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First Top-10 List of Sensational

Quotes about Houses and Homes

#1 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes

about Houses and Homes

"Home" is any four walls that enclose the right person.
— Helen Rowland

#2 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes

about Houses and Homes

He makes his home where the living is best.
— Latin Proverb

#3 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes

about Houses and Homes

What's the good of a home if you are never in it?
— George Grossmith

#4 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes

about Houses and Homes

There is no place like home if you haven't got the money to go out.
— Author Unknown

#5 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes

about Houses and Homes

Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.
— Francis Bacon

#6 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes

about Houses and Homes

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

#7 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes

about Houses and Homes

The premises are so delightfully extensive, that two people might live together without ever seeing, hearing or meeting.
— Lord Byron

#8 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes

about Houses and Homes

The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can't help it — can't help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it.
— Marguerite Duras

#9 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes

about Houses and Homes

People's backyards are much more interesting than their front gardens, and houses that back on to railways are public benefactors.
— John Betjeman

#10 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes

about Houses and Homes

I live in my house as I live inside my skin: I know more beautiful, more ample, more sturdy and more picturesque skins: but it would seem to me unnatural to exchange them for mine.
— Primo Levi

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Second Top-Ten List of Sensational

Quotations about Homes and Houses

#1 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes

about Homes and Houses 

If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
— Gaston Bachelard

#2 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes

about Homes and Houses

In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness.
— Colette

#3 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes

about Homes and Houses

You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch in his throne.
— Miguel de Cervantes

#4 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes

about Homes and Houses

Home — that 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.
— Lydia M. Child

#5 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes

about Homes and Houses

If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.
— William Morris

#6 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes

about Homes and Houses

Why waste so much time, energy, and money trying to buy the biggest house that your credit rating will allow? Truth be known, a small house can hold as much happiness as a large one. Sometimes it will hold even more.
— from Life's Secret Handbook

#7 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes

about Homes and Houses

If my dreams could all come true paradise/retirement would be — in a little bungalow — somewhere by the sea.
— Author Unknown

#8 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes

about Homes and Houses

I want a house that has got over all its troubles; I don't want to spend the rest of my life bringing up a young and inexperienced house.
— Jerome K. Jerome

#9 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes

about Homes and Houses

No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.
— Samuel Johnson

#10 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes

about Homes and Houses

Owning your own home is America's unique recipe for avoiding revolution and promoting pseudo-equality at the same time. To keep citizens puttering in their yards instead of sputtering on the barricades, the government has gladly deprived itself of billions in tax revenues by letting home "owners" deduct mortgage interest payments.
— Florence King

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More Sensational Quotes about Houses

  and Homes for Smart People 

He who builds to every man's advice will have a crooked house.
 Danish proverb

What the Nation must realize is that the home, when both parents work, is non-existent. Once we have honestly faced that fact, we must act accordingly.
— Agnes Meyer

It is a vicious thing ome writers do, to xcite the minds of eaders with the big profits available in real estate while downplaying the work and the risks required to ake such returns.
— Jon Hanson

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

We give people a box in the suburbs, it's called a house,  and every night they sit in it staring at another box; in the morning they run off to another box called an office, and at the weekends they get into another box, on wheels this time, and grope their way through endless traffic jams.
— Caroline Kelly

Houses and money are hard to come by if you are not prepared to work for either.
— Dave Erhard

It takes a heap o' livin' in a house t' make it home.
— Edgar A. Guest

A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.
— George Carlin

The stately homes of England!
How beautiful they stand,
Amidst their tall ancestral trees,
O'er all the pleasant land!
— Felicin Dorothear Hemans, The Homes of England

The property boom has made us all feel wealthy, but unfortunately it has lulled many of those nearing retirement into a false sense of security.
— Noel Whittaker

Property is the fruit of labor. Property is desirable, is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently to build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence.
— Abraham Lincoln

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
— Charles Dickens

A house is a machine for living in.
— Le Corbusier

Drive inexpensive cars, but own the best house you can afford.
 H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You've heard of people living in a fool's paradise? Well, Leonora has a duplex there.
—George S. Kaufman

You just may be a redneck if your lawn furniture used to be your living room furniture.
— Jeff Foxworthy

However, what if your lawn furniture used to be part of your van? What does that make you?
— Ernie Wiegand

[Real] Estate agents. You can't live with them, you can't live with them. The first sign of these nasty purulent sores appeared round about 1894. With their jangling keys, nasty suits, revolting beards, moustaches and tinted spectacles, [rea] estate agents roam the land causing perturbation and despair. If you try and kill them, you're put in prison: if you try and talk to them, you vomit. There's only one thing worse than a [real] estate agent but at least that can be safely lanced, drained and surgically dressed. [Real} Estate agents. Love them or loathe them, you'd be mad not to loathe them.
— Stephen Fry

