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We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest;
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919) American author and poet.
“Life’s Scars”

Published in Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly (Oct 1898)
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No guest is so welcome in a friend’s house that he will not become a nuisance after three days.

Plautus (b. c. 254 BC) Roman playright [Titus Macchius Plautus]
Miles Gloriosus, 3.2, l. 741
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I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.

Groucho Marx (1890-1977) American comedian [b. Julius Henry Marx]
(Spurious)

Groucho (in 1962) denied ever using the phrase (attributed to him as early as 1941). The earliest, somewhat dubious instance of it found is in 1936, attributed to comedian Hugh Hubert.  More here.
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