in the walking – we are betrayed by destinations.     

Gwyn Thomas

If you are in a bad mood go for a walk.If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.     


Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.     

Steven Wright

It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven.     

Matthew Henry

It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.     

Francis of Assisi

Walking is the favorite sport of the good and wise.     

A. L. Rowse

A lone walker is both present and detached, more than an audience but less than a participant. Walking assuages or legitimizes this alienation.     

Rebecca Solnit

We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.     

Earl Nightingale

The destiny of every walking man is to immerse himself in the panorama surrounding him, to the point of becoming one with it and, ultimately, to vanish.     

Federico Castigliano

Walking . . . is how the body measures itself against the earth.     

Rebecca Solnit

Good walking leaves no track behind it.     


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.      

Gary Snyder

Walking is easy... but it requires faith to find the right path.     

John Twelve Hawks

If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.      

Raymond Inmon

Walking is the natural recreation for a man who desires not absolutely to suppress his intellect but to turn it out to play for a season.     

Leslie Stephen

Walking shares with making and working that crucial element of engagement of the body and the mind with the world, of knowing the world through the body and the body through the world     

Rebecca Solnit

Walking is man's best medicine.     


Walk like you have three men walking behind you.     


The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.     

Jacqueline Schiff

A morning walk sets us out on the right foot for the day.     

Terri Guillemets

You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.     

Richard Branson

No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.     

Cyril Connolly

Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.     

Carrie Latet

There is this to be said for walking: it's the one mode of human locomotion by which a man proceeds on his own two feet, upright, erect, as a man should be, not squatting on his rear haunches like a frog.     

Edward Abbey

But in every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.     

John Muir