Good fences make good neighbors

Good fences make good neighbors.

Neighbors are best able to maintain positive relationships when they don't intrude upon or harm each other's land. Fences, for instance, would contain one's livestock to one's own land. The proverb was popularized by Robert Frost's 1914 poem, "Mending Wall." A: "I don't love the idea of having a fence between our properties." B: "Yeah, but you know what they say—good fences make good neighbors."
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Good fences make good neighbors.

Prov. It is easier to be friendly with your neighbor if neither of you trespasses upon the other's property or privacy. Jane: The guy next door is letting his party guests wander across our lawn again. Alan: I guess we'll have to build a fence there. Good fences make good neighbors, like they say.
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