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.

Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between.     

Harper Lee

Love thy neighbor, but don't pull down your hedge.     

Benjamin Franklin

People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbours.     

Edgar Watson Howe

One's neighbor is always the enemy. That is the nature of things.     

Gore Vidal

Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.     

Jane Austen

Good neighbors are worth more than an extra sixteen trees.     

David Mas Masumoto

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?     

Mother Teresa

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

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

Lydia Davis

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


The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.     

Hubert H. Humphrey

People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors.     

George Eliot

It is impossible to love God without loving our neighbor.     

Mother Teresa

Oh you don't love God / If you don't love your neighbor.     

Shorty Sullivan

Some good neighbor / Help lift your burden / Mmm, and the simple joys of life a friend would share.     

Jerry Reed

"No neighbour casts a stone / From where he dwells, in tenement / Or palace of glass, alone."     

Edward Thomas

We do what we can for a friend or a neighbor.     

George Pope Morris

A good neighbor is a very desireable thing.     

Thomas Jefferson

A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage.     


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.     

Edward B. Rust

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

Gladys Taber

The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers.     

Martin Luther King

When one neighbor helps another, we strengthen our communities.     

Jennifer Pahlka

The love of our neighbor is the only door out of the dungeon of self.     

George Macdonald

We can't love our neighbors till we know how crooked their hearts are.     

John Green

The love of our neighbor hath its bounds in each man's love of himself.     

Saint Augustine

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

Robert Fulghum

A neighbor is a far better and cheaper alternative to government services.     

Jennifer Pahlka

Love thy neighbor is more than a divine truth. It is a pattern for perfection.     

Thomas S. Monson