Neighborhood Quotes

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Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered . . . just one kind word to another person. ~ Fred Rogers.

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If we wish to rebuild our cities, we must first rebuild our neighborhoods. ~ Harvey Milk.

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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.

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The whole world is one neighborhood. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine; could you be mine? ~ Fred Rogers.

When the world seems large and complex, we need to remember that great world ideals all begin in some home neighborhood. ~ Konrad Adenauer.

Best Neighborhood Quotes

On that terrible day, a nation became a neighborhood. All Americans became New Yorkers. ~ George Pataki.

I grew up in a tough neighborhood and we used to say you can get further with a kind word and a gun than just a kind word. David Mamet

Many of the green places and open spaces that need protecting most today are in our own neighborhoods. In too many places, the beauty of local vistas has been degraded by decades of ill-planned and ill-coordinated development. ~ Al Gore.

You have to be involved in terms of what’s happening in your local neighborhood and what issues are there. ~ Barack Obama.

Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood. ~ Christopher Columbus.

There is plenty to do, for each one of us, working on our own hearts, changing our own attitudes, in our own neighborhoods. ~ Dorothy Day.

Popular Neighborhood Quotes

Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Not everyone is your brother or sister in the faith, but everyone is your neighbor, and you must love your neighbor. ~ Timothy Keller.

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s. ~ Richard Whately.

On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers. ~ Adlai E. Stevenson.

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. ~ Herman Melville.

It was dangerous to hit the wrong kid in my neighborhood, because a lot of the guys I played with had fathers in the Mafia. ~ Tim Robbins.

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I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land. ~ Jon Stewart.

Great Neighborhood Quotes

Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies. ~ Jane Austen.

The underlying message of the Neighborhood is that if somebody cares about you, it’s possible that you’ll care about others. ‘You are special, and so is your neighbor’ – that part is essential: that you’re not the only special person in the world. The person you happen to be with at the moment is loved, too. ~ Fred Rogers.

You take care of you and your family first. Then you go to your neighborhood, and then you spread it on out within the community. ~ Al Smith.

The most important decision I’ve made in business? The choices of people I have around me. When I first started I brought everybody with me, my homies from the neighborhood, criminals. I just said, ‘Come on everybody, we made it.’ Then I had to realize we didn’t make it. I made it. ~ Snoop Dogg.

I’m happy that I have my family, and I’m happy that I had Virginia, where I grew up, to retreat to any time I felt overwhelmed. Whenever there were times when I felt like the rug was being pulled out from under me and I was floating in this crazy space, I would stop and go back to that neighborhood and realize nothing’s changed, really. ~ Dave Grohl.

Those of Manhattan are the brokers on Wall Street and they talk of people who went to the same colleges; those from Queens are margin clerks in the back offices and they speak of friends who live in the same neighborhood. ~ Jimmy Breslin.

Your job is to inspire people from your neighborhood to get out. ~ Jay-Z.

There is beauty in our roots. Sometimes we think our roots are shameful, and people tell you that you’re no good or your ancestors are no good or that you come from a neighborhood of no hope and terrible crime. But it’s about the beauty of those places, and I carry that with me. ~ Luis Alberto Urrea

I grew up in an immigrant neighborhood. We just knew the rule was you’re going to have to work twice as hard. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

All of us grow up in particular realities – a home, family, a clan, a small town, a neighborhood. Depending upon how we’re brought up, we are either deeply aware of the particular reading of reality into which we are born, or we are peripherally aware of it. ~ Chaim Potok.

New Neighborhood Quotes

You can take the guy out of the neighborhood but you can’t take the neighborhood out of the guy. ~ Frankie Valli.

I love the idea of a beautiful neighborhood that represents the very best of American values, but also as a fun backdrop to some darker, deliciously sneaky things going on in people’s lives. ~ Marc Cherry.

I was raised in a Baptist household, went to a Catholic church, lived in a Jewish neighborhood, and had the biggest crush on the Muslim girls from one neighborhood over. ~ Will Smith.

