Country Life Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Agnes Repplier” float=”none” width=”100%”]There is a vast deal of make-believe in the carefully nurtured sentiment for country life, and the barefoot boy, and the mountain girl.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Alan Brien” float=”none” width=”100%”]The country is laid out in a haphazard, sloppy fashion, offensive to the tidy, organized mind.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Albert Einstein” float=”none” width=”100%”]I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Amos Bronson Alcott” float=”none” width=”100%”]I consider it the best part of an education to have been born and brought up in the country.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Amos Bronson Alcott” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Anais Nin” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Anton Chekhov” float=”none” width=”100%”]Country acquaintances are charming only in the country and only in the summer. In the city in winter they lose half of their appeal.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Anton Chekhov” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Arlene Stafford-Wilson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Warm familiar scents drift softly from the oven, and imprint forever upon our hearts that this is home and that we are loved.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Arlene Stafford-Wilson” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Barack Obama” float=”none” width=”100%”]All of us we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children’s expectations.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Beecher” float=”none” width=”100%”]He who marries a wife reared on the land marries strength and purity and compassion.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Charles William Beebe” float=”none” width=”100%”]A first walk in any new country is one of the things which make life on this planet worth being grateful for.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Edward Hoagland” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Edwin Hubbel Chapin” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Esther Meynell” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Garth Brooks” float=”none” width=”100%”]True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Geoffrey F. Fisher” float=”none” width=”100%”]In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George W. Bush” float=”none” width=”100%”]Culture of life is really important for a country to have if it’s going to be a hospitable society.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Giovanni Ruffini” float=”none” width=”100%”]If country life be healthful to the body, it is no less so to the mind.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gladstone” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Helen Keller” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henry Wadsworth Longfellow” float=”none” width=”100%”]The country is lyric, the town dramatic. When mingled, they make the most perfect musical drama.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Homer” float=”none” width=”100%”]Far from the gay cities, and the ways of men.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Horace” float=”none” width=”100%”]The whole race of scribblers flies from the town and yearns for country life.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”James Joyce” float=”none” width=”100%”]This race and this country and this life produced me, he said. I shall express myself as I am.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jane Gardam” float=”none” width=”100%”]English country life is more like Chekhov than The Archers or Thomas Hardy or even the Updike ethic with which it is sometimes compared.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joanna Baillie” float=”none” width=”100%”]This pure air braces the listless nerves, and warms the blood: I feel in freedom here.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Berger” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John F. Kennedy” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Prescott” float=”none” width=”100%”]Improving the quality of life for people of this country is perhaps the most important duty of Government.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Steinbeck” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John White Geary” float=”none” width=”100%”]In isolated or country places no man’s life is safe.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Johnson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Sir, when you have seen one green field, you have seen all green fields. Let us walk down Cheapside.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Kofi Annan” float=”none” width=”100%”]Developed country is one that allows all its citizens to enjoy a free and healthy life in a safe environment.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Laurie Lee” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Lord Byron” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Lori Lansens” float=”none” width=”100%”]The city, no matter how small, is corrupt and unrepentant, while the sun shines brighter in the country, making people more wholesome.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Louis L’Amour” float=”none” width=”100%”]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. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mary Austin” float=”none” width=”100%”]The manner of the country makes the usage of life there, and the land will not be lived in except in its own fashion.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mary Ritter Beard” float=”none” width=”100%”]Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mason Cooley” float=”none” width=”100%”]City people make most of the fuss about the charms of country life.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mason Cooley” float=”none” width=”100%”]Knowledge and power in the city; peace and decency in the country.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mason Cooley” float=”none” width=”100%”]Once wealth and beauty are gone, there is always rural life.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Meia Geddes” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Menander” float=”none” width=”100%”]Men are taught virtue and a love of independence by living in the country.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Nathaniel Hawthorne” float=”none” width=”100%”]In this republican country, amid the fluctuating waves of our social life, somebody is always at the drowning point.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Nathaniel Parker Willis” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Oscar Wilde” float=”none” width=”100%”]Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Paul Martin” float=”none” width=”100%”]At a moment that comes rarely in the life of a country. It is a time when destiny is ours to hold.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”PJ Harvey” float=”none” width=”100%”]People have a tendency to see country life through rose-colored glasses.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ralph Waldo Emerson” float=”none” width=”100%”]In the country, without any interference from the law, the agricultural life favors the permanence of families.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Raymond Williams” float=”none” width=”100%”]A contrast between country and city, as fundamental ways of life, reaches back into classical times.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Richter” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robert Frost” float=”none” width=”100%”]No, in country money, the country scale of gain, The requisite lift of spirit has never been found.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robert Louis Stevenson” float=”none” width=”100%”]I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Rose Wilder Lane” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Seneca” float=”none” width=”100%”]To preserve the lives of citizens, is the greatest virtue in the father of his country.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette” float=”none” width=”100%”]Nothing ages a woman like living in the country.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Simon Pegg” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Solomon Northup” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Stephen King” float=”none” width=”100%”]City life is no life for a country man; for such a man that life is a kind of damnation in itself.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Vita Sackville West” float=”none” width=”100%”]The country habit has me by the heart.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Vita Sackville-West” float=”none” width=”100%”]I suppose the pleasure of country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Wallace Stevens” float=”none” width=”100%”]The old brown hen and the old blue sky, Between the two we live and die The broken cartwheel on the hill.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Cowper” float=”none” width=”100%”]God made the country, and man made the town.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Cowper” float=”none” width=”100%”]Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds, exhilirate the spirit, and restore the tone of languid nature.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Cowper” float=”none” width=”100%”]Scenes must be beautiful which daily view’d. Please daily, and whose novelty survives .Long knowledge and the scrutiny of years.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Habington” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Hazlitt” float=”none” width=”100%”]There is nothing good to be had in the country, or, if there be, they will not let you have it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Penn” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]