Best Quotes About Neighbors

It is true that the poet does not directly address his neighbors; but he does address a great congress of persons who dwell at the back of his mind, a congress of all those who have taught him and whom he has admired; they constitute his ideal audience and his better self. -Richard Wilbur

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. -Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all. -Betty Friedan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The neighbors could be as mad as they want, but I'm not running a business at the house. It's just a location. It will never get me out of here, because I don't have offices set up at my house, and that's what the township thinks. -Bam Margera

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

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

In one line of his poem he said good fences make good neighbors. I'd like to think that Alaska and British Columbia working together can prove that we can be pretty darned good neighbors without fences. -Dan Miller

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

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

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

There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good. One person I have to make good: Myself. But my duty to my neighbor is much more nearly expressed by saying that I have to make him happy if I may. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Charge forward with hope and get the best medical advice you can. Talk to your friends, neighbors, family, and together you attack it. We can't always control what happens to us, but we can always control how we react to it. -Robert Urich

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

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

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

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

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

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

Religion can make it worse. Are you supposing that if people were encouraged to believe in a transcendent reality, and to be encouraged by grand rituals and music and preaching, to love their neighbors, then they would put jealousy and frustration aside? -Mary Douglas

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

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

It has to do – I think – with growing up in an apartment, with my aunt and my cousins right next door to me, with the door open, with neighbors walking in and out, with people yelling at each other all the time. -Larry David

There has certainly been criticism of the timing involved in getting help to the victims of the storm, and much of it may indeed be warranted. However, this is not the time for pointing fingers; rather, it is the time for offering a helping hand to our neighbors in need. -Jo Bonner

While the level of support we can each provide certainly varies, it is very important at this time that we all do what we can to help our neighbors – not only our immediate neighbors here in Alabama, but those further away in Mississippi and Louisiana. -Jo Bonner

And for the city's birthday, we will host events in every neighborhood of the city, inviting all of our residents to share in the celebration of Boston's great epic – the story of neighbors who support one another where it matters most. -Thomas Menino

It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land. -Sitting Bull

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

However, it does seem now that the international community, more importantly the powers that have influence, and, even more importantly, Afghanistan's neighbors realize that it is high time that they work together, and not against one another. -Lakhdar Brahimi

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

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

The other classes of which society was composed were, first, freemen, owners of small portions of land, independent, though they sometimes voluntarily became the vassals of their more opulent neighbors, whose power was necessary for their protection. -Thomas Bulfinch

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

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

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

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

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

In fact, I have the privilege of traveling around our country and meeting people all over the country who are making a huge difference in the lives of their neighbors and themselves. That's what I'm really fortunate to be able to do. -Laura Bush

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

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

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

We want you to visit our State of Excitement often. Come again and again. But for heaven's sake, don't move here to live. Or if you do have to move in to live, don't tell any of your neighbors where you are going. -Tom McCall

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

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

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

President Bush's emergency declaration for the State of Texas is great news for the people and communities that have experienced the devastating wildfires firsthand. Already, communities have rallied to help neighbors in need. -Randy Neugebauer

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

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

In the case of Iraq, notwithstanding the violence there at the moment, the very fact that a hideous regime – responsible for genocide, for the use of chemical and biological weapons, aggression against two neighbors – has been removed in itself is a positive development. -Jose Ramos-Horta

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

I explained that we would like to adjust our position on the Syrian question to theirs, as, in our view, they are the decisive factor in our relations with our neighbors, and Syria is unimportant. -Moshe Sharett

These rooms are decorated in two days. It's all kept secret. The neighbors spend the night in each other's home. They don't see their finished room until the end of the second day. They have no say what happens in their own home. -Paige Davis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We would very much like to see Iran take a position as a responsible leader that doesn't intimidate or threaten or scare its neighbors and others. But the choice is really up to Iran and we're going to keep working to try to come out with the right decision. -Hillary Clinton

I am announcing my resignation from Congress so my colleagues can get back to work, my neighbors can choose a new representative and most importantly that my wife and I can continue to heal from the damage I have caused. -Anthony Weiner

I am here today to again apologize for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused. I make this apology to my neighbors and my constituents, but I make it particularly to my wife, Huma. -Anthony Weiner

Well, I would never admit to copying Karl Rove's play book, but there's no doubt that what the Bush people did in 2004 was impressive. They had neighbors talking to neighbors. They did a remarkable job increasing Republican turnout in states like Ohio and Florida. -David Plouffe

What we've tried to do is have neighbors, colleagues, friends and family talking. -David Plouffe

We may not always agree with every one of our neighbors. That's life. And it's part of living in such a diverse and dense city. But we also recognize that part of being a New Yorker is living with your neighbors in mutual respect and tolerance. It was exactly that spirit of openness and acceptance that was attacked on 9/11, 2001. -Michael Bloomberg

We've got people, our friends and neighbors, who are losing their jobs, factories being closed. We have to get America moving again. -James Douglas

I am an obsessive garage cleaner – my wife and the neighbors make fun of me. I remember that my father was the same way, and now when I'm out there unearthing things in the garage, I realize I am becoming my dad! -Chris O'Donnell

Where I grew up, we had the three TV networks, maybe two radio stations, no cable TV. We still had a long-distance party line in our neighborhood, so you could listen to all your neighbors' phone calls. We had a very small public library, and the nearest bookstore was an hour away. -Marc Andreessen

I'll never forget Hurricane Katrina – the mix of a natural and a man-made catastrophe that resulted in the death of over 1,500 of our neighbors. Millions of folks were marked by the tragedy. -Cedric Richmond

My town hall meetings are with friends and neighbors, fellow Americans. We engage. -Sheila Jackson Lee

My parents were terrific – mother was a church organist and my father was probably the most respected person in our church outside of the minister and sometimes maybe that much. The neighbors all called him – a gentleman. -Jane Pauley

I'm asking you to talk with your friends, neighbors, and relatives – even the ones you've never talked to about reproductive rights. That's how you can throw your number in the bucket, and stand with a president who has stood with us. Conversation by conversation, vote by vote, we will re-elect President Barack Obama! -Nancy Keenan

It is only fair to expect public employees like me and others in the public sector to pay something close to what our neighbors and our fellow citizens do in the private sector. -Scott Walker

Greece's European neighbors were able step in and bolster the weak foundation on which Greece's free-spending budget was based. It would be difficult for any country, or intergovernmental organization, to rescue an economy the size of the U.S. if investors were ever to lose faith in our bonds because of our enormous debt. -Douglas Wilder

