Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, "The City of Brotherly Love", is a major city in the United States. Philadelphia is important in the history of the founding of the United States.
- It is a handsome city, but distractingly regular. After walking about it for an hour or two, I felt that I would have given the world for a crooked street. The collar of my coat appeared to stiffen, and the brim of my hat to expand, beneath its Quakerly influence.
- Charles Dickens, American Notes (1842), ch. VII.
- They say that the lady from Philadelphia who is staying in town is very wise.
Suppose I go ask her what is best to be done.
- Lucretia P. Hale, Peterkin Papers, Chapter I, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 594.
- Hail! Philadelphia, tho' Quaker thou be,
The birth-day of medical honors to thee
In this country belongs; 'twas thou caught the flame,
That crossing the ocean from Englishmen came
And kindled the fires of Wisdom and Knowledge,
Inspired the student, erected a college,
First held a commencement with suitable state,
In the year of our Lord, seventeen sixty-eight.
- William Todd Helmuth, The Story of a City Doctor, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 594.
- Here lies W. C. Fields. I would rather be living in Philadelphia.
- W. C. Fields in Vanity Fair about a proposed epitaph.
- Unlike New York, I like this Philadelphia amazingly, and the people in it. … I saw small steamboats, with their signs up - 'For Wissahickon and Manayunk 25 cents.' Geo. Lippard, in his Legends of Washington and his Generals, has rendered the Wissahickon sacred in my eyes, and I shall make that trip, as well as one to Germantown, soon…
- Philadelphia merely seems dull because it's next to exciting Camden, New Jersey.
- Official City of Philadelphia web site.