Quotations About / On:
If you follow the suburban fashion in building a sumptuous- looking house for a little money, it will appear to all eyes as a cheap, dear house.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Worship," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
(Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962), French scientist, philosopher, literary theorist. "The House," ch. 1, The Poetics of Space (1958, trans. 1964).)
It is good to have a house made up of only windows and doors wide open. It is better to have a house without any walls and roof. It is best not to have a house at all.
Men and boys are learning all kinds of trades but how to make men of themselves. They learn to make houses; but they are not so well housed, they are not so contented in their houses, as the woodchucks in their holes.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, May 20, 1860, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 360, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Build your house with love; and, be thankful in all things.
Together we can build up the house.
To own horses and houses are part of the lifestyles of mankind.
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).)