I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand. ~ Rodney Dangerfield.

Child care should be convenient, affordable, and available in every neighborhood. ~ London Breed.

My son died from cancer. My granddaughter died from cancer. I have a lot of reasons to think that reality is not a friendly neighborhood. And the stories that I tell distract me, and if I do the job right, they distract people from things that are happening to them that they wish had never happened. ~ David Morrell.

With my childhood, it’s a wonder I’m not psychotic. I was the little Jewish boy in the non-Jewish neighborhood. It was a little like being the first Negro enrolled in the all-white school. I grew up in libraries and among books, without friends. ~ Abraham Maslow

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I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighborhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There are a lot of children in our country that, because of their neighborhood or socio-economic status, do not have the opportunity to attend a good school that will prepare them for life’s challenges. ~ Jared Polis.

Top Neighborhood Quotes

For me, education has never been simply a policy issue – it’s personal. Neither of my parents and hardly anyone in the neighborhood where I grew up went to college. But thanks to a lot of hard work and plenty of financial aid, I had the opportunity to attend some of the finest universities in this country. ~ Michelle Obama.

I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark. ~ Dick Gregory.

When you grow up in an extended family, or in a stable neighborhood with two or three generations of families who live there, you feel seen. Not just the good things you’ve done, the stuff you put on your resume. You know they’ve seen you in your dark times, when you’ve messed up – but they’re still there. ~ Dean Ornish.

Corporate engineers have looked at how women are with each other, borrowing the best tips from female neighborhood culture and then transporting them back into the bosom of capitalism. They’ve feminized capitalism. ~ Arlie Russell Hochschild.

If Wikileaks didn’t resolve that question for folks – at the end of the day, there are no secrets. We’re living in a glass neighborhood, in a fishbowl, and technology, white hat hackers, the folks that are doing the right thing with hacking. ~ Gavin Newsom.

I live in Brooklyn, in Williamsburg, so I just like to wander around. Williamsburg’s such a cool little neighborhood community spot. ~ Zoe Kravitz.

Having grown up in a Black neighborhood, gone to a segregated Black public school that was overcrowded and underfunded, watched my neighbors be displaced when rents went up and they couldn’t afford to pay them – all this shaped my career. ~ Maya Wiley.

Anything we can do in the near future that begins to stimulate the interest of people – seeing somebody down the street have an opportunity to go into space – buoys up the whole neighborhood. ~ Buzz Aldrin.

It’s tough growing up where I grew up. My family is very small and really tight. Just being around the neighborhood, my brothers were always around. I didn’t want to be in any trouble because I knew my mom or brothers would find out. I didn’t want to hurt their feelings. I just tried to do everything right. ~ Derrick Rose.

My favorite form of transportation is walking. I live in a neighborhood where you can walk to restaurants, banks, and shops. ~ Ed Begley, Jr.

I grew up with a pretty tough mom. She was a self-appointed neighborhood watchdog, and if she saw that any of the local boys were up to no good, she would scold them on the spot. Although she is only 5 feet 2, she was famous in our neighborhood for intimidating men three times her size and getting them to do the right thing. ~ Hanna Rosin.

I don’t think I would have made ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ had Trump not been president. I felt so desperately like we needed to see a model of masculinity that was kind and loving and emotional, and could be the antidote to this president that we had. ~ Marielle Heller.

For me, it’s like biking around the neighborhood, the walks and stuff, because I have never enjoyed the gym. Or I’ll do, since I used to dance a lot, all the old dance exercises. ~ Delta Burke.

Republicans have called for a National African-American Museum. The plan is being held up by finding a location that isn’t in their neighborhood. ~ Conan O’Brien.

I like you just the way you are. ~ Fred Rogers.

Growing up in a particular neighborhood, growing up in a working-class family, not having much money, all of those things fire you and can give you an edge, can give you an anger. ~ Gary Oldman.


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