long, as does every human being, to be at home
wherever I find myself.
-- Maya Angelou
you have only one smile in you, give it to the
people you love. Don't be surly at home, then
go out in the street and start grinning 'Good
morning' at total strangers.”
-- Maya Angelou
simplest questions are the most profound. Where
were you born? Where is your home? Where are you
going? What are you doing? Think about these once
in a while and watch your answers change. ~Richard
*“If you believe in a security strategy
-- a strategy of more friends and fewer enemies,
a strategy of greater cooperation and a strategy
of keeping America better at home as we grow more
diverse -- we have to build the minds and hearts
to build this kind of world.”
~ Bill Clinton
the perfect order prevails, the world is like a
home shared by all. Leaders are capable and virtuous.
Everyone loves and respects their own parents and
children as well as the parents and children of
others. The old are cared for, adults have jobs,
children are nourished and educated. There is a
means of support for all those who are disabled
or find themselves alone in the world. Everyone
has an appropriate role to play in the family and
society. Devotion to public duty leaves no place
for idleness. Scheming for ill gain is unknown.
Sharing displaces selfishness and materialism. -- Confucius
go to sanctuaries to remember the things we hold most
dear, the things we cherish and love. And then--the
great challenge--we return home seeking to enact this
wisdom as best we can in our daily lives."
~ William Cronon
have a responsibility to look after our planet.
It is our only home." --
pledge ... TO EAT wholesome food produced
locally by organic methods, and to minimize my
consumption of food which I know to have involved
cruelty to animals or other environmental harm.
~ Guy Dauncey
I PLEDGE to live, work and act in a loving, respectful
way towards this Earth that I call home, and towards
all who live upon it, every insect, animal, fish,
bird, plant, human and tree....
~ Guy Dauncey
wise man belongs to all countries, for the home
of a great soul is the whole world
success in public life can compensate for failure
in the home.
-- Benjamin Disraeli
A house is not a home unless it contains food and
fire for the mind as well as the body.
-- Benjamin Franklin
begins at home, but should not end there."
-- Thomas Fuller (1732)
it is to these rights -- the right of law and
order, the right of life, the right of liberty,
the right of a job, the right of a home in a
decent neighborhood, and the right to an education
-- it is to these rights that I pledge my life
and whatever capacity and ability I have.
-- Hubert Humphrey
The happiest moments of my life have been the
few which I have passed at home in the bosom of
my family. ~Thomas
countries where people have to flee their homes
because of persecution and violence, political
solutions must be found, peace and tolerance restored,
so that refugees can return home. In my experience,
going home is the deepest wish of most refugees.
~ Angelina Jolie
must not be forced to explore the universe in search
of a new home because we have made the Earth inhospitable,
even uninhabitable. For if we do not solve the environmental
and related social problems that beset us on Earth -
pollution, toxic contamination, resource depletion,
prejudice, poverty, hunger - those problems will surely
accompany us to other worlds.
~ Donald G. Kaufman and Cecilia M. Franz
...Come home to the affirmation
that we have a dream.
Come home to the conviction that we can move our
Come home to the belief that we can seek a newer
And let us be joyful in the homecoming...
someone wonder where you are when you don’t come
home at night is a very old human need.”
-- Margaret Mead
ordinary arts we practice every day at home are
of more importance to the soul than their simplicity
might suggest. Thomas More
of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people
are beginning to find out that going to the mountain
is going home; that wildness is necessity; that
mountain parks and reservations are useful not
only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers,
but as fountains of life.
~ John Muir
wish to call on you to join hands in the building
of a world in which less people will be forced
to flee, and in which refugees are protected until
they can safely return home one day.
-- Sadako Ogata,
UN High Commissioner for Refugees, 1990-2000
home is a place of warmth and love. No one should
be denied a home.'
-- Gail Porter
"Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of
that will drift from the classroom to the home and
who knows, the children will be educating the parents.
Lets face it; the children who do that are the hope
-- Sir Roger
after all, do universal human rights begin?
In small places, close to home - so close and
so small that they cannot be seen on any maps
of the world ... Such are the places where every
man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal
opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination.
Unless these rights have meaning there, they
have little meaning anywhere.
"Good parents give their children Roots and Wings.
Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away
and exercise what's been taught them."
-- Jonas Salk
are all longing to go home to some place we have
never been - a place half-remembered and half-envisioned
we can only catch glimpses of from time to time.
Community. Somewhere, there are people to whom
we can speak with passion without having the words
catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of hands
will open to receive us, eyes will light up as
we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever
we come into our own power. Community means strength
that joins our strength to do the work that needs
to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A
circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace
where we can be free.
don't need bombs and guns to destroy, to bring
peace - just get together, love one another, bring
that peace, that joy, that strength of presence
of each other in the home. And we will be able
to overcome all the evil that is in the world.
-- Mother Teresa
We want for our children, as we want for ourselves,
lives at home, at work and at play to be lives
of joy and peace.
The human heart is the first home of democracy.
It is where we embrace our questions: Can we be
equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with
our whole beings, not just our minds, and offer
our attention rather than our opinion? And do
we have enough resolve in our hearts to act courageously,
relentlessly, without giving up, trusting our
fellow citizens to join us in our determined pursuit—a