Be what you would seem to be - or, if you'd like it put more simply - A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body
A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them.
I certainly don't want a child of mine to be famous, or anyone I was very close to who isn't yet.. It's the worst thing to be trapped in your house not be able to leave.
I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.
The house built on the sand may oftentimes be built higher, have more fair parapets and battlements, windows and ornaments, than that which is built upon the rock; yet all gifts and privileges equal not one grace
It always amazes me to think that every house on every street is full of so many stories; so many triumphs and tragedies, and all we see are yards and driveways.
His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all.
Houses are built to live in and not to look on.
I have a microwave fireplace in my house. The other night I laid down in front of the fire for the evening in two minutes.
A house is a machine for living in.
Smoke, rain, and a scolding wife, are three bad things in a house
When the house is on fire good girls have to get out as well as the bad ones
A man builds a house in England with the expectation of living in it and leaving it to his children; we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell
Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed by them.
Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had