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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Walking
 
  If you are for a merry jaunt, I will try for once who can foot it farthest.
Dryden.    
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  The art of walking is at once suggestive of the dignity of man. Progressive motion alone implies power, but in almost every other instance it seems a power gained at the expense of self-possession.
Tuckerman.    
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  The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy, walk and be healthy. “The best of all ways to lengthen our days” is not, as Mr. Thomas Moore has it, “to steal a few hours from night, my love;” but, with leave be it spoken, to walk steadily and with a purpose. The wandering man knows of certain ancients, far gone in years, who have staved off infirmities and dissolution by earnest walking,—hale fellows close upon eighty and ninety, but brisk as boys.
Dickens.    
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