Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

September 28, 2011

“Good Neighbor’s Day” Quotes




What kind of relationship do you have with your neighbors? 

     Many people today don’t even know their neighbors these days.

      Surfing the Internet to find out about National Good Neighbor Day, I discovered most items were posted by businesses—floral, card, even “green” sites.

     I also noted that one community—Boise, Idaho—sought nominations for National Good Neighbor Day.  

     A holiday site stated that This day of recognition is not to be confused with other forms of “Good Neighbor Days”. Stores proclaim “Good Neighbor Days” to promote sales, a wide range of organizations announce “Good Neighbor Days” to promote their cause, and local municipalities and governments proclaim “Good Neighbor Days” for a variety of reasons…Rather, this day is to truly recognize and appreciate your good neighbor.

     Rhode Island once initiated a movement to pass a National Neighbor Day on the Sunday before Memorial Day. Action never materialized into a formal national proclamation or law. However, in 2003 the U.S. Senate passed a resolution, sponsored by Montana Senator Max Baucus, making September 28, National Good Neighbor Day.*

     To read more on Good Neighbor Day click on

     And ask yourself: Are you a good neighbor?

     Click on Celebrating Good Neighbors in Different Communities to read more about National Good Neighbor Day.




     Below are some neighborly quotes I found.

     I challenge you to choose a quote or two and write for fifteen minutes on it. Think about what it means to be a good neighbor. And ask yourself: who have been good neighbors to me, and to whom have I been a good neighbor? This might require you to define who is my neighbor. For one answer to that question, click on: Celebrating Good Neighbors in Different Communities


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

We can live without our friends, but not without our neighbors.  —Thomas Fuller

He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbor. —Venerable Bede

More and more clearly every day, out of biology, anthropology, sociology, history, economic analysis, psychological insight, plain human decency and common sense, the necessary mandate of survival that we shall love all our neighbors as we do ourselves, is being confirmed and reaffirmed.  —Ordway Tead

He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbor. —Venerable Bede

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.  ~Richard Whately

We make our friends, we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbor.  —G. K. Chesterton

A little among neighbors is worth more than riches in a wilderness.   — Welsh Proverb

Few of us could bear to have ourselves for neighbors.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

A little among neighbors is worth more than riches in a wilderness.  —Welsh Proverb

How seldom we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves! —Thomas a Kempis

The love of our neighbor hath its bounds in each man’s love of himself.  —St. Augustine

No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor.  —a Danish proverb

It is your interest that is at stake when your neighbor’s wall is ablaze.  —Horace

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

All social life, stability, progress, depend upon each man’s confidence in his neighbor, a reliance upon him to do his duty.  —A. Lawrence Lowell

Live for thy neighbor if thou wouldst live for thyself.  —Seneca

Someone said of nations—but it might well have been said of individuals, too—that they require of their neighbors something sufficiently akin to be understood, something sufficiently different to provoke attention, and something sufficiently great to command admiration.  —Phoebe Low

We are made for one another, and each is to be a supply to his neighbor.



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