The Best Quotes About Home

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Must be a famous or well-known quote. Vote for the home sayings that strongly resonate with you, and downvote any you didn't like.

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.
  • Heart

    Pliny the Elder: Home is where the heart is.

  • Four Walls, Right Person

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


  • Our Buildings

    Winston Churchill: We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.

  • Happy People

    William Shakespeare: People usually are the happiest at home.

  • Peace, Home & Happiness

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

  • Dream House

    Gaston Bachelard: 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.

  • My Home, My Retreat

    Michel de Montaigne: 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

  • That Blessed Word

    Lydia Child: 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.

  • Three Chairs

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

  • Use Before Uniformity

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

  • Friendly Paths

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

  • Fireplace

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

  • Where Thou Art

    Emily Dickinson: Where thou art, that is home.

  • Home Is The Place

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

  • Encampment - Home

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

  • Life's Undress Rehearsal

    Harriet Beecher Stowe: 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.

  • A House Means

    Marguerite Duras: 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.

  • Comfortable House

    Sydney Smith: A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience

  • Grumble

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

  • Smallest Cottage

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

  • Home & Country

    Margaret Thatcher: Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.

  • Intact Homes

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

  • A Tavern For Friends

    Norman Douglas: Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.

  • Domestic Satisfaction

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

  • The Matter of Furnishing

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