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100 Walking Quotes for that Inspiration to Keep Moving

Going for a walk clears your mind, gets your blood moving and lifts your spirits. We make sure we go for a walk as often as possible. Here we have gathered the best walking quotes for when you need some inspiration to get out there.

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Our Favorite Walking Quotes

“Walking gets the feet moving, the blood moving, the mind moving. And movement is life.” – Terri Guillemets

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

Woman walking on log with walking quotes by Hippocrates

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

“My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.” – Aldous Huxley

“Make your feet your friend.” – J.M. Barrie

“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.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“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

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

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

Man on mountain hiking trail with funny hiking quotes for Instagram

“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 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

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

Person on trail with quotes on walking by Charles Dickens

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

Short Walking Quotes for Instagram

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

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

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

Person on forest trail with short walking quotes for Instagram by Laurette Mortimer

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.” – Wallace Stevens

“To solve a problem, walk around.” – Gregory McNamee

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Walking Captions, Running Captions, Workout Captions and Hiking Captions.

Funny Walking Quotes

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

“Walking is good for solving problems — it’s like the feet are little psychiatrists.” – Terri Guillemets

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

Person on snowy trail with funny walking quotes by Hippocrates

“Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.” – Henry David Thoreau

“I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.” – G.M. Trevelyan

“He who limps is still walking.” – Stanislaw J. Lec

“Walking takes longer… than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed.” – Edward Abbey

“You can never walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, but you can walk a mile in your own and be proud of it.”- Zach Anner

“Look in my eyes, see what I see Do what I do, be what I be Walk in my shoes, hurt your feet Then know why I do dirt in the street.”- DMX

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

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

Person in canyon with funny walking quotes by Steven Wright

“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.” – A.A. Milne

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

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

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

“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.” – Ellen DeGeneres

Inspirational Walking Quotes

“Thoughts come clearly while one walks.” – Thomas Mann

“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

“It is better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.” — Herman Siu

Person on beach with walk alone quotes by Herman Siu

“[Hiking] is the best workout!… You can hike for three hours and not even realize you’re working out. And, hiking alone lets me have some time to myself.” – Jamie Luner

“When I am in turmoil, when I can’t think, when I am exhausted and afraid and feeling very, very alone, I go for walks. It’s just one of those things I do. I walk and sooner or later, something comes to me, something to make me feel less like jumping off a building.” — Jim Butcher

“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.” — Albert Einstein

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

Person on trail with quotes about walking in the forest by John Muir

“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

“A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods.” – Rachel Carson

Rainy trees

“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

“I think that 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 over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

Person walking down trail with tall trees and a quotes about walking in the woods that reads I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.

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

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

“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

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder

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

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

Person on snowy trail with nature walk quotes by John Muir

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

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“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

“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

“Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that who cares?… He’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes!” — Billy Connolly

“If you could walk a mile in my shoes you’d be crazy too.”- Tupac Shakur

“Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.”

“Walk a day in my shoes….” – Mark Steber

“We all walk in different shoes.”- Kenneth Cole

Person on beach with walk in my shoes quotes by Kenneth Cole

“Until you walk a mile in another man’s moccasin, you can’t imagine the smell.” – Robert Byrne

“We walk the same path, but got on different shoes, live in the same building, but we got different views.”- Drake

“If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew.” — Pocahontas

“You’d have to walk a thousand miles in my shoes just to see what its like to be me!!”- Eminem     

“Yours are the only shoes made to walk your journey.” – Charles F. Glassman

“Before you abuse, criticize, and accuse walk a mile in my shoes.”- Elvis Presley

“Forget the shoes, forget the mile long walk … just stop judging each other.”- Stuart Duncan

“When people tell me nothing has changed, I say come walk in my shoes and I will show you change.”- John Lewis

“Now we walk together, forever.” – Ruben & Braceli

“Walking together, matching our footfalls.” – Sally Thorn

“If you want to walk fast, walk alone, but if you want to walk far, walk together.” – Ratan Tata

“I could walk a mile in your shoes, but I already know they’re just as uncomfortable as mine. Let’s walk next to each other instead….”- Lynda Meyers

“Walking together and exchanging kisses. Holding hands like we’re Mr. and Mrs.” – Vineeza Shakeeb

“Walking together. Creating memories.” – Surabhi Rai

Three people walking with walking together quotes by Sarabhi Rai

“Come, dear heart. Lean on me and let us walk this path together.” – Juliet Marillier

“Just walk with me on this path and let the light that is inside us lead the way.” – JmStorm

“I’m not asking you to walk in my shoes; I’d never wish my afflictions on anyone. But could you walk beside me on secure ground and reach to hold my hand?”- Richelle E. Goodrich

