40 Brother And Sister Quotes To Celebrate Your Sibling Bond

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We all get so caught up in our own lives at time that we let our relationships with the people who matter to us most slip through the cracks, especially our relationships with our siblings. You probably don't spend a whole lot of time each day looking for brother and sister quotes you can share to make sure they know just how much you love them, but taking a moment to do say can be deeply meaningful.

Of course, we also have occasions like National Siblings Day to kick us into that mode if we weren't already. According to CNN, National Siblings Day was founded by Claudia Evart in honor of her two siblings, both of whom she lost early in life. The date — April 10 — was her late sister Lisette’s birthday. So, let this be a gentle reminder to show your brothers and sisters how much your appreciate them while you still can.

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Sibling bonds are some of the strongest people forge. Your siblings may be the first people you tell when something good happens, the last people you want to see when you're struggling and yet the ones you need most when you do. If you're lucky your siblings can be a source of true strength and inspiration throughout your entire life.

Whether on National Siblings Day, their birthday, or just because, take a moment to find the perfect quote for your brother or sister to let them know how grateful you are to have them.

Best Brother and Sister Quotes

1. "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

An important reminder that your bond has been forged by more than just blood.

2. “A sibling is the lense through which you see your childhood.” — Ann Hood

Siblings remind you of a simpler time and help you understand what made you who you are.

3. “We didn’t even realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” — A.A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"

Siblings are often the first playmates we have and some of the best memories are with them.

4. "Ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” — Lilo and Stitch

If you have siblings, you know you will never be truly alone.

5. “As sure as the sun will rise every morning and set in the evening just the same, I will love you all the days of my life.” — Fawn Weaver

To my siblings, always remember this is true.

6. “I was born into the most remarkable and eccentric family I could have possibly hoped for.” — Maureen O’Hara

Our quirks are what makes the world more interesting.

7. “I can’t promise to solve all your problems, but I can promise you won’t have to face them alone."

Siblings should always have each other's backs.

8. “Sibling relationships — and 80% 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 distance and closeness, warmth, loyalty and distrust.” — Erica E. Goode

Sibling relationships are one-of-a-kind.

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

Siblings are the closest we can get to knowing someone from cradle to grave.

10. "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

The connection runs deeper than any other.

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Funny Brother and Sister Quotes

11. “Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.” — Sam Levenson

Siblings are the people we can be our weirdest selves with.

12. “I smile because you’re my sister. I laugh because there is nothing you can do about it.”

Be mad. There’s nothing you can do about it.

13. “Siblings (n.) a combination of a best friend and a pain in the neck. They might be the most annoying people around you but you still love them endlessly.”

Siblings are sometimes people you kind of hate to love.

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

Brothers teach you more than you'd ever expect them to.

15. “You and I are sisters. Always remember that if you fall, I will pick you up … after I finish laughing."

They’re some of the only people you can pick on as you simultaneously support them.

16. “The best thing about having four big brothers is you always have someone to do something for you.” — Chloe Moretz

Of course, there may be some quid pro quo involved, but that's OK.

17. “I've been the oldest child since before you were born.” — E.L. Konigsburg

So there.

18. “Home is wherever a bunch of crazies are.”

And by crazy, we mean your siblings.

19. “There’s no buddy like a brother.”

Puns are funny, especially when they speak the truth.

20. “If you don’t understand how a woman could love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time. Then you were probably an only child.”

People without lots of siblings simply don’t get it.

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Brother and Sister Bond Quotes

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

Our siblings are by our side for longer than anyone else we will ever know.

22. “Being brother and sister means being there for each other."

Having a sibling means that you always have someone who is there for you.

23. “Not always eye to eye, but always heart to heart.”

Siblings argue, but they always love each other anyway.

24. “She is my best friend. If you break her heart, I’ll break your face.”

This was basically the sentiment of my wedding toast at my oldest little sister’s wedding (yes, I’m serious).

25. “The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other.”

Sappy as heck, but accurate.

26. “If you mess with the little sister, there’s always a bigger, crazier sister lurking … with access to a shovel and heavily wooded areas.”

Don't mess with one if you don't want to deal with the other.

27. “Brothers are playmates in the beginning and best friends for life!”

Bonds between siblings tend to be stronger than most.

28. “Sometimes being a big sister is even better than being a princess.”

That feeling you got as the oldest when you were suddenly OK with sharing mom and dad’s love.

29. “Older siblings … The only people who will pick on you for their own entertainment and beat up anyone else who tries.”

I’ve never wanted to hit someone as much as I have when they’ve picked on my little siblings.

30. “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.”

The relationship between siblings is like no other.

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Cute Brother and Sister Quotes

31. "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

It doesn't get more strange and wonderful than that.

32. “Being a brother is even better than being a superhero.”

If you say your big brother isn't (or wasn't ever) your hero, you lie.

33. “Hold my hand big sister all the years through, Hold my hand little brother for I will always love and protect you.”

Protecting each other forever.

34. “Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.”

The most beautiful flowers that ever bloomed.

35. “Everything I am, you helped me be.”

Remind them that you are who you are because of them (whether it’s good or bad).

36. “I loved you too much to just be your friend. So God made me your sister.”

Because siblings are even closer than friends.

37. “Like branches on a tree … we may grow in different directions, but our roots remain as one.”

No matter how different your paths may be, you’ll always share the same start.

38. "In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips."

Sisters are one of the best parts of life.

39. “I walk down memory lane because I love running into you.”

And what a fine reason that is.

40. “Siblings by chance. Friends by choice."

Siblings can be the very best of friends when they both want to make that happen.

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Nicole Bradley-Bernard is a writer who needs coffee more than she needs anyone’s approval. She enjoys putting bright colors in her curly brown hair, spending time outside on cool days and being with her partner in life, Eric, who she considers a continuing source of inspiration.