Brother Sister Sayings and Quotes

Brothers and sisters can be fast friends or ferocious foes. Either way, you can’t choose your siblings. While the relationship of siblings may be strained in youth, brothers and sisters often become best friends with age. Below you’ll find a collection of wise, inspirational, and humorous brother and sister sayings and quotes.


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

To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confident -- it is to have a soulmate for life.     

Victoria Secunda

The thing with brothers is, you're supposed to take turns being the keeper. Sometimes you get to sit down and be the brother who is kept.

Orson Scott Card

Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.     

Susan Scarf Merrell

Our siblings. They resemble us just enough to make all their differences confusing, and no matter what we choose to make of this, we are cast in relation to them our whole lives long.     

Susan Scarf Merrell

Being his real brother I could feel I live in his shadows, but I never have and I do not now. I live in his glow.

Michael Morpurgo

Your parents are the parents you know best. Your brother and sister, if you have them, are the brother and sister you know best. They may not be the ones you like the best. They may not be the most interesting, but they are the closest and probably the clearest to you.     

James Salter

What sets sisters apart from brothers and also from friends is a very intimate mashing of heart, soul and the mystical cords of memory.

Carol Saline

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

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 Quindlan

A sibling may be the keeper of one's identity, the only person with the keys to one's unfettered, more fundamental self.     

Marian Sandmaier

Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.

Sam Levenson

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

Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caringquite often the hard way.     

Pamela Dugdale

If you have a brother or sister, tell them you love them every day—that's the most beautiful thing. I told my sister how much I loved her every day. That's the only reason I'm OK right now.     

Amaury Nolasco

Brother and sister, together as friends, ready to face whatever life sends. Joy and laughter or tears and strife, holding hands tightly as we dance through life.

Suzie Huitt

To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.

Clara Ortega

Sisters and brothers are the truest, purest forms of love, family and friendship, knowing when to hold you and when to challenge you, but always being a part of you.     

Carol Ann Albright Eastman

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

The mildest, drowsiest sister has been known to turn tiger if her sibling is in trouble.

Clara Ortega

The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend.

Cali Rae Turner

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

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they will still be there.

Amy Li

If thy brother wrongs thee, remember not so much his wrong-doing, but more than ever that he is thy brother.

Epictetus

My sister and I are so close that we finish each other's sentences and often wonder who's memories belong to whom.

Shannon Celebi

Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.

Vietnamese Proverb

My brother is one of my true heroes. Steady and sober where I am impulsive and emotional.     

Mark McKinnon

After a girl is grown, her little brothers—now her protectors—seem like big brothers.     

Terri Guillemets

A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.

Isadora James

Half the time when brothers wrestle, it's just an excuse to hug each other.

James Patterson