What does "love your neighbor, yet don't pull down your hedge" mean?

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"Love your neighbor, yet don't pull down your hedge" means that it is useful to have boundaries even among individuals or groups that are close. This saying is used in many types of situations, including politics and foreign relations.

Benjamin Franklin included the neighborly advice in his book, "Poor Richard's Almanac." He offers several suggestions for dealing with neighbors, and they are open to interpretation as to whether they are meant literally. For instance, "Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors," implies that people should accept others while still seeking to correct their own flaws. "A quarrelsome man has no good neighbors" hints that someone who is ill-tempered never finds satisfaction with anyone.

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It mean's that. you should appreciate your neighbors but not brown nose into their privacy. && dont sacrifice your own space.
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In this case, the hedge represents privacy. It means respect others - such as your neighbor. But don't get too close by sacrificing your privacy either.
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Who sings don't pull your love out on me baby if you do I think that maybe I'll just lay me down and cry for a hundred years? ChaCha
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