Hatred of domestic work is a natural and admirable result of civilization.
— Rebecca West

An empty house is like a stray dog or a body from which life has departed.
— Samuel Butler

If your house is on fire, warm yourself by it.
— Spanish proverb

My house burnt down and now I can see the moon.
— Chinese proverb

Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
They have to take you in.
— Robert Frost

Home — that 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.
— Lydia M. Child

I suppose I passed it a hundred times,
But I always stop for a minute.
And look at the house, the tragic house,
The house with nobody in it.
— Joyce Kilmer

One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.
— Hermann Hesse

Always live in the ugliest house on the street — then you don't have to look at it.
— David Hockney

It is the personality of the mistress that the home expresses. Men are forever guests in our homes, no matter how much happiness they may find there.
— Elsie de Wolfe

Ask yourself if you would feel comfortable giving your two best friends a key to your house. If not, look for some new best friends.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.
— Peter De Vries

I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
— Henry David Thoreau

There are things you just can't do in life. You can't beat the phone company, you can't make a waiter see you until he's ready to see you, and you can't go home again.
— Bill Bryson, The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America

If men lived like men indeed, their houses would be temples- temples which we should hardly dare to injure, and in which it would make us holy to be permitted to live; and there must be a strange dissolution of natural affection, a strange unthankfulness for all that homes have given and parents taught, a strange consciousness that we have been unfaithful to our fathers' honour, or that our own lives are not such as would make our dwellings sacred to our children, when each man would fain build to himself, and build for the little revolution of his own life only.
— John Ruskin

To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a "home" might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation.
— Emily Post

The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail— its roof may shake— the wind may blow through it— the storm may enter— the rain may enter— but the King of England cannot enter!— all his forces dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!
— William Pitt The Elder, Lord Chatham (1708-78), English statesman

A man's house is his castle.
— Edward Coke, The Third Part of the Institutes of the Laws Of England

Those comfortably padded lunatic asylums which are known, euphemistically, as the stately homes of England.
— Virginia Woolf

Where we love is home,
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Homesick in Heaven

The happiness of the domestic fireside is the first boon of Heaven; and it is well it is so, since it is that Which is the lot of the mass of mankind.
— Thomas Jefferson, in a letter in 1813

It is, indeed, at home that every man must be known by those who would make a just estimate either of his virtue or felicity; for smiles and embroidery are alike occasional, and the mind is often dressed for show in painted honour, and fictitious benevolence.
— Samuel Johnson

What between the duties expected of one during one's lifetime,
and the duties exacted from one after one's death, land has ceased to be either a profit or a pleasure. It gives one position, and prevents one from keeping it up. That's all that can be said about land.
— Oscar Wilde

If a man owns land, the land owns him.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our life on earth is, and ought to be, material and carnal.
But we have not yet learned to manage our materialism and carnality properly; they are still entangled with the desire for ownership.
— E. M. Forster

I have heard of a man who had a mind to sell his house, and therefore carried a piece of brick in his pocket, which he shewed as a pattern to encourage purchasers.
— Jonathan Swift

Love and a cottage! Eh, Fanny! Ah, give me indifference and a coach and six!
— George Colman, the Elder

A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life: he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man may surely be allowed to take a glass of wine by his own fireside.
— Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The great advantage of a hotel is that it's a refuge from home life.
— George Bernard Shaw

Home life as we understand it is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.
— George Bernard Shaw

The national sport of England is obstacle racing. People fill their rooms with useless and cumbersome furniture, and spend the rest of their lives in trying to dodge it.
— Herbert Beerbohm Tree

My old man said, `Follow the van,
Don't dilly-dally on the way!'
Off went the cart with the home packed in it,
I walked behind with my old cock linnet.
But I dillied and dallied, dallied and dillied,
Lost the van and don't know where to roam.
— Charles Collins

Though the fact that they have to be rebuilt
And frequently mortgaged to the hilt
Is inclined to take the gilt
Off the gingerbread,
And certainly damps the fun
Of the eldest son.
— Noel Coward, The Stately Homes of England

Although very few people are actually called upon to live in palaces a very large number are unwilling to admit the fact.
— Osbert Lancaster, Homes Sweet Homes

All I need is room enough to lay a hat and a few friends. 
— Dorothy Parker

It looks different when you're sober. I thought I had twice as much furniture.
— Neil Simon

Conran's Law of Housework — it expands to fill the time available plus half an hour.
— Shirley Conran

Keeping house is as unpleasant and filthy as coal mining, and the pay's a lot worse.
— P. J. O'Rourke, The Bachelor Home Companion 

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