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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Neighbor
 
A bad neighbor is as great an evil as a good one is a blessing.  Hesiod.  1
A bad year passes, a bad neighbor remains always.  Modern Greek.  2
A good neighbor is a precious thing.  German.  3
A good neighbor is a good morrow.  4
A good neighbor is better than a brother afar off.  Danish.  5
A good neighbor is better than a jewel in a chest.  German.  6
A good neighbor is the safest guide.  German.  7
A great man and a great river are often ill neighbors.  8
A man may take a neebor’s part
Yet no hae cash to spare him.  Burns.
  9
A near neighbor is better than a distant cousin.  10
An unpeaceable man hath no neighbor.  11
Better a near neighbor than a distant cousin.  Italian.  12
Better is a neighbor that is near than a brother that is far off.  Bible.  13
Better is my neighbor’s hen than mine.  Portuguese.  14
Better learn by your neighbor’s skaith than by your own.  15
Between neighbors’ gardens a hedge is not amiss.  Spanish.  16
Does your neighbor bore you lend him a sequin.  Italian.  17
Every man’s neighbor is his looking-glass.  18
He who has a good neighbor has a good morning.  Italian, German, Danish.  19
He who has a bad neighbor is fain to praise himself.  Danish.  20
Here’s talk of the Turk and the Pope, but its my next neighbor that does me the harm.  21
If a man would know what he is let him anger his neighbor.  German.  22
It is not as thy mother says but as thy neighbors say.  23
Keep well with your neighbors whether right or wrong.  German.  24
My neighbor’s goat gives more milk than mine.  Spanish, Portuguese.  25
My neighbor’s hen lays more eggs than mine.  Spanish.  26
One cannot keep peace longer than his neighbor will let him.  German.  27
Neighbor once over the hedge, neighbor over it again.  German.  28
Neighbor’s right, God’s right.  Turkish.  29
No neighbor is the best.  German.  30
No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor.  Danish.  31
The bad neighbor gives a needle without thread.  Spanish, Portuguese.  32
The neighbor’s cow gives the most milk.  German.  33
The neighbor’s hen lays the largest eggs.  German.  34
The neighbor’s misfortunes to us are only dreams.  German.  35
The neighbor’s wife is always the handsomest.  German.  36
There are three bad neighbors: great rivers, great lords, and great roads.  Danish.  37
What is it to me how my neighbor lives.  German.  38
What my neighbor eats does my stomach no good.  Spanish.  39
When thou seest thy neighbor’s house in flames go warm by it.  Spanish.  40
When your neighbor’s house is on fire look to your own.  Modern Greek.  41
You may love your neighbor and yet not hold his stirrups.  42
You must not throw stones into your neighbor’s garden.  French.  43
 
 
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