Home Quotes

Housekeeping ain’t no joke

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Louisa May Alcott house

There was plenty of food in the larder, and, while Beth and Amy set the table, Meg and Jo got breakfast; wondering, as they did so, why servants ever talked about hard work…

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Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
William Morris textile design

Believe me if we want art to begin at home, as it must, we must clear our houses of troublesome superfluities that are for ever in our way: conventional comforts that are no real comforts, and do but make work for servants…

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Home is a place not only of strong affections… it is life’s undress rehearsal

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
heart contrast

A little community of people, all of whom would be willing to die for each other, may not be able to live happily together; that is, they may have far less happiness than their circumstances, their fine and excellent traits, entitle…

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Happy is the house that shelters a friend!

Sunday, September 6th, 2009
Emerson house

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily, but with roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass threads or frostwork, but the solidest thing we know. For now, after so many ages of experience, what do we know of nature…

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