Quotes About Neighbors

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G.K. Chesterton
“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.”
G.K. Chesterton

Harper Lee
“Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. But neighbors give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Jon J. Muth
“It is easy to believe we are each waves and forget we are also the ocean.”
Jon J. Muth

Cassandra Clare
“Though Alec had never seen the occupants of the first floor loft, they seemed to be engaged in a tempestuous romance. Once there had been a bunch of someone's belongings strewn all over the landing with a note attached to a jacket lapel addressed to "A lying liar who lies." Right now there was a bouquet of flowers taped to the door with a card tucked among the blooms that read I'M SORRY. That was the thing about New York: you always knew more about your neighbors' business than you wanted to.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls

Thaddeus of Vitovnica
“One must love God first, and only then can one love one's closest of kin and neighbors. We must not be idols to one another, for such is not the will of God.”
Thaddeus of Vitovnica, Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

Kate Douglas Wiggin
“The soul grows into lovely habits as easily as into ugly ones, and the moment a life begins to blossom into beautiful words and deeds, that moment a new standard of conduct is established, and your eager neighbors look to you for a continuous manifestation of the good cheer, the sympathy, the ready wit, the comradeship, or the inspiration, you once showed yourself capable of. Bear figs for a season or two, and the world outside the orchard is very unwilling you should bear thistles.”
Kate Douglas Wiggin, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

George Eliot
“People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

Stephen Clarke
“I was also sick of my neighbors, as most Parisians are. I now knew every second of the morning routine of the family upstairs. At 7:00 am alarm goes off, boom, Madame gets out of bed, puts on her deep-sea divers’ boots, and stomps across my ceiling to megaphone the kids awake. The kids drop bags of cannonballs onto the floor, then, apparently dragging several sledgehammers each, stampede into the kitchen. They grab their chunks of baguette and go and sit in front of the TV, which is always showing a cartoon about people who do nothing but scream at each other and explode. Every minute, one of the kids cartwheels (while bouncing cannonballs) back into the kitchen for seconds, then returns (bringing with it a family of excitable kangaroos) to the TV. Meanwhile the toilet is flushed, on average, fifty times per drop of urine expelled. Finally, there is a ten-minute period of intensive yelling, and at 8:15 on the dot they all howl and crash their way out of the apartment to school.” (p.137)”
Stephen Clarke, A Year in the Merde

Wendell Berry
“If we are looking for insurance against want and oppression, we will find it only in our neighbors' prosperity and goodwill and, beyond that, in the good health of our worldly places, our homelands. If we were sincerely looking for a place of safety, for real security and success, then we would begin to turn to our communities - and not the communities simply of our human neighbors but also of the water, earth, and air, the plants and animals, all the creatures with whom our local life is shared.
(pg. 59, "Racism and the Economy")”
Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

“Worship Allah and associate nothing with Him, and to parents do good, and to relatives, orphans, the needy, the near neighbor, the neighbor farther away, the companion at your side, the traveler, and those whom your right hands possess (slaves). Indeed, Allah does not like those who are proud and boastful.
[Al-Qur'an Surah Nisa 4:36]”
Asma Naqi

Robert Frost
“He will not go behind his father's saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, "Good fences make good neighbors.”
Robert Frost, The Poetry of Robert Frost

Pawan Mishra
“Good neighbors always spy on you to make sure you are doing well.”
Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

Alexander McCall Smith
“We can't have moral obligations to every single person in this world. We have moral obligations to those who we come up against, who enter into our moral space, so to speak. That means neighbors, people we deal with, and so on.”
Alexander McCall Smith, The Sunday Philosophy Club

“If we don’t live in the same vibe, it is hard to be aware of each other. When our reading differs from our neighbors’ reality, our surroundings may take a range of discordant shades and daily episodes become unrecognizable. But if we endeavor to find out, the “who is who”, the “what is what” and the “where is Waldo”, we might demonstrate our social literacy and connectedness. ("Fish for silence.")”
Erik Pevernagie

