Walking is, I think, one of the finest past-times that mankind has ever come up with. Both the soul and the mind are re-invigorated — unless of course the gradient is too steep…

This concept is, of course, not new. Indeed, it has been shared by numerous people from the beginning of time, and I decided to find some citations that support the mindset.

To find new things, take the path you took yesterday.

John Burroughs

No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.

Cyril Connolly

Now shall I walk
or shall I ride?
“Ride,” Pleasure said;
“Walk,” Joy replied.

William H. Davies

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.

Aldous Huxley

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.

John Muir

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.

Wallace Stevens

How can you explain that you need to know that the trees are still there, and the hills and the sky? Anyone knows they are. How can you say it is time your pulse responded to another rhythm, the rhythm of the day and the season instead of the hour and the minute? No, you cannot explain. So you walk.


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