Cities And Life Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Cities And Life

#1. Cities have to realize that whatever the federal government is going to do, it's not going to be enough. And cities that proactively take control of their own quality of life initiatives are going to be the cities that ultimately attract the highly talented young people and create the jobs. - Author: Mick Cornett
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#2. The giant neon spinning discs are a reminder of the huge role that Sam Sniderman and his store played in the cultural life of Toronto and I believe they should be preserved and remounted in the interests of our city's heritage. - Author: Gordon Lightfoot
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#3. I grew up in Baltimore which is a one of the biggest drug cities. I've seen a lot of drugs ... so it was always around me, but I never really indulged in those type of activities. I never used drugs in my life and I was blessed enough with the wisdom and the strength to move forward. - Author: Mario
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#4. Often when I walked alone in the mountains, I tried to make sense out of the two halves of my life. What went on in the city during the week seemed chaotic and unrelated to the events in my mountain world. - Author: Galen Rowell
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#5. Geneva is a city where the living conditions and hospitality provided by both the population and authorities of Geneva - at all levels - are exemplary and greatly facilitate the work and daily life of WHO employees. - Author: Margaret Chan
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#6. With the wings of a bird and the heart of a man he compass'd his flight, And the cities and seas, as he flew, were like smoke at his feet. He lived a great life while we slept, in the dark of the night, And went home by the mariners' road, down the stars' empty street. - Author: Ernest Rhys
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#7. When we deal with cities we are dealing with life at its most complex and intense. Planners are guided by principles derived from the behaviour and appearance of suburbs, tuberculosis sanatoria, fairs and imaginary dream cities - from anything but cities themselves. - Author: Jane Jacobs
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#8. I think it's evident that expensive neighborhoods in Seattle are surrounded by natural beauty. That elevates city life. So if we can make cities more attractive in the long run, we can be smarter about issues like development, zoning and economics. - Author: Stone Gossard
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#9. Detroit is big enough to matter in the world and small enough for you to matter in it. - Author: Jeanette Pierce
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#10. What we don't talk about enough is Ohio's unique and remarkable quality of life. We are a state of cities, small towns and growing suburbs where life is affordable and destinations within reach. There is no better place to raise a family. - Author: Bob Taft
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#11. We believe widespread adoption of home solar will significantly improve life in cities by phasing out polluting coal plants, eliminating miles of ugly new transmission lines, and ensuring cleaner, healthier lives. - Author: Lynn Jurich
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#12. I think Uber is a good car service, but Lyft is going after a much bigger problem in trying to make life without a car possible and reinvent the way people get around cities. - Author: Logan Green
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#13. He dreamed of deserts and great empty cities and imagined he could feel the minutes and hours of his life running through him, as though he were nothing but an hourglass of flesh and bone. - Author: Laini Taylor
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#14. I have two daughters that are the loves of my life and I want to leave them a better world, a better country, a better state and a better city. - Author: Michael Bloomberg
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#15. There are more hidden spaces in a city, more hidden lives and hidden emptinesses, and more darkened windows where shadow people pass fleetingly in and out of sight. - Author: Kate Milford
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#16. In the city one clings to nostalgic and unreal signs of community, takes forced refuge in codes, badges and coteries; the city's life, of surfaces and locomotion, usually seems too dangerous and demanding to live through with any confidence. - Author: Jonathan Raban
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#17. Here was long period on my life when I was very disappointed by the fact I wasn't gay. Because I grew up going to gay clubs, living in New York and LA, both very gay cities. - Author: Moby
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#18. Penny knew also she loved the country for its beauty. Cities could be magnificent, astounding, fantastic, but they were not consistently beautiful and simple. Penny liked uncomplicated beauty. - Author: Dorothy Deming
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#19. At least until there are new lakes in the clouds that open upon living cities as yet unknown, and perhaps forever, that is a question which you must answer within your own heart. - Author: Mark Helprin
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#20. Not by human dwellings
not in crowded cities alone, are the sights and sounds of life. The wildest places of the earth are full of them. - Author: Solomon Northup
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#21. We must, therefore, be here as strangers and pilgrims, that we may plainly declare that we seek a city above. - Author: Anne Bradstreet
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#22. Many of the men we wanted were used to living in cities or near large metropolitan areas and were a bit dubious about the prospects of life in a remote, sparsely populated area. We had somewhat similar trouble with the engineering people, although they were not so concerned at being isolated. - Author: Leslie R. Groves
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#23. Big cities squeeze the ability to be patient right out of people. Life becomes too frantic and rushed. It's a sad thing. - Author: Deb Baker
