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Guests are visitors who are the recipients of hospitality, specifically someone staying by invitation at the house of another, or acting as a patron or customer in a hotel or similar business. The term also indicates an invited visitor or performer to an institution or to a broadcast.


  • Fish and guests in three days are stale.
  • Here's our chief guest.
    If he had been forgotten,
    It had been as a gap in our great feast.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 345.
  • Hail, guest, we ask not what thou art;
    If friend, we greet thee, hand and heart;
    If stranger, such no longer be;
    If foe, our love shall conquer thee.
    • Paul Elmer More says this is an Old Welsh door Verse.
  • For whom he means to make an often guest,
    One dish shall serve; and welcome make the rest.
  • Quo me cumque rapit tempestas deferor hospes.
    • Wherever the storm carries me, I go a willing guest.
    • Horace, Epistles, I. 1. 15.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To the guests that must go, bid God's speed and brush away all traces of their steps.

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