75 Inspirational Walking Quotes To Get You Out And Exploring

The best inspirational walking quotes will make you think and get you out of the door on your next walk!

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Walking as soon as you wake up in fresh air is a great way to keep fit and healthy.

Walking is a low-impact exercise that needs no equipment and can usually be done at your own pace and timing. It is a perfect physical activity for people who are overweight, elderly, or haven't exercised in a long time.

Walking has immense benefits. A 30-minute walk a day improves cardiac health, reduces excess body fat, prevents weight gain, strengthens bones, reduces the risk for cancer or type 2 diabetes, and the list goes on. We develop a healthy attitude about life by walking. Walking is one of the most influential and oldest ways of physical fitness, and it is also completely free. In walking, it is essential to be consistent. Walking new paths, keeping track of your progress, and choosing different timings like sunrise or sunset may motivate you to walk more.

Here is our pick of favorite hiking and walking quotes to keep your feet moving. You may also check our quotes on road trip quotes and exploring quotes.

Great Quotes About Walking

Walking not only keeps you fit and in good health, but it also helps you appreciate the beauty around you. Add spark to your walking routine with the best walking quotes.

1."There is no habit you will value so much as that of walking far without fatigue."

-Thomas Jefferson.

2.“There was nowhere to go but everywhere.”

– Jack Kerouac.

3."The longest journey begins with a single step."


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

-Henry David Thoreau.

5. "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks."

-John Muir.

6."Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility."

-Gary Snyder.

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

-Carrie Latet.

8."Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson.

9."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.

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

-Rebecca Solnit.

11."All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking."

-Friedrich Nietzsche.

12."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.

13."Walking for health and fitness, the easiest way to get in shape and stay in shape."

-Frank Ring.

14."Do not walk on the road of no return. Repent!"

-Lailah Gifty Akita.

15."I am good at walking away. Rejection teaches you how to reject."

-Jeanette Winterson.

16."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.

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

-G.M. Trevelyan.

18."We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down."

-Robert Sweetgall.

19."But the beauty is in the walking -- we are betrayed by destinations."

-Gwyn Thomas.

20."Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it."

-Steven Wright

21."I put tape on the mirrors in my house so I don't accidentally walk through into another dimension."

-Steven Wright.

Walking Away Quotes

Walking long distances in nature has a profound effect on both the mind and the body. A motivational quote may be just what you need to get out of the door and take the first step.

22."Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time."

-Steven Wright.

23."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.

24."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.

25."I just can't walk away from something I've done all my life. it's part of me."

-Chuck Jordan.

26."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.

27."Most of us need something not to walk away from."

-Josh Stern.

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

-Matthew Henry.

29."I only do this because I'm having fun. The day I stop having fun, I'll just walk away."

-Heath Ledger.

30."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.

31."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.

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

-Jules Renard.

33."When trust is broken how can you repair it? Sometimes you just have to walk away."

-Hattie Lou.

34."Walk on, yes, but don't walk away from people who need you."

-Rachel Hartman.

Adventure Quotes

Pick up your boots and walk your adventure. Best walking quotes to enjoy your adventure experience.

An adventure is a trip that is usually daring and can be dangerous. Walking over a mountain, in a deep forest, or anything a little more risky than usual is adventure walking. Check on the best walking quotes to motivate you to take adventure walking.

35."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.

36."Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life. It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace."

-Dr. Janice Anderson & Kiersten Anderson.

37. "When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen."

-A.A. Milne.

38."Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life."

-Jack Kerouac.

39."Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you. "

-William Blake.

40."The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human."

-Victor Hugo.

41."Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."

-Helen Keller.

42."Wildness is the preservation of the World."

-Henry David Thoreau.

43."Give me a wildness whose glance no civilization can endure."

-Henry David Thoreau.

44."Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt."

-John Muir.

45."Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul."

-Jaime Lyn Beatty.

46."Nature is not a place to visit. It is home."

-Gary Snyder.

47."I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my sense put in order."

-John Burroughs.

Hiking Quotes

Best Hiking quotes to keep you motivated to walk.

Hiking connects us to nature and helps our soul to look deep into the heart. Below are the best hiking and walking quotes.

48."Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity."

-John Muir.

49."Hiking alone lets me have some time to myself."

-Jamie Luner.

50."The mountains are calling and I must go."

-John Muir.

51."Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot."

-Diane Spicer.

52."And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul."

-John Muir.

53."Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better."

-Albert Einstein.

54."In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous."


55."Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street."

-William Blake.

56."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.

57."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.

58."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.

Inspirational Walking Quotes

Sometimes all it takes is a well-phrased quote to motivate and remind yourself that you have what it takes to accomplish your goals. Below are the best inspirational quotes on walking that you needed to boost to energize your mindset.

59."Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you."

-John Ruskin.

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


61."There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."

-Bruce Lee.

62."There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don't allow yourself to become one of them."

-Ralph Marston.

63."Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."

-Mahatma Gandhi.

64."The secret of getting ahead is getting started."

-Mark Twain.

65."A walk in nature, walks the soul back home."

-Mary Davis.

66."Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another."

-Ernest Hemingway.

67."The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best."

-Thomas Jefferson.

68."Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread."

-Edward Abbey.

69."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.

70."The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

-Lao Tzu.

71."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.

72."Just pick up your courage and walk away. Don't waste time. The longer one drags on, the amount of pain accumulates."

-Dick Hirayama.

73."Trust yourself and walk away from situations and people that don't have your best interest at heart.

-Ben Ruston.

74."Anyone or anything that is negative, you should walk away from. Make room for all the positives.

-Wendy John.

75."It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable."


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