Homes

“Home sweet home. This is the place to find happiness. If one doesn’t find it here, one doesn’t find it anywhere” – MKSoni

“Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest” – Robert Montgomery

“Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need” –  Sarah Ban Breathnach

“The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there” – Ellie Rodriguez

“There is a magic in that little world, home; it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues never known beyond its hallowed limits” – Robert Southey

“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home” – Confucius

“Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home” – John Howard Payne

“Home is a shelter from storms – all sorts of storms” – William J Bennett

“A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience” – Sydney Smith

“Home is where the heart can laugh without shynessHome is where the heart’s tears can dry at their own pace” – Vernon Baker

“I think that when you invite people to your home, you invite them to yourself” – Oprah Winfrey

“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

“Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to” – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

“If you know you’re going home, the journey is never too hard” – Angela Wood

“Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door” – Charles Dickens

“No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home. No matter how you lived there-well or poorly” – Joseph Brodsky

“Home interprets heaven. Home is heaven for beginners” – Charles Henry Parkhurst

“My home…It is my retreat and resting place from wars, I try to keep this corner as a haven against the tempest outside, as I do another corner in my soul” – Michel de Montaigne

“Home is where you can say anything you please, because nobody pays any attention to you anyway” – Joe Moore

“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort” – Jane Austen

“When I go home, its an easy way to be grounded. You learn to realize what truly matters” – Tony Stewart

“One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man” – John Berger

“There’s no place like home” – LFrank Baum

“You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right” – Maya Angelou

“Peace like charity begins at home” – Franklin D Roosevelt

“Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments” – Channing Pollock

“No matter who you are or where you are, instinct tells you to go home” – Laura Marney

“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in” – Robert Frost

“As corny as it sounds, to me, home is where the heart is…So moving houses is just another way in which I get to experience life” – Ellen DeGeneres

“People usually are the happiest at home” – William Shakespeare

“I believe that all of our lives we’re looking for home and if we’re really lucky, we find it in someone’s loving arms. I think that’ what life is-coming home” – Anita Krizzan

“If you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home” – Malala Yousafzai

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home” ― Edith Sitwell

“Peace that was the other name for home” – Kathleen Norris

“Coming home to my family afterward makes the work richer, easier and more fun” – Edie Falco

“The sun at home warms better than the sun elsewhere” – Albania Proverb

“Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark” ― Pierce Brown

“Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing” – Irina Shayk

“The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back” – Wendy Wunder

“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams” – Unknown

“People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace” – Zig Ziglar

“There is no place more delightful than one’s own fireside” – Cicero

“Home the blessed word, which opens to the human heart the most perfect glimpse of Heaven, and helps to carry it thither, as on an angel’s wings” – Lyda M Child

“Good food and a warm kitchen are what make a house a home” – Racheal Ray

“A home should be a stockade, a refuge from the flaming arrows of anxiety, tension and worry” – Wilfred Peterson

“There’s nothing half so pleasant as coming home again” – Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

“Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends and family belong and laughter never ends” – Unknown

“One may make their house a palace of sham, or they can make it a home, a refuge” – Mark Twain

“Home is wherever you leave everything you love and never question that it will be there when you return” – Leo Christopher

“Home is where you feel at home and are treated well” – Dalai Lama

“The prospect of going home is very appealing” – David Ginola

“No matter how big you are, when you go back home, your family treats you like a normal person” – Ajith Kumar

“I want my home to be that kind of place–a place of sustenance, a place of invitation, a place of welcome” – Mary DeMuth

“You can have more than one homeYou can carry your roots with you, and decide where they grow” – Henning Mankell

“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely” – Louisa May Alcott

“The home should be the treasure chest of living” – Le Corbusier

“A house is made with walls and beams. A home is made with love and dreams” – Unknown

“Going home and spending time with your family and your real friends keeps you grounded” – Jennifer Ellison

“For our home to be a refuge it needs to be a place where love, compassion, and patience prevail” – Allan Lokos

“Maybe that’s the best part of going away for a vacation – coming home again”― Madeleine L’Engle

“No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark”― Warsan Shire

“You will fall in love with train rides, and sooner or later you will

”realize that nowhere seems like home anymore”― Shinji Moon

“Home is anywhere that you know all your friends and all your enemies”― Orson Scott Card

“Introverts live in two worlds: We visit the world of people, but solitude and the inner world will always be our home”― Jenn Granneman

