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Home quotes and quotations

A house is a machine for living in.
Le Corbusier

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

Not going home is already like death.
E. Catherine Toble

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
George Moore

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

The worst thing about work in the house or home is that whatever you do is destroyed, laid waste or eaten within twenty four hours.
Lady Kasluck

The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the walls of our own homes.
Harold B. Lee

Life's a voyage that's homeward bound.
Herman Melville

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
John Howard Payne

A good home must be made, not bought.
Joyce Maynard

My home is not a place, it is people.
Lois McMaster Bujold

A house is not a home.
Polly Adler

Where thou art, that is home.
Emily Dickinson

Home is the girl's prison and the woman's workhouse.
George Bernard Shaw

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

And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

Never weather-beaten sail more willing bent to shore.
Thomas Campion

There is no place more delightful than one's own fireside.
Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

What the Nation must realize is that the home, when both parents work, is non-existent. Once we have honestly faced that fact, we must act accordingly.
Agnes Meyer

No outward doors of a man's house can in general be broken open to execute any civil process; though in criminal cases the public safety supersedes the private.

At length his lonely cot appears in view, Beneath the shelter of an aged tree; Th' expectant wee-things, toddling, stacher thro' To meet their Dad, wi' flichterin noise an' glee.
Robert Burns

I've read in many a novel, that unless they've souls that grovel-- Folks prefer in fact a hovel to your dreary marble halls.
Charles Stuart Calverley

My whinstone house my castle is, I have my own four walls.
Thomas Carlyle

To make a happy fireside clime To weans and wife, That's the true pathos and sublime Of human life.
Robert Burns

Old homes! old hearts! Upon my soul forever Their peace and gladness lie like tears and laughter.
Madison Julius Cawein

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

A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life: he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Home is home, though it be never so homely.
John Clarke

For a man's house is his castle.
Lord Edward Coke

For the whole world, without a native home, Is nothing but a prison of larger room.
Abraham Cowley

I am far frae my hame, an' i'm weary aften whiles, For the longed-for hame-bringing an' my Father's welcome smiles.
Erastus W. Ellsworth

The house of every one is to him as his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence, as for his repose.
Lord Edward Coke

The house is a castle which the King cannot enter.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There's nobody at home But Jumping Joan, And father and mother and I.
George Gascoigne

The whitewash'd wall, the nicely sanded floor, The varnish'd clock that click'd behind the door; The chest contriv'd a double debt to pay, A bed by night, a chest of drawers by day.
Oliver Goldsmith

What's the good of a home if you are never in it?
George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith

The stately Homes of England, How beautiful they stand! Amidst their tall ancestral trees, O'er all the pleasant land.
Mrs. Felicia D. Hemans

My house, my house, though thou art small, thou art to me the Escuriall.
George Herbert

His native home deep imag'd in his soul.
Homer ("Smyrns of Chios")

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

A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.

What if in Scotland's wilds we viel'd our head, Where tempests whistle round the sordid bed; Where the rug's two-fold use we might display, By night a blanket, and a plaid by day.
Oliver Goldsmith

Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments.
Channing Pollock