Quotations About / On:
If you want to know the stability of your house wait for an earthquake.
'Educate a person without educating mind & heart is like making a house using sand! '
The ceaseless labor of your life is to build the house of death.
(Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. Essays, bk. 1, ch. 20 (1595).)
A country without bordels is like a house without bathrooms.
(Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992), German-born U.S. actor. "Bordel," Marlene Dietrich's ABC (1962).)
Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
(Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Tracts Relating to Poperty Laws, ch. 3, pt. 1 (1765), repr. In The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke, vol. 9, ed. Paul Langford (1991).)
Miller's sexual humor is the humor of the men's house, more specifically, the men's room.
(Kate Millett (b. 1934), U.S. feminist theorist, literary critic, essayist, autobiographer, sculptor. Sexual Politics, ch. 6, Simon and Schuster (1970).)
A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 151.)
There can be no whitewash at the White House.
(Richard M. Nixon (1913-1992), U.S. Republican politician, president. Television address on Watergate, April 30, 1973. New York Times (May 1, 1973).
In July 1972 agents of Nixon's reelection committee were arrested in Democratic Party headquarters after an attempt to tap telephones there.)
A man in the house is worth two in the street.
(Mae West, U.S. actor, screenwriter, and Leo McCarey. Ruby Carter (Mae West), Belle of the Nineties, one of Ruby's many thoughts on men (1934).)
A husband is very much like a house or a horse.
(Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Violet Effingham, in Phineas Finn, vol. 2, ch. x, London, Virtue (1869).)