45 Hospitality quotes and sayings that warm the heart

Give a friendly reception to welcome and entertain your guests and visitors. Warm and kind hospitality provides comfort and boosts self-esteem. And feeling loved and cared for will positively reflect how they view themselves. May these quotes on hospitality help you realize that building a better relationship with others will benefit you in the long run.

Hospitality quotes and sayings that warm the heart
1. “People will forget what you said, forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

2. “I think preparing food and feeding people brings nourishment not only to our bodies but to our spirits. Feeding people is a way of loving them, in the same way that feeding ourselves is a way of honoring our own creativeness and fragility.” – Shauna Niequist

3. “The reason for our success is no secret. It comes down to one single principle that transcends time, geography, religion, and culture. It’s the Golden rule. The simple idea that if you treat people well, the way you would like to be treated, they will do the same.” – Isadore Sharp

4. “The ornaments of your home are the people who smile upon entering time and time again.” – Maralee McKee

5. “Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were.” – Justine Vogt

6. “I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.” – Nancie J. Carmody

7. “Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.” – Walt Disney

8. “Always keep your home presentable, assuming you keep a home for purposes of presentation.” – Robert Brault

9. “True hospitality is marked by an open response to the dignity of each and every person.” – Kathleen Norris
Hospitality quotes and sayings that warm the heart
10. “True hospitality consists of giving the best of yourself to your guests.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

11. “It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.” – Anonymous

12. “Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.” – Samuel Pepys

13. “Life, within doors, has few pleasanter prospects than a neatly arranged and well-provisioned breakfast-table.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

14. “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
Hospitality quotes and sayings that warm the heart
15. “In its essence, a meal is a creative act that has its genesis in the mind of someone who cares enough to plan it, gather ingredients and labor over its creation.” – Andi Ashworth

16. “Hospitality is the practice of God's welcome by reaching across difference to participate in God's actions bringing justice and healing to our world in crisis.” – Letty M. Russell

17. “True hospitality is a delicate balance of warmth and form.” – Sheila Ostrander

18. “Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.” – Samuel Pepys

19. “Hospitality means primarily the creation of free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place. It is not to bring men and women over to our side, but to offer freedom not disturbed by dividing lines.” – Henri J. M. Nouwen
Hospitality quotes and sayings that warm the heart
20. “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” – Anonymous

21. “Eating, and hospitality in general, is a communion, and any meal worth attending by yourself is improved by the multiples of those with whom it is shared.” – Jesse Browner

22. “As a dinner guest, I gratefully eat just about anything set before me because graciousness among friends is dearer to me than any other agenda.” – Barbara Kingsolver

23. “A soul of hospitality and a heart of humanity is a house of love, peace, freedom, liberty and justice.” – Auliq Ice

24. “There is nothing that makes me happier than sitting around the dinner table and talking until the candles are burned down.” – Madeleine L’Engle
Hospitality quotes and sayings that warm the heart
25. “There is no place in God’s world where there are no people who will come and share a home as long as it is a real home.” – Francis A. Schaeffer

26. “When friends are at your hearth side met, sweet courtesy has done its most. If you have made each guest forget, that he himself is not the host.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

27. “Hospitality should have no other nature than love.” – Henrietta Mears

28. “Hospitality, n. The virtue which induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food and lodging.” – Ambrose Bierce

29. “What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest?” – Aeschylus

30. “A good time occurs precisely when we lose track of what time it is.” – Robert Farrar Capon

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31. “Entertaining doesn’t need to be a difficult or daunting process. Throwing an unforgettable party doesn’t require a ton of time or money; it just requires a little thought, creativity, and heart.” – Steve Jobs

32. “It is an excellent circumstance that hospitality grows best where it is most needed.” – Hugh Miller

33. “Hospitality is present when something happens for you. It is absent when something happens to you. Those two simple prepositions, for and to, express it all.” – Danny Meyer

34. “Hospitality is almost impossible to teach. It's all about hiring the right people.” – Danny Meyer

35. “Any celebration meal to which guests are invited, be they family or friends, should be an occasion for generous hospitality.” – Julian Baggini

36. “In the cherry blossom's shade, there's no such thing as a stranger.” – Kobayashi Issa

37. “Intelligent luxury is all about thinking about what really is special for our guests, what's different, and to give them a surprise that they are not used to.” – Sonu Shivdasani

38. “There is no hospitality like understanding.” – Vanna Bonta

39. “How should one live? Live welcoming to all.” – Mechthild of Magdeburg

40. “That was my mother's policy: Feel free, feel welcome. Be happy.” – Bridgett M. Davis

41. “Some of my remarks may appear to be too detailed, but it's the little things that make the big things possible. The close attention to the fine details of any operation, restaurants, hotels, or whatnot, makes that operation first class.” – J. Willard Marriott

42. “It’s not always what is said, but what is left on the plate, that tells the true story.” – Sarah Pullen

43. “Hospitality starts with cleanliness. Be sure to make it a beautiful place where anyone can feel content.” – Shoukei Matsumoto

44. “Hospitality is simply an opportunity to show love and care.” – Anonymous

45. “Hospitality is the virtue which allows us to break through the narrowness of our own fears and to open our houses to the stranger, with the intuition that salvation comes to us in the form of a tired traveler. Hospitality makes anxious disciples into powerful witnesses, makes suspicious owners into generous givers, and makes close-minded sectarians into interested recipients of new ideas and insights.” – Henri J. M. Nouwen

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