Quotes About the Importance of Home

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Home sweet home, a place that gives you unconditional love, happiness, and comfort. It may be a place where you can bury your sorrows, store your belongings or welcome your friends. A happy home doesn't require the trappings of opulence. Any place can be home as long as you are comfortable and secure there. If you are homesick or looking for a home of your own, these writers and thinkers can do wonders to lift your spirits.

Jane Austen

"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort."

Vernon Baker

"Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart's tears can dry at their own pace."

William J. Bennett

"Home is a shelter from storms — all sorts of storms."

Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

G.K. Chesterton

"...the truth is that the home is the only place of liberty, the only spot on earth where a man can alter arrangements suddenly, make an experiment on indulging in a whim. The home is not the one tame place in a world of adventure; it is the one wild place in a world of rules and set tasks."

Confucius

"The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home."

Le Corbusier

"A house is a machine for living in."

Charles Dickens

"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."

Emily Dickinson

"Where thou art, that is home."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The house is a castle which the King cannot enter."

Benjamin Franklin

"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."

Billy Graham

"My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world."

Jerome K. Jerome

"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."

Joyce Maynard

"A good home must be made, not bought."

Christian Morgenstern

"Home is not where you live but where they understand you."

Kathleen Norris

"Peace — that was the other name for home."

Pliny the Elder

"Home is where the heart is."

Catherine Pulsifer

"Home is where we should feel secure and comfortable."

Helen Rowland

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

William Shakespeare

"People usually are the happiest at home."

Charles Swain

"Home is where there's one to love us."

Mother Teresa

"Love begins by taking care of the closest ones — the ones at home."

George Washington

"I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world."

Angela Wood

"If you know you're going home, the journey is never too hard."