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 of sources.

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.

Mason Cooley

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.

Arlene Stafford-Wilson

There is nothing good to be had in the country, or, if there be, they will not let you have it.     

William Hazlitt

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.

William Cowper

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.     

Simon Pegg

Nothing ages a woman like living in the country.

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

I suppose the pleasure of country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live.     

Vita Sackville-West

Once wealth and beauty are gone, there is always rural life.

Mason Cooley

People have a tendency to see country life through rose-colored glasses.

PJ Harvey

The country is laid out in a haphazard, sloppy fashion, offensive to the tidy, organized mind.     

Alan Brien

Country acquaintances are charming only in the country and only in the summer. In the city in winter they lose half of their appeal.     

Anton Chekhov


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