Guests Quotes

The art of being a good guest is to know when to leave.

Prince Philip

The first day a man is a guest, the second a burden, the third a pest.

Edouard Rene Lefebure Laboulaye

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

Max Beerbohm

To be an agreeable guest one need only enjoy oneself.

Joseph Joubert

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

Sir Max Beerbohm

To be an ideal guest, stay at home.

Edgar Watson Howe

It is equally offensive to speed a guest who would like to stay and to detain one who is anxious to leave.


No one can be so welcome a guest that he will not annoy his host after three days.

Titus Maccius Plautus

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

Anton Chekhov

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

Erma BomBeck

Staying with people consists in your not having your own way, and their not having theirs.

Maarten Maartens

Making a long stay short is a great aid to popularity.

Kin Hubbard

Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest.

Kin Hubbard

Superior people never make long visits.

Marianne Moore

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

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

Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

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

William F. Buckley, Jr.

For whom he means to make an often guest, One dish shall serve; and welcome make the rest.

Bishop Joseph Hall

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

Sir Rabindranath Tagore

When hospitality becomes an art, it loses its very soul.

Max Beerbohm

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

Max Beerbohm

Anger should never be an overnight guest.

Neal Maxwell

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Updated On : January 14, 2013
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