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8 Quotes on How to Be a Good Neighbor 

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Sep 28, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Today is National Good Neighbor Day! This day was created to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of creating a robust community in your own backyard.

It's always great to have a good neighbor but it's also important to BE a good neighbor. In our intergenerational housing program, we foster community through events and activities, but also in our daily interactions with people who live and work in the same building.

With people of all ages living and working together, it's important to remember some of the things that make a community strong. On our community boards and posts, we share upcoming activities and encouraging words for our staff and residents. Here are eight quotes that we have shared with about how to be a good neighbor! 

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The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers. - Martin Luther King
 
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.  - Benjamin Franklin
 
Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain, and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss. - From the Tai Shang Kan Ying P’Ien
 
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish. – Alfred Adler
 
Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. - C.S. Lewis
  
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean. – Confucius
  
While the spirit of neighborliness was important on the frontier because neighbors were so few, it is even more important now because our neighbors are so many. - Lady Bird Johnson
  
If you burn your neighbor’s house down, it doesn’t make your house look any better. - Lou Holtz

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