Guests Quotes

One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.

Sir Max Beerbohm

Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.

Max Beerbohm

We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.

Barbara Ward

If you look at the media now all of the hosts of these other shows are interviewing themselves. The guests are a prop for the hosts on these cable networks. The guests for me are always the paramount.

Larry King

Mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.

Max Beerbohm

To buy very good wine nowadays requires only money. To serve it to your guests is a sign of fatigue.

William F. Buckley, Jr.

The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Our people, though capable of strong and durable feeling, were not demonstrative in their affection at any time, least of all in the presence of guests or strangers.

Charles Eastman

To the guests that must go, bid God's speed and brush away all traces of their steps.

Rabindranath Tagore

The good guest is almost invisible, enjoying him or herself, communing with fellow guests, and, most of all, enjoying the generous hospitality of the hosts.

Emily Post

House guests should be regarded as perishables: Leave them out too long and they go bad.

Erma BomBeck

People are far more sincere and good-humored at speeding their parting guests than on meeting them.

Anton Chekhov

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.

Benjamin Franklin

Unbidden guests Are often welcomest when they are gone.

William Shakespeare

If it were not for guests all houses would be graves.

Kahlil Gibran

People are either born hosts or born guests.

Max Beerbohm

But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

Bible

Jews have God's promise and if we Christians have it, too, then it is only as those chosen with them, as guests in their house, that we are new wood grafted onto their tree.

Karl Barth

For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread.

Rebecca H. Davis

Sometimes, when guests have gone, the host remembers Sweet courteous things unsaid. We two have talked our hearts out to the embers, And now go hand in hand down to the dead.

John Masefield

Some steam process should be invented for arranging guests when they are above five hundred.

Benjamin Disraeli

Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were.

Unknown

The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people.

Tom Peters

In every human being one or the other of these two instincts is predominant: the active or positive instinct to offer hospitality, the negative or passive instinct to accept it. And either of these instincts is so significant of character that one might as well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.

Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm

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