The Best Inspirational Walking Quotes to Motivate You to Walk Every Day

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If you’re looking for motivation to get out of bed and start walking each day, you’ll want to start with these inspirational walking quotes. A thoughtful quote can inspire you to start walking and go the extra mile. I know because I have used these quotes to help with my weight loss and fitness journey. Walking is good for the body and mind, and these walking motivation quotes will make it easier and more enjoyable. Moreover, research has shown that inspirational quotes can help you succeed.

The Best Inspirational Walking Quotes

Walking is one of the easiest forms of exercise, and it has many health benefits. Walking not only strengthens muscles and improves blood circulation, but it also relieves stress, improves mood, helps you learn and think more clearly, and can help you lose weight. 

However, sometimes we need a little push to lace up and get out there. But have no fear, the following motivational walking quotes will get you going on your next walk, and they’re also ideal for sharing on social media. 

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Walking Motivational Quotes for Physical Health

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Don’t wish for a good body, walk for it. – Unknown

Walking is man’s best medicine. – Hippocrates

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

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

One hour of walking is 4% of your day. No excuses. – Unknown

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

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

Walking is the desire for life. – Jeffrey C. Robinson

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast. – Thomas Jefferson

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

Walking is the favorite sport of the good and wise. – A. L. Rowse

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

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

The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose. – Charles Dickens

Our first steps are among the most celebrated milestones of our youth. But for some reason, as we age, walking gets taken for granted. That’s puzzling since walking is one of the most comprehensive, and safest, fitness routines available. All you need is a good pair of walking shoes and socks, and you are good to go. – Brion O’Connor 

The civilized man has built a coach but has lost the use of his feet. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Although there are many ways to achieve a healthier lifestyle, walking is proven to have the highest success rate because people are less likely to quit doing it than with other physical activities. – Samantha Morgan

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Walking Motivational Quotes for Mental Health

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Walking brings me back to myself. – Laurette Mortimer

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

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

Shed your thoughts of being in a rut, and get out for an afternoon walk. – Andy Atticus

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

Walking doesn’t just benefit the body—it stills the mind and calms the nerves. – Annie Spratt

Inspirational Quotes for Morning Walks

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

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

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

Doing a morning walk or exercise is more effective than thinking of doing it. – Siddharth Sharma

Starting my day with exercise gives me a big mood and energy boost throughout the day and makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something right off the bat. – Jake Knapp

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. – Walt Whitman

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

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

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

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

Inspirational Quotes for Nature Walks

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Take a walk outside – it will serve you far more than pacing around in your mind. – Rasheed Ogunlaru

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

Walking is a year-round activity, and need not be confined to the dry summer months, for there is as much beauty to be found in the countryside in the leafless months of winter as in vibrant spring and the golden days of autumn. – Kev Reynolds

Walking — especially in parks or natural areas — is one of the best ways to experience the world’s beauty. – Ghiffari Harris 

In the beginning, you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking on a tightrope. – Henri Matisse

It’s impossible to walk in the woods and be in a bad mood at the same time. – Unknown

Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees. – Karl Baker

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

Walking Gets Your Creative Juices Flowing

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking

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

If you seek creative ideas go walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. – Raymond Inmon

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

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

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

Solvitur ambulando, St. Jerome was fond of saying. To solve a problem, walk around. – Gregory McNamee

Inspirational Walking Quotes for the Soul

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

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

There was nowhere to go but everywhere. – Jack Kerouac

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

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

As you walk down the fairway of life, you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round. – Ben Hogan

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. – Helen Keller

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

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

Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet. – Thich Nhat Hanh

The warrior walks alone. – Lailah Gifty Akita

Good walking leaves no track behind it. – Laozi

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

Walking makes the world much bigger and therefore more interesting. – Edward Abbey

Walking through darkness with thoughts full of colors. – Prajakta Mhadnak

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one. – Dolly Parton

From the child’s first faltering step across the homely carpet to the astronaut’s “one giant stride for mankind” over the alien moon dust, walking is the simplest but most glorious declaration of human independence. – Duncan Minshull

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

Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause. – Bruce Feile

One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time. – Barbara Walters

Funny Walking Quotes

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.

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

The more walking-around money I have, the less I walk around. – Iggy Pop

I learned to walk as a baby, and I haven’t had a lesson since. – Marilyn Monroe

I walk fast. Keep moving. Always be a moving target. Marilyn Monroe taught me that. – Liza Minnelli

People think I have an interesting walk. Hell, I’m just trying to hold my gut in. – Robert Mitchum

Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer’s day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. – Roger Miller

Golf is a good walk spoiled. – Mark Twain

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

My biggest fear about becoming a zombie is all the walking I’d have to do. – Unknown

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

Let’s wander where the WIFI is weak. – Unknown

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

I chose the road less traveled, and now, I have no idea where I am. – Unknown

I don’t get it. The trail looked so flat on the map. – Unknown

The hill looked hard at first. But, I got over it. – Unknown

There is no WIFI in the morning forest, but you will find a better connection. – Unknown

Simba was walking too slowly, so I told him to Mufasa. – Unknown

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What’s Your Favorite Walking Quote?

There are many benefits of walking and it is a great way to get fit it also enables us to take time to appreciate the world around us. I hope a few of these best walking quotes will be your companion the next time you go walking. 

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