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#24. My work doesn't speak about individuals (it's not portraiture in the traditional sense), it tries to speak about life in general in cities of the West - which is where I live and what I understand. - Author: Beat Streuli
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#25. And somewhere
out there,
in the river of
wife beaters,
overeducated legalized thieves,
fascist police,
and bitter rivalries
someone told me
it's a good city,
and I don't know
what's more frightening - Author: Phil Volatile
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#26. Architects are mostly self-centered and their buildings express their ego. [They are] not social buildings to make it more comfortable for people - to make life better for people. The cities have to be designed so people can get together and talk with one another. - Author: Jacque Fresco
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#27. That song helped make me a world citizen. It allowed me to live, work and sing in any city on the globe. It changed my whole life. - Author: Tony Bennett
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#28. But in its de facto alliance with Caesar, Christianity connives directly in the murder of Creation. For in these days, Caesar is no longer a mere destroyer of armies, cities, and nations. He is a contradicter of the fundamental miracle of life. - Author: Wendell Berry
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#29. City of rest! - as it seems to our modern senses, - how is it possible that so busy, so pitiless and covetous a life as history shows us, should have gone to the making and the fashioning of Venice! - Author: Mary Augusta Ward
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#30. If I were trapped in one city and had to eat one nation's cuisine for the rest of my life, I would not mind eating Japanese. I adore Japanese food. I love it. - Author: Anthony Bourdain
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#31. Southern California, which is shaped somewhat like a coffin, is a giant sanatorium with flowers where people come to be cured of life itself in whatever way .... This is the last stop before the sun gives up and sinks into the black, black ocean, and night - usually starless here - comes down. - Author: John Rechy
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#32. [Cities] are not like suburbs, only denser. They differ from towns and suburbs in basic ways, and one of these is that cities are, by definition, full of strangers. - Author: Jane Jacobs
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#33. I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

(John 11:25-26) - Author: Anonymous
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#34. Socrates was the first to call philosophy down from the heavens and to place it in cities, and even to introduce it into homes and compel it to inquire about life and standards and goods and evils. - Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
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#35. Twitter has been my life's work in many senses. It started with a fascination with cities and how they work, and what's going on in them right now. - Author: Jack Dorsey
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#36. Symbolic of life, hair bolts from our head[s]. Like the earth, it can be harvested, but it will rise again. We can change its color and texture when the mood strikes us, but in time it will return to its original form, just as Nature will in time turn our precisely laid-out cities into a weed-way. - Author: Diane Ackerman
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#37. I spent some time in France, visited Egypt and Mexico City. I hung out, biked around, planted some tomatoes. I did everything except wake up in a new town everyday. It was really boring. It's just life. - Author: Feist
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#38. The bright side of the planet moves toward darkness
And the cities are falling asleep, each in its hour,
And for me, now as then, it is too much.
There is too much world. - Author: Czeslaw Milosz
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#39. A trait which differentiated New York from European cities was the incredible freedom and ease in which life, including sexual life, could be carried on, on many levels. - Author: Jerzy Kosinski
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#40. I think it's really hard to work in a city where you live too, because I get so absorbed with the movie that I become a bad friend and a bad participant in my own life. - Author: Greta Gerwig
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#41. I had read a Tale of Two Cities and found it up to my standards as a romantic novel. She opened the first page and I heard poetry for the first time in my life ... her voice slid in and curved down trough and over the words. She was nearly singing. - Author: Maya Angelou
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#42. People born in Queens, raised to say that each morning they get on the subway and "go to the city," have a resentment of Manhattan, of the swiftness of its life and success of the people who live there. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#43. I will say that growing up as a kid in an urban environment and having lived in cities all my life, the one achievement that everyone can look forward to is getting the perfect parking spot. - Author: Saul Perlmutter
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#44. I think anyone who knows me at all knows that I have been a movie addict all my life. I grew up in a city obsessed by cinema and where there are cinemas on every street corner. - Author: Salman Rushdie
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#45. I'm practically broke and homeless. This fatal city, Antioch, has devoured all my money: this fatal city with its extravagant life. - Author: C.P. Cavafy
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#46. If you identify life with enjoyment I am told there is better brand of it in the cities than in the country parts and there is said to be a very superior brand of it to be had in certain parts of France. Did you ever notice that cats have a lot of it in them when they are quite juveniles? - Author: Flann O'Brien
