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Though care and trouble may be mine,
As down life's path I roam,
I'll heed them not while still I have
A world of love at home.
~J.J. Reynolds, "A World of Love at Home," in The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, October 1844

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

Home is not where you live but where they understand you. ~Christian Morgenstern

Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserve; it is life’s undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room. ~Harriet Beecher Stowe

Peace — that was the other name for home. ~Kathleen Norris

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

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

Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
They have to take you in.
~Robert Frost, The Death of the Hired Man

Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to. ~John Ed Pearce

Home ought to be our clearinghouse, the place from which we go forth lessoned and disciplined, and ready for life. ~Kathleen Norris

The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there. ~Ellie Rodriguez

It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home. ~Author Unknown

Where Thou art – that – is Home...
Where Thou art not – is Wo...
~Emily Dickinson

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. ~Jane Austen

Home is a shelter from storms — all sorts of storms. ~William J. Bennett

Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest.
~Henry Van Dyke

You need a village, if only for the pleasure of leaving it. A village means that you are not alone, knowing that in the people, the trees, the earth, there is something that belongs to you, waiting for you when you are not there. ~Casare Pavese

A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless. ~May Sarton

Home is where you can say anything you like cause nobody listens to you anyway. ~Author Unknown

One’s home is like a delicious piece of pie you order in a restaurant on a country road one cozy evening — the best piece of pie you have ever eaten in your life — and can never find again. After you leave home, you may find yourself feeling homesick, even if you have a new home that has nicer wallpaper and a more efficient dishwasher than the home in which you grew up. ~Lemony Snicket

'Twas there, oh humble love-illumined home,
We lived and loved, and tenderly took hands
Of those who loved us well—there kisses took
From lips now cold in death—there last we heard
A mother's and a sister's gentle words...
~J.J. Britton (1832–1913), "A Home"

Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart’s tears can dry at their own pace. ~Vernon Baker

He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Home, the spot of earth supremely blest,
A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.
~Robert Montgomery

I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world. ~George Washington

So, house, we love thee, as we could not love
A palace wherein no pulse of love had struck,
Where farewells had not been—and where
No busy memories haunt the vacant rooms.
~J.J. Britton (1832–1913), "A Home"

Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other. It is the place of confidence. It is the place where we tear off that mask of guarded and suspicious coldness which the world forces us to wear in self-defense, and where we pour out the unreserved communications of full and confiding hearts. It is the spot where expressions of tenderness gush out without any sensation of awkwardness and without any dread of ridicule. ~Frederick W. Robertson

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