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Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.

—Charles Dickens, 1843

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

—Marcus Tullius Cicero, 44 BC

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.

—William Morris, 1882

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

—Norman Douglas, 1917

Every house: temple, empire, school.

—Joseph Joubert, 1800

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

An exile with no home anywhere is a corpse without a grave.

—Publilius Syrus, 50 BC

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

—Samuel Johnson, 1771

One who is frivolous all day will never establish a household.

—Ptahhotep, c. 2400 BC

Hatred of domestic work is a natural and admirable result of civilization.

—Rebecca West, 1912

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

—Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1903

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

—Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1856

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

—Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1895