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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Quotable Sunday: House vs. Home

This past week, our whole extended family has been house-hunting. I'll post more about this later, but for now, here are some quotes related to the idea of what makes a house a home.

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

A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul.
--Phillip Moffitt

It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home
--Author Unknown

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

We labor to make a house a home, then every time we're expecting visitors, we rush to turn it back into a house.
--Robert Brault

For me, I can feel at home with my family in a hotel room. If I lived alone though, I can't imagine that place feeling like anything other than a house. Obviously, everyone is different; what makes you feel at home?

Thanks to Toni at A Daily Dose of Toni for hosting Quotable Sunday

5 comments:

  1. Those are all great quotes about homes! I realy love: It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
    Have a great week!

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  2. I agree with feeling at home anywhere. I find when I travel with people and/or family, I say we are going home when we go to the hotel room, but if I"m by myself then I say I'm going to the hotel. Home is most definitely where the heart is!

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  3. What a great subject for quotes! This one is my favorite because it is so true...

    It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

    Stopping by from Toni's Quotable Sunday to say hello. I'm going to stick around and follow you here and on Twitter!

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  4. Love all the quotes you have shared about house vs home.

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