Why do we say "Home is where the heart is.

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Home is where the heart is

Meaning:

One's own home is preferable to all others.

Background:

The first attributed usage is by Pliny the Elder (a.d. 23-79).

The first recorded use in the USA was in an 1870 volume of plays, Davey Crockett and Other Plays by J.J. McCloskey in which he wrote 'Well, home, they say, is where the heart is.'

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