Cities give us collision. 'Tis said, London and New York take the nonsense out of a man.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.
A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.
A large city cannot be experientially known; its life is too manifold for any individual to be able to participate in it.
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.