Home Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old home quotes, home sayings, and home proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.     

Stephanie Perkins

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.     

Gladys Hunt

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

Home isn't where you're from, it's where you find light when all grows dark.     

Pierce Brown

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 any more.     

Robin Hobb

Home's where you go when you run out of homes.     

John le Carré

Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.     

James Baldwin

Home wasn't a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.     

Sarah Dessen

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

Well, sometimes home is a person.     

Beth Revis

Home isn't a place, its a feeling.     

Cecelia Ahern

The home only fulfills its true purpose when it is God controlled.     

Billy Graham

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.     

George Moore

The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the walls of our own homes.     

Harold B. Lee

A good home must be made, not bought.     

Joyce Maynard

My home is not a place, it is people.     

Lois McMaster Bujold

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.      

Confucius

Home is not where you live but where they understand you.      

Christian Morgenstern

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.     

Jane Austen

Peace - that was the other name for home.     

Kathleen Norris

Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.     

Helen Rowland

Home is where there's one to love us     

Charles Swain

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.     

Benjamin Franklin

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

Sydney Smith

A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home.     

Chinese Proverb

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.     

Charles Dickens

The home is the center and circumference, the start and the finish, of most of our lives.     

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The most important things in your home are people.     

Barbara Johnson

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

John Ed Pearce

Home is a shelter from storms - all sorts of storms.     

William J. Bennett

He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.     

Robert Frost

Home is where you can say anything you please, because nobody pays any attention to you anyway.     

Joe Moore

Home interprets heaven. Home is heaven for beginners.     

Charles Henry Parkhurst

Home is one's birthplace, ratified by memory.     

Henry Anatole Grunwald

The home is the chief school of human virtues.     

William Ellery Channing

Run a home like you would a small business and treat it with the same seriousness.     

Anthea Turner

Home sweet home. This is the place to find happiness. If one doesn't find it here, one doesn't find it anywhere.     

M. K. Soni

A home without books is a body without soul.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

A house is made with walls and beams. A home is made with love and dreams.     

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Home - a place where the small are great, and the great are small.     

Charles M. Crowe

There is no place more delightful than one's own fireside.     

Cicero

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in that action.     

Mother Teresa

Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments.     

Channing Pollock

The worst thing about work in the house or home is that whatever you do is destroyed, laid waste or eaten within twenty four hours.     

Lady Kasluck

Home is where the heart is.     

Pliny the Elder

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

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

Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children makes a home.     

Irish Proverb

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.     

John Howard Payne

I think that when you invite people to your home, you invite them to yourself.     

Oprah Winfrey

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

Home wasn't built in a day.     

Jane Sherwood Ace

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.     

Sarah Ban Breathnach

A man's home is his wife's castle.     

Alexander Chase

The home should be the treasure chest of living.     

Le Corbusier

The home is not the one tame place in the world of adventure. It is the one wild place in the world of rules and set tasks.     

G. K. Chesterton

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 Maria Child

We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.     

Sir Winston Churchill

When I go home, its an easy way to be grounded. You learn to realize what truly matters.     

Tony Stewart

People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace.     

Zig Ziglar

When we are young and restless to be free, home is the place from which we long to escape. But if there is still a home intact when trouble arises and life becomes a battlefield, home is the place to which we yearn to return.     

Billy Graham

The world is not a permanent home, it is only a temporary dwelling.     

Billy Graham

Our lives speak loudly to those around us, especially the children in our home.     

Billy Graham

Home was a refuge for me, a place I could truly relax.     

Billy Graham

My home is in heaven. I'm just passing through this world.     

Billy Graham

There's no place like home - after the other places close.     

Joe Laurie Jr.

Thoughts of home and all its loved ones to the soldier's heart would come.     

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Home, home, sweet, sweet home! There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!     

John Howard Payne

There was nothing as pricelessly humanitarian; as home; sweet home.     

Nikhil Parekh

Home along, home along, to the place where I would be!     

Cicely Fox Smith

Let the others rant an' roam. When they git away from home.     

Paul Laurence Dunbar

To light the poorest home; hearts warmer grow.     

Louisa May Alcott

Nobody's home to offer a cup of coffee, nobody's home to say goodbye.     

Sonia Walker

A home that was envisioned to withstand the storms of the world is found flooded from within.     

Gregory Cicio

Now, returned home after so many thousands of miles of road and ocean, all the hulls sailed in,     

Robinson Jeffers