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The Best Quotes About Home

Updated June 20, 2018 1.8k votes 607 voters 68.6k views

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A list of the best home quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous home quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic home quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational home quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about home?" and "What are inspirational home quotes?"

This list includes notable home quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest home quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite home sayings get to the bottom of the list.
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    Home is where the heart is.

    Pliny the Elder
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    A house means a family house, a place specially meant for putting children and men in so as to restrict their waywardness and distract them from the longing for adventure and escape they've had since time began.

    Marguerite Duras
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    The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.

    Kin Hubbard
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    Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserved; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room, from which we go forth to more careful and guarded intercourse, leaving behind us much debris of cast-off and everyday clothing.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe
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    People usually are the happiest at home.

    William Shakespeare
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    Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.

    Helen Rowland
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    We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.

    Winston Churchill
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    One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.

    Hermann Hesse
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    Home -- that blessed word, which opens to the human heart the most perfect glimpse of Heaven, and helps to carry it thither, as on an angel's wings.

    Lydia Child
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    There is no place more delightful than one's own fireplace.

    Cicero
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    If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.

    Gaston Bachelard
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    Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.

    Francis Bacon
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    Where thou art, that is home.

    Emily Dickinson
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    My home...It is my retreat and resting place from wars, I try to keep this corner as a haven against the tempest outside, as I do another corner in my soul.

    Michel de Montaigne
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    The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.

    Edgar Watson Howe
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    I live in my house as I live inside my skin: I know more beautiful, more ample, more sturdy and more picturesque skins: but it would seem to me unnatural to exchange them for mine.

    Primo Levi
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    In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness.

    Colette
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    Owning your own home is America's unique recipe for avoiding revolution and promoting pseudo-equality at the same time. To keep citizens puttering in their yards instead of sputtering on the barricades, the government has gladly deprived itself of billions in tax revenues by letting home owners deduct mortgage interest payments.

    Florence King
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    A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.

    Sydney Smith
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    Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.

    Norman Douglas
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    We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character.

    Henry David Thoreau
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    Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.

    Margaret Thatcher