From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Fourteen Great Quotations About Home

And What I Think About It...



I chose these quotations because they answer the question, "What is a home?" in a thought-worthy, positive way.

  • Home is where the heart is. ~Pliny the Elder
  • Home is where one starts from. ~T. S. Eliot
  • Where thou art - that - is Home. ~Emily Dickinson
  • Home is the nicest word there is. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Home is where we tie one end of the thread of life. ~Martin Buxbaum

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  • Home is a shelter from storms - all sorts of storms. ~William J. Bennett
  • "Home" is any four walls that enclose the right person. ~Helen Rowland
  • Home is not where you live but where they understand you. ~Christian Morgenstern
  • Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart's tears can dry at their own pace. ~Vernon Baker
  • 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. ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

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  • 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
  • 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
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  • The home is the bottom line of life, the anvil upon which attitudes and convictions are hammered out. [It is]... the single most influential force in our earthly existence. No price tag can adequately reflect its value. No gauge can measure its ultimate influence ... for good or ill. It is at home, among family members that we come to terms with circumstances. It is here life makes up its mind. ~Chuck Swindoll

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  • 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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Flea market plaque: Home is...Flea market booth that inspired this post


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CONTENTMENT: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry, live simply, expect little, give much, sing often, pray always, forget self, think of others and their feelings, fill your heart with love, scatter sunshine. These are the tried links in the golden chain of contentment.
(Author unknown)

IT IS STILL BEST to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasure; and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong.
(Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867-1957)

Thanks for reading.