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
My steps became extravagantly buoyant, like those of a high wire artist walking on a hidden trampoline. Robert Traver
As she walked she lifted her knees high, her feet far out in front of her, like a drum majorette on parade. Nancy Huddleston Packer
The men walked like scissors; the women trod like cats. Katherine Mansfield
Walking ten thousand miles is better than reading ten thousand books. Chinese Proverb
What's the need of visiting far-off mountains and bogs, if a half-hour's walk will carry me into such wildness and novelty. Henry David Thoreau
A man's health requires as many acres of meadow to his prospect as his farm does loads of muck. Henry David Thoreau
When the spring stirs my blood / With the instinct to travel, / I can't get enough gravel / On the old Marlborough Road. Henry David Thoreau
Start walking and keep walking—and if you ever come near him again, I'll break both your legs. Aline MacMahon
Walking was a habit that was to stay with him all his life. Anuradha Kumar
Sitting or walking, the body must be held erect. To sit or stand otherwise is a sign of laziness. Ghandiji
Those who, for some reason or the other, cannot undertake physical labour, should make it a point to take regular exercise. In my opinion, a brisk walk in the open is the best form of exercise. Mohandas Ghandiji