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

—Horace, 19 BC

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

—Jane Austen, 1813

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

—Samuel Johnson, 1771

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

—Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1895

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

—Fran Lebowitz, 1981

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.

—Charles Dickens, 1843

God walks among the pots and pans.

—Saint Teresa of Ávila, c. 1582

Men are merriest when they are from home.

—William Shakespeare, 1599

Every house: temple, empire, school.

—Joseph Joubert, 1800

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

—Norman Douglas, 1917