Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
~ M. Kathleen Casey
We dare not trust our wit for making our house pleasant to our friend, so we buy ice cream.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fish and visitors smell in three days.
Guests bring good luck with them.
Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were.
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If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also.
We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest, And deal full many a thoughtless blow To those who love us best.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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.
Santa Claus has the right idea: Visit people once a year.
People are far more sincere and good-humored at speeding their parting guests than on meeting them.
Hospitality, n. The virtue which induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food and lodging.
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Visits always give pleasure - if not the arrival, the departure.
The ornaments of your house will be the guests who frequent it.
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.
A dinner invitation, once accepted, is a sacred obligation. If you die before the dinner takes place, your executor must attend.
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
If it were not for guests all houses would be graves.
Keeping one's guests supplied with liquor is the first law of hospitality.
Dessert is probably the most important stage of the meal, since it will be the last thing your guests remember before they pass out all over the table.
Mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.
Visitor's footfalls are like medicine; they heal the sick.
The ornaments of your home are the people who smile upon entering time and time again.
When hospitality becomes an art, it loses its very soul.
Modern carpet designs may provide endless entertainment for your guests.
W. Heath Robinson
It is not the quantity of the meat but the cheerfulness of the guests which makes the feast.
Guests stay where you've put them, and carry on doing whatever you suggested they do, until you suggest they stop and do something else.