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The Best Quotes About Home

Updated June 20, 2018 1.4k votes 578 voters 67.3k 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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    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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    You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch in his throne.

    Miguel de Cervantes
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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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    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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    Where thou art, that is home.

    Emily Dickinson
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.

    Henry David Thoreau
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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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    There is no place more delightful than one's own fireplace.

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

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

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

    Robert Frost