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

John Milton Quotes , Source: L'Allegro (l. 117)

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The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.

John Milton Quotes , Source: L'Allegro (l. 117)

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Unless the Lord keep the city the watchman waketh in vain. [Lat., Nisi Dominus frustra.]

Motto Quotes , Source: of the City of Edinburgh

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Fields and trees are not willing to teach me anything; but this can be effected by men residing in the city.

Plato Quotes , Source: Works (vol. III, The Phaedrus)

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I dwelt in a city enchanted, And lonely indeed was my lot; . . . . Though the latitude's rather uncertain, And the longitude also is vague, The persons I pity who know not the City The beautiful City of Prague.

W.J. Prowse Quotes , Source: The City of Prague, ("Little Village on Thames")

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Petite ville, grand renom. Small town, great renown.

Francois Rabelais Quotes , Source: Pantagruel (bk. V, ch. XXXV), of Chinon, Rabelais's native town

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That is the way to lay the city flat, To bring the roof to the foundation, And bury all, which yet distinctly ranges, In heaps and piles of ruin.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Coriolanus (Cominius at III, i)

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What is the city but the people?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Coriolanus (Sicinius at III, i)

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He [Caesar Augustus] found a city built of brick; he left it built of marble. [Lat., Urbem lateritiam accepit, mamoream relinquit.]

Caius Tranquillus Suetonius Quotes , Source: Caesar Augustus (28), adapted

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