Cities Quotes, Quotations, and Sayings
34 Cities Quotes
The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
Quotes , Source: L'Allegro (l. 117)
Unless the Lord keep the city the watchman waketh in vain.
[Lat., Nisi Dominus frustra.]
Quotes , Source: of the City of Edinburgh
Fields and trees are not willing to teach me anything; but this
can be effected by men residing in the city.
Quotes , Source: Works (vol. III, The Phaedrus)
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.
Quotes , Source: The City of Prague, ("Little Village on Thames")
Petite ville, grand renom.
Small town, great renown.
Quotes , Source: Pantagruel (bk. V, ch. XXXV), of Chinon, Rabelais's native town
Great Homer's birthplace seven rival cities claim,
Too mighty such monopoly of Fame.
Quotes , Source: On Shakespeare's Monument at Stratford-on-Avon
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.
Quotes , Source: Coriolanus (Cominius at III, i)
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