Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Home, the spot of earth supremely blest,
A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.
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.
The ornaments of your house will be the guests who frequent it.
He that has a house to put's head in has a good head-piece.
~William Shakespeare, King Lear
May the roof above us never fall in
And may we good companions beneath it never fall out.
I always thought a yard was three feet, then I started mowing the lawn.
The universe is merely a fleeting idea in God's mind - a pretty uncomfortable thought, particularly if you've just made a down payment on a house.
No man but feels more of a man in the world if he have but a bit of ground that he can call his own. However small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep; and that is a very handsome property.
~Charles Dudley Warner
Where thou art - that - is Home.
It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
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 DykeM
People are living longer than ever before, a phenomenon undoubtedly made necessary by the 30-year mortgage.
There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house.
May your home always be too small to hold all of your friends.
And of all man's felicities
The very subtlest one, say I,
Is when for the first time he sees
His hearthfire smoke against the sky.
~Christopher Morley, A Hallowe'en Memory
The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.
~Frank McKinney Hubbard
One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop.
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
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 house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless.
Unless one decorates one's house for oneself alone, best leave it bare, for other people are walleyed.
Old houses mended,
Cost little less than new before they're ended.
House, n. A hollow edifice erected for the habitation of man, rat, mouse, beetle, cockroach, fly, mosquito, flea, bacillus, and microbe.
~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
It's really the cat's house - we just pay the mortgage.
Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were.
I am grateful for the lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and floors that need waxing because it means I have a home.