General Inspiration

Walking and cycling quotations. “Now shall I walk or shall I ride?”

“The distance is nothing, only the first step is difficult” – Madame du Deffand

“On every mountain, height is rest” – Goethe

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

“I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking down the same river” – Zhuangzi

“Now shall I walk or shall I ride? Ride, pleasure said, walk, joy replied”

“Walking is man’s best medicine” – Hippocrates

“Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking” – Machado

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to” – Bilbo Baggins

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

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

“The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure.” – Tibetan Proverb

“When I rest my feet my mind also ceases to function” – J. G. Hamann

“It is good to collect things, but it is better to go on walks” – Anatole France

“To be everywhere is to be nowhere” – Seneca

“One meeting by chance is worth a thousand meetings by appointment” – Arab saying

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

“A pedestrian is a man in danger of his life. A walker is a man in possession of his soul.” – David McCord

“For knowledge, add; For wisdom, take away.” – Charles Simic

“To go fast, go alone; to go far, go together” – African proverb

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

“I like the bicycle for oblivion it gives. I can walk, I think. On a bicycle I go in the wind, I do not think, and nothing is so delicious.” – Emile Zola

“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.” – Goethe

“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” – Abraham Lincoln

“My grandmother started walking 5-miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out until sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” – John Muir

“Not all those who wander are lost” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“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

“It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” – Rumi

“Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac


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