Quotes: cities

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  • R. Brooke
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    Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    Have you known how to take rest? You have done more than he who hath taken empires and cities.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    A man perfects himself by working. Foul jungles are cleared away, fair seed-fields rise instead, and stately cities; and with the man himself first ceases to be a jungle, and foul unwholesome desert thereby. The man is now a man.
  • Albert Speer
    Albert Speer
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    All sensible Army people turned gas warfare down as being utterly insane since, in view of your superiority in the air, it would not be long before it would bring the most terrible catastrophe upon German cities, which were completely unprotected.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome.
  • Akhenaton
    Akhenaton
    Egyptian King, Monotheist BC -~1375
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    As the whirlwind in its fury teareth up trees, and deformeth the face of nature, or as an earthquake in its convulsions overturneth whole cities; so the rage of an angry man throweth mischief around him.
  • Thomas Merton
    Thomas Merton
    American religeous writer, poet 1915-1968
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    Churches and cities are the most wonderful solitudes.
  • Alan Dundes
    Alan Dundes
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    Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.
  • Philo
    Philo
    Hellenistic Jewish philosopher 20BC-50AD
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    Households, cities, countries, and nations have enjoyed great happiness when a single individual has taken heed of the Good and Beautiful. Such people not only liberate themselves; they fill those they meet with a free mind.
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
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    I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.
  • Michelangelo
    Michelangelo
    Italian sculptor, painter and poet 1475-1564
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    I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.
  • In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    German poet 1875-1926
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    Just as language has no longer anything in common with the thing it names, so the movements of most of the people who live in cities have lost their connection with the earth; they hang, as it were, in the air, hover in all directions, and find no place where they can settle.
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