In the States, you can buy Chinese food. In Beijing you can buy hamburger. It's very close. Now I feel the world become a big family, like a really big family. You have many neighbors. Not like before, two countries are far away. -Jet Li

We cannot know the whole truth, which belongs to God alone, but our task nevertheless is to seek to know what is true. And if we offend gravely enough against what we know to be true, as by failing badly enough to deal affectionately and responsibly with our land and our neighbors, truth will retaliate with ugliness, poverty, and disease. -Wendell Berry

The events that I have attended to mark my Diamond Jubilee have been a humbling experience. It has touched me deeply to see so many thousands of families, neighbors and friends celebrating together in such a happy atmosphere. -Queen Elizabeth II

A solution of two national states – a Jewish state, Israel; an Arab state, Palestine. The Palestinians are our closest neighbors. I believe they may become our closest friends. -Shimon Peres

The people you see in Nigeria today have always lived as neighbors in the same space for as long as we can remember. So it's a matter of settling down, lowering the rhetoric, the level of hostility in the rhetoric is too high. -Chinua Achebe

Afghanistan is going to be here a long time, and what's critical is that Afghanistan's relationship with its neighbors are, to the maximum extent they can be, constructive and operationally useful. -John R. Allen

My family and our neighbors and friends thought of Africa and its Africans as extensions of the stereotyped characters that we saw in movies and on television in films such as 'Tarzan' and in programs such as 'Ramar of the Jungle' and 'Sheena, Queen of the Jungle.' -Henry Louis Gates

As straight Americans we have two choices: we can choose to sit back and enjoy our rights as we have them, or we can realize that it is actually not freedom at all when our friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues do not share these basic rights. -Jack Antonoff

We need better neighbors, neighbors that care about the schools in their neighborhood whether they have kids in them or not, because they know that the health and vitality of that neighborhood depends on it. -Thomas Friedman

'Zero problems with neighbors' is a value. But another equally important value is to establish peace. -Ahmet Davutoglu

These are tough times, and the New Yorkers I have met are facing economic adversity with grace and dignity. They worry about their future, care about their neighbors and hope this storm will pass so they can focus on better days ahead. -Harold Ford, Jr.

I remember, my mom didn't have any help, so if she needed to be somewhere after school, we'd just go down to the neighbors' and she'd give us a snack and make sure we did our homework. There weren't any latchkey kids. -Jennifer Garner

I go to conventions and universities and talk to young filmmakers and everybody's making a zombie movie! It's because it's easy to get the neighbors to come out, put some ketchup on them. -George A. Romero

The peoples of the Andes believe in the concept of 'living well' instead of wanting to 'live better' by consuming more, regardless of the cost to our neighbors and our environment. -Evo Morales

3,000 of my neighbors were murdered. My country was, utterly unprovoked, savagely attacked. I wish all those responsible for the atrocity of 9/11 to burn in Hell. -Frank Miller

I have a garden, and I collect different heirloom seeds from different neighbors. -Zac Posen

The evidence shows that religious people – defined by regular attendance at a place of worship – actually do make better neighbors. -Jonathan Sacks

You can play golf with liberals, be neighbors with them, go out to dinner. I just don't want them in power. -Sean Hannity

Having animals in the city is entirely different from having animals out in the country. For one thing, it's more social. When you live on lots of acres without neighbors within a stone's throw, your dog-walks are usually solitary rambles over hill and dale. -Susan Orlean

I avoid my neighbors – luckily, my building has two exits. -Lynn Samuels

North Carolina is strong because our people are strong. They define our state – by their hard work, commitment to their families and neighbors, their willingness to sacrifice so that their children can have a chance to forge their own path. -Kay Hagan

We live in a world where we have friends, neighbors, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, people we journey with for years who are gay. And we need to love, affirm and all of us together work on the real problems that we have in the world. -Rob Bell

Even when I was making the first 'Paranormal Activity,' I didn't tell anyone I was making it, not my friends or neighbors or co-workers. I just kind of found that there was nothing to gain by announcing to the world that you're doing something. -Oren Peli

Iraq will not allow any action on its soil that could harm the U.S. We don't want any action from our soil to target our neighbors. -Ahmed Chalabi

Taiwan and China are related ethnically and close neighbors geographically. There's no reason to resent or to fight against each other. -Annette Lu

Everybody's got to do something… I'd been on my own since an early age and I thought I better find something to do to buy biscuits and stuff. From high school onwards I was earning my way with photography, one way or another, working in darkrooms and taking pictures of weddings, neighbors' children and so on. -Elliott Erwitt

I think too many of the politicians in Washington have forgotten simple ideals like solving problems and helping neighbors. The Washington game is more about scoring points or sticking it to the other guy. -Charlie Melancon

China has become a major presence for most countries around the world but notably for its neighboring countries in Asia. So I think it is a common position for Japan and its Asian neighbors that we certainly would strive to maintain as much as possible friendly relations with China. -Naoto Kan

The more anxious, isolated and time-deprived we are, the more likely we are to turn to paid personal services. To finance these extra services, we work longer hours. This leaves less time to spend with family, friends and neighbors; we become less likely to call on them for help, and they on us. -Arlie Russell Hochschild

In America, we take care of each other, we support one another, and we look out for our neighbors. -Mike Honda

I choose to be American, I choose to live in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, I choose to have Puerto Rican/Jewish neighbors, and I choose to maintain my Chinese identity. -Eddie Huang

Being published in Arabic is a strong and consistent wish I have. I live in the Middle East and want to be in some sort of an unpragmatic dialogue with my neighbors. -Etgar Keret

The atheist, by merely being in touch with reality, appears shamefully out of touch with the fantasy life of his neighbors. -Sam Harris

The Bible calls us to love our neighbors, and to do justice and love kindness, not to indiscriminately kill one another. -Adam Hamilton

According to FBI statistics for 2008, only 22 percent of murder victims were killed by strangers. More than 30 percent were slain by family members, boyfriends, and girlfriends. Nearly half of all murders were committed by friends, neighbors, and casual acquaintances. -Alafair Burke

My friends and neighbors were always fixing their cars. Soldiers who felt restless wanted to work on something, and they understood cars. Me, I like to look at cars but I was never really a mechanic. -Edward Ruscha

Most visions of extraterrestrial life are actually steeped in human hubris. The fictional extraterrestrials of 'Star Trek' or a hundred other space operas are less alien than many of my neighbors. And funny, the ones running the place are mostly WASPish men. -Nathan Myhrvold

It could fairly be said that the U.S. is increasingly out of step with the rest of the world. As our neighbors to the south elect left-wing or even socialist governments, we are lurching further to the right. As Europe becomes less engaged to the Church, we are becoming more fundamentalist. -Graydon Carter

