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.
There are few things as charming and attractive as country life, especially when we are tired, stressed, and overwhelmed by the noise and pollution of the city. Country life is the only available type of paradise for people who seek peace, calm, beauty, and harmony.
Check out these country quotes to remind yourself why taking a walk in nature is worthwhile. Country life is blessed with all kinds of wonderful things which we all can enjoy and provoke us to think deeply.
I suppose the pleasure of country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live. – Vita Sackville-West
While most lovers of urban life think that country life is boring and monotone, the truth is that there is a sense of perpetual novelty and change in nature, which makes country life invigorating. Life in nature is always exuberant and calming at the same time.
If country life is healthful to the body, it is no less so to the mind. – Giovanni Ruffini
As much as our bodies, our minds need the refreshing influence of nature and country life, where we can escape the stress, noise, and pollution of the city. A healthy body and a healthy mind need the healing calm and peace of the country life.
City people make most of the fuss about the charms of country life. –Mason Cooley
Paradoxically, city people are the ones who praise the charms of country life. Exhausted by the busy and noisy city, they idealize the green tranquility of the country life, forgetting that besides its charming qualities, country life also brings along many hardships.
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. – William Penn
Country life emphasizes all the wonderful gifts of God’s creation. The tranquil vegetal life and the calm life of the animals invite us to contemplation, introspection, and reverie. While city life pollutes our minds with endless worries and concerns, country life relieves us of all stress.
I consider it the best part of an education to have been born and brought up in the country. – Amos Bronson Alcott
There is nothing more exciting and wonderful for a child than to grow up in the country, surrounded by the beauty and mystery of nature, where everyone can be an explorer. Country life is a great playground for the sensibilities and needs of a child.
The country is lyric, the town dramatic. When mingled, they make the perfect musical drama. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The city and the town are the perfect scenes for people’s dramas, but country life is always a subtle poetic background that allows us to be who we want, without having to play a part in a scene we don’t like.
People have a tendency to see country life through rose-colored glasses. – PJ Harvey
Country life offers so much beauty that people always tend to forget about the hardships and problems that hide beneath that beauty. Country life is simple, but not always easy. The rose-colored glasses might make us forget that, once we want to embrace the beauty of country life, we also must embrace its roughness.
God made the country, and man made the town. – William Cowper
Whenever we go to the countryside we are amazed to discover how everything seems so naturally free, spacious, and beautiful. We discover at the same time how artificial our towns and cities are, with all their rigidity, hustle-and-bustle, and gray atmosphere.
Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds,
Exhilarate the spirit, and restore
The tone of languid nature. – William Cowper
Nature speaks its own language, which we can only understand when we immerse ourselves in the charm of country life. Rural sights, sounds, and landscapes trigger in us a feeling of joy and exhilaration that restores our souls to the peace of childhood.
Knowledge and power in the city; peace and decency in the country. – Mason Cooley
Urban life works on different parameters than country life. In the city, life revolves around success, power, or money, while in the country, life revolves around peace and harmony. People in the country seek to adjust themselves to the rhythms of the natural life, not to false constructs of happiness.
In the end, for congenial sympathy, for poetry, for work, for original feeling and expression, for perfect companionship with one’s friends – give me the country. – D. H. Lawrence
In the country, we find many of the things that our souls crave, such as poetry, freedom, meaningful work, honest friendships, or authenticity. These are things that country life abounds in and which are hard to find in the busy life of the city, where time costs money.
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. – Esther Meynell
When we remove ourselves entirely from country life to isolate ourselves within the artificial limits of the city, we lose many valuable things that are crucial for our sanity, health, and happiness. Life in the city is constricting for us, even though we don’t realize it.
The city, no matter how small, is corrupt and unrepentant, while the sun shines brighter in the country, making people more wholesome. – Lori Lansens
In the country, nature is free and vibrant and every element of nature is powerful, exerting a warm influence on people. In the city, on the contrary, things are reduced to a sort of superficiality that makes corruption and destruction possible.
Country life has its advantages…You sit on the veranda drinking tea and your ducklings swim on the pond, and everything smells good… and there are gooseberries. – Anton Chekhov
Country life is all about simple pleasures. People who enjoy country life are those who make any moment meaningful and beautiful simply by knowing how to enjoy it to the maximum. Drinking tea on the porch while looking at the sunset and enjoying the fresh air is something so simple, yet so poignant.
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. – Solomon Northup
Most lovers of urban life find wilderness and the vast, empty spaces of the country threatening. However, once we get to know nature, we discover the many beautiful details that make it charming. As we discover sights, sounds, creatures, plants, we understand the harmony and interconnection that exists everywhere.
