Quotes and Sayings about Neighbors



"To know one's self is wisdom, but not to know one's neighbors is genius."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Wisdom, Genius, Neighbors, Self)

"If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them."
- Pietro Aretino
(Related: Truth, Neighbors, Want)

"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?"
- Jane Austen
(Related: Neighbors)

"People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: People, Devil, Fool, Neighbors)

"The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Hate, Neighbors)

"Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Truth, Amusement, Neighbors)

"Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors."
- Josh Billings
(Related: God, People, Neighbors)

"There has certainly been criticism of the timing involved in getting help to the victims of the storm, and much of it may indeed be warranted. However, this is not the time for pointing fingers; rather, it is the time for offering a helping hand to our neighbors in need."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Time, Criticism, Help, May, Neighbors, Victims)

"While the level of support we can each provide certainly varies, it is very important at this time that we all do what we can to help our neighbors - not only our immediate neighbors here in Alabama, but those further away in Mississippi and Louisiana."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Time, Help, Neighbors, Support)

"However, it does seem now that the international community, more importantly the powers that have influence, and, even more importantly, Afghanistan's neighbors realize that it is high time that they work together, and not against one another."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Time, Work, Afghanistan, Community, Influence, Neighbors, Now)

"A fly cannot go in unless it stops somewhere; therefore weapons, fuel, food, money will not go to Afghanistan unless the neighbors of Afghanistan are working, are cooperating, either being themselves the origin or the transit."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Money, Food, Afghanistan, Being, Neighbors, Weapons, Will)

"Sometimes I like to play the soundtracks to famous musicals so we can all sing along. South Pacific is one of my favorites. Our neighbors must hate us."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Famous, Hate, Neighbors, Play)

"The other classes of which society was composed were, first, freemen, owners of small portions of land, independent, though they sometimes voluntarily became the vassals of their more opulent neighbors, whose power was necessary for their protection."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Power, Society, First, Land, Neighbors, Protection)

"They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Mother, Earth, Neighbors)

"It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Power, Being, Land, Neighbors, Right, Yield)

"In fact, I have the privilege of traveling around our country and meeting people all over the country who are making a huge difference in the lives of their neighbors and themselves. That's what I'm really fortunate to be able to do."
- Laura Bush
(Related: People, Country, Difference, Fact, Meeting, Neighbors, Privilege, Traveling)

"German militarism and Nazism have devastated twice in our generation the lands of German neighbors."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Neighbors)

"All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition, that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors."
- John Calvin
(Related: Trust, Blessings, Neighbors)

"In our house we repeated the pattern of thousands of other homes. There were a few books and a lot of music. Our food and our furniture were no different from our neighbors'."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Food, Music, Books, Neighbors)

"All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites."
- Marc Chagall
(Related: Colors, Friends, Lovers, Neighbors, Opposites)

"Our real interest starts with our neighbors... the future is about regional economies."
- Jean Charest
(Related: Future, Interest, Neighbors)

"The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Love, People, Bible, Enemies, Neighbors)

"When strong, be merciful, if you would have the respect, not the fear of your neighbors."
- Chilon
(Related: Fear, Neighbors, Respect)

"None of my neighbors believe in what I say. They refuse to wear the rings. They will never accept my invention until the day they die. That's what I call the real antichrists."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: Day, Invention, Neighbors, Will)

"Everyone says I'm like the girl next door... Y'all must have really weird neighbors!"
- Kelly Clarkson
"We would very much like to see Iran take a position as a responsible leader that doesn't intimidate or threaten or scare its neighbors and others. But the choice is really up to Iran and we're going to keep working to try to come out with the right decision."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Leader, Decision, Choice, Neighbors, Right)

"Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors."
- Confucius
(Related: Virtue, Neighbors, Will)

"Health consists of having the same diseases as one's neighbors."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Health, Neighbors)

"It has to do - I think - with growing up in an apartment, with my aunt and my cousins right next door to me, with the door open, with neighbors walking in and out, with people yelling at each other all the time."
- Larry David
(Related: Time, People, Growing up, Neighbors, Open, Right, Walking)

"These rooms are decorated in two days. It's all kept secret. The neighbors spend the night in each other's home. They don't see their finished room until the end of the second day. They have no say what happens in their own home."
- Paige Davis
(Related: Home, Day, End, Neighbors, Night)

"The injunction that we should love our neighbors as ourselves means to us equally that we should love ourselves as we love our neighbors."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Love, Neighbors)

"Religion can make it worse. Are you supposing that if people were encouraged to believe in a transcendent reality, and to be encouraged by grand rituals and music and preaching, to love their neighbors, then they would put jealousy and frustration aside?"
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Love, Music, Religion, People, Frustration, Jealousy, Neighbors, Preaching, Reality, Rituals)

