“There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say” — Cyril Connolly


The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbour.” — Horace

People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can’t fool the neighbours.” — Edgar Watson Howe

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

A nation is a society united by a delusion about it’s ancestry and by common hatred of it’s neighbours. ” — Dean William R. Inge

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

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

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

It’s a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own.” — Harry S. Truman

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