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Sibling Quotes and Sayings

These sibling quotes and sayings will have you reminiscing about your family members in no time. Most folks believe that those who have siblings are luckier than those who don’t.

Your siblings may turn out to be the best friends you could ever find. They know you better than anyone else, and you can always rely on them.

Even the most accomplished and famous people have acknowledged the importance of having a brother or sister. In fact, for many, the more you have, the better it is.

Here are some funny and lovely sibling quotes that will help you realize why these relationships matter so much.

Quotes About Siblings

Desmond Tutu quote on family.

1.) You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
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2.) More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you’ve been bad and good.
Linda Sunshine

sibling and childhood quote.

3.) A sibling is the lens through which you see your childhood.
Ann Hood

Funny Sibling quote.

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

5.) Siblings are the angels who lift you up when your wings forget to fly.
Unknown

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6.) The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other.
Unknown

7.) 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

Best Sibling Quotes

8.) We may look old and wise to the outside world. But to each other, we are still in junior school.
Charlotte Gray

9.) 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

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10.) My siblings are my best friends.
America Ferrera

11.) 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

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

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Sister Quotes

13.) The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend.
Cali Rae Turner

14.) To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confidant – it is to have a soulmate for life.
Victoria Secunda

15.) Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister?
Alice Walker

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

17.) 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

18.) Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow, and wise is the counsel of those who love us.
Benjamin Disraeli

19.) A sister is someone who loves you from the heart. No matter how much you argue, you cannot be drawn apart.
Shiv Sharma

20.) In some ways, siblings, and especially sisters, are more influential in your childhood than your parents.
Deborah Tannen

21.) In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips.
Unknown

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Brother Quotes

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

23.) I don’t remember any sibling rivalry growing up, because by the time I was really conscious, Tom was going away to college. My relationship with him, which is a very close one, really developed in more recent years.
David Hyde Pierce

24.) What brothers say to tease their sisters has nothing to do with what they really think of them.
Esther Friesner

25.) Older siblings are the only people who will pick on you for their own entertainment and beat up anyone else who tries.
Unknown

26.) 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

Playing with brothers quote.

Funny Sibling Quotes

27.) Half the time when brothers wrestle, it’s just an excuse to hug each other.
James Patterson

28.) My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, ‘You’re tearing up the grass’; ‘We’re not raising grass,’ Dad would reply. ‘We’re raising boys.’
Harmon Killebrew

29.) Siblings that say they never fight are most definitely hiding something.
Lemony Snicket

30.) 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

31.) Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know, whatever you do, they’ll still be there.
Amy Li

32.) The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.
Unknown

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

34.) What causes sibling rivalry? Having more than one kid.
Tim Allen

Humorous Brother Sister Quotations

35.) 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 Cohen

36.) Sometimes, being a brother is even better than being a superhero.
Marc Brown

37.) Be nice to your siblings; they’re your best link to your past and the most likely to stay with you in the future.
Baz Lurhmann

38.) What brothers say to tease their sisters has nothing to do with what they really think of them.
Esther M. Friesner

39.) 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

40.) Half the time when brothers wrestle, it’s just an excuse to hug each other.
James Patterson

41.) The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose.
Garrison Keillor

42.) They say that no matter how old you become when you are with your siblings, you revert back to childhood.
Karen White

43.) Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.
Charles M. Schulz

Brother and Sister Insights

44.) I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family. I have a wonderful relationship with my brother and sister; this makes me feel that I know always where I belong.
Jose Carreras

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

46.) As a brother and sister, our tastes were pretty different growing up. He liked a lot of early hip-hop. My dad didn’t understand it and would try to talk him out of it.
Taryn Manning

47.) 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

48.) 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

49.) I feel very much like I want to be with my brother and sister again. They’re nowhere. I know they’re nowhere, and they don’t exist, but if nowhere means that’s where they are, that’s where I want to be.
Maurice Sendak

50.) Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.
Vietnamese Proverb

51.) When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life.
Antisthenes

Sibling Relationship Quotes

52.) 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

53.) A bond as important as that of a husband and wife is the bond between siblings.
Lee Dong-Wook

54.) 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

55.) In many sibling relationships, the rate of conflict can be high, but the fun times in the backyard and the basement more than balance it out.
Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

56.) Siblings know you better than anyone. They may not always admire you, but they’ll always be intensely interested in you.
Dr. Terri Apter

57.) Sibling relationships outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, and 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

58.) Your siblings will always be your siblings. That can never change.
Sally Painter

59.) Having lots of siblings is like having built-in best friends.
Kim Kardashian

Estranged Family Quotes

60.) Sisters never quite forgive each other for what happened when they were five.
Pam Brown

61.) 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

62.) The strange part about a person’s lack of trust is that it often comes from not trusting themselves.
David W. Earle

63.) I left my family, and I left my brother and sister, and I went and lived my dream. I saw everybody, but is it ever enough?
Joan Jett

64.) It’s especially difficult when siblings leave the nest and grow into their own person, often apart from other siblings and parents. The ones we shared so much with growing up we suddenly have nothing in common with, it seems.
Unknown

65.) Making amends is not only saying the words but also being willing to listen to how your behavior caused another’s pain, and then the really hard part…changing behavior.
David W. Earle

66.) It has been said that blood is thicker than water.
I hope that will prove true to us in time.
Unknown

67.) Like branches on a tree, we grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. Each of our lives will always be a special part of the other.
Unknown

68.) 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

National Siblings Day Sayings

69.) I know it’s a cliche, 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 – check out Dana’s Twitter account.

