Brothers Sayings and Quotes

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

There's no other love like the love for a brother. There's no other love like the love from a brother. Terri Guillemets
Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero. Marc Brown
Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk. Susan Scarf Merrell
A brother is a friend given by Nature. Jean Baptiste Legouve
Never make a companion equal to a brother. Hesiod
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
He is my most beloved friend and my bitterest rival, my confidant and my betrayer, my sustainer and my dependent, and scariest of all, my equal. Gregg Levoy
We came into the world like brother and brother; And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another. William Shakespeare
If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner. Marlon Brando
Because brothers don't let each other wander in the dark alone. Jolene Perry
Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet. Vietnamese Proverb
When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life. Antisthenes
After a girl is grown, her little brothers - now her protectors - seem like big brothers. Terri Guillemets
It takes two men to make one brother. Israel Zangwill
There is a destiny that makes us brothers, no one goes his way alone; all that we send into the lives of others, comes back into our own. Edwin Markham
Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss! Robert Burns
He who understands you is greater kin to you than your own brother. For even your own kindred neither understand you nor know your true worth. Kahlil Gibran
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 ther's always somebody there, somebody that's family. Trey Parker & Matt Stone
As we grew up, my brothers acted like they didn't care, but I always knew they looked out for me and were there! Catherine Pulsifer
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. Matthew 18:15
What strange creatures brothers are! Jane Austen
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
There was brotherhood between people who had fed from the same breast, a kinship that even time could not break. - Amir Khaled Hosseini
A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams. unknown
Help your brother's boat across, and your own will reach the shore. Hindu Proverb
I've been blessed to have A brother like you, You're my pal, my buddy And my best friend too. And it means a lot Having a brother like you. unknown
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
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-Exupéry
The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder. Jane Austen
A mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one. Thomas Carlyle
He is my most beloved friend and my bitterest rival, my confidant and my betrayer, my sustainer and my dependent, and scariest of all, my equal. Gregg Levoy
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
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
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
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-Exupéry
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
We are not only our brother's keeper; in countless large and small ways, we are our brother's maker. Bonaro Overstreet
A brother is a friend God gave you; A friend is a brother your heart chose. Proverb
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
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
Brothers in suffering, brothers in resistance, brothers in ideals and conviction. It is now our duty to further strengthen this bond in order to secure this hard-won freedom for future generations. Guy Verhofstadt
Having two older brothers is a healthy reminder that you're always closer to the bottom than you are to the top. Andy Roddick
I believe that we must reach our brother, never toning down our fundamental oppositions, but meeting him when he asks to be met, with a reason for the faith that is in us, as well as with a loving sympathy for them a brothers. Dorothy Day
Blood ties do not necessarily make a brother; this special bond may be kindled through years of friendship as well so that a brotherly relationship is possible. Byron Pulsifer
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
Everyone knows that if you've got a brother, you're going to fight. Liam Gallagher
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. King Solomon
When you deal with your brother, be pleasant, but get a witness. Hesiod
Your brother is always the first male friend you will have in your life. Ritu Ghatourey
Brothers naturally invite comparison. Larry Watson
Give love, and keep blood between brothers. Pete Townshend
Little brothers are the buck privates of life! Charles M. Schulz
We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers. Martin Luther King Jr.
I, who have no sisters or brothers, look with some degree of innocent envy on those who may be said to be born friends. James Boswell
When I look at each of my brothers, I see two things. First, I see the next place I want to leave a rosy welt. Second, I see a good man who will always be there, no matter how hard life gets for me or him. Then, I get out of the way because I realize he’s coming at me with a wet dish towel. Dan Pearce
I had a brother who was my savior, made my childhood bearable. Maurice Sendak
Being pretty on the inside means you don’t hit your brother and you eat all your peas – that’s what my grandma taught me. Lord Chesterfield
Oh, brothers! I don't care for brothers. My elder brother won't die, and my younger brothers seem never to do anything else. Oscar Wilde
We are not our brother's keeper, we are our brother and we are our sister. We must look past complexion and see community. Maya Angelou
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
No life's worth more than any other, no sister worth less than any brother. Michael Franti
The crest and crowning of all good, / Life's final star, is Brotherhood. Edwin Markham
A gentleman nurses the roots: when the root has taken, the truth will grow; and what are the roots of love, but the duty of son and of brother. Confucius
A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother. Samuel Richardson
All men are my brethren, and all things my companion. Chang Tsai
And much more am I sorrier for my good knight's loss than for the loss of my fair queen; for queens I might have enough, but such a fellowship of good knights shall never be together in no company. Sir Thomas Malory
If thy brother wrongs thee, remember not so much his wrong-doing, but more than ever that he is thy brother. Epictetus
To hunt tigers one must have a brother's help. Chinese Proverb
A brother noble, / Whose nature is so far from doing harms / That he suspects none. William Shakespeare
Your big brother, best friend forever / Like two peas in a pod, you did everything together. Pinkie Pie; Applejack; Rainbow Dash; Fluttershy; Rarity
How lovely the elder brother’s / Life all laced in the other’s, / Lóve-laced!—what once I well / Witnessed; so fortune fell. Gerard Manley Hopkins
Brothers o' mine, brothers o' mine, / All the world over, from pole to pole / All of them brothers of mine and thine / Every wondering, blundering soul. / Banded together by grace divine, / Brothers o' mine, brothers o' mine. Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
We are in ancient stories told, / All were brothers in days of old, / But these with facts they do not chime / For all mankind do love the dime, / And worship the mighty dollar, / And admire the golden collar, / The rich man's washed with whitest lime, / The poor man's cover'd o'er with slime, / But we should try to love each other / And treat each man as our brother. James McIntyre
Equality is absolute or no. / Nothing between can stand. We are the sons / Of the same sire, or madness breaks and runs / Through the rude world. Ridiculous our woe / If single pity does not love it. So / Our separate fathers love us. No man shuns / His poorest child's embrace. We are the sons / Of such, or ground and sky are soon to go. Mark Van Doren
My brothers all are proud of purse, / But though my poverty I curse, / I would not for a diadem / Exchange my lowly lot with them: / A garret and a crust for me, / And reams and dreams of Poetry. Robert William Service
I grew up with six brothers.It's how I learned to dance-waiting for the bathroom. Bob Hope
If God is thy father, man is thy brother. Lamartine
A man may be a brother, but he should pay for his cheese. Serbian Proverb
Brotherhood is brotherhood, but a kid is always worth half a crown. Iraqi Proverb