Friday, 9 August 2013


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

I always feel that I have two duties to perform with a parting guest:  one, to see that he doesn't forget anything that is his; the other, to see that he doesn't take anything that is mine.  ~Alfred North Whitehead

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

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

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

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

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

Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.  ~Samuel Pepys

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,

Very sorry can't come.  Lie follows by post.  ~Charles Beresford, telegram reply to a dinner invitation

Fish and visitors smell in three days.  ~Benjamin Franklin

A dinner invitation, once accepted, is a sacred obligation.  If you die before the dinner takes place, your executor must attend.  ~Ward McAllister

Hospitality, n.  The virtue which induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food and lodging.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

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

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