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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.

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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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Home is where the heart is. Pliny the Elder

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We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us. Winston Churchill

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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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People usually are the happiest at home. William Shakespeare

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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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Where thou art, that is home. Emily Dickinson

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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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He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Home is any four walls that enclose the right person. Helen Rowland

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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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A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home.

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I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society. Henry David Thoreau

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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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You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch in his throne. Miguel de Cervantes

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

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Be he a king or a peasant, he is happiest who finds peace at home. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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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

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

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Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in. Robert Frost

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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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Home is the place where we are treated the best, but grumble the most.

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One returns to the place one came from. Jean de La Fontaine

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There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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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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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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I want a house that has got over all its troubles; I don't want to spend the rest of my life bringing up a young and inexperienced house. Jerome K. Jerome

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When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones. Peter De Vries

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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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It matters less to a person where they are born than where they can live.

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No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction. Samuel Johnson

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

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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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The examples of vice at home corrupt us more quickly and easily than others, since they steal into our minds under the highest authority. Juvenal

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The place is very well and quiet and the children only scream in a low voice. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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Going home must be like going to render an account. Joseph Conrad

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A man's home may seem to be his castle on the outside; inside, it is more often his nursery. Clare Boothe Luce

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Nothing annoys a woman more than to have company drop in unexpectedly and find the house looking as it usually does. Frank Dane

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Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration. Charles Dickens

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The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can't help it -- can't help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it. Marguerite Duras

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Were I Diogenes, I would not move out of a kilderkin into a hogshead, though the first had had nothing but small beer in it, and the second reeked claret. Charles Lamb

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Should not every apartment in which man dwells be lofty enough to create some obscurity overhead, where flickering shadows may play at evening about the rafters? Henry David Thoreau

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One may make their house a palace of sham, or they can make it a home, a refuge. Mark Twain

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Our country is where ever we are well off. John Milton

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Drab Habitation of Whom? Tabernacle or Tomb -- or Dome of Worm -- or Porch of Gnome -- or some Elf's Catacomb? Emily Dickinson

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It is, indeed, at home that every man must be known by those who would make a just estimate either of his virtue or felicity; for smiles and embroidery are alike occasional, and the mind is often dressed for show in painted honor, and fictitious benevolence. Samuel Johnson

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If men lived like men indeed, their houses would be temples -- temples which we should hardly dare to injure, and in which it would make us holy to be permitted to live; and there must be a strange dissolution of natural affection, a strange unthankfulness for all that homes have given and parents taught, a strange consciousness that we have been unfaithful to our fathers honor, or that our own lives are not such as would make our dwellings sacred to our children, when each man would fain build to himself, and build for the little revolution of his own life only. John Ruskin

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An empty house is like a stray dog or a body from which life has departed.