cities

A Quote by Roger Ward Babson on cities, country, fatherhood, motherhood, religion, and sons

I have not been able to find a single useful institution which has not been founded either by an intensely religious man or by the son of a praying father or a praying mother. I have made the statement before the chambers of commerce of all the largest cities of the country and have asked them to bring forward a case that is an exception to this rule. Thus far, I have not heard of a single one.

Roger Babson (1875 - 1967)

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A Quote by Robert James McCracken, D.D. on brevity, cities, day, difficulty, fatigue, life, quiet, suffering, trying, and worth

It is an experiment worth trying to be alone and to be quiet for a brief period every day. Under city conditions it may be difficult to carry out, but most of us could do it if we tried. At any rate, we should moderate the pace at which we are living. If we remain at high gear, at top pressure, we are bound to suffer from fatigue and strain.

Robert McCracken

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A Quote by Robert Burton on cities, fighting, and good

As much valour is to be found in feasting as in fighting, and some of our city captains and carpet knights will make this good, and prove it.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on cities and worship

Isocrates adviseth Demonicus, when he came to a strange city, to worship by all means the gods of the place.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on cities, happiness, peace, time, and war

The commonwealth of Venice in their armoury have this inscription: "Happy is that city which in time of peace thinks of war."

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Richard W. Langer on cities and country

Perhaps not since the fall of Babylon have so many city dwellers wanted to "return" to the country without ever having been there in the first place.

Richard W. Langer

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A Quote by Rameses III on cities, garden, men, and nobility

I give to thee great gardens, with trees and vines in the temple of Atuma, I give to thee lands with olive trees in the city of On. I have furnished them with gardeners, and many men to make ready oil of Egypt for kindling the lamps of thy noble temple. I give to thee trees and wood, date palms, incense, and lotus, rushes, grasses, and flowers of every land, to set before thy fair face.

Rameses III

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on art, cities, home, individuality, kindness, prosperity, thought, trade, and wealth

There is no prosperity, trade, art, city, or great material wealth of any kind, but if you trace it home, you will find it rooted in a thought of some individual man.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on cities, civilization, country, and kindness

The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops, but the kind of man that the country turns out.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on cities and language

Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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