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The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.

- Maya Angelou, 1986

For what do we live but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?

- Jane Austen, 1813

I quit life as from an inn, not as from a home.

- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 44 BC

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

- Colette, 1944

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.

- Charles Dickens, 1843

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

- Norman Douglas, 1917

A crust of bread and a corner to sleep in / A minute to smile and an hour to weep in.

- Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1895

Hospitality consists in a little fire, a little food, and an immense quiet.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1856

The home is a human institution. All human institutions are open to improvement.

- Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1903

It’s your business when your neighbor’s wall is in flames.

- Horace, 19 BC

Every man has a lurking wish to appear considerable in his native place.

- Samuel Johnson, 1771

Every house: temple, empire, school.

- Joseph Joubert, 1800

Being offended is the natural consequence of leaving one’s home.

- Fran Lebowitz, 1981