Mrs. Boffin, insisting that Bella should make tomorrow's expedition in the chariot, she went home in great grandeur. Mrs. Wilfer and Miss Lavinia had speculated much on the probabilities and improbabilities of her coming in this gorgeous state, and, on beholding the chariot from the window at which they were secreted to look out for it, agreed that it must be detained at the door as long as possible, for the mortification and confusion of the neighbours.
~ Our Mutual Friend
by Charles Dickens
"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?"
~ Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
"People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors."
by George Eliot