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31 Quotes on Siblings

Brothers and sisters...for life.

Siblings.  Nature's way of creating a slightly (or very) different version of us.  Read on for quotes on this special relationship.

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

Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet. - Vietnamese Proverb

The family is one of nature's masterpieces. - George Santayana

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

Sibling relationships - and 80 percent of Americans have at least one - outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship. They flourish in a thousand incarnations of closeness and distance, warmth, loyalty and distrust. - Erica E. Goode

Friends are the siblings God never gave us. - Mencius

A brother is a friend given by Nature. - Jean Baptiste Legouve

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

Lord help the mister that comes between me and my sister... - Irving Berlin

We are not only our brother's keeper; in countless large and small ways, we are our brother's maker. - Bonaro Overstreet

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

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. - Desmond Tutu

Our siblings push buttons that cast us in roles we felt sure we had let go of long ago - the baby, the peacekeeper, the caretaker, the avoider.... It doesn't seem to matter how much time has elapsed or how far we've traveled. - Jane Mersky Leder

Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow. - Benjamin Disraeli

How do people make it through life without a sister? - Sara Corpening

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

Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero. - Marc Brown

It takes two men to make one brother. - Israel Zangwill

There's no other love like the love for a brother. There's no other love like the love from a brother. - Terri Guillemets

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

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

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

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. - Unknown

The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother - and they'll settle for a puppy every time. - Winston Pendelton

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

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

Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring, quite often the hard way. - Pamela Dugdale

 

Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony. - Elizabeth Fishel

I had this odd sibling rivalry with America. - Patti Davis (Daughter of former President Ronald Reagan)

I think I'm funny because my family, my siblings were funny. - Martin Short

Without her and her sickness, I would not be here. And without me being a perfect match for my sister, she would not be here as well. - Marissa Ayala

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Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., N.C.C., L.M.H.C., is the author of Making the Grade with ADD and ADD and Your Money. 

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