Good neighbors are a blessing. If they regularly gift mouthwatering baked goods and mind their own business, then you’ve struck gold. (Just make sure you’re a good neighbor, too!)
If you’ve got loud, nosy, and rude neighbors, then you have our sympathies. It’s hard enough when you’ve got irritating neighbors on the other side of the fence, but for some of us living in the city, our neighbors are just one paper-thin wall away.
Laugh your worries away with these funny neighbor quotes.
When one neighbor helps another, we strengthen our communities. – Jennifer Pahlka
In the older folklore, faeries were frightening beings. In fact, it was such a bad idea to get their attention that people would use flattering euphemisms for them, such as ‘the people of peace,’ ‘the little people,’ and ‘the good neighbors’. – Holly Black
Books can be the people we never get to meet, ancestors or far neighbors. – Elizabeth Knox
To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality. – John Locke
Don’t throw stones at your neighbors if your own windows are glass. – Benjamin Franklin
A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn’t climb over it. – Arthur Baer
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
Being a good neighbor is an art which makes life richer. – Gladys Taber
When I lived in a small town, the whole town got together to help my family when tragedy struck our home. Now in a big city, my neighbor one block down doesn’t know who I am. – James Hauenstein
Where ignorance is bliss it’s foolish to borrow your neighbor’s newspaper. – Kin Hubbard
He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbor. – Venerable Bede
A good neighbor increases the value of your property.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn’t make your house look any better. – Lou Holtz
If your neighbor has wind chimes, you have wind chimes. – Nitya Prakash
And good neighbors make a huge difference in the quality of life. I agree. – Robert Fulghum
My neighbor has a circular driveway… he can’t get out. – Steven Wright
No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor.
Love thy neighbor – and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier. – Mae West
There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say. – Cyril Connolly
When we look for what’s best in the person we happen to be with at the moment, we’re doing what God does, so in appreciating our neighbor, we’re participating in something truly sacred. – Fred Rogers
A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing. – Hesiod
I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor? – Mother Teresa
A good neighbor-a found treasure. – Chinese Proverb
It’s very important to know the neighbor next door and the people down the street and the people in another race. – Maya Angelou
Love your neighbor as yourself; but don’t take down the fence. – Carl Sandburg
All human beings are my neighbors. We share the same planet. – Ana Monnar
Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your hedge. – English Proverb
Each time a person passes by you and you say ‘hello’, imagine that person turning into a candle. The more positivity, love and light you reflect, the more light is mirrored your way. Sharing beautiful hellos is the quickest way to earn spiritual brownie points. You should start seeing hellos as small declarations of faith. Every time you say hello to a stranger, your heart acknowledges over and over again that we are all family. – Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them. – Pietro Aretino
Few of us could bear to have ourselves for neighbors. – Mignon McLaughlin
Good fences make good neighbors. – Robert Frost
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. – Benjamin Franklin
All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbor as yourself. – Jesus Christ
Even the devil’s eyes can’t be as sharp as the neighbors. – Heinrich Boll
Their neighbors in Penn Villas are strangers, transients – accountants, salesmen, supervisors, adjusters – people whose lives to them are passing can and the shouts of unseen children. – John Updike, Rabbit Redux
You can be a good neighbor only if you have good neighbors. – Howard E. Koch
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbor. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
Can you believe my neighbor was knocking at my door at 2:30AM? Luckily, I was still up playing the bagpipes.
A little among neighbors is worth more than riches in a wilderness. – Welsh Proverb
People are almost always better than their neighbors think they are. – George Eliot, Middlemarch
In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor. – William Ames
The Joneses don’t deserve your attention. – Richie Norton
Good neighbors always spy on you to make sure you are doing well. – Pawan Mishra
Let’s stop believing that our differences make us superior or inferior to one another.
It is discouraging to try to be a good neighbor in a bad neighborhood. – William Castle
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. – Harold S. Kushner
Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher. – Joe Manchin
Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor’s noisy party than being there. – Franklin P. Jones
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn? – Jane Austen
This house is protected 24/7 by a nosy neighbor!
You’ll see a movie about someone you hate or someone you love. Will you see a movie about grandma making apple pies? No, you won’t. Only if grandma has poisoned the neighbor or is suspected of poisoning the neighbor through her apple pies. – John McAfee
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
Sometimes late at night, I dig a hole in the backyard to keep the nosey neighbor guessing.
I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone, in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain, a mile from any habitation? He replied, that Providence was his next-door neighbor. – Laurence Sterne
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
To hear that your neighbor was worse off than yourself was not an altogether unpleasant experience. – Lizette Woodworth Reese
Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor’s wall is ablaze. – Horace
Every breath you take, Every move you make, Every bond you break, Every step you take Is really audible through the floor.
To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule. – Emily Post
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. – Louis C. K.
When was the last time you told a co-worker of family member or neighbor you loved them? Try it. – Richie Norton