Never be the first to arrive at

Never be the first to arrive at a party or the last to go home, and never, ever be both.  ~David Brown, quoted in Reader’s Digest "Quotable Quotes," April 2004

Like other parties of the kind it

Like other parties of the kind, it was first silent, then talky, then argumentative, then disputatious, then unintelligible, then altogether, then inarticulate, and then drunk.  When we had reached the last step of this glorious ladder, it was difficult to get down again without stumbling.  ~George Gordon Byron

On with the dance let joy be

On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.
~George Gordon Byron, Childe Harold?s Pilgrimage

The life and soul the man who

The Life and Soul, the man who will never go home while there is one man, woman or glass of anything not yet drunk.  ~Katherine Whitehorn1926, Sunday Best, ‘Husband-Swapping’