W.B. Yeats
“Jonathan Swift made a soul for the gentlemen of this city by hating his neighbor as himself.”
W.B. Yeats, Selected Poems and Four Plays

Alex Morritt
“If the surprise outcome of the recent UK referendum - on whether to leave or remain in the European Union - teaches us anything, it is that supposedly worthy displays of democracy in action can actually do more harm than good. Witness a nation now more divided; an intergenerational schism in the making; both a governing and opposition party torn to shreds from the inside; infinitely more complex issues raised than satisfactory solutions provided. It begs the question 'Was it really all worth it' ?”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe
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Amit Kalantri
“During your struggle society is not a bunch of flowers, it is a bunch of cactus.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

James  Oswald
“Neighbours complaining about someone’s dog making an awful racket. You could hardly blame the poor beast, its owner had died in her bed at least a fortnight before and there hadn’t been much left of the old girl worth eating.”
James Oswald, Natural Causes

David Mas Masumoto
“Good neighbors are worth more than an extra sixteen trees.”
David Mas Masumoto, Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm

Crystal Woods
“I dreamt that ‪@mark_wahlberg‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ and his wife were our neighbors and we had dance parties in our living room and drank wine from solo cups. Everyone said I danced like I was doing parkour, and everyone laughed, until I fell off the roof and broke my neck.
-Crystal Woods and Jarod Kintz”
Crystal Woods, liQUID PROse QUOtes

Hanan Farhat
“مجنونة هي الغربة التي تطفئ لهب الفتنة وتكبح جماح الجّشع بين أبناء الوطن، في حين يهرم الوطن في سبيل ذلك فلا ينجح.. تجمع بين واحد من أقصى البلاد وآخر من أدناها بحجّة الانتماء لنفس الوطن، بينما تشقى رقعة وطن و قطعة سماء في جمع جيران على رغيف خبز وزيتون!”
Hanan Farhat, فاقد الهوية

“Discover the fulfillment of intimate relationships with flesh-and-blood neighbors and teammates in concrete place and time, and we escape the pressure of mainstream media to channel intimacy only as virtual embrace.”
Jose Panate-Aceves and John Hayes

Crystal Woods
“I had a dream that Mark Wahlberg and his wife were our neighbors and we had dance parties in our living room and drank wine from Solo cups. I remember being confused as to why they lived in a regular neighborhood, or why it didn't seem to make anyone awkward that I had Marky's Calvin ads up in the living room.”
Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading 3

Alexander McCall Smith
“It was hard to disappear completely in Botswana, where there were fewer than two million people and where people had a healthy curiosity as to who was who and where people had come from. It was very difficult to be anonymous, even in Gaborone, as there would always be neighbours who would want to know exactly what one was doing and who one’s people had been.”
Alexander McCall Smith, The Kalahari Typing School for Men

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most people do not mind having a house that is smaller and/or a car that is cheaper than their neighbours’, as long as they each earn and have more money than their neighbours, and, equally important, their neighbours know that.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“The best way to earn paradise in the afterlife is to create it in your life and in the life of your neighbor”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Amit Kalantri
“For few matters you need to be solo, for some matters you need soul mate and for many matters you need society,”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Harper Lee
“We came to the street light in the corner, and I wondered how many times Dill stood there hugging the fat pole, watching, waiting, hoping. I wondered how many times Jem and I had made this journey, but I entered the Radley front gate for the seecond time in my life. Boo and I walked up the steps to the porch. His fingers found the doorknob. He gently released my hand, opened the door, enter inside, and shut the door behind him. I never saw him again.
Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. But neighbors give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: w had given him nothing, and it made me sad.”
Harper Lee

Willy Brandt
“Wir wollen ein Volk der guten Nachbarn sein und werden, im Innern und nach außen.“

("We as a people want to be and become good neighbors, both domestically and abroad.")

First Inaugural Address as West German Chancellor, October 28, 1969”
Willy Brandt

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