116 Welcome Quotes For Greeting Friends, Guests, And Challenges In Life

These welcome quotes will give you some great ideas for a welcoming sign in your guest room or help inspire you to be thankful for challenges and other things you have in your life.

There are many ways to welcome people.

Share your favorite welcome quote with us in the comment section below.

What Are The Benefits Of Reading These Welcome Quotes?

The greeting you choose will probably depend on how well you know the person, your cultural background, and how social you are.

Since the word welcome means to greet someone, we typically use the word for other situations or things we might greet in life.

For instance, people can welcome challenges in their lives because they have a perspective that situations are meant as an opportunity for them to grow.

These welcome quotes will help you understand how greetings vary depending on the culture.

Just how do people greet:

  • Friends
  • Loved ones
  • Co-workers
  • Strangers

Well, in America, you might hug a friend or loved one.

However, it is unlikely that you would hug a stranger.

Even if you are a “hugger,” the stranger might not like that, and we place a great deal on personal space and consent before randomly hugging people.

We typically shake hands with or fist bump strangers.

However, in France and other European countries, it is customary to kiss a person’s cheeks to welcome them, even if you don’t know them.

In America, we might also wave at people, but in Japan, that gesture means “No,” “Not me,” or “No way!”

Japanese people are likely to greet people with a formal verbal greeting and a bow.

Now that you know a little more about how people welcome others keep reading through these welcome quotes for tips on welcoming guests or challenges.

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Inspirational Welcome Quotes On Why We Should Welcome Challenges

1. “Welcome out of the cave, my friend. It’s a bit colder out here, but the stars are just beautiful.” — Plato

Welcome Quotes for friends

2. “Welcome home to my native place bent upon returning bosom all day burning.” — Thomas Hardy

Welcome home Quotes

3. “Welcome home my dear, you are arrived.” — Elton John

beautiful Welcome Quotes

4. “All strange and terrible events are welcome, but comforts we despise.” — Cleopatra

Welcome Quotes and sayings

5. “Sometimes the hurdles aren’t really hurdles at all. They’re welcome challenges, tests.” — Paul Walker

Welcome Quotes about challenges

6. “Sometimes, challenges and struggles are exactly what we need in our lives…May you welcome every effort, every struggle, and every challenge…May you open your wings and fly!” — Miranda Kerr

Welcome Quotes about challenges

7. “Welcome the challenges. Look for the opportunities in every situation to learn and grow in wisdom.” — Brian Tracy

Welcome Quotes about opportunities

8. “Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear, and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.” — Che Guevara

Welcome Quotes about death

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9. “We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.” — George Santayana

Welcome Quotes about the future

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Great Welcome Home Quotes

10. “Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” — J. K. Rowling

Welcome Quotes about hogwarts

11. “We should strive to welcome change and challenges because they are what help us grow. Without them, we grow weak like the Eloi in comfort and security. We need to constantly be challenging ourselves in order to strengthen our character and increase our intelligence.” — H. G. Wells

Welcome Quotes about growth

12. “Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities.” — Ralph Marston

Welcome Quotes about growth

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13. “For each and all I bid thee a grateful welcome home.” — John Greenleaf Whittier

Beautiful Welcome Quotes

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14. “Though few understand it a life heaven loaned to be welcomed back home.” — Kurt Philip Behm

Welcome Quotes about heaven

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15. “Yes I’ll come to get you, and I will bring you home. I’ll come to get you, and I will bring you home. I’ll come to get you, and I’ll say: Welcome home.” — Tegan Quin

Welcome Home Quotes

16. “I’m always traveling and spend a lot of time in airports so I know what it feels like to get a personal welcome home. I wish I got more of them.” — Ben Eine

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Welcome Quotes about travel

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17. “Now that you are back, the steely cold walls of our house will finally feel like the warm and loving walls of a home. Welcome home, dear.” — Unknown

Welcome Quotes about home

18. “Un-thread the rude eye of rebellion and welcome home again discarded faith.” — William Shakespeare

Welcome Quotes about discarded faith

Positivity Welcome Quotes For Things In Our Life

19. “Sunshine is a welcome thing. It brings a lot of brightness.” — Jimmie Davis

Welcome Quotes about sunshine

20. “Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.” — William Shakespeare

Welcome Quotes about feasts

21. “A smile is the universal welcome.” — Max Eastman

Welcome Quotes about smiling

22. “Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air, and you.” — Langston Hughes

Welcome Quotes about humor

23. “Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.” — Amelia Barr

Welcome Quotes about kindness

24. “The poor dog, in life the firmest friend, The first to welcome, foremost to defend.” — Lord Byron

Welcome Quotes about dogs

25. “Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. Why? Because it is all we ever have.” — Pema Chodron

