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Famous Quotes and Inspirational Sayings about Cities

We all love his country, his city, his village, his homeland. On the other hand, the famous quotations and inspirational sayings about the cities speak, and we are with them.

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What is the city but the

What is the city but the people? ~ William Shakespeare


Towered cities please us then

Towered cities please us then,
And the busy hum of men. ~ John Milton


This City now doth, like

This City now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,
Ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky;
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air. ~ William Wordsworth


There is hardly one in three

There is hardly one in three of us who live in the cities who is not sick with unused self. ~ Ben Hecht


There are natures that go to the streams

There are natures that go to the streams of life in great cities as the hart goes to the water brooks. ~ Philip G. Hamerton


The roaring street is hung for miles

The roaring street is hung for miles
With fierce electric fire. ~ William Vaughan MoodyIn New York


The city disappears street

The city disappears street by street as you enter it. ~ Ian Seed


The axis of the earth sticks

The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the centre of each and every town or city. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


Suburb a place that isn't city

Suburb: a place that isn’t city, isn’t country, and isn’t tolerable. ~ Mignon McLaughlinThe Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966


No city should be too large

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


In the country the darkness

In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time. ~ Somerset Maugham


In Rome you long for the country

In Rome you long for the country; in the country – oh inconstant! – you praise the distant city to the stars. ~ HoraceSatires


I offer my verses

I offer my verses… chiefly to the denizens of our big Mammon-worshipping cities, in the hope that they may help to lighten the burden of “Sordid Wealth” that weighs so heavily on tens of thousands. If they should be the means of leading one here and there with a lighter heart and keener perception into Nature’s fair domain—there to gather imperishable treasures from the lovely blossoms that kiss the clear brooks and mountain wells, or that smile up to us from our country lanes and bypaths—I shall have done my little to check the Nature-forgetting tendencies of city life. ~ James Rigg“Preface,” Wild Flower Lyrics and Other Poems, 1897


I have an affection for a great city

I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighbourhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


High mountains are a feeling, but the hum

High mountains are a feeling, but the hum
Of human cities torture. ~ George GordonLord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage


God made the country

God made the country, and man made the town. ~ William CowperThe Task, 1785


Don't let the city steal

Don’t let the city steal your soul. ~ Terri Guillemets


Divine Nature gave the fields

Divine Nature gave the fields, human art built the cities. ~ Marcus Terentius VarroDe Re Rustica


Clearly, then, the city is not

Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo. ~ Desmond MorrisThe Human Zoo


Cities force growth, and make

Cities force growth, and make men talkative and entertaining, but they make them artificial. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Cities are the abyss of the

Cities are the abyss of the human species. ~ Jean-Jacques RousseauEmile


Become corrupt

“Become corrupt, corrupt, and you will cease to suffer!” This has been the cry of all cities to man… ~ Alfred de MussetThe Confession of a Child of the Century/La Confession d’un enfant du siècle, 1836, translated from French by Kendall Warren


All cities are mad

All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim. ~ Christopher MorleyWhere the Blue Begins


A city is a large community where

A city is a large community where people are lonesome together. ~ Herbert Prochnow

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