Festivals promote diversity, they bring neighbors into dialogue, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological well-being. In short, they make cities better places to live. -David Binder

I live on the water. I live in a neighborhood that's consummately connected to my neighbors. I bump into them every day. I can bike to work. -Dan Buettner

Coral is a very beautiful and unusual animal. Each coral head consists of thousand of individual polyps. These polyps are continually budding and branching into genetically identical neighbors. -Antony Garrett Lisi

In Tunisia, where women have long enjoyed greater rights than many of their Arab neighbors, women pushed for and won a new electoral code that guarantees women will make up half of a candidates' list for office. -Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

We still have community, but we don't seem to have local community. Even in a small town where you know your neighbors and your mother's down the street, they're not in arm's length. -Helen Fisher

There is an elementary level of trust that is necessary for community. You have to be able to trust that your neighbors aren't going to look into your mailbox. -Howard Rheingold

From a population point of view, it's actually very important that as few people as possible get the flu. People getting the flu is not a private matter. The risk for healthy people is really about your friends and neighbors and fellow travelers. -Irwin Redlener

Shrimp farms are a scourge on the earth, frankly, from an environmental point of view. They pour huge amounts of pollutants into the ocean. They also pollute their next-door neighbors. -Jane Poynter

There is a painful joke that Europeans often tell of their Gallic neighbors: God created France, the most beautiful country in the world with so much good in it, and ended up feeling guilty about it. He had to do something to make it fair. And so, he created the French people. -Janine di Giovanni

I've always loved the power of stories to transport me to another world, to imagine extraordinary possibilities, to experience things I may not have access to in my regular life – like being a superhero! Also, I would always put on shows for my family and the neighbors; I guess I was an actor before I even knew it. -Kandyse McClure

We always say Jordan is not rich in natural resources – we don't have oil or gas like some of our neighbors do – but I think in terms of human resources, we are quite lucky and we are really trying to foster an environment of innovation and technology. I think Jordan will emerge as a center of innovation in the Middle East. -Queen Rania of Jordan

A woman caring for her children; a woman striving to excel in the private sector; a woman partnering with her neighbors to make their street safer; a woman running for office to improve her country – they all have something to offer, and the more our societies empower women, the more we receive in return. -Queen Rania of Jordan

It's good to remember that in crises, natural crises, human beings forget for awhile their ignorances, their biases, their prejudices. For a little while, neighbors help neighbors and strangers help strangers. -Maya Angelou

In Canada, we're happy to provide a safe haven for next-door neighbors in the middle of a marital dispute. And if anyone trips while crossing the border, we're happy to set their broken bones for free. -Douglas Coupland

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves. Surely part of loving in this way is trying to understand what another person wants us to understand. I may not understand perfectly and I may not agree, but if I love you I should try to know what it is you wish I could know. -Kevin DeYoung

Our many different cultures notwithstanding, there's something about the holidays that makes the planet communal. Even nations that do not celebrate Christmas can't help but be caught up in the collective spirit of their neighbors, as twinkling lights dot the landscape and carols fill the air. It's an inspiring time of the year. -Marlo Thomas

Thank you, yard sales, for being the perfect way to say to your neighbors: 'We think we're important enough to charge money for our garbage.' -Jimmy Fallon

In April 2006, a Dutch court ordered that I leave my safe-home that I was renting from the State. The judge concluded that my neighbors had a right to argue that they felt unsafe because of my presence in the building. -Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Russia and China are very natural partners. We are neighbors with an immense common border. -Vladimir Putin

For centuries, soup kitchens have been a way for local communities to offer a way of support, both nutritional and emotional to their less lucky neighbors. -Marcus Samuelsson

I am not a good example of an urban pastor. Because of the way I believe God calls me to use my time, I don't have significant relationships with most of my neighbors. -John Piper

So many people are busy working now, but we need to go back to the old days when grandma and the neighbors helped raise the children, and we were all the better for it. -Kym Whitley

I'm not any more moral than my neighbors. -Ralph Waite

I don't think that writers have any responsibility to be good neighbors to the audience. -Jez Butterworth

My parents allowed their two sons to be individuals. My family was a wild and wonderful place, with lots of friends and neighbors visiting and talking loud and eating loud and nobody telling the children to be quiet or putting them down. -John Cassavetes

Christians are to love their neighbors as we love ourselves. -Monica Johnson

A reader's eyes may glaze over after they take in a couple of paragraphs about Canadian tariffs or political developments in Pakistan; a story about the reader himself or his neighbors will be read to the end. -Donald E. Graham

I do not go out to dinner or to the movies with the neighbors, as I do with my friends. I don't make dates with them. I don't have to. -Cathleen Schine

With political will and strategic initiatives, we can prevent more and more of our global neighbors from falling into the abyss of poverty and instead give future generations the opportunities they need to rise to their fullest potential. -Helene D. Gayle

Anyone who's had a casual conversation with his neighbors or is cognizant of reality TV should already be petrified of democracy. -David Harsanyi

Imagine if Congress always put the interests of polluters ahead of the health of our families. Our rivers and lakes would be choked with sewage. Acid rain would pour down from smog-filled skies. Hundreds of thousands more of our neighbors, friends, and loved ones would be victims of cancer, heart disease, and asthma. -Jeff Merkley

Unlike many of its European neighbors, Britain shares many of America's financial traits. -Robert Kiyosaki

Harper Lee and Truman Capote became friends as next-door neighbors in the late 1920s, when they were about kindergarten age. From the start, they recognized in each other "an apartness," as Capote later expressed it; and both loved reading. When Lee's father gave them an old Underwood typewriter, they began writing original stories together. -Charles J. Shields

Day after day, ordinary people become heroes through extraordinary and selfless actions to help their neighbors. -Sylvia Mathews Burwell

I worked with Michael Black and Michael Showalter on their show 'Michael and Michael Have Issues.' We did some stuff on that, but it ended up not getting picked up for a second season. There will be more stuff, but not right now. Michael Showalter and I are literally next-door neighbors. We see quite a lot of each other. -Zak Orth

I have always lived in Amsterdam. During the war, we inhabited the Rivieren neighborhood where many Jews lived at the time. Our downstairs neighbors were Jews, and there were also Jews a few houses from us. We saw how they were rounded up and taken away. That made a very great impression on me. -Els Borst

The central region of the Milky Way, known as the bulge, is stuffed with literally tens of billions of stars. And most of these are old – considerably older than our Sun or its neighbors – because this part of the galaxy formed first. Consequently, bulge stars are generally deficient in heavy elements. -Seth Shostak