Welcome Quotes about the present moment

26. “There is little in life so reassuring as a genuine welcome.” — Robin Hobb

Welcome Quotes about reassurance

27. “Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter.” — Og Mandino

Welcome Quotes about being a self-starter

28. “Welcome all experiences. You never know which one is gong to turn everything on.” —Jim Rohn

Welcome Quotes about being a self-starter

29. “Welcome, all wonders in one sight! Eternity shut in a spun.” — Richard Crashaw

30. “No one is perfect, and criticism is always welcome and expected.” — Amitabh Bachchan

Welcome Quotes about criticism

31. “Welcome to the present moment. Here. Now. The only moment there ever is.” — Eckhart Tolle

32. “The more we feel concern for others and seek their well-being, the more friends we will have and the more welcome we will feel.” — Dalai Lama

33. “If the sign on your heart says “WELCOME,” the love will come pouring in from everywhere.” — Susan Jeffers

34. “Listening is much more than allowing another to talk while waiting for a chance to respond. Listening is paying full attention to others and welcoming them into our very beings.” — Henry Nouwen

Poetic Welcome Quotes And Words That Will Make You Feel Warm And Fuzzy

35. “The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” — Emily Dickinson

36. “You are as welcome as the flowers in May.” — Charles Macklin

37. “The wearer of smiles and the bearer of a kindly disposition needs no introduction, but is welcome anywhere.” — Orison Swett Marden

38. “Welcome ever smiles, and farewell goes out sighing.” — William Shakespeare

39. “Welcome every experience the looms of fate may weave for you.” — Marcus Aurelius

40. “Kind voices bade him turn and rest and gentle faces welcomed him.” — William Makepeace Thackeray

41. “Extend your arms in welcome to the future. The best is yet to come!” — Anthony de Mello

42. “To be welcomed and what an experience is the flow of its air.” — Liam Ó Comain

Welcome Quotes For Guests

43. “There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

44. “Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

45. “So, you are very welcome to our house. It must appear in other ways than words, Therefore, I scant this breathing courtesy.” — William Shakespeare

46. “Once again… welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely, and leave something of the happiness you bring.” — Bram Stoker

47. “Good company, good wine, good welcome, can make good people.” — William Shakespeare

48. “A table full of welcome!” — William Shakespeare

49. “When we are generous in welcoming people and sharing something with them some food, a place in our homes, our time-not only do we no longer remain poor: we are enriched.” — Pope Francis

50. “Every house was an inn where all were welcomed and feasted.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Welcome Quotes That Will Make Your Day

51. “We are made for goodness. We are made for love…We are made for all of the beautiful things that you and I know. We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders…all are welcome.” – Desmond Tutu

52. “Welcome to those who believe in the power of dreams and who would like to join me in my exploration of life.” – Bertrand Piccard

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53. “One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.” – Jean Vanier

54. “Giving encouragement to others is a most welcome gift… ” – Florence Littauer

55. “I will always welcome joyfully any opportunity that comes my way to be of service to you. ” – Vincent de Paul

56. “Listening is paying full attention to others and welcoming them into our very beings. The beauty of listening is that those who are listened to start feeling accepted.” – Henri Nouwen

57. “Joy waits on welcome, not time.” – Robert Holden

58. “Embrace the truth. Speak the truth. Be the truth. When we welcome the truth, we live our lives like it’s golden.” – Iyanla Vanzant

59. “If you’ve ever been homesick, or felt exiled from all the things and people that once defined you, you’ll know how important welcoming words and friendly smiles can be.” – Stephen King

60. “There’s no substitute for a great love who says, ‘No matter what’s wrong with you, you’re welcome at this table.'” – Tom Hanks

Amazing Welcome Quotes For Your Close Friends

61. “To all my friends without distinction I am ready to display my opulence: come one, come all; and whosoever likes to take a share is welcome to the wealth that lies within my soul.” — Antisthenes 

62. “You are a good friend and we welcome you.”  — Condoleezza Rice 

63. “My friends, welcome to the other side of the rainbow.” — Ed Murray

64. “I welcome you to the community of people who have decided that EASY will no longer suffice!” — Mark Rippetoe

65. “I’m a problem-solver, and you’re welcome.” — Ann Coulter

66. “Welcome, my old friend, Welcome to a foreign fireside.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

67. “O bluebird, welcome back again, Thy azure coat and ruddy vest, Are hues that April loveth best.” — John Burroughs

68. “That rich guy you’ve been seeing, must have put you down. Welcome back baby, to the poor side of town.” — Johnny Ramistella

