Home Sweet Home Sayings and Quotes

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

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

Christian Morgenstern

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

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart's tears can dry at their own pace.     


Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.     

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Ellie Rodriguez

If Home is where the heart is then may your Home be blessed . . .     

John McLeod

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

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

Channing Pollock

The sun at home warms better than the sun elsewhere.     

Albania Proverb

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

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it's all right.     

Maya Angelou

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

Home is where the heart is.     

Pliny the Elder

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

Robert Montgomery

Peace — that was the other name for home.     

Kathleen Norris

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

Robert Frost

Home is where we should feel secure and comfortable.     

Catherine Pulsifer

I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to.     

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

A man's home is his castle.     


Home is where there's one to love us.     

Charles Swain

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

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

If you know you're going home, the journey is never too hard.     

Angela Wood

Good food and a warm kitchen are what make a house a home.     


A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.     


People usually are the happiest at home.     

William Shakespeare

Home is a place inside made of unconditional love, comfort, and deep connection.     

Heather Zschock

A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, 'Where Mother is'.     

Keith L. Brooks

Some, going the way, don't leave home. Others who left home, don't show up on the way at all.     

Zett Why

Some people live 'location independent', making the entire world their home-they'll park for a while in one neck of the woods then when the wanderlust itch needs scratching, they'll pack up again and move to a new spot.     

Tsh Oxenreider

When I travel, I'm at home in the world, so long as I'm with the people I love most.     

Tsh Oxenreider

At the beginning of the last century, the home of a reasonably well-off family of four contained a set of objects comprising no more than 150-200 items, including crockery and clothing.     

Paul Greenhalgh

The home of a comparable family today might contain 2500 to 3000 objects, including electric appliances and items used in the pursuance of hobbies but not such items as books, records, and tapes.     

Paul Greenhalgh

Our stability as a people, and out greatness as a nation depend almost entirely on our home life, which is indeed the backbone of our existence.     

Paul Greenhalgh

With the hurry and scurry and strenuous endeavour of modern life, the home has to take its rightful place, namely, where it is possible to rest and recuperate.     

Paul Greenhalgh

We are not naturally a race of restaurant habitués, and out achievements are largely born of the home.     

Paul Greenhalgh

More and more is labour-saving becoming an absolute necessity in the modern home.     

Paul Greenhalgh

Of late years electricity in the home has been developed has been developed into almost undreamed of possibilities, and the resultant luxurious living conserves our energies for the real battles of life.     

Paul Greenhalgh

Electric heating of the home has, of course, been employed for some years, but there is a great revolution in the stoves and radiators of the past.     

Paul Greenhalgh

Residents like you make our community a wonderful place to call home.     

Lisa Solomon

A new home is a wonderful place to unpack old memories and make new ones.     

Lisa Solomon

Owning a home is a keystone of wealth both financial and affluence.     

Lisa Solomon

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

Stephanie Perkins

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

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

John le Carré

We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.     

Pascal Mercier

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

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

James Baldwin

It was good to walk into a library again; it smelled like home.     

Elizabeth Kostova

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

Pierce Brown

How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.     

William C. Faulkner

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.     

Gary Snyder

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

I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was. Likewise, I never imagined that home might be something I would miss.     

Ransom Riggs

One never reaches home,' she said. 'But where paths that have an affinity for each other intersect, the whole world looks like home, for a time.     

Hermann Hesse

If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with.     

Noel Langley

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. Its relationships are nurturing. The people in it do not need to be perfect; instead, they need to be honest, loving, supportive, recognizing a common humanity that makes all of us vulnerable.     

Gladys Hunt

Home is the nicest word there is.     

Laura Ingalls Wilder

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

George Augustus Moore

A home filled with nothing but yourself. It's heavy, that lightness. It's crushing, that emptiness.     

Margaret Atwood

Home isn't a place, its a feeling     

Cecelia Ahern

The desire to go home that is a desire to be whole, to know where you are, to be the point of intersection of all the lines drawn through all the stars, to be the constellation-maker and the center of the world, that center called love. To awaken from sleep, to rest from awakening, to tame the animal, to let the soul go wild, to shelter in darkness and blaze with light, to cease to speak and be perfectly understood.     

