Guests Quotes

People are either born hosts or born guests.

Max Beerbohm

A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast.

Friedrich von Schiller

A civil guest will no more talk all, than eat all the feast.

George Herheri

Every guest hates the others, and the host hates them all.

Albanian Proverb

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

Kahlil Gibran

If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also.

Russian Proverb

Visits always give pleasure - if not the arrival, the departure.

Portuguese Proverb

Visitor's footfalls are like medicine; they heal the sick.

African Proverb

We dare not trust our wit for making our house pleasant to our friend, so we buy ice cream.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We labor to make a house a home, then every time we're expecting visitors, we rush to turn it back into a house.

Robert Brault

Unbidden guests Are often welcomest when they are gone.

William Shakespeare

A pretty woman is a welcome guest.

Lord Byron

My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock should find the time in my face.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Benjamin Franklin

Visitors are insatiable devourers of time, and fit only for those who, if they did not visit, would do nothing.

William Cowper

Santa Claus has the right idea: Visit people once a year.

Victor Borge

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

Anton Chekhov

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

Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

Wherever the storm carries me, I go a willing guest.

Quintus Horatius Flaccus

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

You must come home with me and be my guest; You will give joy to me, and I will do All that is in my power to honour you.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Sharing food and drink is one of the oldest rituals in the world. Whether a guest is offered a drink by the host or a special beverage in a special cup initiates an occasion, the moment is of significance.

Pamela Vandyke Price

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Updated On : January 14, 2013
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