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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Guest
 
A constant guest is never welcome.  1
A daily guest is a great thief in the kitchen.  Dutch.  2
A great guest is always dear to a host.  Russian.  3
A guest and a fish after three days are poison.  French.  4
A guest sees more in an hour than the host in a year.  Polish.  5
A house filled with guests is eaten up and ill-spoken of.  Spanish.  6
An unbidden guest is worse than a Tartar.  Russian.  7
An unbidden guest must bring his own stool with him.  8
An unpleasant guest is as welcome as salt to a sore eye.  Danish.  9
An untimely guest is the house’s plunder.  Pashto.  10
Even the welcome guest becomes wearisome when he sits too long in the house.  Hans Andersen.  11
Fish and guests smell at three days old.  Danish.  12
Guests that come by daylight are best received.  13
He is an ill guest that never drinks to his host.  14
Let the guests go before the storm bursts.  German.  15
The guest is not welcome to the guest but both to the host.  Turkish.  16
The guests will go away and we will eat the pastry.  Portuguese.  17
The unbidden guest is ever a pest.  German.  18
Unbidden guests are often welcome when they are gone.  19
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.  20
When the guest is in most favor, he will do well to quit.  German.  21
 
 
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