"They who are all things to their neighbors cease to be anything to themselves."
- Norman Douglas
(Related: Neighbors)

"To God be humble, to thy friend be kind, and with thy neighbors gladly lend and borrow; His chance tonight, it maybe thine tomorrow."
- William Dunbar
(Related: God, Friend, Chance, Neighbors, Tomorrow)

"Man's liberty ends, and it ought to end, when that liberty becomes the curse of its neighbors."
- Frederic William Farrar
(Related: End, Liberty, Man, Neighbors)

"If all goes well, the Iraqis are going to have a country that's going to have a representative government and will be at peace with its neighbors and in the region."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Government, Peace, Country, Neighbors, Will)

"We don't have a lot of neighbors so we can blast the stereo."
- Lita Ford
(Related: Neighbors)

"If your neighbors think you're a detective because a cop always brings you home, you might be a redneck."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Home, Neighbors)

"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Peace, War, Man, Neighbors, New year, Vices)

"It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all."
- Betty Friedan
(Related: Home, Men, Society, HusbSon, Neighbors, Woman)

"Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness."
- James Goldsmith
(Related: Virtue, Apathy, Neighbors, Tolerance, Weakness)

"But instead of that stuff you get relationships with people and neighbors that you would never get in a city. People in small towns are a lot more open."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: People, Neighbors, Open, Relationships)

"The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals. And have no hope of rising in their own self esteem but by lowering their neighbors."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: People, Hope, Neighbors, Self, Self esteem)

"Most of the things we do, we do for no better reason than that our fathers have done them or our neighbors do them, and the same is true of a larger part than what we suspect of what we think."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Fathers, Neighbors, Reason)

"If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Neighbors)

"In the case of Iraq, notwithstanding the violence there at the moment, the very fact that a hideous regime - responsible for genocide, for the use of chemical and biological weapons, aggression against two neighbors - has been removed in itself is a positive development."
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Related: Development, Positive, Aggression, Fact, Genocide, Iraq, Neighbors, Violence, Weapons)

"Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Love, Being, May, Neighbors, Singing)

"Some of us may just, in one-on-one conversations with our family, with our friends, over the back fence with our neighbors, talk about the reality of our lives and realize that we're not alone, that we have a right to be physically safe and emotionally safe in our own homes."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Family, Friends, May, Neighbors, Reality, Right, Talk)

"Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: History, God, Economics, Friends, Geography, Man, Necessity, Neighbors)

"If a nation wants to live in peace with its neighbors, it doesn't keep rattling the saber at them."
- Howard Koch
(Related: Peace, Nation, Neighbors)

"You can be a good neighbor only if you have good neighbors."
- Howard Koch
(Related: Neighbors)

"If we put the camera on ourselves, our friends and neighbors, we'll come up with some scary stuff."
- Neil LaBute
(Related: Friends, Neighbors)

"A stable Iraq at peace with its neighbors will remain elusive until we improve both the security and the economic environment in Iraq."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: Peace, Environment, Iraq, Neighbors, Security, Will)

"What do I owe to my times, to my country, to my neighbors, to my friends? Such are the questions which a virtuous man ought often to ask himself."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Country, Friends, Man, Neighbors, Questions)

"What a cruel thing war is... to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: Love, War, Hatred, Neighbors)

"France needs to find something that makes it stand out. It's not enough for it to do almost as well as its neighbors."
- Bernard Liautaud
(Related: France, Needs, Neighbors)

"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Business, Opportunity, Being, Compromise, Man, Neighbors, Will)

"You do not export democracy through the Defense Department or the Defense Secretary. You do it through trade agreements, through the Department of Commerce and favorable agreements with our friends and neighbors across the globe."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: Commerce, Defense, Democracy, Friends, Neighbors, Trade)

"Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom and stability may calculate on every loss which can be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors."
- James Madison
(Related: Wisdom, Policy, Loss, May, Nation, Neighbors, Stability, Want)

"The neighbors could be as mad as they want, but I'm not running a business at the house. It's just a location. It will never get me out of here, because I don't have offices set up at my house, and that's what the township thinks."
- Bam Margera
(Related: Business, Neighbors, Running, Want, Will)

"Even in these times, there are still neighbors that will turn their backs on neighbors."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Neighbors, Will)

"We want you to visit our State of Excitement often. Come again and again. But for heaven's sake, don't move here to live. Or if you do have to move in to live, don't tell any of your neighbors where you are going."
- Tom McCall
(Related: Excitement, Heaven, Neighbors, State, Visit, Want)

"We should learn to live and love our neighbors as ourselves for the sake of peace and progress."
- David McCallum
(Related: Love, Peace, Progress, Neighbors)

"Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Being, Country, Neighbors, Worry)

