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Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days
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"Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days"

- Benjamin Franklin

About this Quote

This quote is often attributed to Benjamin Franklin, but there is some doubt as to whether he really stated it. However, it has actually ended up being a popular saying that recommends that hosting guests for an extended period of time can become unpleasant.

The quote indicates that after 3 days, guests might have overstayed their welcome and might start to get on the nerves of their hosts or other inhabitants of the house. In essence, the quote recommends that it is much better to have brief visits from guests than long stays. This may be because long check outs can disrupt the usual regimens of a home, create tension or friction, or simply trigger fatigue or feelings of being overwhelmed.

Overall, the quote suggests that hospitality has its limitations, and it is necessary to strike a balance in between being inviting and preserving one's own convenience and peace of mind.

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Benjamin Franklin This quote is written / told by Benjamin Franklin between January 17, 1706 and April 17, 1790. He was a famous Politician from USA. The author also have 162 other quotes.

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