An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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


Horace (BC 65-8, Italian poet)


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


Portuguese Proverb (Sayings of Portuguese origin)


No guest is so welcome in a friend's house that he will not become a nuisance after three days.


Titus Maccius Plautus (BC 254-184, Roman comic poet)


We'll teach you to drink deep ere you depart.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


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 (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, naturalist)


I'm sure I don't know half the people who come to my house. Indeed, from all I hear, I shouldn't like to.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


I have heard people eat most heartily of another man's meat, that is, what they do not pay for.


William Wycherley (1640-1716, British dramatist)


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