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Everything is restless until it comes home. ~John Bate, The Local Preacher's Treasury, June 1885
Home: The place where the world's strife is shut out and the world's love is shut in. ~"Home," in Your Health!, compiled by Idelle Phelps, 1906
The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there. ~Ellie Rodriguez, December 2009 winner of The Quote Garden create your own quote contest on Twitter
There's never a sky that shelters us
Like the one that glows above
The broad gray roof that is covering those
Of the blood and the name we love.
There's never a pleasant, sunlit road
In all the ways we roam
Like the little, narrow, familiar street
That runs by the door of home.
~Esther M. Clark Hill, "Home," in Kansas City Star, 1920
It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home. ~Author Unknown
Where Thou art – that – is Home...
Where Thou art not – is Wo...
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. ~Jane Austen
Oh, then, may our homes on earth be as green spots in the desert, to which we can retire when weary of the cares of life and drink the clear waters of a love which we know to be sincere and always unfailing. ~Silas X. Floyd (1869–1923), "Home, Sweet Home," Floyd's Flowers: or, Duty and Beauty for Colored Children, 1905
Home is a shelter from storms — all sorts of storms. ~William J. Bennett
Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest.
~Henry Van Dyke
You need a village, if only for the pleasure of leaving it. A village means that you are not alone, knowing that in the people, the trees, the earth, there is something that belongs to you, waiting for you when you are not there. ~Casare Pavese
A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless. ~May Sarton
Home is where you can say anything you like cause nobody listens to you anyway. ~Author Unknown
One’s home is like a delicious piece of pie you order in a restaurant on a country road one cozy evening — the best piece of pie you have ever eaten in your life — and can never find again. After you leave home, you may find yourself feeling homesick, even if you have a new home that has nicer wallpaper and a more efficient dishwasher than the home in which you grew up. ~Lemony Snicket
'Twas there, oh humble love-illumined home,
We lived and loved, and tenderly took hands
Of those who loved us well—there kisses took
From lips now cold in death—there last we heard
A mother's and a sister's gentle words...
~J.J. Britton (1832–1913), "A Home"
Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart’s tears can dry at their own pace. ~Vernon Baker
He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Home, the spot of earth supremely blest,
A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.
I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world. ~George Washington
So, house, we love thee, as we could not love
A palace wherein no pulse of love had struck,
Where farewells had not been—and where
No busy memories haunt the vacant rooms.
~J.J. Britton (1832–1913), "A Home"
Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other. It is the place of confidence. It is the place where we tear off that mask of guarded and suspicious coldness which the world forces us to wear in self-defense, and where we pour out the unreserved communications of full and confiding hearts. It is the spot where expressions of tenderness gush out without any sensation of awkwardness and without any dread of ridicule. ~Frederick W. Robertson