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A corpse and an uninvited guest stink after a couple of days.
Mexican proverb

What is pleasanter than the tie of host and guest?
Aeschylus

Always assume your guest is tired, cold, and hungry, and act accordingly.
Navajo proverb

A guest unwanted comes at meal time.
Greek proverb

If you have a parrot, do not leave them in the bedroom. They hear everything. All of a
sudden, you'll have guests over for dinner and the parrot will go "not the ass!"
Robin Williams

When the guests have gone the host is at peace.
Chinese proverb

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

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

It's an ill guest that never drinks to his host.
English proverb

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

We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life,
can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.
Horace

Hospitality consists in a little fire, a little food and an immense quiet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The master of the house is the servant of his guest.
Arabic proverb

A guest is like rain: when he lingers on, he becomes a nuisance.
Jewish proverb

The truth comes as conqueror only because we have lost the art of receiving it as guest.
Rabindranath Tagore

A guest who comes empty-handed does not deserve a warm welcome.
Jewish proverb

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

Guests only come to a happy house.
Burmese proverb

In your life, and in your organization, do you treat your guests "like Gods?"
Robin Sharma

Even if you don't like your guests, welcome them with a smile.
Philippine proverb

A guest's eye is sharp sighted.
Icelandic proverb

The guest is a guest, even if he stays a winter or a summer.
Moroccan proverb

I was in a cab in New York. The cab had a sign, "Please do not smoke, Christ is our unseen
guest." This guy was reaching. I figure, if he could overcome being nailed to a cross, I don't
think a Marlboro Light's gonna faze him that much.
Bill Hicks

To pass the night in the cold is better than the hospitality of a monkey.
Arabic proverb

Fresh fish and new-come guests smell when they are three days old.
French proverb

An unpleasant guest is as welcome as salt to a sore eye.
Danish proverb

Seven days is the length of a guest's life.
Burmese proverb

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

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

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

We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It's our job to
make the customer experience a little bit better.
Jeff Bezos

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity
in the heart.
Washington Irving