— Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862
„Walk the Path: No truth can set you free unless you walk the enlightened path diligently, pragmatically and wisely.“
— Thich Nhat Tu Vietnamese philosopher 1969
Buddhist Socteriological Ethics: A Study of the Buddha’s Central Teachings (1999)
„When people laughed at him because he walked backward beneath the portico, he said to them: "Aren't you ashamed, you who walk backward along the whole path of existence, and blame me for walking backward along the path of the promenade?"“
— Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 a.C.
Quoted by Stobaeus, Stobaeus, iii. 4. 83
— Walter Winchell American gossip journalist 1897 - 1972
„Walk a single path, becoming neither cocky with victory nor broken with defeat, without forgetting caution when all is quiet or becoming frightened when danger threatens.“
— Kanō Jigorō Japanese educator and judoka 1860 - 1938
Kodokan Judo (1882), p. 25
„I was told you either stand or you fall, as long as you know when you walk you holding' hands with a god. That alone can turn the dark to a walk in the park.“
— Blu American rapper and music producer 1983
Below the Heavens (2007), The World Is (Below the Heavens)
„When I walk into a room, I know that everyone in it loves me. I just don’t expect them to realize it yet.“
— Byron Katie American spiritual writer 1942
Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life (2002)
„A reminder of what it was to be mortal and so doomed to tread one road only and that one only once…We can never truly know the path we have not walked.“
— Guy Gavriel Kay, livro Tigana
Tigana (1990), Chapter 4 (p. 79)
— Antonio Machado, livro Kampos di Kastilia
Context: Wanderer, your footprints are the path, and nothing else; wanderer, there is no path, the path is made by walking. Walking makes the path, and on glancing back one sees the path that will never trod again. Wanderer, there is no path— Just steles in the sea. "Proverbios y cantares XXIX" [Proverbs and Songs 29], Campos de Castilla (1912); trans. Betty Jean Craige in Selected Poems of Antonio Machado (Louisiana State University Press, 1979)
„We fall short when we ascribe all the modes of happiness to walking in paths of rectitude. There are joys which only tramps and thieves know.“
— Henry S. Haskins 1875 - 1957
Meditations in Wall Street (1940), p. 116
„Walking has been one of the constellations in the starry sky of human culture, a constellation whose three stars are the body, the imagination, and the wide-open world, and though all three exist independently, it is the lines drawn between them—drawn by the act of walking for cultural purposes—that makes them a constellation. Constellations are not natural phenomena but cultural impositions; the lines drawn between stars are like paths worn by the imagination of those who have gone before. This constellation called walking has a history, the history trod out by all those poets and philosophers and insurrectionaries, by jaywalkers, streetwalkers, pilgrims, tourists, hikers, mountaineers, but whether it has a future depends on whether those connecting paths are traveled still.“
— Rebecca Solnit Author and essayist from United States 1961
Wanderlust: A History of Walking (2001)
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
The Manual of the Warrior of Light (1997), Context: Every Warrior of the Light has suffered for the most trivial of reasons. Every Warrior of the Light has, at least once, believed he was not a Warrior of the Light. Every Warrior of the Light has failed in his spiritual duties. Every Warrior of the Light has said "yes" when he wanted to say "no." Every Warrior of the Light has hurt someone he loved. That is why he is a Warrior of the Light, because he has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than he is. Each stone, each bend cries welcome to him. He identifies with the mountains and the streams, he sees something of his own soul in the plants and the animals and the birds of the field. Then, accepting the help of God and of God's signs, he allows his personal legend to guide him toward the tasks that life has reserved for him. On some nights, he has nowhere to sleep, on others he suffers from insomnia. "That's just how it is," thinks the warrior. "I was the one who chose to walk this path." In these words lies all his power: He chose the path along which he is walking and so has no complaints.
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Voces (1943), Dirán que andas por un camino equivocado, si andas por tu camino.
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, The Red Shoes (1993)
„When shall we see a life full of steady enthusiasm, walking straight to its aim, flying home, as that bird is now, against the wind — with the calmness and the confidence of one who knows the laws of God and can apply them?“
— Florence Nightingale English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing 1820 - 1910
Cassandra (1860), Context: Society triumphs over many. They wish to regenerate the world with their institutions, with their moral philosophy, with their love. Then they sink to living from breakfast till dinner, from dinner till tea, with a little worsted work, and to looking forward to nothing but bed. When shall we see a life full of steady enthusiasm, walking straight to its aim, flying home, as that bird is now, against the wind — with the calmness and the confidence of one who knows the laws of God and can apply them?
„Say not, "I have found the path of the soul." Say rather, "I have found the soul walking upon my path." For the soul walks upon all paths.“
— Khalil Gibran, livro O Profeta (livro)
The Prophet (1923), Context: Say not, "I have found the path of the soul." Say rather, "I have found the soul walking upon my path." For the soul walks upon all paths. The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.
— Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 a.C.
Florilegium, "Pythagorean Ethical Sentences From Stobæus" (1904)