House Proverbs

Sayings about Houses

A house without a dog, a cat, or a little child is a house without joy or laughter. ~ Scottish Proverb

It is better to be a free man in a small house than a slave in a big one. ~ Norwegian Proverb

If each person would sweep before his own house, the city would soon be clean. ~ Polish Proverb

To a friend’s house the road is never long. ~ Danish Proverb

Your true enemy lives in your own house. ~ Guatemalan Proverb

A bear that dances in your neighbor’s house might soon dance in yours. ~ Macedonian Proverb The

It’s no time to play chess when the house is on fire. ~ Italian Proverb

Were everyone to sweep in front of his own house, every street would be clean. ~ Dutch Proverb

It’s a sad house where the hen crows louder than the rooster. ~ Scottish Proverb

If there is room in your heart there is room in your house. ~ Danish Proverb

In a small house God has His corner, in a big house He has to stand in the hall. ~ Swedish Proverb

A small tumbledown house is better than a communal palace. ~ Arabian Proverb

Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come. ~ Japanese Proverbs

A house full of people is filled with different points of view. ~ New Zealand Proverb

Who lives in a quiet house has plenty. ~ New Zealander Proverb

The house with an old grandparent harbors a jewel. ~ Chinese Proverb

In every little house there is a little louse. ~ Polish Proverb

It is easier to demolish a house than to build one. ~ Irish Proverb

A house without a child is like a tomb. ~ Sanskrit Proverb

With a child in the house, all corners all full. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Choose your neighbors before you buy your house. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Who stands by the door of his house is not yet gone away. ~ Finnish Proverb

A small house can lodge a hundred friends. ~ Egyptian Proverbs

The laughter of a child is the light of a house. ~ African Proverb

I will do anything except bear the responsibility of guarding a house that has two doors. ~ Puerto Rican Proverb

Life is a bridge. Cross over it, but build no house on it. ~ Indian Proverbs

The open house makes a good man of the thief. ~ Spanish Proverb

Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children make a home. ~ Irish Proverbs

The road to a friend’s house is never long. ~ Danish Proverb

Choose the neighbor before the house. ~ Syrian Proverb

As soon as a man leaves his house he has seven enemies. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Better to have one thousand enemies outside the house than to have one single enemy inside it. ~ Lebanese Proverb

If you are building a house and a nail breaks, do you stop building, or do you change the nail? ~ Rwandan Proverb

A small house is enough room for a thousand friends. ~ Syrian Proverbs

An empty purse and a new house make a man wise, but too late. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

If you build according to every man’s advice, you will have a crooked house. ~ Danish Proverbs

If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world. ~ Chinese Proverb

It is not the fire in the fireplace which warms the house, but the couple who get along well. ~ Malagasy Proverbs

Better a bad wife than an empty house. ~ Ivorian Proverb

Don’t buy the house, buy the neighborhood. ~ Russian Proverbs

Quotations about Houses

Saying about houses

Through wisdom is a house built; and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge shall every room be filled with precious and pleasant riches. ~ Bible

To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a “home” might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation. ~ Emily Post

Woman, the more careful she is about her face, the more careless about her house. ~ Ben Johnson

The world is the house of the strong. ~ Denis Diderot

Every spirit makes its house, but as after wards the house confines the spirit, you had better build well. ~ Elbert Hubbard Quotes

Good food and a warm kitchen are what make a house a home. ~ Rachael Ray

Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat. ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick

He who leaves his house in search of happiness pursues a shadow. ~ Author Unknown

A man’s house is his castle. ~ Edward Coke

My kid’s idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone. ~ George Foreman

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience. ~ Sydney Smith

Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life. Personal organization somehow releases or frees you to operate more effectively. ~ Larry King

One cat in a house is a sign of loneliness. ~ Edward Dahlberg

The house is a castle which the King cannot enter. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. ~ George Carlin

I had three chairs in my house: one for solitude, two for friendship, and three for society. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Every well built house started in the form of a definite purpose plus a definite plan in the nature of a set of blueprints. ~ Napoleon Hill Quotes

The difference between a house and a home is like the difference between a man and a woman–it might be embarrassing to explain, but it would be very unusual to get them confused. ~ Daniel Handler

The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses. ~ Charlotte P. Gillman

A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams. ~ Author Unknown

A good laugh is sunshine in the house. ~ William M. Thackeray

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. ~ Margaret Witter Fuller

Every house where love abides and friendship is a guest, is surely home, and home sweet home , for there the heart can rest. ~ Henry Van Dyke

Let me live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man. ~ Sam Walter Foss

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

Your treasure house is within; it contains all you’ll ever need. ~ Hui-Hai

A house is a machine for living in. ~ Le Corbusier

If you burn your neighbor’s house down, it doesn’t make your house look any better. ~ Lou Holtz

Character is like the foundation of a house — it is below the surface. ~ Author Unknown

There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends. ~ Authour Unknown

One may make their house a palace of shame, or they can make it a home, a refuge. ~ Mark Twain Quotes

I loved the house the way you would any new house, because it is populated by your future, the family of children who will fill it with noise or chaos and satisfying busy pleasures. ~ Jane Smiley

Houses are like the human beings that inhabit them. ~ Victor Hugo Quotes

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. ~ William Morris

May this house stand until an ant drinks the ocean and a tortoise circles the world.~ Jonathan Carroll

People who live in a glass house have to answer the door.~ Karl Pilkington

I’ve got seven kids. The three words you hear most around my house are ‘hello’, ‘goodbye’, and ‘I’m pregnant’. ~ Dean Martin

No guest is so welcome in a friend’s house that he will not become a nuisance after three days. ~ Plautus

A house divided against itself cannot stand. ~ Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Hate has no place in the house of God. ~ Desmond Tutu

The White House is the finest prison in the world. ~ Harry S Truman

A house that does not have one warm, comfy chair in it is soulless. ~ May Sarton

Home is the place where we are treated the best, but grumble the most. ~ Author Unknown

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience. ~ Robert Fulghum

A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last. The same principle applies to man, otherwise he too will sink back into the soft ground and becomes swallowed up by the world of illusion. ~ Sai Baba

The ego is not master in its own house. ~ Sigmund Freud

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell. ~ Joan Crawford

In a rich man’s house there is no place to spit but his face. ~ Diogenes

Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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