Guests Proverbs

Sayings about Guests

Fish and guests smell at three days old. ~ Danish Proverbs

Money is like a guest: it comes today, leaves tomorrow. ~ Malagasy Proverbs

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

A daily guest is a great thief in the kitchen. ~ Dutch Proverbs

A guest sees more in an hour than the host in a year. ~ Polish Proverbs

The guest who seeks special attention muddies the host’s tea. ~ Japanese Proverbs

The guest who outstays his fellow guests loses his overcoat. ~ Chinese Proverbs

A guest for a day is welcome the whole year. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

The place of an uninvited guest is behind the door. ~ Yugoslavian Proverb

A guest who breaks the dishes of his host is not soon forgotten. ~ African Proverb

Every guest hates the others, and the host hates them all. ~ Albanian Proverbs

The delicacy of the feast is the learned guest. ~ Chinese Proverb

The earth is a host who kills his guests. ~ Iranian Proverbs

Guests bring good luck with them. ~ Kurdish Proverbs

A constant guest is never welcome. ~ Traditional Proverb

The life of a guest is seven days. ~ Myanmar Proverb

A guest will not know what fasting means. ~ Croatian Proverbs

The first day a guest, the second day a guest, the third day a calamity. ~ Indian Proverbs

Guests always have nice backs. ~ Spanish Proverbs

You can’t escape death and guests. ~ Iranian Proverb

He who is not friendly towards a good guest will never have one. ~ Chinese Proverb

Treat thoughts as guests and wishes as children. ~ Chinese Proverb

He who is a guest in two houses, starves. ~ Indian Proverb

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

A guest hammers a nail in the wall even if he stays only one night. ~ Polish Proverb

In the hotel of decisions the guests sleep well. ~ Iranian Proverb

A person is a guest for one or two days, but becomes an intruder on the third. ~ Nigerien Proverb

If your guest becomes a cook, your larder will soon be empty. ~ Turkish Proverb

Ears are usually uninvited guests. ~ African Proverb

Abuse of hospitality breaks the bridge. ~ Bemba Proverb

Treat your guest as a guest for two days — then on the third day give him a hoe. ~ African Proverb

A merry host makes merry guests. ~ Dutch Proverb

Favorite Saying about Guests

Quotations about Guests

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

Making a long stay short is a great aid to popularity. ~ Kin Hubbard

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

Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest. ~ Kin Hubbard

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

A host is like a general: It takes a mishap to reveal his genius. ~ Horace

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

A guest never forgets the host who had treated him kindly. ~ Homer

A pretty woman is a welcome guest. ~ Lord Byron

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days. ~ Benjamin Franklin

To be an ideal guest, stay at home. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

For whom he means to make an often guest, one dish shall serve; and welcome makes the rest. ~ Joseph Hall

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

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

Nowadays the host does not admit you to his hearth, but has got the mason to build one for yourself somewhere in his alley, and hospitality is the art of keeping you at the greatest distance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

To be an agreeable guest one need only enjoy oneself. ~ Joseph Joubert

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

It is not the quantity of the meat but the cheerfulness of the guests which makes the feast. ~ Edward Hyde

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

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

Keeping one’s guests supplied with liquor is the first law of hospitality. ~ Margaret Way

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

Every house where love abides And friendship is a guest, Is surely home, and home, sweet home For there the heart can rest. ~ Henry van Dyke

If you would have guests merry with your cheer. Be so yourself, or so at least appear. ~ Author Unknown

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

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

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

Modern carpet designs may provide endless entertainment for your guests. ~ W. Heath Robinson and K.R.G. Browne

The first day a man is a guest, the second a burden, the third a pest. ~ Edouard Rene Lefebure Laboulaye

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

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. ~ William Powell

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