"And for the city's birthday, we will host events in every neighborhood of the city, inviting all of our residents to share in the celebration of Boston's great epic - the story of neighbors who support one another where it matters most."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: Birthday, Boston, Events, Neighbors, Support, Will)

"In one line of his poem he said good fences make good neighbors. I'd like to think that Alaska and British Columbia working together can prove that we can be pretty darned good neighbors without fences."
- Dan Miller
(Related: Neighbors, Pretty)

"You know, we have our differences, everybody does, honest, real differences, but I do believe strongly that we as neighbors are drawn together far more than we're driven apart."
- Dan Miller
(Related: Neighbors)

"How the sting of poverty, or small means, is gone when one keeps house for one's own comfort and not for the comfort of one's neighbors."
- Dinah Maria Mulock
(Related: Comfort, Neighbors, Poverty)

"When strangers start acting like neighbors... communities are reinvigorated."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Acting, Neighbors, Strangers)

"President Bush's emergency declaration for the State of Texas is great news for the people and communities that have experienced the devastating wildfires firsthand. Already, communities have rallied to help neighbors in need."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: People, Help, Neighbors, News, President, State)

"To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule."
- Emily Post
(Related: Neighbors)

"Our policies toward Iraq simply are to protect the region and to protect Iraq's people and neighbors."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: People, Iraq, Neighbors)

"Be able to hiccup silently, or at least without alerting neighbors to your situation. The first hiccup is an exception."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: First, Neighbors)

"I have an intense dislike for artificial society. In France, one could lead a free life - to do what one wanted to do without interference or criticism from one's neighbors."
- Robert W. Service
(Related: Life, Society, Criticism, France, Neighbors)

"I explained that we would like to adjust our position on the Syrian question to theirs, as, in our view, they are the decisive factor in our relations with our neighbors, and Syria is unimportant."
- Moshe Sharett
(Related: Neighbors, Question)

"The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense involves the helping of one's neighbors."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Duty, Neighbors, Self, Sense)

"Take care, these Italians, full of failings, are neither you, nor me; they are your neighbors, the ones you meet on the staircase and whom you do not like to greet."
- Alberto Sordi
(Related: Care, Neighbors)

"There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good. One person I have to make good: Myself. But my duty to my neighbor is much more nearly expressed by saying that I have to make him happy if I may."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: People, Idea, Duty, May, Neighbors, Saying)

"He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold, how much inferior is he to a gold mine."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Fool, Gold, Neighbors)

"Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Innocence, Neighbors)

"Charge forward with hope and get the best medical advice you can. Talk to your friends, neighbors, family, and together you attack it. We can't always control what happens to us, but we can always control how we react to it."
- Robert Urich
(Related: Medical, Family, Control, Hope, Advice, Friends, Neighbors, Talk)

"We have a long tradition in this state of caring for our neighbors - it is truly an Iowa value."
- Thomas Vilsack
(Related: Caring, Neighbors, State, Tradition, Value)

"I believe Congress has a duty to do so as well; not simply as a body of legislators, but more importantly as a community of friends, neighbors, parents and Americans."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Americans, Body, Community, Congress, Duty, Friends, Legislators, Neighbors, Parents)

"For me, Los Angeles, New York, where I don't know my neighbors, where people don't necessarily care if they know their neighbors, I'm missing things that truly fed my soul when I was younger, the exchanges between people, the caring and the shared history with people."
- Sela Ward
(Related: History, Soul, People, Care, Caring, Neighbors)

"The personal contact is a personal thing. The fact that some people don't know their neighbors, I don't think that technology is at fault. You don't lose anything with technology. You gain other avenues of understanding."
- John Warnock
(Related: Technology, People, Fact, Fault, Gain, Neighbors, Understanding)

"I am here today to again apologize for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused. I make this apology to my neighbors and my constituents, but I make it particularly to my wife, Huma."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Wife, Apology, Embarrassment, Mistakes, Neighbors, Today)

"I am announcing my resignation from Congress so my colleagues can get back to work, my neighbors can choose a new representative and most importantly that my wife and I can continue to heal from the damage I have caused."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Work, Wife, Congress, Neighbors, Resignation)

"It is true that the poet does not directly address his neighbors; but he does address a great congress of persons who dwell at the back of his mind, a congress of all those who have taught him and whom he has admired; they constitute his ideal audience and his better self."
- Richard Wilbur
(Related: Congress, Mind, Neighbors, Self)

"It used to be that you knew your neighbors and maybe your coworkers - the people in your physical vicinity."
- Will Wright
(Related: People, Neighbors)

"And besides, I'm so in Dutch with my neighbors here that I thought that was better than getting them all upset with what might be a fake bomb scare where they'd have to clear out the whole neighborhood."
- Ernst Zundel
(Related: Thought, Neighbors)