Urban Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old urban quotes, urban sayings, and urban proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life. Alan Dundes
If you want your subordinates to do or not do certain things, build a city. Niccolo Machiavelli
The mark of a great city isn't how it treats its special places – everybody does that right – but how it treats its ordinary ones. Aaron M. Renn
Urbanism works when it creates a journey as desirable as the destination. Paul Goldber
Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody. Jane Jacobs
All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful, but the beauty is grim. Christopher Morley