My father was a low-budget monster movie maker, so he made classics like 'The Crater Lake Monster.' There were always creatures around. And my dad was a huge fan of Ray Harryhausen. One of our neighbors, who went on to win several Academy Awards, was close friends with my dad. His name is Phil Tippett. -Robert Stromberg

Every U.S. president enters office promising stronger ties with our southern neighbors, only to thereupon largely ignore them. -Thomas P.M. Barnett

Cancer cells are fixed at an age where they are still too young to have learned the rules of the society in which they live. As with so many immature individuals of all living kinds, everything they do is excessive and uncoordinated with the needs or constraints of their neighbors… they are reproductive but not productive. -Sherwin B. Nuland

It is much harder for economies to prosper if they cannot sell to, buy from, invest with, and even transit their neighbors. Landlocked countries with failed or failing neighbors can lose access to the world economy. -Robert Zoellick

I'm from the Midwest. We like to know who our neighbors are. -Jami Attenberg

No offense to Bushwick, where all my neighbors greeted me on the street and there is a growing arts community and a curious beauty to its industrial zone, but Bushwick is no Williamsburg, even if the real estate agents would have you believe it is. -Jami Attenberg

The most vexing problem Israel faces is its relations with its neighbors. From the inception of the state until today, Israelis have felt besieged, surrounded by enemies who want to make them disappear. -Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

What Stieg Larsson was up to – it was the Swedish guilt over World War II. All of our neighbors had the most terrible experiences with the bad forces, but Sweden didn't. I think we use the thrillers in a different way. We never write a thriller like 'Who is the murderer?' The big question in most of our thrillers is… 'Why?' -Michael Nyqvist

In effect, you cannot stop Iraq from growing nasty bugs in the basement. You can stop them from putting operational warheads on working missiles and launching them at their neighbors. -Barton Gellman

In general, states do not count on pledges of 'no more war' from their neighbors. Israel's army never counted on it from Egypt, for example. -Barton Gellman

My first architectural project I did, I must have been fifteen, was for neighbors across the street, a couple of school teachers, and I designed a house for them. I didn't know anything about Le Corbusier or anything like that, but it ended up being a very cubistic kind of house. I always wanted to be an architect. -Emilio Ambasz

Mama was a country woman with a whole lot of common sense. She understood what most of our neighbors didn't – that I shouldn't grow dependent on anyone except myself. 'One of these days, I ain't gonna be here,' she kept hammering inside my head. -Ray Charles

The mobile Web, location-based services, inexpensive and pervasive mobile apps, and new sorts of opportunities to access cars, bikes, tools, talent, and more from our neighbors and colleagues will propel peer-to-peer access services into market. -Lisa Gansky

I come from Nigeria, and we live by the idea that it takes a village. So my entire team. I live by my team: my friends, my neighbors, my teachers – they're the people who taught me how to be a free actor. -Uzo Aduba

Oklahoma has a respect for our neighbors. That's the Oklahoma standard. -Markwayne Mullin

Specifically, the U.S. holds strength. Its own context makes it a very competitive country, but I believe that if we recognize how interdependent the U.S. with its neighbors from the North and the South, we are part of NAFTA, a trade agreement. -Enrique Pena Nieto

I've been pretty lucky with neighbors. But back in 1998, I lived, like, literally next door to Wrigley Field in Chicago. And I had, like, 50,000 bad neighbors spread out over the course of one summer. I'm a diehard Cubs fan, but living right next to the ballpark, it's just – as you're trying to go to sleep, you can just, like, hear urination. -Ike Barinholtz

I'm working class, my family was working class, and we have struggled the same way our neighbors here in San Francisco have struggled. -Cindy Sheehan

A broken transportation system hits Michiganders in the pocketbook. Every year, our friends and neighbors spend millions of dollars on car repairs after driving on crumbling streets. -Kerry Bentivolio

We see and hear about Israelis and Palestinians only when they are defined by the global media as 'occupiers,' 'terrorists,' and 'victims.' But we forget that they are fathers and mothers and sons and daughters and neighbors and doctors and shop-owners and farmers and students. -Jason Alexander

There is no better time than now, this very Christmas season, for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the principles taught by Jesus the Christ. It is the time to love the Lord, our God, with all our heart – and our neighbors as ourselves. -Thomas S. Monson

For the mob, habituated to feed at the expense of others, and to have its hopes of a livelihood in the property of its neighbors, as soon as it has got a leader sufficiently ambitious and daring, being excluded by poverty from the sweets of civil honors, produces a reign of mere violence. -Polybius

Romania can be a linchpin in delivering gas to its neighbors and even become an energy exporter for its neighbors across Central and Eastern Europe. -Joe Biden

No nation should threaten its neighbors by massing troops along the border. -Joe Biden

My neighbors aren't millionaires. They're retirees who depend on Social Security and Medicare. -Marco Rubio

When you are raised, as John Edwards was, in a small town like Robbins, North Carolina, you get to understand poverty and unemployment, or inadequate health care, first-hand by seeing the daily struggles of your friends and neighbors. -Harvey Gantt

I like the fact that Austin's the first place I've ever lived where there's a real sense of community. People care about their neighbors. -Ian McLagan

I scare the neighbors, the kids… They don't come to my house for trick-or-treating, trust me. I had to buy exactly zero amount of dollars worth of candy for the past couple of years. -Al Jourgensen

If God is not sending earthquakes, destroying economies and inflicting pain upon human beings, what is God doing? God works through people, calling them to help their neighbors in need. God comforts His people, walking with them even 'through the valley of the shadow of death.' -Adam Hamilton

The way America sees Mexico, if they have any sense of it, is like Taco Bell. Our countries are neighbors, and the only hard food to get in America is true Mexican. It's impossible to find, even in L.A. Why is that? -Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

We're working with our neighbors Indonesia and Malaysia to fight terrorism in our own common seas. -Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

With respect to Euro-Atlantic integration, we have to realize that we need to normalize the relationships with our neighbors, and especially with Russia. -Bidzina Ivanishvili

Life in the mid-21st century is going to be about living locally. Be prepared to be good neighbors. Be prepared to find vocations that make you useful to your neighbors and to your fellow citizens. -James Howard Kunstler

It is highly probable that in most cases, war could be avoided or ended. For discussions allow passion to subside, and to persuade alienated neighbors, or at least one of them, to listen to the voice of a conciliator is a step in the direction of peace. -Charles Albert Gobat

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

What I loved the most about Oakland was that all of my neighbors came in as many colors, ideas, and religions as there are people on the planet. How lucky I was to know so many people that were so different and yet so much alike! -Patricia Polacco

