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Anyone watching keenly the stealthy convergence of human lots, sees a slow preparation of effects from one life on another, which tells like a calculated irony on the indifference or the frozen stare with which we look at our unintroduced neighbours. George Eliot, Middlemarch
People are almost always better than their neighbours think they are. ibid.
It is easy enough to spoil the lives of our neighbours without taking so much trouble: we can do it by lazy acquiescence and lazy omission, by trivial falsities for which we hardly know a reason, by small frauds neutralized by small extravagances by maladroit flatteries, and clumsily improvised insinuations. George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss
I suppose one reason why we are seldom able to comfort our neighbours with our words is that our goodwill gets adulterated, in spite of ourselves, before it can pass our lips. We can send black puddings and petticoes without giving them a flavour of our own egoism; but language is a stream that is almost sure to smack of a mingled soil. There was a fair proportion of kindness in Raveloe; but it was often of a beery and bungling sort, and took the shape least allied to the complimentary and hypocritical. George Eliot, Silas Marner
It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbour. Eric Hoffer
This neighbourhood used to be beautiful. 100% Italian. The 1920s – most of them off the boat. The Sopranos s4e7: Watching Too Much Television starring James Gandolfini & Lorriane Bracco & Edie Falco & Michael Imperioli & Dominic Chianese & Steven van Zandt & Tony Sirico & Robert Iler et al, Tony to son, HBO 2002
Hello. I am your neighbour. The Young Ones s2e2: Cash ***** Vyvyan, BBC 1984
Mike: Neil, have you upset the neighbours?
Neil: No, Mike. I’ve blown them up. The Young Ones s2e4: Time
It is your concern when your neighbour's wall is on fire. Horace
He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbor. The Venerable Bede
For what do we live, but to make sport of our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn? Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1813
Obviously, the best neighbours are porn stars with broken blinds. Penn & Teller, Bullshit! s5e6: Illegal Immigration, Showtime 2007
Who says that Giles and Joan at discord be?
The observing neighbours no such mood can see ... Ben Jonson, On Giles and Joan
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Leviticus 19:18
Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour’s house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.
A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow. Proverbs 25:17&18
Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.
And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.
Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the Lord. Jeremiah 9:4-6
These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:
And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the Lord. Zechariah 8:16&17
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
Neighbours bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. But neighbors give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad. Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
He will not go behind his father’s saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, Good fences make good neighbours. Robert Frost
How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks. Marcus Aurelius
Love thy neighbour – and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier. Mae West
Do I advise you to love the neighbour? I suggest rather to escape from the neighbor and to love those who are the farthest away from you. Higher than the love for the neighbor is the love for the man who is distant and has still to come. Friedrich Nietzsche
You should not quarrel with your neighbour, for he will remain where he is, but your high handedness will become the talk of the people. Abu Bakr
Sunday: a day given over by Americans to wishing that they themselves were dead and in Heaven, and that their neighbours were dead and in hell. H L Mencken
There are few more effective ways to promote tolerance between suspicious neighbours than to force them to eat supper together. Alain de Botton
Philadelphia is also known as the city of neighbourhoods. Michael Portillo, Great American Railroad Journeys VIII: Philadelphia to Atlantic City
North Philadelphia: ‘I like to get away from the real world as much as I can.’ Storyville: Quest: Surviving in America, BBC 2018, Rainey
‘I love north Philly. This is the neighbourhood we’ve living in all our lives … North Philly is definitely a tough neighbourhood … You see people getting shot right in front of you.’ ibid.
Hampshires County, September 2012: ‘My name is Edgar Feuschtwanger. I am 88 years old. I have lived here for quite a long time … I was born in Munich in 1924. I was a German Jew. And I lived right across the road from Hitler’s private flat.’ Hitler Was My Neighbour, History 2019
At the age of 40 Hitler was a comfortable man. He left the room he’d occupied in a lower-class neighbourhood ... [for] a luxurious nine-bedroom three-hundred-metre square apartment. ibid.
‘He [Hitler] was always underestimated.’ ibid. Edgar
Hitler had a thing for Munich … He made it the symbolic capital of Nazism. ibid.
My name is Bijan Ebrahimi. My life is in danger. I’ve got a mob behind my door. There’s 6, 7 neighbours and I can’t go out the door because I am not safe. Murdered by a Mob: The Murder of Bijan Ebrahimi ***** emergency appeal to rozzers, Channel 5 2021
Despite calling for the police, despite calling for the council repeatedly, repeatedly, he received no support. He was ignored. ibid. old dude
What part of be quiet do you not understand. Shut up. ibid. rozzer in station
The murder was described as a deeply shocking vigilante attack. The quiet disabled Iranian refugee was kicked and punched to death outside his flat on a British council estate. Doused with white spirit and then set alight. ibid. news
This has been going on for years. Where the local authority and the police have known about this. And I thought, what on earth has happened to lead to this place? How many opportunities must have been missed for Bijan to end as a burning corpse? ibid. researcher
Bijan was subject to racial abuse. He was called a [deleted]. He was called a paedophile. They would throw stones at his plants. Break the pots. They would leave rubbish on his doorstep, beer cans that sort of thing. They’d gather late at night outside his front door. Get drunk there. It would have been a constant barrage. ibid.
Thursday 11th July 2013, two days before his murder. Bijan started filming his neighbours. Bijan films a neighbour drinking with his children. ibid.