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#47. I love cities, I spend most of my life talking about cities. And the design of cities does have an effect on your life. You're lucky if you can see trees out of your window and you have a square nearby, or a bar, a cornershop, a surgery. Then you're living well. - Author: Richard Rogers
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#48. 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. - Author: Alan Dundes
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#49. I was motivated to go into public life because of the great chasm that exists between justice and injustice in our country. Nowhere is that divide greater than in America's cities. - Author: Martin O'Malley
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#50. Harvard (across the river in Cambridge) and Boston are two ends of one mustache ... Without the faculty, the visitors, the events that Harvard brings to the life here, Boston would be intolerable to anyone except genealogists, antique dealers, and those who find repletion in a closed local society. - Author: Elizabeth Hardwick
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#51. Theatre has been a part of my life since before I can remember - my dad is also an actor and a director and a storyteller who lives and works in the Twin Cities; my mom is a nurse practitioner, but she also grew up doing theatre - so, it has always been a part of my experience. - Author: Seth Numrich
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#52. Harper Lee was legendarily private. I've never known such a private woman in my life. It's no surprise that she left Monroeville, a gossipy little southern town where everybody wants to know everybody's business, and went to the most anonymous city in America. - Author: Wayne Flynt
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#53. I want to become Kiev's mayor because I love my city very much and want to improve life in it. - Author: Vitali Klitschko
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#54. I like to read, walk, cook, and travel to cities. We live in the country, so we miss museums and the bustle of city life. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#55. By far the greatest and most admirable form of wisdom is that needed to plan and beautify cities and human communities. - Author: Socrates
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#56. All cities are impressive in their way, because they represent the aspiration of men to lead a common life; those people who wish to live agreeable lives, and in constant intercourse with one another, will build a city as beautiful as Paris. - Author: Peter Ackroyd
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#57. The quality of life of European cities and towns of almost any size make life in America look not just like a joke, but a sick joke, a horror movie. But I'd rather stay involved and do what I can to make this a better place than move to the south of France and enjoy the good life. - Author: James Howard Kunstler
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#58. Only you and I who love Jesus and have Him now before this life's death will be able to be among the special super-citizens of the Heavenly City, a special super-class of people! - Author: David Berg
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#59. Travel is very useful and it exercises the imagination. All the rest is disappointment and fatigue. Our own journey is entirely imaginary. That is its strength. It goes from life to death. People, animals, cities, things, all are imagined. It's a novel, simply a fictitious narrative. - Author: Louis-Ferdinand Celine
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#60. The feeling swept over me that I was not born for a normal life at home among my people or in cities and houses - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#61. American life, in large cities, is a perpetual assault on the senses and the nerves; it is out of asceticism, out of unworldliness, precisely, that we bear it. - Author: Joseph McCarthy
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#62. Jerusalem has been - and for many, still is - a metaphor for destruction and the vengeance of an offended God. She is the city where believers have killed unbelievers to give life to faith. - Author: Amos Elon
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#63. Poetry is my understanding with the world, my intimacy with things, my participation in what is real, my engagement with voices and images. This is why a poem speaks not of ideal life but of actual life: the angle of a window; the reverberation of streets, cities, rooms; shadows along a wall. - Author: Sophia De Mello Breyner Andresen
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#64. I could hear everything, together with the hum of my hotel neon. I never felt sadder in my life. LA is the loneliest and most brutal of American cities; New York gets godawful cold in the winter but there's a feeling of wacky comradeship somewhere in some streets. LA is a jungle. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#65. The circumstances of everyday life were too demanding-and in American's great cities, appalling. - Author: Charles E. Rosenberg
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#66. I want your first trip to be with me. I want to show you cities and landscapes and teach you how to look at things in new ways and how to get along in places you don't already know inside out. I want to put some life in you ... - Author: Tove Jansson
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#67. The importance of pedestrian public spaces cannot be measured, but most other important things in life cannot be measured either: Friendship, beauty, love and loyalty are examples. Parks and other pedestrian places are essential to a city's happiness. - Author: Enrique Penalosa
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#68. Agriculture is the greatest and fundamentally the most important of our industries. The cities are but the branches of the tree of national life, the roots of which go deeply into the land. We all flourish or decline with the farmer. - Author: Bernard Baruch
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#69. Our world is built on adrenaline and getting away with it. Different cities different names. Its a far simpler life to lead when there is one around to tell you when you are being stupid. Believe me dear cousin I know better than anyone.
