Morning Walk Quotes

82 Morning Walk Quotes (To Motivate Yourself To Work Out)

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If I tell you walking is a good exercise for the body, you would not be surprised. But few of us have also considered its medicinal benefits for the mind.

Taking a stroll in nature is meditative and calming. As simple as observing a leaf fall or feeling the breeze on your face, it can take our mind off our troubles and is instrumental to cultivate mindfulness. If we take a walk in the morning, it would help start our day with tranquility and clarity in the mind. But doing so daily or regularly requires mental strength and persistence.

We have compiled inspirational quotes to motivate you to get up and walk out of the door on your next walk. Check them out!

Famous Quotes About Walking in the Morning


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

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

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

3. Early morning exercise will keep you active for the entire day. ― Lailah Gifty Akita

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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 Share on X

7. Making excuses to wake up late burns zero calories per hour. – unknown

8. Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and spring. If there is no response in you to the awakening of nature, if the prospect of an early morning walk does not banish sleep, if the warble of the first bluebird does not thrill you – know that the morning and spring of your life are past. Thus may you feel your pulse. – Henry David Thoreau

9. 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

10. I like to walk in the morning. I like to sometimes go to a place where I’m all alone where I’m not going to get a phone call early that hurts my feelings, because once my feelings are hurt, I’m dead in the water. – Francis Ford Coppola

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Motivational Quotes to Get You Go for a Walk


11. Walking brings me back to myself. – Laurette Mortimer

Walking brings me back to myself. Laurette Mortimer

12. Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. – Steven Wright, A Steven Wright Special, 1985,

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

14. Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.” – unknown

15. If every day you practice walking and sitting meditation and generate the energy of mindfulness and concentration and peace, you are a cell in the body of the new Buddha. This is not a dream but is possible today and tomorrow. – Thich Nhat Hanh

16. 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

17. Walking is man’s best medicine – Hippocrates

18. You need special shoes for hiking – and a bit of a special soul as well. – Terri Guillemets

19. All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking. – Friedrich Nietzsche Share on X

20. The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir

21. 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, 1913, in Linnie Marsh Wolfe, ed., John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, 1938

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

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

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

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

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

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

29. Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. - Wallace Stevens Share on X

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

31. 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

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

33. 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

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

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

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

36. [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

37. 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 D. White

38. Walking is the most natural way to increase energy, reduce stress and maintain joint health and flexibility. Walking strengthens the muscles. That helps shift pressure from joints and reduce pain. Repeated walking compresses and releases knee cartilage helping to nourish joints and stave off deterioration. – Steve Agyei

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

40. After a day’s walk everything has twice its usual value. – George Macauley Trevelyan Share on X

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

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

43. One hour of walk is 4% of your day. No excuses. – unknown

44. Thoughts come clearly while one walks. – Thomas Mann

45. If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. —Raymond Myers

46. A little fresh air would be good for you just now. The weather is lovely; and a little stroll in the park will bring the colour back to your cheeks. – J. Palgrave Simpson, For Ever and Never, 1884

47. Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn’t formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them. – Lee Haney

48. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. – Mahatma Gandhi

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Funny Quotes About Walking

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

50. If a woman goes for a walk every morning, she can improve the health of at least 10 men. – unknown

51. There is no wifi in the morning forest, but you will find a better connection. – unknown

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

52. I consider my refusal to exercise today as resistance training. – unknown

53. 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

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

55. Exercise is like telling your body “you’re gonna hate me for this, but you’ll thank me later.” – unknown

56. The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen. – unknown

57. 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

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

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

60. If you are in a bad mood, go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk. —Hippocrates Share on X

61. He who limps is still walking. – Stanislaw J. Lec

62. 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

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

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

65. The hardest lift of all is lifting your butt off the couch. – unknown

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Beautiful Quotes about Walking

66. In every walk in nature one receives far more than he seeks. – John Muir Share on X

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

68. I walk every day, and I look at the mountains and the fields and the small city, and I say: ‘Oh my God, what a blessing.’ Then you realize it’s important to put it in a context beyond this woman, this man, this city, this country, this universe. – Paulo Coelho

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

70. 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

71. The hard part isn’t getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape. – unknown Share on X

72. What really helps motivate me to walk are my dogs, who are my best pals. They keep you honest about walking because when it’s time to go, you can’t disappoint those little faces. – Wendie Malick

73. The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance,” 1841

74. When you have worn out your shoes, the strength of the shoe leather has passed into the fiber of your body. I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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75. The true charm of pedestrianism does not lie in the walking, or in the scenery, but in the talking. The walking is good to time the movement of the tongue by, and to keep the blood and the brain stirred up and active; the scenery and the woodsy smells are good to bear in upon a man an unconscious and unobtrusive charm and solace to eye and soul and sense; but the supreme pleasure comes from the talk. – Mark Twain

76. 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, “Walking”

77. 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

78. Many people nowadays live in a series of interiors… disconnected from each other. On foot everything stays connected, for while walking one occupies the spaces between those interiors in the same way one occupies those interiors. One lives in the whole world rather than in interiors built up against it. – Rebecca Solnit

79. I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. – John Burroughs

80. To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… To be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life. – John Burroughs

81. Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded. – unknown Share on X

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

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