It Is Equally Wrong To Speed A Guest Who Does Not Want To Go, And To Keep One Back Who Is Eager. You Ought To Make Welcome The Present Guest, And Send Forth The One Who Wishes To Go.
~ Homer, The Odyssey
If people really want to go, and really try all their lives, I think they will get in; for I don't believe there are any locks on that door, or any guards at the gate. I always imagine it is as it is in the picture, where the shining ones stretch out their hands to welcome poor Christian as he comes up from the river.
~ Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
Think To Yourself That Every Day Is Your Last The Hour To Which You Do Not Look Forward Will Come As A Welcome Surprise.
Small Cheer And Great Welcome Makes A Merry Feast.
~ William Shakespeare, "The Comedy of Errors", Act 3 scene 1
Let Us Welcome Controversial Books And Controversial Authors.
~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy
My Friends And My Road-fellows, Pity The Nation That Is Full Of Beliefs And Empty Of Religion. Pity The Nation That Wears A Cloth It Does Not Weave, Eats A Bread It Does Not Harvest, And Drinks A Wine That Flows Not From Its Own Winepress. Pity The Nation That Acclaims The Bully As Hero, And That Deems The Glittering Conqueror Bountiful. Pity The Nation That Raises Not Its Voice Save When It Walks In A Funeral, Boasts Not Except Among Its Ruins, And Will Rebel Not Save When Its Neck Is Laid Between The Sword And The Block. Pity The Nation Whose Statesman Is A Fox, Whose Philosopher Is A Juggler, And Whose Art Is The Art Of Patching And Mimicking. Pity The Nation That Welcomes Its New Ruler With Trumpetings, And Farewells Him With Hootings, Only To Welcome Another With Trumpetings Again. Pity The Nation Divided Into Fragments, Each Fragment Deeming Itself A Nation.
~ Kahlil Gibran
God Made Truth With Many Doors To Welcome Every Believer Who Knocks On Them.
~ Kahlil Gibran
Confusion Is The Welcome Mat At The Door Of Creativity.
~ Michael J. Gel
Do Not Think That Your Learning And Genius, Your Wit Or Sprightliness, Are Welcome Everywhere. I Was Once Told That My Company Was Disagreeable Because I Appeared So Uncommonly Happy.
~ Johann Georg von Zimmermann
If You Would Know Strength And Patience, Welcome The Company Of Trees.
~ Hal Borland
All Living Souls Welcome Whatsoever They Are Ready To Cope With All Else They Ignore, Or Pronounce To Be Monstrous And Wrong, Or Deny To Be Possible.
~ George Santayana
Quiet And Sincere Sympathy Is Often The Most Welcome And Efficient Consolation To The Afflicted. Said A Wise Man To One In Deep Sorrow, I Did Not Come To Comfort You God Only Can Do That But I Did Come To Say How Deeply And Tenderly I Feel For You In Your Affliction.
~ Tryon Edwards