Country Life Sayings and Quotes
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous
old country life quotes, country life sayings, and country life proverbs, collected over the years from a variety
City life is no life for a country man; for such a man that life is a kind of damnation in itself.
The whole race of scribblers flies from the town and yearns for country life.
One gets, sensitive about losing mornings after getting a little used to them with living in a country. Each one of these endlessly varied daybreaks is an opera but once performed.
Nathaniel Parker Willis
City people make most of the fuss about the charms of country life.
Being in the country is like being in a dream, one doesn't quite know who one is. There is an anonymity to it all, that strange human creature that is me, one among all.
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.
There is a vast deal of make-believe in the carefully nurtured sentiment for country life, and the barefoot boy, and the mountain girl.
Warm familiar scents drift softly from the oven, and imprint forever upon our hearts that this is home and that we are loved.
The city, no matter how small, is corrupt and unrepentant, while the sun shines brighter in the country, making people more wholesome.
Cow dung and horse dung, as muck goes, are relatively agreeable. You can even become nostalgic about them. They smell of fermented grain, and on the far side of their smell there is hay and grass.
Country life has its advantages, he used to say. You sit on the veranda drinking tea and your ducklings swim on the pond, and everything smells good and there are gooseberries.
The milking machines sounded tranquilizing, and there was the collegiality of seventy animal spirits thriving, warming the barn with cud-chewing, nose-snuffling, and sisterly mammalhood.
The country is lyric, the town dramatic. When mingled, they make the most perfect musical drama.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
God made the country, and man made the town.
The city reveals the moral ends of being, and sets the awful problem of life. The country soothes us, refreshes us, lifts us up with religious suggestion.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Not by human dwellings not in crowded cities alone, are the sights and sounds of life. The wildest places of the earth are full of them.
What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry.
If country life be healthful to the body, it is no less so to the mind.
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way.
Sir, when you have seen one green field, you have seen all green fields. Let us walk down Cheapside.
The country life is to be preferred, for there we see the works of God; but in cities little else but the works of men. And the one makes a better subject for contemplation than the other.
I consider it the best part of an education to have been born and brought up in the country.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
Country things are the necessary root of our life and that remains true even of a rootless and tragically urban civilization. To live permanently away from the country is a form of slow death.
Scenes must be beautiful which daily view'd. Please daily, and whose novelty survives .Long knowledge and the scrutiny of years.
A contrast between country and city, as fundamental ways of life, reaches back into classical times.
The country habit has me by the heart.
Vita Sackville West
I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
This pure air braces the listless nerves, and warms the blood: I feel in freedom here.
There is virtue in country houses, in gardens and orchards, in fields, streams, and groves, in rustic recreations and plain manners, that neither cities nor universities enjoy.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Knowledge and power in the city; peace and decency in the country.
He who marries a wife reared on the land marries strength and purity and compassion.
Far from the gay cities, and the ways of men.
We need only to close our eyes and we are back on the Third Line, walking up the lane, through the yard and entering the bright, warm kitchen. We are home again.
There is nothing good to be had in the country, or, if there be, they will not let you have it.
Men are taught virtue and a love of independence by living in the country.
In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.
Geoffrey F. Fisher
Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds, exhilirate the spirit, and restore the tone of languid nature.
I think the jokes would have been a bit broader and a bit more obvious in terms of the day-to-day of country life.
Nothing ages a woman like living in the country.
I suppose the pleasure of country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live.
Once wealth and beauty are gone, there is always rural life.
People have a tendency to see country life through rose-colored glasses.
The country is laid out in a haphazard, sloppy fashion, offensive to the tidy, organized mind.
Country acquaintances are charming only in the country and only in the summer. In the city in winter they lose half of their appeal.
No, in country money, the country scale of gain, The requisite lift of spirit has never been found.
The old brown hen and the old blue sky, Between the two we live and die The broken cartwheel on the hill.
In isolated or country places no man's life is safe.
John White Geary
True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt.
To preserve the lives of citizens, is the greatest virtue in the father of his country.
In the country, without any interference from the law, the agricultural life favors the permanence of families.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Improving the quality of life for people of this country is perhaps the most important duty of Government.
In this republican country, amid the fluctuating waves of our social life, somebody is always at the drowning point.
This race and this country and this life produced me, he said. I shall express myself as I am.
Culture of life is really important for a country to have if it's going to be a hospitable society.
George W. Bush
Developed country is one that allows all its citizens to enjoy a free and healthy life in a safe environment.
At a moment that comes rarely in the life of a country. It is a time when destiny is ours to hold.
A first walk in any new country is one of the things which make life on this planet worth being grateful for.
Charles William Beebe
There is nothing more beautiful than cheerfulness in an old face, and among country people it is always a sign of a well regulated life.
There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair.
John F. Kennedy
I hate the countrie's dirt and manners, yet I love the silence. I embrace the wit. A courtship, flowing here in full tide. But loathe the expense, the vanity and pride. No place each way is happy.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
Mary Ritter Beard
All of us we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children's expectations.
English country life is more like Chekhov than The Archers or Thomas Hardy or even the Updike ethic with which it is sometimes compared.
There is a city myth that country life was isolated and lonely. The truth is that farmers and their families then had a richer social life than they have now. They enjoyed a society organic, satisfying and whole, not mixed and thinned with the life of town, city and nation as it now is.
Rose Wilder Lane
The manner of the country makes the usage of life there, and the land will not be lived in except in its own fashion.
Them Injuns. Takin the country off em. In good times it must've been a fine life they had, huntin and fishin or driftin down the country on the trail of the buffalo. I ain't sure what we'll do to the country will be any better.
In the country one sees only nature's fair works, and one's soul is not saddened by the cruel struggle for mere existence that goes on in the crowded city.
Of the whole sum of human life no small part is that which consists of a man's relations to his country, and his feelings concerning it.