Village Sayings and Quotes

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


A relatively primitive village in which there are still real feasts, common artistic shared expressions, and no literacy at all is more advanced culturally and more healthy mentally than our educated, newspaper-reading radio-listening culture.     

Erich Fromm

A village is a hive of glass, where nothing unobserved can pass.     

Charles Spurgeon

It takes only one child to raze a village.     

Florence King

Let the villages of the future live in our imagination, so that we might one day come to live in them!     

Mahatma Gandhi

Our village life would stagnate if it were not for the unexplored forests and meadows which surround it.     

Henry David Thoreau

You need a village, if only for the pleasure of leaving it. A village means that you are not alone, knowing that in the people, the trees, the earth, there is something that belongs to you, waiting for you when you are not there.     

Cesare Pavese

Every village should celebrate its birthday & it will end the poison of casteism… and once casteism ends, see how the strength of villages increase!     

Narendra Modi

It takes a village to raise a child.     

Hillary Clinton

Life in a Chinese village is much more organised because the Chinese Communist Party has a presence even in the remotest Chinese village - a presence of the kind that no governmental or non-governmental organisation has in Indian villages.     

Pankaj Mishra

You can pregrow a village with no consequence on the land. In fact, with a positive carbon contribution.     

Mitchell Joachim