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The Best Quotes About Home 

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Updated June 20, 2018 1.2k votes 564 voters 66.5k 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?"

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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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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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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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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 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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One returns to the place one came from. Jean de La Fontaine
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No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction. Samuel Johnson
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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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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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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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One may make their house a palace of sham, or they can make it a home, a refuge. Mark Twain
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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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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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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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Our country is where ever we are well off. John Milton
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An empty house is like a stray dog or a body from which life has departed.
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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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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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Woman, the more careful she is about her face, the more careless about her house. Ben Jonson
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He makes his home where the living is best.
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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