Affluence creates poverty.
~ Marshall McLuhan
Cities force growth, and make men talkative and entertaining, but they make them artificial.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is the city but the people?
Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
God made the country, and man made the town.
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.
W. Somerset Maugham
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No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.
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Cities are the abyss of the human species.
There are natures that go to the streams of life in great cities as the hart goes to the water brooks.
Philip G. Hamerton
The city disappears street by street as you enter it.
The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the centre of each and every town or city.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Divine Nature gave the fields, human art built the cities.
Marcus Terentius Varro
In Rome you long for the country; in the country - oh inconstant! - you praise the distant city to the stars.
All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.
"Become corrupt, corrupt, and you will cease to suffer!" This has been the cry of all cities to man...
Alfred de Musset
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
A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.
Suburb: a place that isn't city, isn't country, and isn't tolerable.
There is hardly one in three of us who live in the cities who is not sick with unused self.