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The Best Quotes About Home

Updated June 20, 2018 1.8k votes 606 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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    One returns to the place one came from.

    Jean de La Fontaine
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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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    No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.

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

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

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

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

    Robert Frost
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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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    Woman, the more careful she is about her face, the more careless about her house.

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

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    He makes his home where the living is best.

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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