„Some of the worst tyrannies of our day genuinely are "vowed" to the service of mankind, yet can function only by pitting neighbor against neighbor. The all-seeing eye of a totalitarian regime is usually the watchful eye of the next-door neighbor.“

Quelle: The Ordeal of Change (1963), Ch. 11: "Brotherhood"
Kontext: It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor. There may even be a certain antagonism between love of humanity and love of neighbor; a low capacity for getting along with those near us often goes hand in hand with a high receptivity to the idea of the brotherhood of men. About a hundred years ago a Russian landowner by the name of Petrashevsky recorded a remarkable conclusion: "Finding nothing worthy of my attachment either among women or among men, I have vowed myself to the service of mankind." He became a follower of Fourier, and installed a phalanstery on his estate. The end of the experiment was sad, but what one might perhaps have expected: the peasants — Petrashevsky's neighbors-burned the phalanstery.
Some of the worst tyrannies of our day genuinely are "vowed" to the service of mankind, yet can function only by pitting neighbor against neighbor. The all-seeing eye of a totalitarian regime is usually the watchful eye of the next-door neighbor. In a Communist state love of neighbor may be classed as counter-revolutionary.

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US-amerikanischer sozialkritischer Philosoph und Autor 1898 - 1983

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—  Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924

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„My next door neighbor's two dogs have created more shovel-ready jobs than this current administration.“

—  Gary Johnson American politician, businessman, and 29th Governor of New Mexico 1953

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„Everyone is trying to reach for their own stars, and all of those stars aren’t light-years away. They are as close as our job, our family, our children, our next-door neighbors and our good friends.“

—  Alan Bean American astronaut and painter 1932 - 2018

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„All men are moral. Only their neighbors are not.“

—  John Steinbeck, buch The Winter of Our Discontent

Quelle: The Winter of Our Discontent (1961), Part Two, Chapter XI

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„All mankind, right down to those you most despise, are your neighbors.“

—  Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992

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„No one ever has time to examine himself honestly, and most people look no further than their neighbors' eyes, in which they may see their own reflection.“

—  Françoise Sagan, buch Dans un mois, dans un an

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„We have two big neighbors, and, of course, we are really striving to maintain neighborly good relations with our two neighbors. As well, we want to have good relations with other nations. All those other nations we call our third neighbor.“

—  Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj Mongolian politician 1963

Quelle: "Locked Between Two Large Neighbors, Mongolia Seeks to Connect With the World" in IPI Global Observatory https://theglobalobservatory.org/2013/10/locked-between-two-large-neighbors-mongolia-seeks-to-connect-with-the-world/ (4 October 2013)
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„It is the neighbor who chooses the mayor and it is the mayor who wants the neighbors the mayor.“

—  Mariano Rajoy Spanish politician 1955

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As President, 2015
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„Those who love their neighbor as themselves possess nothing more than their neighbor.“

—  Basil of Caesarea Christian Saint 329 - 379

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Quelle: Social Justice, To the Rich (c. 368), p. 43

„The neurotic usually obeys his own Golden Rule: Hate thy neighbor as thyself.“

—  Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983

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—  George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633

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„If we can't keep our Palestinian neighbors and Muslim neighbors alive with good water and fresh air, we'll never get them to the peace table.“

—  Mandy Patinkin American actor and tenor singer 1952

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—  St. Vincent (musician) American singer-songwriter 1982

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„The litmus test of our love for God is our love of neighbor.“

—  Brennan Manning writer, American Roman Catholic priest and United States Marine 1934 - 2013

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