Neighbors Sayings and Quotes

Good neighbors are invaluable. They share important information about the community, are responsible pet owners, and most importantly, not too nosy. A bad neighbor can turn your dream home into a nightmare. It’s a delicate balance. Check out the collection of wise and humorous neighbors quotes below.


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

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Benjamin Franklin

Even the devil's eyes can't be as sharp as the neighbors'.      

Heinrich Boll

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

Hesiod

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

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

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

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

George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

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

Few of us could bear to have ourselves for neighbors.     

Mignon McLaughlin

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

We should learn to live and love our neighbors as ourselves for the sake of peace and progress.     

David McCallum

Good neighbors always spy on you to make sure you are doing well.     

Pawan Mishra

If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.     

Pietro Aretino

There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say.     

Cyril Connolly

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

Richard Whately

Love thy neighbor, and if it requires that you bend your understanding of the truth, the Truth will understand.     

Robert Breault

Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor's noisy party than being there.     

Franklin P. Jones