25+ Best Country Life Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational country life quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Country Life Quotes

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

How blessed is he, who leads a country life, Unvex’d with anxious cares, and void of strife! Who studying peace, and shunning civil rage, Enjoy’d his youth, and now enjoys his age: All who deserve his love, he makes his own; And, to be lov’d himself, needs only to be known. — John Dryden

The country is lyric, the town dramatic. When mingled, they make the most perfect musical drama. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I do not compare the past with the present without a prejudice for either, but, great as the improvement in country life is in many respects, it seems a pity the old cheap, wholesome dishes have gone to make way for tinned and preserved foods. — Flora Thompson

Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds, Exhilirate the spirit, and restore The tone of languid nature. — William Cowper

I prefer the country life. I live in Kingston, but there is lots of trees. — Ziggy Marley

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. — William Habington

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. — Nathaniel Parker Willis

City people make most of the fuss about the charms of country life. — Mason Cooley

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

The whole race of scribblers flies from the town and yearns for country life. — Horace

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. — Mary Ritter Beard

If country life be healthful to the body, it is no less so to the mind. — Giovanni Ruffini

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

I consider it the best part of an education to have been born and brought up in the country. — Amos Bronson Alcott

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. — Robert Louis Stevenson

God made the country, and man made the town. — William Cowper

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

To one who has been long in city pent, ’Tis very sweet to look into the fair And open face of heaven, — to breathe a prayer Full in the smile of the blue firmament. — John Keats

I suppose the pleasure of country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live. — Vita Sackville-West

Knowledge and power in the city; peace and decency in the country. — Mason Cooley

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

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. — John F. Kennedy

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. — Anais Nin

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. — Laurie Lee