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    No history much? Perhaps. Only this ominous
    Dark beauty flowering under veils,
    Trapped in the spectrum of a dying style:
    A village like an instinct left to rust,
    Composed around the echo of a pistol-shot.

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

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

by Motto Found in: Cities Quotes,
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Fields and trees are not willing to teach me anything; but this
can be effected by men residing in read more

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

by Plato Found in: Cities Quotes,
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The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.

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

by John Milton Found in: Cities Quotes,
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Towered cities please us then,
And the busy hum of men.

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

by John Milton Found in: Cities Quotes,
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I dwelt in a city enchanted,
And lonely indeed was my lot;
. . . .
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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.

by W.j. Prowse Found in: Cities Quotes,
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A tranquil city of good laws, fine architecture, and clean streets is like a classroom of obedient dullards, or a read more

A tranquil city of good laws, fine architecture, and clean streets is like a classroom of obedient dullards, or a field of gelded bulls - whereas a city of anarchy is a city of promise

by Mark Helprin Found in: Cities Quotes,
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God made the country, and man made the town.

God made the country, and man made the town.

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

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

by Euripides Found in: Cities Quotes,
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Petite ville, grand renom.
Small town, great renown.

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

by Francois Rabelais Found in: Cities Quotes,
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