Neighbors Proverbs

Sayings about Neighbors

Serve your neighbors as you would be served yourself. ~ Japanese Proverbs

When a neighbor gets divorced everyone thinks of his own wife. ~ Swiss Proverbs

A good neighbor increases the value of your property. ~ Czech Proverb

If your roof is made of glass, don’t throw stones at your neighbor’s house. ~ Spanish Proverb

Sweep first before your own door, before you sweep the doorsteps of your neighbors. ~ Swedish Proverb

My chicken is good, but my neighbor’s looks better. ~ Romanian Proverbs

If you see your neighbor’s beard burning then wet your own. ~ French Guianese Proverb

You can’t sew buttons on your neighbor’s mouth. ~ Russian Proverbs

If you cannot become rich, be the neighbor of a rich man. ~ Armenian Proverbs

He who prays for his neighbors will be heard for himself. ~ Hebrew Proverb

The nicest woman is your own; the nicest harvest is your neighbors. ~ Korean Proverbs

Better a thief for a neighbor than an overzealous rabbi. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Do something good and your neighbor will never know, do something bad and they will hear about it a hundred miles away. ~ Chinese Proverb

I am talking to you, daughter-in-law, so that you could hear it, neighbor! ~ Egyptian Proverbs

In our eyes the neighbor’s chicken is a goose. ~ Turkish Proverbs

Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your hedge. ~ English Proverbs

Love is blind — but not the neighbors. ~ Mexican Proverb

Don’t measure your neighbor’s honesty by your own. ~ American Proverbs

God grant us no neighbor with two eyes. ~ Arabian Proverb

Lying and stealing are next door neighbors. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

Why marry, when your neighbor’s wife is ready to go to bed with you? ~ Russian Proverb

Choose your neighbor before your house and your companion before the road. ~ Arabian Proverb

Your close neighbor is better than your faraway brother. ~ Palestinian Proverbs

A good lawyer is a bad neighbor. ~ French Proverb

Don’t buy the house, buy the neighborhood. ~ Russian Proverb

If you want to hear the truth about yourself — offend your neighbor. ~ Czech Proverb

Do not wrong or hate your neighbor for it is not he that you wrong but yourself. ~ Native American Proverb

Everyone is worth more than his neighbor and less than his son. ~ Serbian Proverb

Do not mend your neighbor’s fence before seeing to your own. ~ Tanzanian Proverb

Be patient with a bad neighbor: he may move or face misfortune. ~ Egyptian Proverb

See that your own hearth is swept before you lift your neighbor’s ashes. ~ Gaelic Proverb

In the presence of your neighbor don’t praise your wife or his. ~ Spanish Proverb

Love your neighbor, but don’t tear down your fence. ~ German Proverbs

Either do as your neighbors do, or move away. ~ Moroccan Proverb

He who sits waiting for his neighbor will go to bed hungry. ~ Iranian Proverbs

I against my brother. My brother and I against our cousin. My brother, my cousin and I against the neighbors. All of us against the stranger. ~ Bedouin Proverb

A loss not missed by your neighbor is not a real loss. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

What matter if I suffer, if only my neighbor suffers too. ~ Swedish Proverbs

Judge a man not by the words of his mother, but from the comments of his neighbors. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Without men in the neighborhood all the women are chaste. ~ Indian Proverbs

A good fox does not eat his neighbor’s chickens. ~ French Proverb

Sweep in front of your own door before you look after your neighbor’s. ~ Dutch Proverb

Good fences make good neighbors. ~ American Proverb

Does your neighbor bore you? Lend him some money. ~ Italian Proverb

It never rains on your neighbors without you getting your feet wet. ~ Chinese Proverb

If you think your bundle of dirty clothes is too heavy, try picking up your neighbor’s. ~ Virgin Islander Proverb

Our neighbor’s children are always the worst. ~ German Proverb

A bear that dances in your neighbor’s house might soon dance in yours. ~ Macedonian Proverb

In your neighbors’ soup there is always one fatty morsel. ~ Iranian Proverb

Lock your door rather than accuse your neighbor. ~ Lebanese Proverb

A bad neighbor will give you a needle with no thread. ~ Portuguese Proverb

A good deed will make a good neighbor. ~ Bantu Proverb

Fortune and misfortune are neighbors. ~ German Proverb

A fight in your neighbor’s house is refreshing. ~ Indian Proverb

A physician’s neighbor is never a doctor. ~ Korean Proverb

When your neighbor walks through your orchard, the polite thing to do is to ignore it. ~ Chinese Proverb

No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor. ~ Danish Proverbs

When your neighbor’s wall breaks, your own is in danger. ~ Icelandic Proverb

The neighbor’s chicken is a duck. ~ Bulgarian Proverb

He who slanders his neighbor makes a rod for his own back. ~ Dutch Proverb

The head of your neighbor is a kingdom and his heart a wood. ~ Nigerian Proverb

It’s easy to wad your neighbor’s field. ~ Namibian Proverb

Mix with your neighbors, and you learn what’s doing in your own house. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Don’t laugh when your neighbors oven is on fire. ~ Lithuanian Proverb

If your neighbor is an early riser, you too will become one. ~ Albanian Proverbs

It’s better to pick a fight with your in-laws than with your neighbors. ~ Indian Proverb

If you throw nettles into your neighbors garden you will find them growing in your own. ~ Russian Proverb

It’s better to do good in the neighborhood than to burn incense far away. ~ Chinese Proverb

God detests a man who rushes to accuse a neighbor. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Better a bad harvest than a bad neighbor. ~ Croatian Proverb

The monkey does not see his own hind backside; he sees his neighbor’s. ~ Zimbabwean Proverb

Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love. ~ Traditional Proverb

Corn will look better in your neighbor’s field. ~ Polish Proverbs

The udder of a neighbor’s cow is always bigger. ~ Croatian Proverb

Quotations about Neighbors

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. ~ Ronald Reagan

As man draws nearer to the stars, why should he not also draw nearer to his neighbor? ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

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

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

Your neighbor is the man who needs you. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor’s noisy party than being there. ~ Franklin P. Jones

There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say.~ Cyril Connolly

If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor. ~ Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

No man can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach. ~ Woodrow Wilson

Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain, and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss. ~ Tai Shang Kan Ying Pien

Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighborhood. ~ Louise Beal

Don’t throw stones at your neighbors, if your own windows are glass. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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

You shall love your neighbor as yourself. ~ Bible

If you burn your neighbor’s house down, it doesn’t make your house look any better. ~ Lou Holtz

Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies. ~ Jane Austen

My neighbor doesn’t want to be loved as much as he wants to be envied. ~ Irving Layton

It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor. ~ Eric Hoffer

The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor. ~ Hubert H. Humphrey

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

Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbors. ~ Rudyard Kipling

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

Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbor’s roof when your own doorstep is unclean. ~ Confucius

This is the sum of all — righteousness. In causing pleasure or in giving pain, in doing good or injury to others, a man obtains a proper rule of action by looking at his neighbor as himself. ~ The Mahabharta

Your next-door neighbor is not a man; he is an environment. He is the barking of a dog; he is the noise of a piano; he is a dispute about a party wall; he is drains that are worse than yours, or roses that are better than yours. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Love thy neighbor — but don’t pull down your hedge. ~ Benjamin Franklin

There is nothing so consoling as to find one’s neighbor’s troubles are at least as great as one’s own.~ George Moore

Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor’s house is in flames. ~ Horace

It’s not necessary to blow out your neighbor’s light to let your own shine. ~ M.R. Dehaan

Neighbors Proverbs

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