Proverbs with the word City

A city that parleys is half gotten

A city willing to negotiate and come to an agreement is already halfway to being conquered. The proverb suggests that when two parties are... Read more →

A great city, a great solitude

Sometime “loneliness” is used instead of  “solitude”. The saying comes to us from Greek. It means that in a large centre of... Read more →

If each would sweep before his own door, we should have a clean city

This had a literal meaning in the days when householders got rid of their refuse by throwing it out into the street. A figurative meaning,... Read more →