A guest has not to thank the host, but the host the guest.
When hospitality becomes an art it loses its very soul.
Hospitality, n. The virtue which induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food and lodging.
Fish and guests stink in three days.
No, Sir, you will have much more influence by giving or lending money where it is wanted, than by hospitality.
True friendship’s laws are by this rule express’d, Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest. Unbidden guests are often welcomest when they are gone. (Henry VI)
Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (Hebrews 13:1-2)
Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. (1 Peter 4:9-10)
It is a sin against hospitality, to open our doors, and shut up your countenance.
A daily guest is a thief in the kitchen.