cities

A Quote by Marsilio Ficino on cats, cities, and worth

A sturdy lad . . . who teams it, farms it . . . and always like a cat falls on his feet, is worth a hundred of these city dolls.

Marsilio Ficino (1433 - 1499)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on cities and money

I never write Metropolis for seven cents because I can get the same price for city. I never write policeman because I can get the same money for cop.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on cities, colors, dreams, nature, spirit, and sympathy

This is the fairest picture on our planet, the most enchanting to look upon, the most satisfying to the eye and spirit. To see the sun sink down, drowned in his pink and purple and golden floods, and overwhelm Florence with tides of color that make all the sharp lines dim and faint and turn the solid city to a city of dreams, is a sight to stir the coldest nature, and make a sympathetic one drunk with ecstasy.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Margaret Sanger on acceptance, cities, control, parenthood, people, planning, and women

Speaking of Margaret Sanger, Grandson Alexander Sanger, head of Planned Parenthood of New York City, said: She made people accept that women had the right to control their own destinies.

Margaret Sanger (1879 - 1966)

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A Quote by Marcus Terentius Varro Reatinus on cities, divinity, nature, and skill

Divine nature gave us fields, human skill built our cities. -Divina natura dedit agros, ars humana aedificavit urbes

Marcus Terentius Varro Reatinus (116 - 27 BC)

Source: De re rustica, III.1

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on cities, courage, earth, enemies, fame, feeling, heaven, and mountains

Capture of Nanking Rain and a windstorm rage blue and yellow over Chung the bell mountain as a million peerless troops cross the Great River. The peak is a coiled dragon, the city a crouching tiger more dazzling than before. The sky is spinning and the earth upside down. We are elated yet we must use our courage to chase the hopeless enemy. We must not stoop to fame like the overlord Hsiang Yu. If heaven has feeling it will grow old and watch our seas turn into mulberry fields. April 1949

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: The Poems of Mao Tse-tung, Harper & Row

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A Quote by Lyman V. Cady, DD on cities, god, life, loneliness, needs, and understanding

We are lonely even in the milling crowds of a city, where we may only be recognized as customers for goods and services. Our personalities are weakened and starved by the impersonal life in a city. That is why there is so much wreckage in a city. Our families answer this need to some degree but not completely. And so, in the last analysis it is only God who can give us the comfort of utter understanding.

Lyman V. Cady

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on cities, country, and soul

O Rome! my country! city of the soul!

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iv. Stanza 78.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on cities, feeling, and mountains

I live not in myself, but I become Portion of that around me; and to me High mountains are a feeling, but the hum Of human cities torture.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iii. Stanza 72.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on cities and legends

I waited for the train at Coventry; I hung with grooms and porters on the bridge, To watch the three tall spires; and there I shaped The city's ancient legend into this.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Godiva.

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