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For there we loved, and where we love is home,
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts...
~Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894), "Homesick in Heaven," 1872
Home, the spot of earth supremely blest,
A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.
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
The ornaments of your house will be the guests who frequent it. ~Author Unknown
He that has a house to put 's head in has a good head-piece. ~William Shakespeare, King Lear, c.1605 [III, 2, Fool]
May the roof above us never fall in
And may we good companions beneath it never fall out.
Houses are the abiding joys; they are the most emotion-stirring of all things. An automobile is regarded with fond affection, a typewriter becomes an inseparable companion, clothes can stir sentimentality, and the bit of bric-a-brac is a toy one would weep to see torn away — but houses are real, deep, emotional things. ~Rose Wilder Lane, letter to Dorothy Thompson, 1927, edited by William V. Holtz
I always thought a yard was three feet, then I started mowing the lawn. ~C.E. Cowman
The universe is merely a fleeting idea in God's mind - a pretty uncomfortable thought, particularly if you've just made a down payment on a house. ~Woody Allen
[N]o man but feels more of a man in the world if he have a bit of ground that he can call his own. However small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep; and that is a very handsome property. ~Charles Dudley Warner, "Preliminary," My Summer in a Garden, 1870
Where thou art - that - is Home. ~Emily Dickinson
It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home. ~Author Unknown
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
Any home can be a castle when the king and the queen are in love. ~Author Unknown
People are living longer than ever before, a phenomenon undoubtedly made necessary by the 30-year mortgage. ~Doug Larson
There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house. ~Joe Ryan
May your home always be too small to hold all of your friends. ~Author Unknown
And of all man's felicities
The very subtlest one, say I,
Is when for the first time he sees
His hearthfire smoke against the sky.
~Christopher Morley, A Hallowe'en Memory
The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store. ~Frank McKinney Hubbard
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent
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
A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless. ~May Sarton
Unless one decorates one's house for oneself alone, best leave it bare, for other people are walleyed. ~D.H. Lawrence
Old houses mended,
Cost little less than new before they're ended.
House, n. A hollow edifice erected for the habitation of man, rat, mouse, beetle, cockroach, fly, mosquito, flea, bacillus, and microbe. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
It's really the cat's house - we just pay the mortgage. ~Author Unknown
Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were. ~Author Unknown
I am grateful for the lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and floors that need waxing because it means I have a home. ~Author Unknown
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