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And if strangers come to supper they shall be served
by Robert Grosseteste

And if strangers come to supper they shall be served
with more according as they have need.
- Robert Grosseteste

The wool of a thousand sheep in good pasture at the
least ought to yield fifty marks a year,
the wool of two thousand one hundred marks,
and so forth, counting by thousands.
- Robert Grosseteste

And strictly forbid that any quarrelling be at your meals.
- Robert Grosseteste

And as far as possible for sickness or fatigue,
constrain yourself to eat in the hall before your people,
for this shall bring great benefit and honour to you.
- Robert Grosseteste

 

Say to all small and great, and that often,
that fully, quickly and willingly, without grumbling and contradiction,
they do all your commands that are not against God.
- Robert Grosseteste

The return from cows and sheep in cheese is worth much
money every day in the season,
without calves and lambs, and without the manure,
which all return corn and fruit.
- Robert Grosseteste

Also see how many quarters of corn you will spend in
a week in dispensable bread,
how much in alms.
- Robert Grosseteste

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Make your free men and guests sit as far as possible
at tables on either side,
not four here and three there.
- Robert Grosseteste

And be careful of this, that each day at your meals
you have two overseers over your household when you sit at meals,
and of this be sure, that you shall be very much feared and reverenced.
- Robert Grosseteste

Command those that govern your house before all you
household that they keep careful watch that all your household,
within and without, be faithful, painstaking,
chaste, clean, honest and profitable.
- Robert Grosseteste

And you yourself always be seated at the middle fo
the high table that your presence as lord or lady may appear openly to all,
and that you may plainly see on either side all the
service and all the faults.
- Robert Grosseteste

Know that each acre of fallow ought to support yearly two sheep at the least,
then a hundred acres of fallow can support two hundred sheep,
two hundred acres, four hundred sheep and so on.
- Robert Grosseteste

Command that no one be received, or kept to be of your
household indoors or without,
if one has not reasonable belief of them that they are faithful,
discreet, and painstaking in the office for which they are received,
and withal honest and of good manners.
- Robert Grosseteste

Exhort all your household often that all those who
serve you shall know to serve God and you,
faithfully and painstakingly, and for the will of God
to prefer in all things to do your will and pleasure
in all things that are not against God.
- Robert Grosseteste

Command that your marshal be careful to be present over the household,
and especially in the hall, to keep the household,
within doors and without, respectable,
without dispute or noise, or bad words.
- Robert Grosseteste

And in doing this I advise you to send to the best
manors of your lands those of your household in whom
you place most confidence to be present in August at the leading of the corn,
and to guard it as aforesaid.
- Robert Grosseteste

And with the money from your corn, from your rents,
and from the issues of pleas in your courts,
and from your stock, arrange the expenses of your kitchen
and your wines and your wardrobe and the wages of servants,
and subtract your stock.
- Robert Grosseteste

Command that in no way there be in your household any who make strife,
discord or divisions in the hostel, but all shall be of one accord,
of one will as of one heart and one soul.
- Robert Grosseteste

If you know how many acres you have sown of each kind of corn,
inquire how much the acre the soil of that land takes for sowing,
and count the number of quarters of seed,
and you shall know the return of seed,
and what ought to be over.
- Robert Grosseteste

At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Fear makes strangers of people
who would otherwise be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine

If you have only one smile in you,
give it to the people you love.
Don't be surly at home,
then go out in the street
and start grinning good morning
at total strangers.
- Maya Angelou

It is better to be in chains with friends,
than to be in a garden with strangers.
- Persian Proverb

Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.
- Alan King

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine

One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it.
With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers,
completely cut off from our habits and friends.
- Jean Cocteau

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin.
Economics and art are strangers.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.
- William Butler Yeats

Our people, though capable of strong and durable feeling,
were not demonstrative in their affection at any time,
least of all in the presence of guests or strangers.
- Charles Eastman

Happiness grows at our own firesides,
and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
- Douglas William Jerrold

