While people are struggling unhappily in the cities against the cruel authorities, a waterfall happily and cheerfully flows in the nature; there is happiness only if there is freedom!— Mehmet Murat Ildan
Contentment a tale of two cities quotes that are about keeper of the lost cities
And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us.
The materials of city planning are: sky, space, trees, steel and cement;
in that order and that hierarchy.
Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.
Streets and their sidewalks-the main public places of a city-are its most vital organs.
Seek refuge in Mary because she is the city of refuge.
We know that Moses set up three cities of refuge for anyone who inadvertently killed his neighbor. Now the Lord has established a refuge of mercy, Mary, even for those who deliberately commit evil. Mary provides shelter and strength for the sinner.
For what fortress, what city, in the wide extent of the Roman empire, can hope to exist, secure and impregnable, if it is our pleasure that it should be erased from the earth?
I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.
This is something everyone knows: A well-used city street is apt to be a safe street. A deserted city street is apt to be unsafe.
I sell mirrors in the city of the blind.
To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion, or empire above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature; contumely to God, a thing most contrary to his revealed will and approved ordinance; and finally, it is the subversion of good order, of all equity and justice.
A good city is like a good party - people stay longer than really necessary, because they are enjoying themselves.
Istanbul ... the constant beating of the wave of the East against the rock of the West.
A city is the place of availabilities.
It is the place where a small boy, as he walks through it, may see something that will tell him what he wants to do his whole life.
The city of Chandigarh is planned to human scale.
It puts us in touch with the infinite cosmos and nature. It provides us with places and buildings for all human activities by which the citizens can live a full and harmonious life. Here the radiance of nature and heart are within our reach.
Intricate minglings of different uses in cities are not a form of chaos.
On the contrary, they represent a complex and highly developed form of order.
The Greatest Happiness is to scatter your enemy and drive him before you.
To see his cities reduced to ashes. To see those who love him shrouded and in tears. And to gather to your bosom his wives and daughters.
The cities, the roads, the countryside, the people I meet - they all begin to blur. I tell myself I am searching for something. But more and more, it feels like I am wandering, waiting for something to happen to me, something that will change everything, something that my whole life has been leading up to.
I love Amsterdam. The city is vibrant and alive. It's fresh and so open. It's definitely one of my favorite places.
This is what a city is, bits and pieces that supplement each other and support each other.
The streets of Vienna are paved with culture, the streets of other cities with asphalt.
Lowly, unpurposeful and random as they may appear, sidewalk contacts are the small change from which a city's wealth of public life may grow.
You are the stars and the world is watching you.
By your presence, you send a message to every village, every city, every nation. A message of hope. A message of victory.
Particular attention should be given to the opportunities which the environment presents or precludes for involvement of children with persons both older and younger than themselves.
In the City of Death, there is pitch darkness and huge clouds of dust, neither sister nor brother is there. This body is frail, old age is overtaking it.
The ballet of the good city sidewalk never repeats itself from place to place, and in any one place is always replete with new improvisations.
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Prayer cannot bring water to parched fields, or mend a broken bridge, or rebuild a ruined city; but prayer can water an arid soul, mend a broken heart, and rebuild a weakened will.
To approach a city, or even a city neighborhood, as if it were a larger architectural problem, capable of being given order by converting it into a disciplined work of art, is to make the mistake of attempting to substitute art for life. The results of such profound confusion between art and life are neither life nor art. They are taxidermy.
Cities must urge urban planners and architects to reinforce pedestrianism as an integrated city policy to develop lively, safe, sustainable and healthy cities. It is equally urgent to strengthen the social function of city space as a meeting place that contributes toward the aims of social sustainability and an open and democratic society.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
I've been in this struggle for many years now.
I understand racism. I understand that there are a lot of people in this country who don't care about the problems of the inner city. We have to fight every day that we get up for every little thing that we get. And so I keep struggling.
American life, in large cities, is a perpetual assault on the senses and the nerves; it is out of asceticism, out of unworldliness, precisely, that we bear it.
Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.
One can say that the city itself is the collective memory of its people, and like memory it is associated with objects and places. The city is the locus of the collective memory.
The more successfully a city mingles everyday diversity of uses and users in its everyday streets, the more successfully, casually (and economically) its people thereby enliven and support well-located parks that can thus give back grace and delight to their neighborhoods instead of vacuity.