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Hospitality Thank You Quotes & Sayings

"Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it."
The Bible, Hebrews 13:2

A thank you note, card or at least an e-mail is important when you have enjoyed good hospitality in someone's home, been entertained for a meal or overnight stay, or generally been entertained and received a warm welcome.
Whether you were invited to a dinner party, hosted for a night or a week, or included in a family celebration, here are some great hospitality thank you quotes and gratitude quotes to help you express your thankfulness and appreciation for your hosts' kindness and generosity.

See also: Thank You Note samples for Christmas Hospitality



Thank You Quotes for Hospitality


HOSPITALITY, n.: The virtue which induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food and lodging.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-~1913), journalist & author of The Devil's Dictionary


A table-full of welcome!
William Shakespeare (~1564-1616), English playwright & poet. From: A Comedy of Errors, Act III, Scene 1


Welcome as the flowers in May.
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist, playwright & poet. From: Rob Roy


A guest never forgets the host who had treated him kindly.
Homer (~8th century BC), Greek poet


There is an emanation from the heart in genuine hospitality which cannot be described, but is immediately felt and puts the stranger at once at his ease.
Washington Irving (1783-1859), American author & historian


When friends are at your hearthside met,
Sweet courtesy has done its most
If you have made each guest forget
That he himself is not the host.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907), American poet & novelist


The atmosphere breathes rest and comfort, and the many chambers seem full of welcomes.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), American poet & educator


Blest that abode, where want and pain repair, / And every stranger finds a ready chair.
Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774), Anglo-Irish writer & poet. From: The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith


More Hospitality Gratitude Quotations


It is an excellent circumstance that hospitality grows best where it is most needed.
Hugh Miller (1802-1856), Scottish writer, geologist, folklorist & evangelical Christian


Let not the emphasis of hospitality lie in bed and board; but let truth and love and honor and courtesy flow in all thy deeds.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American philosophical writer & poet


Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
The Bible, Romans 12:13


Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.
William Shakespeare (~1564-1616), English playwright & poet. From: A Comedy of Errors, Act III, Scene 1


Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
Washington Irving (1783-1859), American author & historian


For 't is always fair weather
When good fellows get together
With a stein on the table and a good song ringing clear.

Richard Hovey (1864-1900), American poet. From: More Songs from Vagabondia


The welcome ever smiles
And farewell goes out sighing.

William Shakespeare (~1564-1616), English playwright & poet. From: A Comedy of Errors, Act III, Scene 1


Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888), American teacher, writer, philosopher & reformer


More Hospitality Thank You Sayings...


Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist


Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.
Courtland Milloy, American columnist for the Washington Post


Hospitality thank you qoutes: You gave me your time, the most thoughtful gift of all. - Dan Zadra


You gave me your time, the most thoughtful gift of all.
Dan Zadra, American communications consultant, publisher & motivational author. From: Gratitude


I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks...
William Shakespeare (~1564-1616), English playwright & poet. From: Twelfth Night, Act III, Scene 3


For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.
The Bible, Matthew 25:35



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