C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Houses are like the human beings that inhabit them.

Victor Hugo.

  • Old houses mended,
  • Cost little less than new before they’re ended.
  • Colley Cibber.

    The house of every one is to him as his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence as for his repose.

    Sir Edward Coke.

    My precept to all who build is, that the owner should be an ornament to the house, and not the house to the owner.


    A house is never perfectly furnished for enjoyment unless there is a child in it rising three years old, and a kitten rising six weeks.