In El Salvador, when neighbors were disappeared, tortured or killed, people doubted their own knowledge of the victims, and worried there must have been some secret guilt involved to deserve such punishment! That's how political terror succeeds. -Mimi Kennedy

Across the nation, the election protection movement attracts ordinary citizens who educate their neighbors about their voting systems and the private companies that built and run them. -Mimi Kennedy

No one – not a conservative or liberal or whatever – can stand back and 'define' what marriage means. Other people's marriages have nothing to do with mine; whether my neighbors are divorced or gay or widowed will not lead me to change anything about how my wife and I deal with each other or how we raise our children. -Kurt Eichenwald

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

We must broaden the definition of who our neighbors are, and extend the boundaries of our interest and empathy. -Wendy Kopp

We want to live, love and build a just and peaceful society. We dedicate ourselves to working with our neighbors day in and day out to create this peaceful society. -Betty Williams

My colleagues and I have gone in the footsteps of our predecessors since the very first day we were called by our people to care for their future. We went any place, we looked for any avenue, we made any effort to bring about negotiations between Israel and its neighbors, negotiations without which peace remains an abstract desire. -Menachem Begin

My neighbors are crocodiles and tigers and giraffes. -Bindi Irwin

If a natural disaster strikes your community, reach out to your friends, neighbors, and complete strangers. Lend a helping hand. -Marsha Blackburn

There's a national ambition, a collective, in a sense, political ambition, which I think is the thing we see from far away. That's the fact that China's building roads and airports and extending its reaches out into the East China Sea and the South China Sea, and in a way that's putting it into some tension with its neighbors. -Evan Osnos

My own special knowledge is about the Abenaki people and, to some degree, my Iroquois neighbors. But whenever I write anything about another tribal nation, I always get a lot of help. Not just from books, but from people who belong to that tribal nation. -Joseph Bruchac

I've got everything I need: a nice piece of land with hawks and owls and incredible sunsets, and the good will of my neighbors. -Burt Shavitz

There's so many great things that happened at the Grand Ole Opry in 50 years. You get the chance to go out and visit with your peers. You get a chance to sing your song and say hello to so many friends and neighbors and all that you have. It's just – well, it's a second home. -Jim Ed Brown

If you have an extreme character, you need normal characters to contrast them. Sherlock Holmes certainly needed a Dr. Watson. And Pippi Longstocking, who supposedly inspired Lisbeth Salander, needed Tommy and Annika, the normal middle-class neighbors. -David Lagercrantz

The reality is that Israel is a multi-ethnic, multireligious society, and it makes no sense to insist as a precondition for peace that its neighbors recognize it as 'the Jewish state.' -Kai Bird

Growing up in the rural south, my family didn't look like our neighbors, and we didn't have much. There were times that were tough, but we had each other, and we had the opportunity to do anything, to be anything, as long as we were willing to work for it. -Nikki Haley

I have visited people whose health has been endangered by tar sands oil. I have watched neighbors struggle to recover from Superstorm Sandy. I have seen solar panels and wind turbines become an increasingly familiar part of the landscape. -Frances Beinecke

When I think back, the neighbors were always sayin', 'Oh, that poor Julie, that poor orphan.' I loved it. The Italians would invite me in for dinner – it was an Italian neighborhood mostly. Oh, I loved it. -John Garfield

I grew up in what my mom will always dispute as 'the hood.' She just doesn't like the name. But it had its similarities to any neighborhood like that. The all-black neighbors and the all-black problems and the all-black happiness. And I really loved it. -Jerrod Carmichael

When Edna O'Brien's first novel, 'The Country Girls,' was published in 1960, her family and neighbors in the small Irish village where she was born tossed copies into a bonfire expressly set for that horrifying purpose. -Alan Cheuse

The two words, in the American lexicon, are never good. Pink slip. The first time I ever heard it when I was young was when Kaiser Steel handed out pink slips to many of my neighbors and relatives. Layoffs were about efficiency, sales figures for raw materials or refrigerators. -Susan Straight

Nothing would do more to improve Israel's security or its relations with its neighbors than to bring about a sovereign and contiguous Palestinian state alongside a secure, democratic, Jewish Israel. -Denis McDonough

These are the things of which men think, who live: of their own selves and the dwelling place of their fathers; of their neighbors; of work and service; of rule and reason and women and children; of Beauty and Death and War. -W. E. B. Du Bois

We are all neighbors. And we must love neighbors as ourselves. -Tim Kaine

I had disagreements with all my neighbors about my dogs. I had a disagreement with myself about my dogs. They were noisy. -John McAfee

I live in one of Judy Garland's houses. As a fan, I never much liked Judy Garland, but living here, I feel like I have come to know her. People have given me a few of her possessions, and my neighbors have told me things that I wish I didn't know. -Taylor Negron

My neighbors think I do nothing because I don't go to a job, which is fine and good. -Rachel Kushner

Radical groups can become legitimate political players in the democratic process if they accept core democratic principles and abandon the use of force as a political tool. Or they can maintain armed terrorist militias in order to threaten their neighbors and intimidate their people. The international community should not allow them to do both. -Tzipi Livni

My mother's mantra was, 'How would it look to the neighbors?' And so you don't do anything because you're worried about how it would look to the neighbors. -Judy Blume

We have been shaken by the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and Tamir Rice – shaken, but not sufficiently unsettled. We must contextualize those losses, force our neighbors to become so deeply disturbed by what has occurred that they, too, are inspired to act to change the system. -Ilyasah Shabazz

For being in a place that's landlocked, Minnesotans have a real sense of the wider world. Teachers, friends, neighbors – everywhere I went in Minnesota, people put their heads up and looked out to the horizon. -Jake Sullivan

I live in New York. I lost some 150 friends, neighbors and constituents on Sept. 11. -Peter T. King

People ordinarily don't think of their orchestras as important as we'd like them to be. People don't care about their friends and neighbors who sit down to commit excellence three or four times a year, but they will go see the tall bald guy with three names from television. -David Ogden Stiers

What we must not do – what we must never do – is turn on our neighbors, our family members, our fellow Americans, for something they cannot control, and deny what makes them human. -Loretta Lynch

Instead of turning away from our neighbors, our friends, our colleagues, let us instead learn from our history and avoid repeating the mistakes of our past. -Loretta Lynch

Afghanistan can't police its borders, and its neighbors give sanctuary and assistance to insurgents. -George Packer

Trillion-dollar bailouts, bloated budgets, and boondoggle spending packages aren't working, at least for my friends and neighbors. -Stephen Fincher