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” — Albert Camus

“Walk with me for a while, my friend – you in my shoes, I in yours – and then let us talk.”- Richelle E. Goodrich

“What is the world at its best but a little round field of the moving pictures with two walking together in it?” – O. Henry

“Symphony starts when you walk together, feel the heart beats and understand the unspoken words.” – Amit Ray

“Once the thought of walking together is now thinking about walking ahead or walking behind.” – Mahendra Beera

“We were just two people headed in the same direction, and walking together was better than walking alone. Love should be more than that.” – Bette Lee Crosby

“Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.” – Rumi

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

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

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” –  Eleanor Roosevelt

“The moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.” – Henry David Thoreau

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“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

“Days of slow walking are very long: they make you live longer because you have allowed every hour, every minute, every second to breathe, to deepen, instead of filling them up by straining the joints.” – Frédéric Gros

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

“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

“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

Person on trail with inspirational walking quotes byRobert Motherwell

“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

“Give me a wildness whose glance no civilization can endure.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

“When you walk in the mountains or swim in the sea, again, you set yourself free.” – Jay Woodman

“Take a quiet walk with Mother Nature. It will nurture your mind, body and soul.” – Antony Douglas Williams

Morning Walk Quotes

“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

“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

“This early piece of the morning is mine.” – Wallace Stegner

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

Person on beach with morning walk quotes by Henry David Thoreau

“Early morning exercise will keep you active for the entire day.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” – Lemony Snicket

“A person who goes for the morning walk in sleepers is likely to grasp the insightful things better on a sensitive matter than one who goes for the walk with the shoes put on.” – Anuj Somany

“I like to walk in the morning.” – Francis Ford Coppola

“I like my coffee black and my mornings bright.” – Terri Guillemets

Sunrise over mountains with short morning quotes by Guillemets

“I haven’t got any special religion this morning. My God is the God of Walkers. If you walk hard enough, you probably don’t need any other god.” – Bruce Chatwin

“Toward seven o’clock every morning, I leave my study and step out on the bright terrace; the sun already burns resplendent between the shadows of the fig tree, makes the low wall of coarse granite warm to the touch. With my basket and small hoe in hand, facing the sun, I go out for my morning walk.” – Hermann Hesse

Evening Walk Quotes

“I took my morning walk, I took my evening walk, I ate something, I thought about something, I wrote, I napped and dreamt something too, and with all that something, I still have nothing because so much of something has always been and always will be you.” – Mark Z. Danielewski

“To be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… these are some of the rewards of the simple life.” – John Burroughs

Person on beach wtih evening walk quotes by John Burroughts

“Inner peace is a quiet evening moonlight walk in the soft falling snow of our minds.” – Wes Adamson

“As much as I’d like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don’t really believe it can happen.”— Chris Van Allsburg

“Routines may include taking a warm bath or a relaxing walk in the evening or practicing meditation relaxation exercises.” – Andrew Weil

“If you like my poems let them walk in the evening, a little behind you” – E. E. Cummings

“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” – Sarah Williams

Night sky with good night quotes funny and inspirational

“One day we took each other by the hand and went for a walk in the evening. And we walked like that for our whole life.” – Mikhail Gorbachev

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

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

“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

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

“Anyone or anything that is negative, you should walk away from. Make room for all the positives.” -Wendy John

Person on beach with walk away quotes by Wendy John

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

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

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

“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

“When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on.” – Dave Pelzer

Person walking on beach with time to move on quotes by Pelzer

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

“Trust yourself and walk away from situations and people that don’t have your best interest at heart.” -Ben Ruston

Walking Sayings

  • Starting with baby steps
  • Barefoot. Mindful. Open. Connecting with the earth.
  • Be a solitary walker: walk alone, talk to yourself, sometimes sing
  • Walking fast enough to make my own breeze
  • Walk more; worry less
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  • Walk through life with your mind wide open
  • Walk often. Walk always.
  • Walking in sunshine
  • Life is full of ups and downs. Walk on the right path.
  • I find walks cheaper than therapy
  • It’s just a hill. Walk over it.
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  • The Walking Wounded
  • Walking makes it easy to forget to check your phone
  • Walking tall
  • The Young and the Breathless
  • Time to walk your walk, not just talk your talk
  • I’d rather walk than run, but I’ll jog if there are cupcakes at the end
  • Walk more, live longer.
  • Walking, the best way to get inspired
  • A walk in the woods sometimes means getting lost
  • Life is a journey. And I’m walking every step of the way.
  • Strolling into the weekend
  • Halfway to somewhere
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  • Let’s wander where the WiFi is weak.
  • You are never too old to play outside.
  • Life is better in hiking boots.
  • I’m not lost. I’m exploring.

So that is our list of quotes and sayings. Hope you found the perfect one for you.

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Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

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