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60 Best Country Quotes & Sayings

60 Best Country Quotes & Sayings

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From horses grazing in pasture to miles of white picket fences, the countryside is oftentimes serene and beautiful. Many people prefer to drive down gravel roads with their windows down in the country than sit in long lines of traffic in the city.

These country quotes and sayings perfectly capture what life is like in rural living. From gorgeous green pastures to the many sounds of farm animals, many people find peace in the country. The countryside offers nature and beauty unlike anywhere else in the world.

Country Quotes

Whether inspirational or funny, these country quotes capture all parts of country life. They will help you see the beauty and joy that comes from the country.

1. “I really feel that my body craves to be in the mountains or by the ocean or in the countryside.” – Miranda Kerr

2. Being in the country is like being in a dream – one doesn’t quite know who one is.” – Meia Geddes

3. “The country life is to be preferred, for there we see the works of God.” – William Penn

4. “I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.” – George Washington

5. “Puttin’ on a cowboy hat & a pair of boots doesn’t make you country; Like puttin’ on a ball gown & glass heels won’t make me Cinderella.” – Kellie Elmore

6. “City life is no life for a country man; for such a man that life is a kind of damnation in itself.” – Stephen King

7. “Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

8. “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

9. The city, no matter how small, is corrupt and unrepentant, while the sun shines brighter in the country, making people more wholesome.” – Lori Lansens

10. “I long for the countryside. That’s where I get my calm and tranquility…” – Emilia Clarke

11. “The country does what the city cannot. It quietens the mind and brings simplicity into one’s life.”  – Donna Goddard

12. “City people make most of the fuss about the charms of country life.” – Mason Cooley

13. “There is a vast deal of make-believe in the carefully nurtured sentiment for country life, and the barefoot boy, and the mountain girl.” – Agnes Repplier

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

15. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir

16. “The city, no matter how small, is corrupt and unrepentant, while the sun shines brighter in the country, making people more wholesome.” – Lori Lansens

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

18. “There is virtue in country houses, in gardens and orchards, in fields, streams, and groves, in rustic recreations and plain manners…” – Amos Bronson Alcott

19. “In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.” – Geoffrey F. Fisher

20. “In the country, especially, there are such a lot of entertaining things.” – Jean Webster

21. “The countryman, on the other hand, walks out into the verdant meadows, into an atmosphere clear and pure…” – Halldor Laxness

22. “The countryside was bathed in light, pale and cold and silvery. Everything could be seen quite plainly…” – Enid Blyton

23. “People have a tendency to see country life through rose-colored glasses.” – PJ Harvey

24. “Men are taught virtue and a love of independence by living in the country.” – Menander

25. “There is nothing more beautiful than cheerfulness in an old face, and among country people, it is always a sign of a well-regulated life.”- Richter

26. “We need more country than concrete, we need more mind than material, we need more savannah than sky-scrapers, we need more melody than malady. And this can only happen if we make simplicity and responsibility the way of life.” – Abhijit Naskar

Country Sayings

Everyone is familiar with common country sayings such as ‘yee-haw!’ and ‘howdy!’ However,  there are many other great country sayings you will hear cowboys and cowgirls say.

27. “A girl doesn’t have to wear jeans, a plaid shirt, or cowgirl boots to prove she is country. Her personality should be all the proof you need.”

28. “City lights got nothin’ on country nights.”

29. “I would rather hear cows mooing and roosters crowing than horns honking.”

30. “Country is the way you live. Not the way you look.”

31. “Cowgirls are God’s wildest angels. They have cowboy hats for halos and horses for wings.”

32. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

33. “Forget glass slippers. This princess wears cowgirl boots.”

34. “I’m in need of a country night with a bonfire, good music, great friends, and a million stars.”

35. “Embrace dirty boots and smelling like your horse.”

36. “If at the end of the day you smell like horses, it’s been a good day.”

Short Country Quotes

Short and sweet, these quotes sum up country life in just a few words.

37. “I prefer the country life.” – Ziggy Marley

38. “God made the country, and man-made the town.” – William Cowper

39. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

40. “I love not man the less, but Nature more.” – Lord Byron

41. “The country habit has me by the heart.’ – Vita Sackville West

42. “Knowledge and power in the city; peace and decency in the country.” – Mason Cooley

43. “Once wealth and beauty are gone, there is always rural life.” – Mason Cooley

44. “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

45. “Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.” –  Oscar Wilde

46. “Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Country Music Quotes

One of the most popular aspects of country life is country music. These classic country music quotes capture the romantic side of country life.

47. “Country roads take me home to the place I belong.” – John Denver

48. “True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real-life to the hilt.” – Garth Brooks

49. “I believe this world ain’t half as bad as it looks. I believe most people are good.” – Luke Bryan

50. “I’m a country singer. I love all kinds of music, but the country is where my loyalty lies. That’s just me and what I do, and I’m not going to change it.” – George Strait

51. “Let your dreams stay big and your worries stay small.” – Rascal Flatts

52. “You’re the rock in my roll. You’re good for my soul. It’s true. I’m head over boots for you.” – Jon Pardi

53. “In all the world you’ll never find a love as true as mine.” – George Strait

54. “You get your hands in it, plant your roots in it. Dusty head lights dance with your boots in it.” – Florida Georgia Line

55. “Blame it all on my roots, I showed up in boots.” – Garth Brooks

56. “Might have a little mud on my boots but we’re gonna dance the dust right off them tonight.” – Jon Pardi

57. “So let your heart, sweetheart be your compass when you’re lost and you should follow it wherever it may go.” – Lady Antebellum

58. “Life is good today.” – Zac Brown Band’

59. “Country music is the people’s music. It just speaks about real life and about truth and it tells things how they really are.” – Faith Hill

60. You don’t change country music; it changes you.” –  Ashley McBryde