Quotations About / On: CITY

  • 21.
    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).)
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  • 22.
    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).)
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  • 23.
    City wits, country humorists.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 24.
    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).)
  • 25.
    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).)
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  • 26.
    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).)
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  • 27.
    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).)
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  • 28.
    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).)
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  • 29.
    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.)
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  • 30.
    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).)
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