35 Quotes About Being a Good Neighbor


Being a good neighbor requires that you put someone else’s interest and consideration in front of your own. These quotes about being a good neighbor capture the essence and spirit of these individuals.

“A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.”

“A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn’t climb over it.”

“A good neighbor sometimes cuts your morning up to mince-meat of the very smallest talk, then helps to sugar her bohea at night with your reputation.”

“A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.”

“All human beings are my neighbors. We share the same planet.”

“All will concede that in order to have good neighbors, we must also be good neighbors. That applies in every field of human endeavor.”

“And good neighbors make a huge difference in the quality of life. I agree.”

“Be a good neighbor, and leave me alone.”

“Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offence. Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That wants it down.”

“Being a good neighbor is an art which makes life richer.”

“Definition of good neighbor: someone to be trusted; a courteous, friendly source of help when help is needed; someone you can count on; someone who cares.”

“Don’t throw stones at your neighbors if your own windows are glass.”

“Follow the path of serenity. Why lose your temper if by losing it you offend God, trouble your neighbor and in the end have to set things aright anyway?”

“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?”

“Good fences make good neighbors.”

“How you can have dreams when your neighbors have nightmares.”

“I worry about the kids who have too much.”

“If nowhere else, in the relation between Church and State, “good fences make good neighbors.”

“If you injure your neighbour, better not do it by halves.”

“In the field of world policy; I would dedicate this nation to the policy of the good neighbor.”

“I’ve never known of Wal-Mart to be a good neighbor in any town it’s ever moved into.”

“Late night writing is also good, too, but in New York, you’ve got neighbors. I try to be a good neighbor.”

“No man is a good citizen, a good neighbor, a good friend, or a good man just because he obeys the law. The intrinsic worth is determined mainly by the intrinsic make-up.”

“Someone who loves a neighbor allows him to be as he is, as he was, and as he will be.”

“The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers.”
“The happiest people I know are people who don’t even think about being happy. They just think about being good neighbors, good people. And then happiness sort of sneaks in the back window while they are busy doing good.”

“The only time you should look in your neighbor’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don’t look in your neighbor’s bowl to see if you have as much as them.”

“The praise of an ignorant man is only good-will, and you should receive his kindness as he is a good neighbor in society, and not as a good judge of your actions in point of fame and reputation.”

“They who are all things to their neighbors cease to be anything to themselves.”

“To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule.”

“To hear that your neighbor was worse off than yourself was not an altogether unpleasant experience.”

“We all have neighbors. Greet them on the sidewalk or in the elevator, but try not to peer through their windows. Windows are to look out from, not into.”

“We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbor.”

“You can be a good neighbor only if you have good neighbors.”

“Your neighbor is the man who needs you.”

Having the love for your neighbor requires a special heart and thoughtfulness.

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