City Proverbs

Sayings about Town & City

The town is new every day. ~ Estonian Proverbs

A bad man in Zion City is a good man in Chicago. ~ American Proverbs

If there is a rich man in the area three villages are ruined. ~ Korean Proverbs

You can close the city gates but not the mouths of men. ~ Iranian Proverbs

Your hometown is like a small fatherland. ~ Mexican Proverbs

The city, whose physician has the gout, is in a bad state. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Better an ugly duckling from your own village than a beauty from foreign parts. ~ Romanian Proverbs

In the village that you don’t know, the chickens have teeth. ~ Ivorian Proverbs

The city that negotiates is half conquered. ~ French Proverbs

Never by-pass a town where a friend lives. ~ Spanish Proverbs

If you enter the city of the blind, cover your eyes. ~ Iranian Proverbs

For our sins God has created three enemies for us: mice in the house, the fox in the mountains, and a priest in our village. ~ South American Proverb

Do not dwell in a city whose governor is a physician. ~ Traditional Proverb

If everyone swept in front of his house, the whole town would be clean. ~ Polish Proverbs

Slowly but surely the excrement of foreign poets will come to your village. ~ Malian Proverbs

Better the head of a village than the tail of a town. ~ Corsican Proverbs

The people make the town. ~ Greek Proverbs

If you cannot build a town, build a heart. ~ Kurdish Proverbs

In every village there is a path that leads to the mill. ~ Syrian Proverbs

If the townspeople are happy, look for the cook. ~ Liberian Proverbs

The village feeds the town. ~ Bulgarian Proverbs

Hunger leads the wolf to the village. ~ German Proverbs

In the villages where there are no oxen, the sheep’s feet seem strong. ~ Ivorian Proverb

In a deserted village the jackass is king. ~ Indian Proverbs

The one being carried does not realize how far away the town is. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

Quotations about Towns & Cities

A great city whose image dwells on the memory of man is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; faith hovers over Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world-art. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time. ~ Somerset Maugham

I always seem to suffer some loss of faith on entering cities. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is the city but the people? ~ William Shakespeare

In Rome you long for the country; in the country – oh inconstant! – you praise the distant city to the stars. ~ Horace

The number of objects we see from living in a large city amuses the mind like a perpetual raree-show, without supplying it with any ideas. ~ William Hazlitt

A small country town is not the place in which one would choose to quarrel with a wife; every human being in such places is a spy. ~ Samuel Johnson

Divine Nature gave the fields, human art built the cities. ~ Marcus Terentius Varro

Great towns are but a large sort of prison to the soul; like cages to birds, or pounds to beasts. ~ Pierre Charron

There is hardly one in three of us who live in the cities who is not sick with unused self. ~ Ben Hecht

No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning. ~ Cyril Connolly

The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the centre of each and every town or city. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

There are natures that go to the streams of life in great cities as the hart goes to the water brooks. ~Philip G. Hamerton

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. ~ Bible

The truest wild beasts live in the most populous places. ~ Baltasar Gracian

A very populous city can rarely, if ever, be well governed. ~ Aristotle

All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim. ~Christopher Morley

Cities are the abyss of the human species. ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A city is a large community where people are lonesome together. ~ Herbert Prochnow

Cities force growth, and make men talkative and entertaining, but they make them artificial. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you would know and not be known, live in a city. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Cities give us collision. ‘Tis said London and New York take the nonsense out of a man. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

God made the country, and man made the town. ~ William Cowper

The first requisite to happiness is that a man be born in a famous city. ~ Euripides

I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighbourhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The city disappears street by street as you enter it. ~ Ian Seed

The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow. ~ Bill Gates

I have found by experience that they who have spent all their lives in cities contract not only an effeminacy of habit, but of thinking. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo. ~ Desmond Morris

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