- Gabrielle - Author: Ally Carter
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#70. The city was a hive from this height, the people and the yellow cabs moving about in the street below like pre-programmed insects. (Dark City Lights) - Author: David Levien
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#71. I believe in the city as a natural human environment, but we must humanize it. It's art that will re-define public space in the 21st Century. We can make our cities diverse, inspirational places by putting art, dance and performance in all its forms into the matrix of street life. - Author: Antony Gormley
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#72. I think that chain stores in general are really super depressing and I think it really sucks the life out of a city such as San Francisco. - Author: Chicken John
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#73. We cannot afford merely to sit down and deplore the evils of city life as inevitable, when cities are constantly growing, both absolutely and relatively. We must set ourselves vigorously about the task of improving them; and this task is now well begun. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#74. I went to public schools, and while Gary was, like most American cities, racially segregated, it was at least socially integrated - a cross section of children from families of all walks of life. - Author: Joseph Stiglitz
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#75. Rome had freed the Greeks, but on condition that both war and class war should end. Freedom without war was a novel and irksome life for the city-states that made up Hellas; the upper classes yearned to play power politics against neighboring cities, and - Author: Will Durant
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#76. I am going to enjoy life in Paris I know. It is so human and there is something noble in the city ... It is a real city, old and fine and life plays in it for everybody to see. - Author: Katherine Mansfield
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#77. To say the least, a town life makes one more tolerant and liberal in one's judgment of others. - Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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#78. No one of you is insignificant, in part because you make the gospel of Jesus Christ what it is - a living reminder of His grace and mercy, a private but powerful manifestation in small villages and large cities of the good He did and the life He gave bringing peace and salvation to other people. - Author: Jeffrey R. Holland
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#79. This is a mood, however, that comes to me now, I thank God, more rarely. I have withdrawn myself from the confusion of cities and multitudes, and spend my days surrounded by wise books, - bright windows in this life of ours, lit by the shining souls of men. - Author: H.G.Wells
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#80. I am really enthusiastic about my new council position because part of my satisfaction in life is feeling like I have done something. With this responsibility I hope I can accomplish things for the City of Williamstown and the people. - Author: Barbara Lewis
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#81. If you have known how to compose your life, you have done a great deal more than the person who knows how to compose a book. You have done more than the one who has taken cities and empires. - Author: Michel De Montaigne
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#82. There is a city myth that country life was isolated and lonely; the truth is that farmers and their families then had a richer social life than they have now. They enjoyed a society organic, satisfying and whole, not mixed and thinned with the life of town, city and nation as it now is. - Author: Rose Wilder Lane
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#83. The city reveals the moral ends of being, and sets the awful problem of life. The country soothes us, refreshes us, lifts us up with religious suggestion. - Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin
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#84. The two cities I've found very hard to leave in my life were New York and Buenos Aires. - Author: J. J. Field
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#85. The really great visual experience today is to fly over a huge city and look down into the night. It's like a tremendous jubilant Christmas tree. You just feel life is worth living when you come down you may have some doubts. - Author: Gyorgy Kepes
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#86. There is a time of life somewhere between the sullen fugues of adolescence and the retrenchments of middle age when human nature becomes so absolutely absorbing one wants to be in the city constantly, even at the height of summer. - Author: Edward Hoagland
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#87. O philosophy, life's guide! O searcher-out of virtue and expeller of vices! What could we and every age of men have been without thee? Thou hast produced cities; thou hast called men scattered about into the social enjoyment of life. - Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
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#88. As water downs ships but upholds leaves,
and as fires burn cities but refines gold,
so do life's troubles propel the meek to greatness
and the proud to ruin. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#89. It is the glory of London that it is always ending and beginning anew, and that a visitor, with a good eye and indefatigable feet, will find in her travels all the Londons she has ever met in the pages of books, one atop the other, like the strata of the Earth. - Author: Anna Quindlen
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#90. It's lovely having grass and trees and flowers(Of course, at times, mosquitoes are a pest).Yes, life is life out here in Rangely Towers(Of course Some People like the city best)! - Author: Arthur Guiterman
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#91. Justin is twenty-four years old: the world will never be more suited to him than it is now, he will never feel more embraced by life or have greater faith in his right to exist. The earth and the oxygen, the cities and lights, the nights and the beaches seem created for him and for those like him. - Author: Sonya Hartnett
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#92. The country life is to be preferred, for there we see the works of God; but in cities little else but the works of men. And the one makes a better subject for contemplation than the other. - Author: William Penn
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#93. Modern life demands, and is waiting for, a new kind of plan, both for the house and the city. - Author: Le Corbusier
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#94. I loved the city. We were anonymous, and even then I had the sense that cities were yielding; that they moved over and made room. - Author: Sheridan Hay
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#95. Behind every door in London there are stories, behind every one ghosts. The greatest writers in the history of the written word have given them substance, given them life.
And so we readers walk, and dream, and imagine, in the city where imagination found its great home. - Author: Anna Quindlen
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#96. Oh well, maybe the only beauty left in cities is in the oil slicks on the road and maybe there isn't any beauty left in the people who live in these places. - Author: Rita Mae Brown
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#97. but that is the way of things, with cities as with life, for one moment we are pottering about our errands as usual and the next we are dying, and our eternally impending ending does not put a stop to our transient beginnings and middles until the instant when it does. Saeed - Author: Mohsin Hamid
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#98. A premise of the new city is that we want a society to be as egalitarian as possible. For this purpose, quality-of-life distribution is more important than income distribution. [And quality of life includes] a living environment as free of motor vehicles as possible. - Author: Enrique Penalosa
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#99. While I've lived in cities for most of my adult life, I really prefer the quiet, boring, mundanity of the country. It's the best place for me to work, think, and invent. - Author: Jacob Hashimoto
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#100. prayed for the poor and destitute in great cities, where the struggle for life was harder than it was here with us. - Author: Willa Cather
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