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

—Norman Douglas, 1917

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

—Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1903

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

—Publilius Syrus, 50 BC

People can say what they like about the eternal verities, love and truth and so on, but nothing’s as eternal as the dishes.

—Margaret Mahy, 1985

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

—Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1856

Men are merriest when they are from home.

—William Shakespeare, 1599

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

—Horace, 19 BC

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

—William Morris, 1882

God walks among the pots and pans.

—Saint Teresa of Ávila, c. 1582

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

—Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1895
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