Quotations About / On: CITY
Knowledge and power in the city; peace and decency in the country.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.
(Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. The Unquiet Grave, pt. 1 (1944, revised 1951).)
City wits, country humorists.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
Paris: a city of pleasures and amusements where four-fifths of the people die of grief.
(Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794), French writer, wit. Maxims and Considerations, vol. 2, no. 496 (1796, trans. 1926).)
Moscow is a city that has much suffering ahead of it.
(Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Yartsev in Three Years, Works, vol. 9, p. 70, "Nauka" (1976).)
New York is the last true city.
(Toni Morrison (b. 1931) U.S. (New York) novelist and essayist. As quoted in New York, p. 72 (December 21-28, 1992).)
City people make most of the fuss about the charms of country life.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.
(John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. remark, Nov. 1961. Quoted in Portrait of a President, William Manchester (1962).)
Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds.
(Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 240.)
Most benefactors are like unskillful generals who take the city and leave the citadel intact.
(Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794), French writer, wit. Maxims and Considerations, vol. 2, no. 576 (1796, trans. 1926).)