In too many ways, Ohio is being run for the benefit of those who have already made it, and too many of our friends and neighbors are being left behind. Nowhere is this more evident than in the cuts to police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, and to our local schools, while property and sales taxes are going up. -Marcia Fudge

Bob Dole. He's like the neighbors' Labrador retriever your dad used to curse for all that barking, all that darn digging in your mom's tulip bed, and now look, you live next door to a godforsaken pack of teeth-baring rabid Pomeranians, and, good golly, Bob Dole! -Jeanne Marie Laskas

Architecture must not do violence to space or its neighbors. -I. M. Pei

If we abandon our values by completely shutting our doors to those who seek the freedom we enjoy or mistreating our neighbors who made it here after enduring unimaginable hardships, the terrorists win. -Bill Haslam

I don't see any possibility of peace if there won't be open borders between us and our neighbors. -Reuven Rivlin

The King of Prussia is innately a bad neighbor, but the English will also always be bad neighbors to France, and the sea has never prevented them from doing her great mischief. -Marie Antoinette

Serving my neighbors in Congress and fighting for them has been the best job I've ever had. -Keith Ellison

My parents were admirers of President Roosevelt and the New Deal. Their parents and most of our relatives and neighbors were Republicans, so they were self-conscious in their liberalism and took it as emblematic of their ability to think for themselves. -Robert Lucas, Jr.

I have no neighbors. I live in a small town where everybody is very protective of me. -Kris Kristofferson

Never far from my thoughts are memories of being a little girl in Queens, N.Y., our family of five crowded in a small one-bedroom apartment, struggling to learn English and survive a new life in a new country, America. We humbly and gratefully still recall the kindnesses shown by strangers and neighbors who became new friends. -Elaine Chao

Sometimes I wonder: What are the children thinking? And sometimes I wonder why the hell I'm not buying a tree like the other neighbors. After all, there is no mention in Christianity of Christmas trees, and even if there were – is there any good reason why I shouldn't be buying some red stockings? -Sayed Kashua

Citizens victimized by genocide or abandoned by the international community do not make good neighbors, as their thirst for vengeance, their irredentism and their acceptance of violence as a means of generating change can turn them into future threats. -Samantha Power

The migratory phenomenon exists, and Europe will have to face it together. The only alternative is a 'beggar-thy-neighbor' solution, in which countries try to load the problem off on their neighbors. -Paolo Gentiloni

When I go visit my mom in the retirement community where my parents live, she has a bunch of friends, and she will say, 'These neighbors I play bridge with have a son with an idea,' and it goes from there. -Aileen Lee

If money is tight, or you're on a limited budget, then consider DIY or used gifts. DIY could be something like baked goods for your friends, family, and neighbors. Plus, if you have children, it's a great activity to do with them during the holidays. -John Rampton

America's neighbors are not drilling for fun or for sport; they've chosen to proceed to create new jobs, generate new revenues, and increase the energy supply and prosperity of their citizens. -Lisa Murkowski

I don't think I'm a workaholic. Every weekend, I invite my colleagues and friends to my home to play cards. And people, my neighbors, are always surprised because I live on the second floor apartment, and there are usually 40 pairs of shoes in front of my gate, and people play cards inside and play chess. We have a lot of fun. -Jack Ma

My child, you are going to be a great king; do not imitate me in the taste I have had for building, or in that I have had for war; try, on the contrary, to be at peace with your neighbors. -Louis XIV

I always loved to entertain and show off in front of the neighbors. I would sing and dance at their houses. -Debbie Reynolds

Surely wisdom will come as we listen to learn from children, parents, partners, neighbors, Church leaders, and the Lord. -Russell M. Nelson

Contention does not usually begin as strife between countries. More often, it starts with an individual, for we can contend within ourselves over simple matters of right and wrong. From there, contention can infect neighbors and nations like a spreading sore. -Russell M. Nelson

Our inquiring friends and neighbors not of our faith can also catch the wave. We encourage them to keep all that is good and true in their lives. And we invite them to receive more, especially the glorious truth that through God's eternal plan, families can be together forever. -Russell M. Nelson

What did we want out of Iraq? We wanted a country that was stable and secure, that elected its own government, that was not going to be a threat to its neighbors and also was capable of protecting and defending itself. That was our objective in Iraq. -Jack Keane

Americans have the right to say what they believe. But with that right comes the responsibility to respect our neighbors, respect law enforcement, and obey the laws. -Max Baucus

I'm an economic nationalist. I am an 'America first' guy. And I have admired nationalist movements throughout the world, have said repeatedly strong nations make great neighbors. I've also said repeatedly that the ethno-nationalist movement, prominent in Europe, will change over time. I've never been a supporter of ethno-nationalism. -Steve Bannon

I think strong countries and strong nationalist movements in countries make strong neighbors. And that is really the building blocks that built Western Europe and the United States, and I think it's what can see us forward. -Steve Bannon

Our children need to remember to love each other, how to honor each other, their parents, God, and their neighbors. -Alveda King

New York is so unique, and you are not always encouraged to consider the people in the city your neighbors because of the fast pace and surface anonymity. -John Cameron Mitchell

Americans call them hillbillies, rednecks, or white trash. I call them neighbors, friends, and family. -J. D. Vance

Your neighbors will be envious of your 3D printer – and if they're not, just print new neighbors. Design them so they'll like to bring you pies, maybe, or want to do your yard work for you. -W. Bruce Cameron

My mother was very wary at first. And now she's come around 180 degrees. She's, like, one of my biggest fans now. Like, she'll come over to my house, and she'll be like, 'OK, listen. I need two T-shirts from the comedy show, and give me three DVDs. The neighbors are asking for them.' -Maz Jobrani

It was just music all day… My neighbors were musicians, and my brother and my family and everybody… It was just a musical neighborhood. I think the neighborhood was such a good family type of vibe for me that I didn't even realize some of the people weren't my real family till later on in life. -Trombone Shorty

In general, writers who talk to their colleagues and neighbors constantly about their own writing seem to me pretty insufferable. I try not to be that guy. -Ken Liu

Our friends, neighbors, and their families have been forced to live in the shadows out of fear of being torn from their families and deported from what is, for many of them, the only country they have ever known. -Marc Veasey

My neighbors don't care that I'm an author. It's inherently ego-inhibiting. -Ryan Holiday

The ADA is the living testament to our Nation's commitment that we will always stand up for our neighbors' right to live fulfilling lives. -Tammy Duckworth