70.) 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

71.) 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

72.) A sibling represents a person’s past, present, and future.
John Corey Whaley

73.) I think people that have a brother or sister don’t realize how lucky they are. Sure, they fight a lot, but to know that there’s always somebody there, somebody that’s family.
Trey Parker & Matt Stone

74.) The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
George Santayana

75.) What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent, unspeakable memories.
George Eliot

76.) A brother will always stand by you.
Unknown

Sibling Love Quotes

77.) I grew up with an older brother, and the bond between siblings is unlike anything else. And it can be a real journey to accept what that bond is once you both mature into it. It’s not always what you imagined or hoped. But it’s one of the most important things in the world.
Ben Schnetzer

78.) I do find the sibling connection endlessly fascinating, as I do all family dynamics. I like how siblings seem to create their own parentless mini-civilization within a family, one that has its own laws, myths, language, humor, its own loyalties, and treacheries.
Jandy Nelson

79.) Power, that’s one thing, but the love of family and of siblings is more important, is more powerful than any other power – at least earthly power, at least earthly power.
Sander Levin

80.) Being a brother and sister means being there for each other.
Unknown

81.) Siblings have a unique relationship. They share a secret language – a private code that unlocks common experiences. They are family, tied together by kinship throughout life.
Kenneth J. Doka

Family Sibling Quotes

82.) We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. (And) We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.
Clara Ortega

83.) The power of a sibling who knows everything about you, who knows the family you grew up in, who carries half your genes – there’s nothing quite like that.
Jeffrey Kluger

84.) Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
Margaret Mead

85.) We didn’t realize we were making memories; we just knew we were having fun.
Winnie the Pooh

86.) Sibling rivalry was, and still is to this day, rampant in my family. We were all competing for my parents’ divided attention.
Janine Di Giovanni

87.) Siblings are like the branches of a tree. They may grow in different directions, but their roots remain as one.
Unknown

Grateful For Siblings

88.) Siblings often become good friends, and because they know each other so well, they can provide each other with a deep sense of comfort.
Laura Markham

89.) A sibling may be the sole keeper of one’s core identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self.
Marian Sandmaier

90.) Siblings are a volume of childhood memories, a nostalgia that cannot be easily deleted.
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu

91.) The sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
Margaret Mead

92.) 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

93.) I have siblings. And there are certain things I know that I can push their buttons. And they know they have certain things where they can push mine.
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Sweet Sibling Quotes

94.) It was wonderful to grow up with so many siblings. We were all just a year or two apart, and we were always so supportive of each other.
Joaquin Phoenix

95.) In some ways, siblings, and especially sisters, are more influential in your childhood than your parents.
Deborah Tannen

96.) The best thing about having four big brothers is you always have someone to do something for you.
Chloe Moretz

97.) We were meant to be joined by blood, but we chose to be joined by love.
Unknown

Love/Hate Sibling Quotes

98.) Siblings know your greatest faults yet still love you and come to your defense.
Sally Painter

99.) 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

100.) 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

Heartfelt Sibling Quotes

101.) A sibling is the lens through which you see your childhood.
Ann Hood

102.) I may fight with my siblings. But once you lay a finger on them, you’ll be facing me.
Abby Slater

103.) The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other.
Unknown

104.) In some ways, siblings, and especially sisters, are more influential in your childhood than your parents.
Deborah Tannen

105.) Sibling relationships are complicated. All family relationships are. Look at Hamlet.
Maurice Saatchi

106.) The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.
Robert Brault

107.) They say that no matter how old you become when you are with your siblings, you revert back to childhood.
Karen White

108.) Being the youngest sibling, I’ve always been the most pampered child.
Soha Ali Khan

108.5) A sibling represents a person’s past, present, and future.
John Corey Whaley

Comedians’ Takes on Siblings

109.) We never talked, my family. We communicated by putting Ann Landers’ articles on the refrigerator.
Judy Gold

110.) Older brothers invented terrorism. “Louie, see that swamp? There’s a monster in it.” So, for years, I walked way around it. Until I got a little older, a little wiser, and a little brother.
Louie Anderson

111.) Every year, my family would pile into the car for our vacation and drive eighty trillion miles just to prove we couldn’t get along in any setting.
Janeane Garofalo

112.) That feeling when you’re so excited to see your sister… and you realize she’s wearing your clothes.
Unknown

113.) Sisters are like fat thighs – they stick together!
Unknown

114.) My sister saved me from drowning. I shouted at her because she pulled me out of the pool and hurt my arm.
Sarah Millican

Short Sibling Takes

115.) My brother is annoyingly fun.

116.) We laughed, we cried – well, mostly, we cried.

117.) Some sister time is good for the soul.

118.) A friend for a lifetime.

119.) Always connected despite the miles.

120.) Wouldn’t trade my sister for the world.

121.) Small moments with my bro translate to big memories.

122.) Happiness is knowing your sister loves you.

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123.) Best mates – some of the time.

124.) Life would be a bore without you, brother.

125.) Brothers are like chocolates from the same box.

126.) My mini-me got bigger!

127.) I couldn’t have done it without the fam.

I hope you enjoyed our collection of sibling quotes.

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.

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