Quotations About / On: CITY

Quotations About / On: CITY
Ralph Waldo Emerson
From Washington, proverbially "the city of distances," through all its cities, states, and territories, it is a country of beginnings, of projects, of designs, and expectations.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whilst we want cities as the centres where the best things are found, cities degrade us by magnifying trifles.
C. Wright Mills
America is a nation with no truly national city, no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center, the political capital, and the financial hub.
Socrates
Our purpose in founding the city was not to make any one class in it surpassingly happy, but to make the city as a whole as happy as possible.
Italo Calvino
Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.
Mason Cooley
A suburb is an attempt to get out of reach of the city without having the city be out of reach.
Nathan Coppedge
Whether they are mad or religious or politicians, the message they receive is that they are in a city, and they hear the messages that concern city-dwellers.
Italo Calvino
The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins.
Johanna Sinisalo
“It is said, once a wise man from the far North told me; it is said that there are in certain parts of Scandinavia cities within cities like there are circles within circles; existent yet invisible. And those cities are inhabited by creatures more terrible than imagination can create : man-shaped but man-devouring, as black and as silent as the night they prowl in.”
William Shakespeare
I hear as good exclamation on your worship as of any man in the city.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If we tire of the saints, Shakspeare is our city of refuge.
Henry David Thoreau
I see less difference between a city and a swamp than formerly.
Henry David Thoreau
What would human life be without forests, those natural cities?
Abraham Cowley
God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.
Dylan Thomas
Washington isn't a city, it's an abstraction.
Mason Cooley
In a strange city, I connect through food and fantasy.
Desmond Morris
The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort
Most benefactors are like unskillful generals who take the city and leave the citadel intact.
Hesiod
Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.

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