My neighbors are quiet. I am not. I don't know if they're dead or alive. -Charo

We used to have a bull. A real bull. At that time, Jennifer Lopez was my neighbor. God bless her, she took it. But other neighbors did not like it, that we have a bull. -Charo

In southern and central Africa, tragedy roared at us, and we roared back. We shared dramas publicly, bled them on the corridors of hospitals, laid our corpses on the beds of neighbors, held our sorrows up in full light. We were volume ten about our madness and disorder, even if we were also resilient and enduring and tough. -Alexandra Fuller

'Ders' is something I've been called since I was six by neighbors and stuff growing up. -Anders Holm

Me and Drake gonna be neighbors if Donald Trump becomes president. -Ne-Yo

Asteroids are our oldest and most numerous cosmic neighbors. -Carrie Nugent

I've got to give my neighbors a bottle of wine or something because I was just screaming into microphones and learning how to play instruments, and it was a lesson in patience for them, I believe. -Joshua Ostrander

I grew up with artists and drag queens. These were just my neighbors and friends and the people who are raising me. -Gaby Hoffmann

We know from our own history, and that of our neighbors, that where conflicts and disagreements are not resolved peacefully, the suffering and bloodshed that follows and the collapse of economic and social development leads to tragic consequences. -Mwai Kibaki

If every gay person were to come out only to his/her own family, friends, neighbors and fellow workers, within days the entire state would discover that we are not the stereotypes generally assumed. -Harvey Milk

Prince was unapologetically different, and he made it okay for his fans to be different and to celebrate their individuality. His social conscience challenged us to look deeper than the skin color of our neighbors. -Betsy Hodges

Every day, people serve their neighbors and our nation in many different ways, from helping a child learn and easing the loneliness of those without a family to defending our freedom overseas. It is in this spirit of dedication to others and to our country that I believe service should be broadly and deeply encouraged. -John McCain

What I do is I always try to educate myself about my neighbors, about the people I meet. -Halima Aden

In its Declaration of Independence on May 15, 1948, Israel stretched out its hand in peace to its Arab neighbors, calling for an end to war and bloodshed. In response, seven Arab states invaded Israel. The U.N. resolution that partitioned the country was thus violated and effectively annulled. -Yitzhak Shamir

My great-grandfather started in the coal mines, and my great grandmother made 10 pounds of bread every Saturday morning that we delivered to the neighbors. It was always about giving back. These kinds of things drive me to make a difference. -Heather Bresch

I am not someone who is different from Colorado. I am part of Colorado. I am like my neighbors and my community. -George Brauchler

Honestly, the America of my childhood I'm not convinced is available anymore to my own children, and that is a significant motivation to want to go out and do something better for them and rest of my neighbors in Colorado. -George Brauchler

For any country – and that includes Mexico and the U.S. – having good, robust relationships with crucial allies and neighbors, that's putting your country first. -Luis Videgaray Caso

I lived in Jerusalem with the Temple Mount as my holy site. My Palestinian neighbors lived in Al-Quds with the Haram al-Sharif. -Nathan Englander

One summer, when I was elementary-school age, my neighbors and I built guitars and keyboards out of scrap wood, painted them in bright colors, and formed the cover band Lil' 'D' Duran Duran. We didn't make our own noise or even pretend to play our fake instruments. -Carrie Brownstein

I put quite a bit of study into the horn, that's true. In fact, the neighbors threatened to ask my mother to move once, you know. -Charlie Parker

In every community in Illinois, same-sex couples have chosen to join together and, in many instances, to raise families of their own. These couples are our relatives and friends, our neighbors, co-workers and parents of our children's classmates. They deserve the same rights and responsibilities that civil marriage offers straight couples. -Lisa Madigan

To me, a public servant should have both the grounding and the compassion to carry the common sense and good will of his or her neighbors into the political arena. -Amy Klobuchar

As elected officials, we were sent to the halls of government by our neighbors to do their work – and much work needs to be done. Remembering our shared experiences with the people we represent makes us better and more accountable civil servants. -Amy Klobuchar

The neighbors hate me. -Jake Paul

Israel should share its great wealth with its neighbors, like the Palestinians, in areas like governance and investment as well as the building of institutions. -Jose Angel Gurria

My experience as a county commissioner has taught me that the best ideas often come from our neighbors, church groups, and community. -Darryl Glenn

If you really want to heal our communities, more men to step it up to take care of their children. Safe neighbors happen when fathers and mothers are at home. -Darryl Glenn

Too many companies are reluctant to share technical information about threats with each other, and most open platforms and tools don't see widespread adoption. As a result, lots of us are reinventing the wheel and solving the same problems without realizing that our neighbors have already built great solutions. -Alex Stamos

When Trump says America first, it doesn't mean cheering for America only. It means if you want to care for your neighbors, you have to make sure that you are yourself, first, healthy. -Eric Metaxas

You and I must demonstrate love to our gay neighbors, of course, remembering that we are ultimately engaged in spiritual warfare. But we should boldly stand up when our rights as citizens and the demands of our conscience are threatened. -Eric Metaxas

While the Cold War had us questioning our next-door neighbors, big brands emerged to capture our trust. We became consumers. -Joe Gebbia

I don't usually feel threatened by the militias. Most members are just indulging their fantasies of being warriors without having to sign up for the Army. They want to be heroes and save their neighbors from disaster. -Eileen Pollack

The Hester Street Fair started off as a passion project. We imagined a space where friends and neighbors in the creative community could have a place to find an audience. -Su-chin Pak

When I was 26, I founded Peaceworks as a food company that brought together Israelis, Arabs, Turks, and others in conflict regions to make and sell various food products from the Middle East. That economic cooperation helped bridge divides and cultivate mutual understanding among neighbors. -Daniel Lubetzky

I started in journalism: my first magazine, I developed when I was 10. I sent it round to the neighbors. I also sent it to the Queen of England. -Joanna Coles

I was very conscious of the film industry – a lot of people, neighbors, worked in it. I actually grew up doing a bit of extra work myself. I was homeschooled, and it was a way that I could make money. My parents let us do these jobs, and I never got very far, but I was much more interested in what everybody else was doing, and I liked being on set. -Martine Syms

I will become a clean president. I will become a president who can retire home as an ordinary citizen and is welcomed by neighbors. -Moon Jae-in

We are all neighbors. Be kind. Be gentle. -Clemantine Wamariya

A China that trades extensively with the U.S. and its Asian neighbors will think twice before it pursues any policy that would place those relationships at risk. Likewise, trade between India and Pakistan could contribute to the normalization of ties between these long-estranged neighbors. -Richard N. Haass

