Guests Quotes

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.


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

Tom Peters

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

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

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.


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

Make your free men and guests sit as far as possible at tables on either side, not four here and three there.

Robert Grosseteste

The ornaments of your house will be the guests who frequent it.


Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.

Dr. James C. Dobson

Few enjoy noisy overcrowded functions. But they are a gesture of goodwill on the part of host or hostess, and also on the part of guests who submit to them.

Fannie Hurst

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

William F. Buckley, Jr.

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