Quotations About / On: HOME

  • 71.
    Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
    (Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Youth and Age," (1597-1625).)
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  • 72.
    We must leave our pets at home, when we go into the street, and meet men on broad grounds of good meaning and good sense.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860). Anyone who has daily dodged the yelping dogs that clog the streets and elevators of New York City will welcome Emerson's remark on the matter.)
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  • 73.
    The other side of the globe is but the home of our correspondent. Our voyaging is only great-circle sailing.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 352, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 74.
    Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 65 (1951).)
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  • 75.
    Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.
    (James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. Madison to Jefferson, May 13, 1798. W.T. Hutchinson et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 17, p. 130, Chicago and Charlottesville, Virginia (1962-1991).)
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  • 76.
    Australia is a huge rest home, where no unwelcome news is ever wafted on to the pages of the worst newspapers in the world.
    (Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. Observer (London, August 1, 1982).)
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  • 77.
    Mr. Fitzgerald—I believe that is how he spells his name—seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home.
    (Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948), U.S. writer. quoted in Nancy Milford, Zelda, pt. 2, ch. 7 (1970). "The Beautiful and the Damned," Tribune (New York, April 2, 1922). review of F. Scott Fitzgerald. "On one page," she elaborated, "I recognized a portion of an old diary of mine which mysteriously disappeared shortly after my marriage.")
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  • 78.
    A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
    (Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992), German-born U.S. film actor. "Unmade Bed," Marlene Dietrich's ABC (1962).)
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  • 79.
    Victory is gay only back home. Up front it is joyless.
    (Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992), German-born U.S. film actor. "Victory," Marlene Dietrich's ABC (1962).)
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  • 80.
    "Why don't you finally publish your works?" My friend, in bad weather one had better stay home.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1859).)
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