Fraternity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fraternity quotes, fraternity sayings, and fraternity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I cannot possibly understand how fraternity can be legally enforced without liberty being legally destroyed…     

Frédéric Bastiat

The common right is nothing more or less than the protection of all, pouring its rays on each. This protection of each by all, is Fraternity.     

Albert Pike

If we remain grotesquely unequal, we shall lose all sense of fraternity: and fraternity, for all its fatuity as a political objective, turns out to be the necessary condition of politics itself.     

Tony Judt

A "fraternity" is the antithesis of fraternity. The first ... is predicated on the idea of exclusion; the second (that is, the abstract thing) is based on a feeling of total equality.     

E.B. White

Fraternity without absorption, union without fusion.     


A fraternity is an association of men, selected in their college days by democratic processes, because of their adherence to common ideals and aspirations.     

Newton D. Baker

Fraternity has subtleties.     

Fernando Pessoa

Cooperation called fraternity in the classic French formula is as much a part of the democratic ideal as is personal initiative. That cultural conditions were allowed to develop (markedly so in the economic phase) which subordinated cooperativeness to liberty and equality serves to explain the decline in the two latter.     

John Dewey

Either fraternity is spontaneous, or it does not exist. To decree it is to annihilate it. The law can indeed force men to remain just; in vain would it would try to force them to be self-sacrificing.     

Frederic Bastiat

Fraternity among nations, however, touches the deepest desire of human nature.     

Hjalmar Branting