Guest Author - Elizabeth Brennan
Many writers have extolled the virtues of walking - both the physical act of walking and the philosophical idea of a journey, particularly the journey of life.Writers spend their time working with words, choosing the right ones to best express their ideas. We can benefit from their expertise with words. Here are some quotations from some of these writers. Pick your favourite and apply it to your own life and be motivated and inspired by it.
All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.
Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move my thoughts begin to flow.
H. D. Thoreau
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.
Thoughts come clearly when one walks.
Nothing like a night time stroll to give you ideas.
An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
H. D. Thoreau
Now shall I walk or shall I ride?
“Ride,” said Pleasure.
“Walk,” Joy replied.
It’s no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.
St. Francis of Assisi
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walking far.
Don’t walk in front of me.
I may not follow.
Don’t walk behind me.
I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
If you’re walking on thin ice, you might as well dance.
Travellers, there is no path. Paths are made by walking.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
Of all exercises walking is the best.
When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep walking.
Sarah Jessica Parker
You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking on a tight rope.
Enjoy your walking. Choose a favourite quotation, share it with someone else and let it inspire and motivate you.