God does not need your good works, but your neighbor does.— Martin Luther
Staggering Good Neighbor quotations
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
Before I built a wall I'd ask to know what I was walling in or walling out.
The religion I have to love and fear God, believe in Jesus Christ, do all the good to my neighbor, and myself that I can, do as little harm as I can help, and trust on God's mercy for the rest.
Just do what works for you, because there will always be someone who thinks differently.
The happiest people I know are people who don't even think about being happy.
They just think about being good neighbors, good people. And then happiness sort of sneaks in the back window while they are busy doing good.
The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers.
Help me, O Lord, that my hands may be merciful and filled with good deeds, so that I may do only good to my neighbors.
Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.
Good fences make good neighbors.
Fortune knocks at every man's door once in a life, but in a good many cases the man is in a neighboring saloon and does not hear her.
A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn't climb over it.
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.
Let no man's place, or dignity, or riches, puff him up;
and let no man's low condition or poverty abase him. For the chief points are faith towards God, hope towards Christ, the enjoyment of those good things for which we look, and love towards God and our neighbor.
We are not to throw away those things which can benefit our neighbor.
Goods are called good because they can be used for good: they are instruments for good, in the hands of those who use them properly.
Get all you can without hunting your soul, your body, or your neighbor.
Save all you can, cutting off every needless expense. Give all you can. Be glad to give, and ready to distribute; laying up in store for yourselves a good foundation against the time to come, that you may attain eternal life.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
Do not say that faith in Christ alone can save you, for this is not possible if you do not attain love for Him, which is demonstrated by deeds. As for mere faith: "The demons also believe and tremble" (James, 2:19). The action of love consists in heartfelt good deeds toward one's neighbor, magnanimity, patience, and sober use of things.
Above all, remember that God looks for solid virtues in us, such as patience, humility, obedience, abnegation of your own will - that is, the good will to serve Him and our neighbor in Him. His providence allows us other devotions only insofar as He sees that they are useful to us.
The good of our soul is more important than that of our body;
and we have to prefer the spiritual welfare of our neighbor to our bodily comforts. . . If a certain kind of dress constitutes a grave and proximate occasion of sin, and endangers the salvation of your soul and others, it is your duty to give it up.
Whatever is good for you soul, do that.
A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.
Definition of good neighbor: someone to be trusted;
a courteous, friendly source of help when help is needed; someone you can count on; someone who cares.
I pray to be a good servant to God, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a brother, an uncle, a good neighbor, a good leader to those who look up to me, a good follower to those who are serving God and doing the right thing.
Try no to resist the changes that come in your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? How Rumi Can Change Your Life?
This is the rule of most perfect Christianity, its most exact definition, its highest point, namely, the seeking of the common good ... for nothing can so make a person an imitator of Christ as caring for neighbors.
A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's.
Those influences which really make and mar human happiness and greatness are beyond the reach of the law. The law can keep neighbors from trespassing, but it cannot put neighborly courtesy and good-will into their relations.
If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
If you see your neighbor in sin, don't look only at this, but also think about what he has done or does that is good, and infrequently trying this in general, while not partialy judging, you will find that he is better than you.
The American color bar unless speedily removed will be the rock on which our international Good Neighbor policy and our pious claims to moral leadership will founder.
All will concede that in order to have good neighbors, we must also be good neighbors. That applies in every field of human endeavor.
Friendship picks you up when the world lets you down.
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
The only faults considered grave are the following: not respecting the rights of one's neighbor, letting oneself be paralyzed by fear, feeling guilty, thinking one does not deserve the good and bad which occurs in life, and being a coward.
Passive righteousness tells us that God does not need our good works.
Active righteousness tells us that our neighbor does. The aim and direction of good works are horizontal, not vertical.
Every may not be good, but there's something good in every day.
My goodness, everyone is planting grapes, even a neighbor with only five acres.
The only time you should look in your neighbor's bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don't look in your neighbor's bowl to see if you have as much as them.
A good neighbor sometimes cuts your morning up to mince-meat of the very smallest talk, then helps to sugar her bohea at night with your reputation.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
The American people I talk to don't spend every moment thinking, 'How can I tax my neighbor more than they're being taxed?' They say, 'How can I get a good job? How can my kids get good jobs? How can seniors have a confidence in their future when they know that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are bankrupt?'
We must not cast away riches which can benefit our neighbor.
Possessions were made to be possessed; goods are called goods because they do good, and they have been provided by God for the good of men: they are at hand and serve as the material, the instruments for a good use in the hand of him who knows how to use them.
If nowhere else, in the relation between Church and State, "good fences make good neighbors."
Before I built a wall I'd ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offence. Something there is that doesn't love a wall, That wants it down.
The Iranians know what they need to do in order to become a responsible member of the international community and in order to become a good neighbor, and it's really up to them to change their behavior.