Neighbor Quotes

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C.S. Lewis
“There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play. But our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously - no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption.”
C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

Martin Luther King Jr.
“The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But...the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”
Martin Luther King Jr.

George Eliot
“People are almost always better than their neighbors think they are.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

“Each time a person passes by you and you say 'hello', imagine that person turning into a candle. The more positivity, love and light you reflect, the more light is mirrored your way. Sharing beautiful hellos is the quickest way to earn spiritual brownie points. You should start seeing hellos as small declarations of faith. Every time you say hello to a stranger, your heart acknowledges over and over again that we are all family.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Emotional predictive profiling may help identify contingent fissures in the stature of endangered relationships. Still and all, it might be wise to let the genie out of problematic bottles in the first place, in advance of scouting the causes of surreptitious subliminal convulsions. ("Beware of the neighbor")”
Erik Pevernagie

Petar Dunov
“If you wish to befriend someone, look for a person who loves first God then themselves. If they love God, they will be able to love their neighbor, too.”
Peter Deunov

Benedict XVI
“If in my life I fail completely to heed others, solely out of a desire to be 'devout' and to perform my 'religious duties', then my relationship with God will also grow arid. It becomes merely 'proper', but loveless.”
Pope Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger), God Is Love: Deus Caritas Est

John Green
“You shall love your neighbour
With your crooked heart,

It says so much about love and brokenness -- it's perfect.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Thaddeus of Vitovnica
“Love is sacrifice. Love sacrifices itself for its neighbor.”
Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica, Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Real relationships are the product of time spent, which is why so many of us have so few of them.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

John Calvin
“The Lord commands us to do good unto all men without exception, though the majority are very undeserving when judged according to their own merits... [The Scripture] teaches us that we must not think of man's real value, but only of his creation in the image of God to which we owe all possible honor and love.”
John Calvin, Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life

Fred Rogers
“You've made this day a special day, by just your being you. There's no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are.”
Fred Rogers

Criss Jami
“All men are born firstly with the instinct to protect themselves. But few grow to really love themselves, and even fewer learn to love their neighbor as themselves.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Naomi Novik
“They would have devoured my family and picked their teeth with the bones, and never been sorry at all. Better to be turned to ice by the Staryk, who didn't pretend to be a neighbor.”
Naomi Novik, Spinning Silver

Brian Celio
“Fire is no laughing matter. In a drunken attempt to appear womanly, my neighbor tried to burn her pubes off when she was fifteen, but it hurt too much to get it completely smooth. My friend had sex with her two years later and said her clit looked like a chestnut. I’ve been pro-bush ever since. ”
Brian Celio, Catapult Soul

“You can sit with us.
You can live beside us.
You can play your music.
You can listen to mine.
We can dance together.
We can share our food.
We can keep an eye on each other's kids.
We can teach each other new languages.
We can respect traditions.
We can build new ones.
You can ask for a cup of sugar.
You can ask for directions.
You can tell me when things are hard.
You can tell me when beautiful things happen.
We can listen to stories.
We can disagree.
We can agree.
We can come to understandings.
You can wear what you want.
You can pray as you feel compelled to.
You can love who you want.
You can sit with us.”
Elizabeth Tambascio

C.S. Lewis
“There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play. But our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously - no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption. And our charity must be real and costly love, with deep feelings for the sins in spite of which we love the sinner - no mere tolerance, or indulgence which parodies love as flippancy parodies merriment. Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbour is the holiest object presented to your senses ... for in him also Christ 'vere latitat' - the glorifier and the glorified, Glory Himself, is truly hidden.”
C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

Martin Heidegger
“Man is the shepherd of Being. Man loses nothing in this "less"; rather, he gains in that he attains the truth of Being. He gains the essential poverty of the shepherd, whose dignity consists in being called by Being itself into the preservation of Being's truth. The call comes as the throw from which the thrownness of Da-sein derives. In his essential unfolding within the history of Being, man is the being whose Being as ek-sistence consists in his dwelling in the nearness of Being. Man is the neighbor of Being.”
Martin Heidegger, Basic Writings: Ten Key Essays, plus the Introduction to Being and Time

Brian D. McLaren
“To be truly good means more than not robbing people . . . To be truly good means more than being righteously religious . . . To be truly good means being a good neighbor. . . . And to be a good neighbor means recognizing that there are ultimately no strangers. . . . Everybody is my neighbor! . . . Everybody is my brother! . . . There are no isolated monads wounded on the other side of the street! . . . We're all connected.”
Brian D. McLaren, A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey

“The one who feels the pain of the neighbor shall be closer to God.”
Victor Bello Accioly

Nitya Prakash
“If your neighbor has wind chimes, you have wind chimes.”
Nitya Prakash

'LORD VISHNU' P.S.JAGADEESH KUMAR
“The one who lives with neighbors and relatives will learn to live with the gain of pains and the pain of gains”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Richie Norton
“The Joneses don’t deserve your attention.⁣⁣”
Richie Norton

Leah Libresco
“The most serious enemies of the Benedict Option and of Christian life are those that strike at our ability and our desire to serve each other. Whether they devalue love, steal our time, or prevent us from putting down roots, they bear the same wicked fruit. They deceive us about our true vocation: to be like Christ, offering sacrificial love to our neighbor.”
Leah Libresco, Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name

Steven Magee
“You need to be careful about calling the police to do a welfare check on your neighbor, as the officer may murder them.”
Steven Magee

Richie Norton
“When was the last time you told a co-worker of family member or neighbor you loved them? Try it.”
Richie Norton

Robert McAfee Brown
“not he whom I find in my path, but rather he in whose path I place myself, he whom I approach and actively seek.”
Robert McAfee Brown, Liberation Theology: An Introductory Guide

Mikhail Naimy
“جارك من جاورت قلبه”
Mikhail Naimy, كرم على درب

James Hauenstein
“When I lived in a small town, the whole town got together to help my family when tragedy struck our home. Now in a big city, my neighbor one block down doesn't know who I am.”
James Hauenstein

John Updike
“Their neighbors in Penn Villas are strangers, transients – accountants, salesmen, supervisors, adjusters – people whose lives to them are passing can and the shouts of unseen children.”
John Updike, Rabbit Redux

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