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Cornerstones highlights thought-provoking quotes from notable folks.

Towns change; they grow or diminish, but hometowns remain as we left them.
Anne Phillips

I too am compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my particular hometown.
Martin Luther King Jr.

It's not necessary to go far and wide. I mean, you can really find exciting and inspiring things within your hometown.
Daryl Hannah

Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land.
1 Samuel 28:3 (KJV)

Keep going until your efforts start to make things better in your hometown.
Yoko Ono

Once I had put enough distance between myself and where I grew up, I started to see its beauty. I started to see it the way outsiders do -- maybe because I had become an outsider.
Taylor Jenkins Reid

The love and the debt that I feel to my home state, you always want your hometown to be the proudest of you.

It's been my belief that learning how to do something in your hometown is the most important thing.
Pete Seeger

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
George Moore

There's something that happens to you when you come back to your hometown.
Joseph Dougherty

In my hometown memories are fresh.

I love traveling all over the world; but it's true: there's nothing like home.
Dolly Parton

But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
Mark 6:4-6 (KJV)


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