But they who give straight judgements to strangers
and to those of the land and do not transgress what is just,
for them the city flourishes and its people prosper.
- Hesiod

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers,
it shows he is a citizen of the world.
- Francis Bacon

I have always done films with friends rather than strangers.
- Sanjay Dutt

There are no strangers on Christmas Eve.
- Adele Comandini

Good things happen when you meet strangers.
- Yo-Yo Ma

The first band I was in, I think was called The Strangers.
I got the sack because I was too small!
- Noel Redding

The funny thing is, strangers still seem to feel comfortable
coming up to me and saying things,
but now usually it's because they recognize me,
and they say nice things.
- Todd Solondz

Soon the child learns that there are strangers,
and ceases to be a child.
- Max Muller

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes
strangers of people who should be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine

When strangers start acting like neighbors...
communities are reinvigorated.
- Ralph Nader

Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends.
But, there's nothing like looking at your own history
in the faces of your friends.
- Ani DiFranco

Do your work for six years; but in the seventh,
go into solitude or among strangers,
so that the memory of your friends does not hinder
you from being what you have become.
- Leo Szilard

More men than women like 'Strangers With Candy'.
Pretty girls don't like the show.
They don't like to see an ugly lady.
- Amy Sedaris

I don't date guys that I just meet randomly.
I don't feel comfortable meeting strangers.
- Ali Landry

I have health.
I have a wonderful support system.
I have the admiration of millions of strangers,
which I do not underestimate.
- Kathleen Turner

People say New Yorkers can't get along.
Not true.
I saw two New Yorkers, complete strangers,
sharing a cab.
One guy took the tires and the radio;
the other guy took the engine.
- David Letterman

I haven't lost faith in human nature and I haven't
decided to be less compassionate to strangers.
- Armistead Maupin

Strangers still leave me self-conscious.
- Alan Ladd

As children, many of us were taught never to talk to strangers.
As parents and grandparents, our message must change
with technology to include strangers on the Internet.
- Judy Biggert

On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

The Four Levels of Comedy: Make your friends laugh,
Make strangers laugh, Get paid to make strangers laugh,
and Make people talk like you because it's so much fun.
- Jerry Seinfeld

In response to the challenge of strangers,
sport arose as a sublimated representation of a community's
armed might as well as its pride of place and clan.
- John Thorn

Strangers he gulls, but friends make fun of him.
- Phaedrus

Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers,
and most of us are always strangers to other people.
- Bill Moyers

When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion;
but when he barks at strangers,
it is patriotism!
- David Starr Jordan

For me, there are no my people and strangers,
no bad people and good people.
All people are equal for me.
- Viktor Yanukovych

I think reading Shakespeare's plays when I was young was extremely important.
He had the ability to make utter strangers come alive.
- Rita Dove

Admiration and familiarity are strangers.
- George Sand

To see and be acquainted with strangers,
in especial with men in honour and authority.
- Thomas Cavendish

We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers,
who begin to interest us at first sight,
somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

If you are a gay couple living in Alabama,
you know one thing: your family has no standing under the law;
and it can and will be violated by strangers.
- Andrew Sullivan

Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies,
telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and
major stresses of your lives.
- Marilyn Ferguson

I want to speak, to sing to total strangers.
It's my way of talking to the world.
- Adrian Mitchell

Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well
to realize you're really strangers.
- Mary Tyler Moore

It's also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others.
I've been helped by acts of kindness from strangers.
That's why we're here, after all, to help others.
- Carol Burnett

I looked in the audience.
There were no strangers.
Everybody was singing and cheering and hugging.
That was a beautiful picture to look at.
- Celine Dion

Family jokes, though rightly cursed by strangers,
are the bond that keeps most families alive.
- Stella Benson

The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure,
yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions
that strangers may cast on her character.
- George Santayana

Polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our
physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing,
discussing and solving our real problems.
- Martha Beck

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
- Tennessee Williams

So I think rather than being attracted so much now
to working with my heroes,
I'm sort of more attracted to working with completely
unlikely strangers because it's more exciting really.
- Neil Finn


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