Gays and lesbians gained rights in this country though activism and organizing, creating political space and demanding change so that lawmakers and justices could do what they knew was right. That organizing allowed Americans to get to know gays and lesbians as our daughters and sons, our neighbors, and our friends. -Pramila Jayapal

My favorite thing to do is just sit outside on the stoop and talk with all my neighbors. I can go out with curlers in my hair, and nobody blinks twice. It's just sad when people want to take a picture! -Margo Martindale

Successful nations make a point of trying to learn from their neighbors. The Arab world has been taught over generations only to hate theirs. -Bret Stephens

As a child, I used to 'torture' other kids by making them be in my shows. I would sell tickets to neighbors and organize performances. -Jasmila Zbanic

I come from a family that has grown their own food from well into times of slavery, provided for themselves and people around them. So I found, through conversations about the earth and about the house with my neighbors, a lot of common ground. -Lizz Wright

No matter what happens, I can go back to the mountains. I have nature and my wonderful friends and neighbors. I get so much by being there. -Lizz Wright

Someone like Donald Trump can't control the way I show love to my brother. He can't control the way I feel about my neighbors. -Kamasi Washington

It's important that we have a global perspective and look abroad and learn from our neighbors. -Harley Pasternak

The American Dream is simple: it's the unwavering belief that anybody – you, me, your friends, your neighbors, grandma Verna – can become exceedingly successful, and all it takes is the right amount of work, ingenuity, and determination. -Mark Manson

I lived deep in the country in northern Wisconsin. I didn't have any neighbors or anything, so in the summers, I played guitar for hours and hours every day until I was about 18. I never thought about combining it with drag, 'cause to me, well, drag queens don't play guitar. Now I'm like, 'You idiot, that's an opportunity.' -Trixie Mattel

The more we can be in a relationship with those who might seem strange to us, the more we can feel like we're neighbors and all members of the human family. -Fred Rogers

We're looking to ways to build in the responsibility we have on climate change and the way that we approach, potentially, climate change refuges in the future amongst our neighbors. -Jacinda Ardern

Maria did teach us a lot. It taught us to value what we have: our friends, our neighbors, and those who helped us. I know my people in PR are active. It took us by surprise, but we are warriors, and we are ready for any adversity. -Ozuna

As a kid, when the neighbors were out playing street hockey or tackle football, my friends and I were in my basement with the NES/SNES. -Kenny Omega

Corporations in communities need to be better neighbors. -Erin Brockovich

To our American neighbors, we were model immigrants, a poster family. They told us so. My father had a law degree, my mother was on her way to becoming a doctor, and my siblings and I got good grades and always said 'please' and 'thank you.' -Alex Tizon

I myself lived in London for 20 years, and I never knew my next-door neighbors. I never knew what they did. I never knew their names. They didn't know what I did for a living, and they didn't know my name. -Steven Wilson

I always had an affinity for older people. I had a job delivering newspapers, and one place I had to go was an old people's home. Some people would introduce you to their neighbors as if you were a nephew or grandson. They didn't get many visitors, so they acted like you were coming to see them. And that stuck with me for a long time. -John Prine

I would say my brother got lucky with me. Because we grew up with only boy neighbors, I developed a liking to shoot-'em-up and military video games. I could have come out a lot girlier. -Nicole Maines

We need candidates who are deeply rooted in their communities, working-class people who understand the struggles their neighbors face. That is the future of the Democratic Party. -Richard Ojeda

When I was younger, most people thought my lips looked like Tweety Bird's – there were always comments like that from family and neighbors. -Lindsey Wixson

In just my own neighborhood, you can't go one block without seeing a sign that says, you know, 'Everyone's welcome here,' 'Refugees are welcome here.' I love my Muslim neighbors, and so there is truly this spirit of generosity and compassion and openness that still exists. -Ilhan Omar

Ultimately, stability in Syria will come from decisions made on the ground by the Syrian people and by their immediate neighbors. -Chris Murphy

I had two roosters at one point ,and that was pretty noisy. Our neighbors didn't like us very much. They would crow at the same time. That's why we had them in soundproof kennels. -Orianthi

The whole idea of 'Secret Life of Muslims' is that we're just ordinary people. We're your neighbors; we're your coworkers. We like coffee, you know? We're everyday normal people with hopes and aspirations and fears. -Mustafa Ali

More and more people support equality for their gay friends and neighbors, and that is not because the 'Duck Dynasty' guy almost lost his show. -Jon Lovett

As the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, I see on a daily basis the impact of politics and policy on my family, neighbors, friends, and residents. -Pete Buttigieg

People in communities like Granger, Indiana, are rarely heard from on cable networks. But they, too, believe it is wrong to deport friends and neighbors who do no harm and much good. -Pete Buttigieg

Detroit can't come close to repairing the decades of neglect without addressing the crisis in our neighborhoods. I live in southwest Detroit near Woodmere Cemetery. My neighbors and I deal with the negative impacts of job loss, increased poverty, and pollution every day. -Rashida Tlaib

Under the Trump tax plan, we are no longer going to subsidize big government in blue states. Now those who choose to live in blue states are going to have to join with their neighbors, collect their pitchforks, and demand tax and spending cuts from city hall and the state capital. -Stephen Moore

I think after 9/11, here in America, I saw something extraordinary. I saw neighbors looking after neighbors. I don't think anybody asked who anybody voted for. It was people taking care of other people. -Duff McKagan

I remember, as a federal prosecutor myself, it's only a 3-year appointment, and they interviewed my childhood neighbors. -Sunny Hostin

Let us not forget: The Palestinians in Gaza are our permanent neighbors, and we are theirs. -A. B. Yehoshua

By fully committing to our public education system and engaging holistically from cradle to career, we can guarantee that all of our children in Georgia, no matter their needs, have the kinds of teachers and neighbors in their lives that my mother had. -Stacey Abrams

Iowa has long been heralded as a bulwark against the money and media that dominate the modern presidential race. Its caucus requires voters in every precinct to actually gather in a room, at one time, and listen to neighbors pitch their chosen candidates, before they are allowed to vote. -Ari Melber

Of all the bad things Internet has done for us, one of the good things is exposing us to people that were our neighbors, and now we're at happy to ask questions about things that we were otherwise willing to just walk by and not notice. -Craig Mazin

My mom was always trying to figure out ways to make Hanukkah exciting and compete with our neighbors the Kremps, who always had these amazing blow-out Christmas parties. -Adam F. Goldberg

All of us, as humans, as Americans, as people who are lucky enough to be a part of this country's ideals, should care about our neighbors seeking refuge. -Stephanie Ruhle

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