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.


Every walker is a guard on patrol to protect the ineffable.     

Rebecca Solnit

Walking is also an ambulation of mind.      

Gretel Ehrlich

If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.     

Barack Obama

Walks. The body advances, while the mind flutters around it like a bird.     

Jules Renard

[Walking] is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside.     

Elizabeth von Arnim

Walking is good for solving problems — it's like the feet are little psychiatrists.      

Terri Guillemets

Walking is good for the soul.     

Andy Rooney

All walking is discovery. On foot we take the time to see things whole.     

Hal Borland

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.     

Thich Nhat Hanh

Walking through this life really is walking through fire.     

Chaka Khan

We make the path by walking.     

Robert Bly

As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears.     

John Locke

Walking makes us take problems in our stride.     

Andy Hargreaves

Walking is a pastime rather than an avocation.     

Rebecca Solnit

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.      

Friedrich Nietzsche

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.     

Henry David Thoreau

It seems thus possible to give a preliminary definition of walking as a space of enunciation.     

Michel de Certeau