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Mother Teresa Page

“Jesus taught us how to forgive out of love, how to forget out of humility. So let us examine our hearts and see if there is any unforgiven hurt - any unforgotten bitterness! It is easy to love those who are far away. It isn't always easy to love those who are right next to us. It is easier to offer food to the hungry than to answer the lonely suffering of someone who lacks love right in one's own family. The world today is upside down because there is so very little love in the home, and in family life.”

- Mother Teresa

Tecumseh Page

“When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.”

- Tecumseh

Jean Cocteau Page

“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.”

- Jean Cocteau

Source/Notes: In French: "J'aime les/mes chats parce que j'aime ma maison et qu'ils en deviennent peu à peu l'âme visible." - La revue des deux mondes, Issues 5-8 (1951), p. 568
Paul Walker Page

“I live by 'Go big or go home.' That's with everything. It's like either commit and go for it or don't do it at all. I apply that to everything. I apply that to relationships, I apply that to like sports, I apply that to everything. That's what I live by. That's how I like it.”

- Paul Walker

Billy Sunday Page

“Hypocrites in the Church? Yes, and in the lodge and at the home. Don't hunt through the Church for a hypocrite. Go home and look in the mirror. Hypocrites? Yes. See that you make the number one less.”

- Billy Sunday

Source/Notes: Part of the quotation is quoted in "New Testament Words in Today's Language" by Wayne A. Detzler, Victor Books, 1986, p. 225 - ISBN: 9780896935280

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Douglas MacArthur Page

“Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant funds demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.”

- Douglas MacArthur

Source/Notes: In 1957. As quoted in "Merchants of Fear: Why They Want Us to Be Afraid", Christopher Catherwood, Joseph DiVanna, Globe Pequot, 2008, p. 131
Charles Dickens Page

“Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.”

- Charles Dickens

Source/Notes: Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), Chapter XXVII
Amy Marie Walz Page

“We all lose friends.. we lose them in death, to distance and over time. But even though they may be lost, hope is not. The key is to keep them in your heart, and when the time is right, you can pick up the friendship right where you left off. Even the lost find their way home when you leave the light on.”

- Amy Marie Walz

Muhammad Ali Page

“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I'm not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over.”

- Muhammad Ali

Source/Notes: As quoted in "Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties" (Verso, 2005) by Mike Marqusee, p. 214
John F. Kennedy Page

“Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.”

- John F. Kennedy

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Marlene Dietrich Page

“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

Tori Spelling Page

“There are days when I struggle with wanting to be a full-time, stay-at-home mom, and feeling guilty about that because I work.”

- Tori Spelling

Thornton Wilder Page

“The test of an adventure is that when you're in the middle of it, you say to yourself, Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home. And the sign that something's wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure.”

- Thornton Wilder

Source/Notes: Barnaby, in Act 4 - The Matchmaker (1954)
Robert Neelly Bellah Page

“However painful the process of leaving home, for parents and for children, the really frightening thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home.”

- Robert Neelly Bellah

Source/Notes: Habits of the Heart, pt. 1, ch. 3 (1985)
Henry Van Dyke Page

“Oh, London is a man's town, there's power in the air; And Paris is a woman's town, with flowers in her hair; And it's sweet to dream in Venice, and it's great to study Rome; But when it comes to living, there is no place like home.”

- Henry Van Dyke

Source/Notes: Lines 9-12. - America for Me (1909)

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Bill Maher Page

“Sex is too easy for women to get, and too hard for men. I mean, honestly, for a man to walk into someplace and have every woman ready to take him home, he'd have to rule the world. A woman would have to do her hair.”

- Bill Maher

Source/Notes: The Golden Goose Special (1997)
Geoffrey Holder Page

“Education begins at home. You can't blame the school for not putting into your child what you don't put into him.”

- Geoffrey Holder