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

—William Morris, 1882

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

—Jane Austen, 1813

An American will build a house in which to pass his old age and sell it before the roof is on.

—Alexis de Tocqueville, 1840

Every house: temple, empire, school.

—Joseph Joubert, 1800

At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.

—Rose Macaulay, 1925

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

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

—Samuel Johnson, 1771

Men are merriest when they are from home.

—William Shakespeare, 1599

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

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.

—Charles Dickens, 1843
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