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I am looking for the exact quote and who said "Every man's home is his castle". If you can help please let me know. Thanks.

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I think that's more of a proverb than a quotation. The earliest usage of it I can find is in Richard Mulcaster's Positions Wherein those Primitive Circumstances be Examined, which are Necessary for the Training up of Children (1581): 'He is the appointer of his own circumstance, and his house is his castle'.
 
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Wow thank you so much. If you find anything additional I would appreciate it.
 
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My house to me is like my castle [Ma meason est à moy come mon castle]~Sir William Stanford, Les Ples del Coron (1567)

Our law calleth a man's house, his castle, meaning that he may defend himself therein~William Lanbarde, Eirenarcha, (1588)

The house of every man is to him his Castle and Fortresse, as well for his defence against injury and violence, as for his repose.~Sir Edward Coke, Semayne's Case (1605)

For a man's house is his castle, et domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium [and each man's home is his safest refuge].~Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), English judge and lawyer, Institutes of the Laws, ch. 73 (1644)

Now one of the most essential branches of English liberty, is the freedom of one's house. A man's house is his castle; and while he is quiet, he is well guarded as a prince in his castle....~James Otis, U.S. Patriot (1725-1783), Argument against the writs of assistance, Boston, MA, 1761.

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Welcome to Quoteland.
I'm not sure if anything here is additionally helpful, but here's some more stuff:
Around the Internet this occasionally gets attributed (accurately or not) to:
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Among the more famous Cooke's are Edward Cooke, who prosecuted Guy Fawkes in the Gunpowder Plot and the saying "An Englishman's Home is his Castle" is attributed to him.
http://www.igougo.com/travelcontent/JournalEntryActivity.aspx?EntryID=13508&Mode=2


http://www.goshenschools.org/staff/swilfong/GovernmentQuotes.htm

"The stress on hospitality arose from and contributed to the sacred importance attached to the house. A man's home place - his plantation and house - were special extensions of the self."
~ Rhys Isaac, "The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790"
http://www.wm.edu/niahd/journals/index.php?browse=entry&id=6514

"Ancient as the home is the temple;
ancient as the workbench is the altar."
-- Waldemar Argow
http://www.uuc-urbana.org/OurChurch/documents/Sermon2004-Sept5.DOC
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'After the Romans destroyed the Jewish temples, our people had to put the elements of worship into everyday life; the home is the temple, the family table is the altar and eating is divine communion'
http://www.sikhtimes.com/books_100805a.html


A man's home is his castle, in a manor of speaking.
http://www.uel.ac.uk/subaqua/site/pages/jokes/pages/one-liners.htm
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And so it is that home is the temple of ideals, the sanctuary of the true, the beautiful, and the good. Or put it in scientific phrase, and say: Home is the laboratory of character. The home is the place where you get what the common people so pithily call your "bringing up." It is there where your conception of all human relationships is formed. It is there where it is largely determined whether you will make your life worth the living.
~ Albert J. Beveridge, The Young Man and the World, ch II: "The Old Home"
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17110/17110-8.txt



 
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And yet more:

'It was wont to be said A man's house is his castle; but if this castle of late hath proved unable to secure any, let them make their conscience their castle.' Thomas Fuller writing in 1642 - perhaps the first to strike the disillusioned note when quoting this proverb.

'In London, a man may live in splendid society at one time, and in frugal retirement at another, without animadversion. There, and there alone, a man's own house is truly his castle, in which he can be in perfect safety from intrusion whenever he pleases.' Dr. Johnson speaking in 1779, as reported by Boswell.

'No room's private to his Majesty when the street-door's once passed. That's law. Some people maintain that an Englishman's house is his castle. That's gammon.' Charles Dickens The Pickwick Papers

'Gentlemen have talked eloquently of the protection thrown around the homes of England. It is the boast of the common law, that every man's home is his castle, within which neither the prince or his vassal, is permitted to intrude. It is a principle dear to the American heart, as life or liberty itself.' A certain Mr. Niles, in a speech contained in Report of the Debates and Proceedings of the Convention for the Revision of the Constitution of the State of Indiana' (1850).
 
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A man's house is his castle, not a quiz program~H.I. Phillips, On White or Rye, p. 164 (1940) Roll Eyes

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