The fresh and crisp air of the country reminds us that our blood surges from of the natural world and how tied we are to the sprung rhythms of earth and sky, weather and season. – Kilroy J. Oldster
People who live in the country how that natural life is bound to sacred rhythms, where everything is meaningful and useful, and where every element works in symbiosis with the others. People from the city are often disconnected from these rhythms and they need the fresh air of the country to rediscover them.
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. – Meia Geddes
There is nothing quite like the freedom that exudes from nature. Vast landscapes and distant horizons give us a sense of liberation, that is why we love being in the country, where we can be anonymous and free, without any constraint.
City life is no life for a countryman; for such a man that life is a kind of damnation in itself. – Stephen King
One of the most thought-provoking aspects of country life is realizing that city people easily adapt to the charm of the countryside while country people find city life miserable and constraining. For them, the city always remains a cage with too many walls.
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. – Edwin Hubbel Chapin
The city is built in such a way that along with bringing a lot of comfort and opportunities into our lives, it also causes an endless stream of worries and problems. The country, however, has a healing and soothing power that reminds us of the essential things in life.
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there. – Oscar Wilde
One of the reasons why country life is so quiet and peaceful is that there are no temptations there that could cause distress or concern. Country life invites us to a type of purification of the senses and healing of the mind that can never be achieved in the city.
I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. – Albert Einstein
While some people dislike the solitude of the country, other strive in it. Solitude and tranquility are essential for creative people who, by lacking external stimuli in the country, are free to explore the mysteries of their inner life, where their creativity and imagination can travel openly.
This pure air braces the listless nerves, and warms the blood. I feel in freedom here. – Joanna Baillie
One of the most precious things that the country can offer us, and which we should not take for granted, is freedom. In the pure atmosphere of the countryside, freedom means the ability to feel the sun on our skin or to inhale fresh air together with the perfume of the wild flowers.
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
Country life is made of precious things that warm our heart with their simplicity and beauty. Country houses, gardens, fields, forests, streams, and rivers are wonderful elements of country life that remain foreign to those who live in the city.
Men are taught virtue and a love of independence by living in the country. – Menander
By living in the country, people learn a few things that become essential to their well-being and to their identity. They learn how to appreciate beauty, virtue, and most of all, independence. By doing so, they gain new power over themselves and over the nature that they inhabit.
In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely. – Geoffrey F. Fisher
City people think that the country is somehow boring and that people who live outside of cities have poor social lives. The truth is that in the country, people experience a stronger connection with each other, and their relationships are more profound because they spend more time together.
Once wealth and beauty are gone, there is always rural life. – Mason Cooley
Cities are exciting for young people and for those who chase fame, wealth, or power. For those who prefer to engage in more tranquil and peaceful aspects of life, country life is the perfect environment where they can achieve the dream of a beautiful, quiet life, beyond any material goals or shallow aspirations.
The country is laid out in a haphazard, sloppy fashion, offensive to the tidy, organized mind. – Alan Brien
After living in the city for a while, our minds get used to the organized, methodical structures of the city, making us prefer order and symmetry. Despite being more orderly than the life of the countryside, the life of the city is less harmonious, unfortunately.
I have thought that a good test of civilization, perhaps one of the best, is country life. Where country life is safe and enjoyable, a high state of civilization prevails. – John Burroughs
Although country life is very nice, most of those who live in the country wish their lives would be as comfortable as that of those living in the city. A safe and comfortable country life is the measure of a civilization who knows how to mix progress with respect for nature.
Two things revolutionized life: moving to the countryside and falling in love. – Nick Love
There are many transitions and changes in our lives, but only a few have the power of an earthquake, able to take us to a totally different way of seeing and being in the world. Among these powerful changes, one can be moving to the countryside.
I long for the countryside. That’s where I get my calm and tranquility – from being able to come and find a spot of green. – Emilia Clarke
As most of us grew up in cities or live in the city, we underestimate the power of the country to act upon our mood. A view over green fields and a bright, large sky can elevate our state of mind considerably. Our souls long for this kind of purity and beauty.
I really feel that my body craves to be in the mountains or by the ocean or in the countryside. – Miranda Kerr
We never pay enough attention to our bodies. Otherwise, we would recognize that the body desperately needs sunshine, warmth, nature, fresh water, fresh air, to exist and to be healthy. We need to offer to our body its essentials and nothing is best for that than a walk in the countryside.