Rebecca Solnit

I believe that one can never leave home. I believe that one carries the shadows, the dreams, the fears and the dragons of home under one's skin, at the extreme corners of one's eyes and possibly in the gristle of the earlobe.     

Maya Angelou

Home is where somebody notices when you are no longer there.     

Aleksandar Hemon

You can go other places, all right - you can live on the other side of the world, but you can't ever leave home     

Sue Monk Kidd

Home, to me, is home. And my family is my family. And whatever problems they've got, I've got them, too.     

Jack Sher

Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong, West Virginia, mountain momma, take me home, country road     

Jane Goldman

The ocean is not just our home, it is who we are.     

David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick

Home is a place we all must find, child. It's not just a place where you eat or sleep. Home is knowing. Knowing your mind, knowing your heart, knowing your courage. If we know ourselves, we're always home, anywhere.     

L. Frank Baum

We must stay together and protect the Pride Lands. This is our home. We must never abandon it.     

Jeff Nathanson

But at the end of the benign day and as the Sun eventually / paid its last tributes to regally aristocratic brightness / there was nothing as pricelessly humanitarian / as home / sweet home.     

Nikhil Parekh

Let others delight mid new pleasures to roam / But give me, oh, give me, the pleasures of home     

John Howard Payne

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

John Howard Payne

An exile from home, splendor dazzles in vain / Oh, give me my lowly thatched cottage again     

John Howard Payne

In the silence of the even / When the cannon's lips were dumb / Thoughts of home and all its loved ones / To the soldier's heart would come.     

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

From the fields of strife and carnage / Gentle thoughts began to roam / And a tender strain of music / Rose with words of 'Home, Sweet Home'     

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

In one grand but gentle chorus / Floating to the starry dome / Came the words that brought them nearer / Words that told of 'Home, Sweet Home'     

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Men whose hearts would flow together / Though apart their feet might roam / Found a tie they could not sever / In the mem'ry of each home.     

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Never may the steps of carnage / Shake our land from shore to shore / But may mother, home and Heaven / Be our watchwords evermore.     

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Your life starts at home. You spend hours a day in your house. You eat there, you sleep there, you cook there, you spend time with your family there.     

Patricia Lohan

Your home is such an important part of your life, place to kick off your shoes and settle in. It's where you kiss, argue and make up again.     

Patricia Lohan

Your home is the foundation of everything. When it's out of whack, so is the rest of your life.     

Patricia Lohan

The happy home will allow you to start reaping the rewards of what you sow.     

Patricia Lohan

A balanced, harmonious, and happy home leads to a balanced, harmonious, and happy outer world.     

Patricia Lohan

Everybody deserves to have a home that is supportive to their happiness, health, and wealth.     

Patricia Lohan

Your home has a memory. It remembers all the happy times, the sad times, the angry times, the past owner's stories, everything. It takes in all the emotions and witness all the goings-on.     

Patricia Lohan

Your home is also a dense physical manifestation. It is solid. It is fixed in place. It is bricks and mortar. It is not going anywhere.     

Patricia Lohan

For you home to be a fertile place for amazing relationships, incredible abundance, joyous success, and happy families; old memories must be cleared.     

Patricia Lohan

Your home is a mirror of you. You are the mirror of your home, you image it as a friend.     

Patricia Lohan

Create a friendly relationship with your home, the opposite is true. It can be a powerful ally in your life. So, thinking about your house as a person - is your home a friend or foe?     

Patricia Lohan

By clearing the eyes, literally cleaning the windows of your home and removing the dirt that obscure your view, you receive more clarity about your life.     

Patricia Lohan

Having a warm home that looks good and works well, and that you and your family and friends enjoy, must be one of the most worthwhile things in life.     

Terence Conran

There is an enriched sensory experience entwined in every home; the feelings, the visual, the sounds, the aromas, and the tastes of each home is unique.     

Carolyne Mae

Our first home is our body, and from here we resonate all our energy and purpose. Before we can positively grow a home outside ourselves, we must prepare ourselves for the journey.     

Carolyne Mae