Neighbors Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old neighbors quotes, neighbors sayings, and neighbors proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

George Bernard Shaw

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

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Robert Fulghum

Don't throw stones at your neighbors if your own windows are glass.

Benjamin Franklin

Not even the devil can so sharp eyes have as neighbors.     

Heinrich Boll

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.     

Alexandra Stoddard

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?

Mother Teresa

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


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

Norman Douglas

How you can have dreams when your neighbors have nightmares.     

M.F. Moonzajer

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

Michel Quoist

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

Ana Monnar

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

Lizette Woodworth Reese

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.     

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

Jane Austen

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

Emily Post

Good fences make good neighbours.     

Robert Frost

If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.

Lou Holtz

If your neighbors think you're a detective because a cop always brings you home, you might be a redneck.

Jeff Foxworthy

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.     

Abraham Lincoln

Of neighborhoods, benevolence is the most beautiful. How can the man be considered wise who when he had the choice does not settle in benevolence.     


I am happy the leaves are growing large so quickly. Soon they will hide the neighbor and her screaming child.

Lydia Davis

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.     

Benjamin Franklin

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

Arthur Baer

Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.     


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

Harry S. Truman

Few of us could bear to have ourselves for neighbors.     

Mignon McLaughlin

When strong, be merciful, if you would have the respect, not the fear of your neighbors.     


The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one's neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance. It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people next door are headed for hell.     

Aleister Crowley

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

Howard E. Koch

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