69. “Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

70. “Welcome back, my cheeky wee monkeys.” — Craig Ferguson

Welcome Quotes For Crucial Moments 

71. “To men pressed by their wants all change is ever welcome.” — Ben Jonson

72. “I welcome all creatures of the world with grace.” — Hildegard of Bingen

73. “Wherever I am, you are always welcome.” ― Claire Kann

74. “We should welcome applause whenever it comes.” — Emanuel Ax

75. “None of you has ever failed. School may have failed you. Goodbye to failure, children. Welcome to success.” — Marva Collins

76. “Welcome to the free world. We give people the power to choose. They can even choose the wrong thing. Beautiful, isn’t it?” —  Lauren Oliver

77. “You’re as welcome as the flowers in May and we love you in the same old way.” — Hank Snow

78. “Welcome to the figurative world of poetry where nothing is ‘real,’ but everything matters.” — Laurence Overmire

79. “Welcome to a new era of marketing and service in which your brand is defined by those who experience it.” — Brian Solis

80. “We welcome passion, for the mind is briefly let off duty.” — Mignon McLaughlin

Welcome Quotes To Make You Feel Comfortable

81. “Welcome to the island of misfit toys.” ― Stephen Chbosky

82. “Talented men are not threatened by talented women. They welcome them. And same way with real men.” ― Amy Poehler

83. “Time slows down. Self vanishes. Action and Awareness merge. Welcome to Flow.” ― Steven Kotler

84. “Being in Portland is cool. I have some good friends here and the general feeling might be a little more welcoming.” ― Robin Pecknold

85. “I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

86. You must welcome tests because it gives you confidence and it ensures promotion.” ― Sathya Sai Baba

87. “Temporary release from work, through vacations, becomes more welcome, more pleasurable, even more necessary, as we grow older.” ― B. C. Forbes

88. “We must welcome the night. It’s the only time that the stars shine.” ― Michel Quoist

89. “Anyone who takes responsibility for getting something done is welcome to ask for the authority to do it.” ― Seth

90. “All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.” ― George Santayana

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Welcome Quotes That Embrace The Beauty Of Hospitality

91. We gave him a hearty welcome, for there was nearly half as much of the entertaining as of the contemptible about the man.” — Edgar Allan Poe

92. “There are people who come into our lives as welcome as a cool breeze in summer- and last about as long.” — Richard Paul Evans

93. “When you’re locked up in here for life, you learn to welcome the little freedoms.” — Alexander Gordon Smith

94. “Little as she was addicted to solitude, there had come to be moments when it seemed a welcome escape from the empty noises of her life.” — Edith Wharton

95. “Welcome to the graveyard of ambition.” — David Nicholls

96. “A warm welcome is a powerful antidote to an uncertain world.” — Robert Purvis

97. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Welcome them into your life.” — Mahatma Gandhi

98. “Hospitality is love in action. It is the flesh and muscle on bones of love. The heart of hospitality and the heart of God are the same.” — Henri Nouwen

99. “A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.” — François de La Rochefoucauld

100. “Welcome the unexpected, for it is full of opportunities and new possibilities.” — Lao Tzu

Welcome Quotes For A Friendly Atmosphere

101. “The best way to multiply your happiness is to share it with others.” — Paul Coelho

102. “Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.” — Roy T. Bennett

103. “In the sweetness of friendship, let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” — Khalil Gibran

104. “Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” — Helen Keller

105. “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” — Maya Angelou

106. “You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” — Brian Tracy

107. “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” — Mother Teresa

108. “The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.” — Tom Peters

109. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.” — Steve Jobs

110. “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” — Paul Valery

Warm Welcome Quotes

111. “Welcome home, my lovely people. We are a nation of immigrants, and we welcome you with open arms.” — Craig Ferguson

112. “You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.” — Denis Waitley

113. “The only true home is one you carry within you. Welcome home to your own soul.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

114. “No one can be so welcome a guest that he will not annoy his host after three days.” —

115. “Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.” — Andre Gide

116. “This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. Welcome and entertain them all!” — Rumi

Which Of These Welcome Quotes Is Your Favorite?

Many of these welcome quotes about how to welcome guests would make great little decorative signs for a guest room.

If you have a playful, and slightly cynical sense of humor, your guests might appreciate this quote from Elton John, “Welcome to the world of bullshit, my dear. You have arrived.”

If that isn’t your style, there are plenty of heartfelt greetings for guests that you could use instead.

The welcome quotes about welcoming tough situations in our lives might inspire you to change your perspective on things we see as hard.

By greeting these things in a welcoming way, you can help build your resilience and perseverance skills.

Both skills are crucial to overall happiness because life will always face some kind of challenge.

That’s pretty much inevitable.

How we choose to respond to those is about the only thing we can control.

Which of these welcome quotes and sayings inspired you the most?

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