(John McKinney, 1951, Progressive Farmer Archives)

Cornerstones highlights thought-provoking quotes from notable folks.

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

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

And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Mark 12:31 (KJV)

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

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

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

Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
Proverbs 3:29 (KJV)

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

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

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

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

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.

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

It is discouraging to try to be a good neighbor in a bad neighborhood.
William Castle

Good fences make good neighbors.
Robert Frost

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

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


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