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60 Brother and Sister Quotes to Teach You to Love Your Siblings

Dealing with your brother or sister can be so complicated at times.

You were just getting along fine and in a few moments, you are both throwing things at each other, and in another few minutes there you are both singing the same song, but then your sibling tried to outshine your performance and there you go again pulling each other’s hair out.

Ahhh! This endless cycle can be exhausting at times. But every now and then, we want a more meaningful connection with our brothers and sisters and not just the whole lot of raising voices and pointing fingers.

60 Brother and Sister Quotes to Teach You to Love Your Siblings

1. “Sisters annoy, interfere, criticize. Indulge in monumental sulks, in huffs, in snide remarks. Borrow. Break. Monopolize the bathroom. Are always underfoot. But if catastrophe should strike, sisters are there. Defending you against all comers.” – Pam Brown

2. “When I look at each of my brothers, I see two things. First, I see the next place I want to leave a rosy welt. Second, I see a good man who will always be there, no matter how hard life gets for me or him. Then, I get out of the way because I realize he’s coming at me with a wet dish towel.” – Daniel Pearce

3. “Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.” – Marc Brown

4. “There is a little boy inside the man who is my brother… Oh, how I hated that little boy. And how I love him too.” – Anna Quindlen

5. “When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life.” – Antisthenes

6. “A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double.” – Toni Morrison

7. “It’s hard to be responsible, adult and sensible all the time. How good it is to have a sister whose heart is as young as your own.” – Pam Brown

8. “It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.” – Dylan Thomas

9. “If you want to do really important things in life and big things in life, you can’t do anything by yourself. And your best teams are your friends and your siblings.” – Deepak Chopra

10. “If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother.” – Sam Levenson

11. “I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance – waiting for the bathroom.” – Bob Hope

12. “More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you’ve been bad and good.” – Linda Sunshine

13. “If you don’t understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child.” – Linda Sunshine

14. “Being pretty on the inside means you don’t hit your brother and you eat all your peas – that’s what my grandma taught me.” – Lord Chesterfield

15. “A younger sister is someone to use as a guinea-pig in trying sledges and experimental go-carts. Someone to send on messages to Mum. But someone who needs you – who comes to you with bumped heads, grazed knees, tales of persecution. Someone who trusts you to defend her. Someone who thinks you know the answers to almost everything.” – Pam Brown

16. “When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?” – Pam Brown

17. “Never make a companion equal to a brother.” – Hesiod

18. “Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony.” – Elizabeth Fishel

19. “I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.” – Maya Angelou

20. “I think I’m funny because my family, my siblings were funny.” – Martin Short

21. “I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but my God eluded me. I sought my brother and I found all three…” – Marti Luther King, Jr.

22. “I, who have no sisters or brothers, look with some degree of innocent envy on those who may be said to be born to friends.” – James Boswell

23. “Your parents leave you too soon and your kids and spouse come along late, but your siblings know you when you are in your most inchoate form.” – Jeffrey Kluger

24. “The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose.” – Garrison Keillor

25. “Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.” – Charles M. Schulz

26. “It takes two men to make one brother.” – Israel Zangwill

27. “Sisters share the scent and smells… the feel of a common childhood.” – Pam Brown

28. “The family. We are a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms. . . and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.” – Erma Bombeck

29. “Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and be of service to him. And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face.” – Francis of Assisi

30. “Sisters don’t need words. They have perfected a language of snarls and smiles and frowns and winks – expressions of shocked surprise and incredulity and disbelief. Sniffs and snorts and gasps and sighs – that can undermine any tale you’re telling.” – Pam Brown

31. “One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

32. “If sisters were free to express how they really feel, parents would hear this: ‘Give me all the attention and all the toys and send Rebecca to live with Grandma.’” – Linda Sunshine

33. “Having lots of siblings is like having built-in best friends.” – Kim Kardashian

34. “If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?” – Jodi Picoult

35. “Siblings that say they never fight are most definitely hiding something.” – Daniel Handler

36. “We came into the world like brother and brother, and now let’s go hand in hand, not one before another.” – William Shakespeare

37. “Half the time when brothers wrestle, it’s just an excuse to hug each other.” – James Patterson

38. “Brothers don’t necessarily have to say anything to each other – they can sit in a room and be together and just be completely comfortable with each other.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

39. “Sisters, as you know, also have a unique relationship. This is the person who has known you your entire life, who should love you and stand by you no matter what, and yet it’s your sister who knows exactly where to drive the knife to hurt you the most.” – Lisa See

40. “I know it’s a cliché, but the whole family is just whacked. I mean, we’re all out of our minds. They’re the funniest, most eccentric bizarre people I’ve ever met, my siblings.” – Dana Carvey

41. “For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.” – Christina Rossetti

42. “We shared parents, home, pets, celebrations, catastrophes, secrets. And the threads of our experience became so interwoven that we are linked. I can never be utterly lonely, knowing you share the planet.” – Pam Brown

43. “We know one another’s faults, virtues, catastrophes, mortifications, triumphs, rivalries, desires, and how long we can each hang by our hands to a bar. We have been banded together under pack codes and tribal laws.” – Rose Macaulay

44. “Sisters never quite forgive each other for what happened when they were five.” – Pam Brown

45. “My sister taught me everything I really need to know, and she was only in sixth grade at the time.” – Linda Sunshine

46. “Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.” – Margaret Mead

47. “Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply.” – Jane Austen

48. “There’s no better friend than a sister.” – Mary Engelbreit

49. “Your siblings are the only people in the world who know what it’s like to have been brought up the way you were.” – Betsy Z. Cohen

50. “An older sister is a friend and defender – a listener, conspirator, a counselor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too.” – Pam Brown

51. “Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.” – Benjamin Disraeli

52. “You can kid the world, but not your sister.” – Charlotte Gray

53. “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” – Desmond Tutu

54. “Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister?” – Alice Walker

55. “My great strength, which I very much believe in, is family. For me, family doesn’t simply mean components of DNA. I mean family in the sense of siblings. My mom and my sisters are the energy and inspiration in my life.” – Riccardo Tisci

56. “We must love one another, yes, yes, that’s all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other. It may be the very recognition of all men as our brothers that accounts for the sibling rivalry, and even enmity, we have toward so many of them.” – Peter De Vries

57. “My older siblings and I all work in ‘the industry.’ So obviously we have hectic schedules, but we make it work.” – Lily Collins

58. “It’s a blessing not to be alone in your grief but it’s also painful to see your parents and siblings in pain.” – Meghan O’Rourke

59. “I would ask my parents something, but then go to my siblings. We were encouraged to bounce ideas off everyone.” – Ahmet Zappa

60. “When you learn conflict-resolution skills in the playroom, you then practice them on the playground, and that in turn stays with you. If you have a combative sibling or a physically intimidating older sibling, you learn a lot about how to deal with situations like that later in life. If you’re an older sibling and you have a younger sibling who needs mentoring or is afraid of the dark, you develop nurturing and empathic skills that you wouldn’t otherwise have.” – Jeffrey Kluger

Final Thoughts

Siblings are an additional gift from God. They make your family complete and more enjoyable. You have someone you can rely on when there are certain things you can’t tell directly to your parents.

You have someone you can tell your secrets to and share every wonderful moment with. Most of all, siblings, no matter how much they fight and curse at each other, will always protect each other.

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