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Positive Quotes about Neighbors

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Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

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You are perfect. You are complete.
Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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They claim this mother of ours, the Earth,
for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her,
and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
- Sitting Bull

Give a man one rabbit, and he will eat for a day;
give a man two rabbits, and he will
feed his family and his neighbors
and return you 64,768 rabbits in change.
- Anonymous

None of my neighbors believe in what I say.
They refuse to wear the rings.
They will never accept my invention until the day they die.
That's what I call the real antichrists.
- Alex Chiu

 

Take care, these Italians, full of failings,
are neither you, nor me; they are your neighbors,
the ones you meet on the staircase and whom you do not like to greet.
- Alberto Sordi

Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.
- George Ade

France needs to find something that makes it stand out.
It's not enough for it to do almost as well as its neighbors.
- Bernard Liautaud

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

If a nation wants to live in peace with its neighbors,
it doesn't keep rattling the saber at them.
- Howard Koch

Everyone says I'm like the girl next door...
Y'all must have really weird neighbors!
- Kelly Clarkson

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

To God be humble, to thy friend be kind,
and with thy neighbors gladly lend and borrow;
His chance tonight,
it maybe thine tomorrow.
- William Dunbar

We don't have a lot of neighbors so we can blast the stereo.
- Lita Ford

Our policies toward Iraq simply are to protect the
region and to protect Iraq's people and neighbors.
- Condoleezza Rice

You know, we have our differences, everybody does,
honest, real differences, but I do believe strongly
that we as neighbors are drawn together far more than we're driven apart.
- Dan Miller

Man's liberty ends, and it ought to end,
when that liberty becomes the curse of its neighbors.
- Frederic William Farrar

Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate
neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.
- James Goldsmith

The injunction that we should love our neighbors as
ourselves means to us equally that we should love ourselves
as we love our neighbors.
- Barbara Deming

But instead of that stuff you get relationships with
people and neighbors that you would never get in a city.
People in small towns are a lot more open.
- Genevieve Gorder

All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits,
committed to our trust on this condition,
that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors.
- John Calvin

Our real interest starts with our neighbors...
the future is about regional economies.
- Jean Charest

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

We have a long tradition in this state of caring for our neighbors -
it is truly an Iowa value.
- Thomas Vilsack

What a cruel thing war is...
to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.
- Robert E. Lee

Above all, this country is our own.
Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what
his neighbors think of him.
Being a Jew is no problem here.
- Golda Meir

Geography has made us neighbors.
History has made us friends.
Economics has made us partners,
and necessity has made us allies.
Those whom God has so joined together,
let no man put asunder.
- John F. Kennedy

A stable Iraq at peace with its neighbors will remain
elusive until we improve both the security and the
economic environment in Iraq.
- Tom Lantos

How the sting of poverty, or small means,
is gone when one keeps house for one's own comfort
and not for the comfort of one's neighbors.
- Dinah Maria Mulock

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

The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others.
They are safe from reprisals.
And have no hope of rising in their own self esteem
but by lowering their neighbors.
- William Hazlitt

Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom
and stability may calculate on every loss which can
be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors.
- James Madison

What do I owe to my times, to my country,
to my neighbors, to my friends? Such are the questions
which a virtuous man ought often to ask himself.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

Even in these times, there are still neighbors that
will turn their backs on neighbors.
- Wynton Marsalis

People have discovered that they can fool the devil;
but they can't fool the neighbors.
- Francis Bacon

I have an intense dislike for artificial society.
In France, one could lead a free life -
to do what one wanted to do without interference or
criticism from one's neighbors.
- Robert W. Service

The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense
involves the helping of one's neighbors.
- Samuel Smiles

Discourage litigation.
Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.
As a peacemaker the lawyer has
superior opportunity of being a good man.
There will still be business enough.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

It used to be that you knew your neighbors and maybe your coworkers -
the people in your physical vicinity.
- Will Wright

When strangers start acting like neighbors...
communities are reinvigorated.
- Ralph Nader

If all goes well, the Iraqis are going to have a country
that's going to have a representative government and
will be at peace with its neighbors and in the region.
- Douglas Feith

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

Health consists of having the same diseases as one's neighbors.
- Quentin Crisp

He that is proud of riches is a fool.
For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold,
how much inferior is he to a gold mine.
- Jeremy Taylor

Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on
the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement.
- George Bancroft

Love, I find, is like singing.
Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves,
though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.
- Zora Neale Hurston

In our house we repeated the pattern of thousands of other homes.
There were a few books and a lot of music.
Our food and our furniture were no different from our neighbors'.
- Emanuel Celler

All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the
lovers of their opposites.
- Marc Chagall

Sometimes I like to play the soundtracks to famous
musicals so we can all sing along.
South Pacific is one of my favorites.
Our neighbors must hate us.
- Louise Brown

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

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

Most people repent their sins by thanking God they
ain't so wicked as their neighbors.
- Josh Billings

To know one's self is wisdom, but not to know one's neighbors is genius.
- Minna Antrim

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors,
and also to love our enemies; probably because generally
they are the same people.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Be able to hiccup silently, or at least without alerting
neighbors to your situation.
The first hiccup is an exception.
- Marilyn vos Savant

I believe Congress has a duty to do so as well;
not simply as a body of legislators,
but more importantly as a community of friends,
neighbors, parents and Americans.
- Jim Walsh

If we put the camera on ourselves, our friends and neighbors,
we'll come up with some scary stuff.
- Neil LaBute

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

The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves
is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors.
- Francis Bacon

German militarism and Nazism have devastated twice
in our generation the lands of German neighbors.
- James F. Byrnes

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

Some of us may just, in one-on-one conversations with our family,
with our friends, over the back fence with our neighbors,
talk about the reality of our lives and realize that we're not alone,
that we have a right to be physically safe and emotionally safe in our own homes.
- Patricia Ireland

And besides, I'm so in Dutch with my neighbors here
that I thought that was better than getting them all
upset with what might be a fake bomb scare where they'd
have to clear out the whole neighborhood.
- Ernst Zundel

A fly cannot go in unless it stops somewhere;
therefore weapons,
fuel, food, money will not go to Afghanistan unless
the neighbors of Afghanistan are working,
are cooperating, either being themselves the origin or the transit.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

Most of the things we do, we do for no better reason
than that our fathers have done them or our neighbors do them,
and the same is true of a larger part than what we
suspect of what we think.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

For me, Los Angeles, New York, where I don't know my neighbors,
where people don't necessarily care if they know their neighbors,
I'm missing things that truly fed my soul when I was younger,
the exchanges between people, the caring and the shared history with people.
- Sela Ward

The personal contact is a personal thing.
The fact that some people don't know their neighbors,
I don't think that technology is at fault.
You don't lose anything with technology.
You gain other avenues of understanding.
- John Warnock

You do not export democracy through the Defense Department
or the Defense Secretary.
You do it through trade agreements, through the Department
of Commerce and favorable agreements with our friends
and neighbors across the globe.
- Stephen F. Lynch


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