“Philosophy is really nostalgia, the desire to be at home”― Novalis

“People would rather live in homes regardless of its grayness. There is no place like home”― Lyman Frank Baum

“I don’t care if we have our house, or a cliff ledge, or a cardboard box. Home is wherever we all are, together”― James Patterson

“Home is everything you can walk to”― Rebecca Solnit

“Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there anymore” – Robin Hobb

“Home is the nicest word there is” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

“A home filled with nothing but yourself. It’s heavy, that lightness. It’s crushing, that emptiness” – Margaret Atwood

“Home is what you take with you, not what you leave behind” – NK Jemisin

“Home is where my habits have a habitat” – Fiona Apple

“Home was not a perfect place. But it was the only home they had and they could hope to make it better” – Dean Koontz

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home” – Matsuo Bashô

“Better to have a messy home and happy children than a perfect yard and unhappy children” – Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

“A good laugh is sunshine in the house” – William Makepeace Thackeray

“To buy a nice home is to buy a better way of life. To choose a better way of life is to work toward well-being, and isn’t well-being what’s paramount?”

“It won’t be easy, but buying my own home has been a lifelong dream, and knowing that I will only get out of it what I put into it, I’m ready to get a little sweat on my brow and realize my dream to its fullest.”

“Buy a home far enough out of the city that the traffic isn’t heavy but close enough to the city that they still deliver pizza.”

“Buying a home is a big step up into another echelon of society, of respect, and of, well, responsibility…that is 100 percent worth it.”

“I never truly understood the meaning of warmth until I purchased my own home. As I sit in my own living room, surrounded by walls painted my favorite color, looking out at the mighty oak tree sitting on the lot I so carefully chose and listening to the tranquil sounds of jazz music on my stereo, my soul is filled with deep contentment, a warmth that I could not before have fathomed.”

“To purchase a home is to subconsciously gain the respect of many in your community.”

“If you include God in the decisions you make about purchasing your new home, He will not fail to show up and bless you in it.”

“Courage and commitment are prerequisites for purchasing a home, but immense cannot begin to describe the rewards.”

“I hear people fussing about their home construction going one day over, and I’m thinking to myself – Gee, I wish you had any idea at all how blessed you really are just to be able to buy your own home.”

“Buy a home on the backroads, so your relatives can never find you.”

“Forget what they say, going home isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be anyway. Best to purchase your own and go home any time you like.”

“Peace is impossible to put a price upon and in most areas of life, unattainable, but purchasing your own home affords you a grand measure.”

“There is no satisfaction, no greater gratification, than that you receive when you close on the purchase of your own home.”

“When you buy a home, pray, and ask God to bless it, for the Word of God says that, if you call upon God pray to Him, He will listen to you.”

“If you want to be a leader in your community, buying your own home is an important step, because it is a well-known fact that, if you don’t own your own space, you are subconsciously telling your peers that your perspectives and judgments are unworthy.”

“Your family loves you just for you, there through thick and thin. Shouldn’t you buy a home for them to return to again and again?”

“Most consider family as the most important thing in this life. Provide yours with the security of their own space by buying them a home of their own, and through the good and the bad, you will never be sorry that you did.”

“Everyone desires to own their own home, but the actual purchase is usually reserved for those with work ethic, who are brave and committed.”

“There is something to be said for designing your own home: deciding whether the garage will be front-facing or side-facing; choosing a kitchen island or a breakfast bar, or both; choosing the paint contrasts in each room and so much more. The finished product will be having taken the ideas in your head and given them life, then finally living in your dream home. Live in the fantasy of buying and designing your own home.”

“I wish I would have invested in buying homes all the money I have invested in frivolous things, for had I, today, I would want for nothing.”

“It will be worth it to buy more land, even if you have to buy a slightly smaller home, to be able to distance yourself from your neighbors.”

“Buying a home is like buying a citadel. Just purpose in your mind that, when you walk into your door, you will leave all the worries, all the attacks of the day, on the other side of those walls, conquer them awhile, soften your nerves, and enjoy your time in your safe haven.”

“Buying a house won’t bring you happiness, but turning it into a home certainly will.”

“As I sit here on my new patio, having finally purchased my own home, I am overcome with a feeling of accomplishment and of great contentment.”

What is home? My favorite definition is “a safe place,” a place where one is free from attack, a place where one experiences secure relationships and affirmation. It’s a place where people share and understand each other.