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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