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Having a brother is like having an irreplaceable friend.

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Top 10 Brother Quotes

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
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When your son grows up, become his brother.

Arabic proverb 
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Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.

Marc Brown
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Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.

Mahatma Gandhi
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Half the time when brothers wrestle, it’s just an excuse to hug each other.

James Patterson
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People are of two types: they are either your brothers in faith or your equals in humanity.

Ali Ibn Abi Talib
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If thy brother wrongs thee, remember not so much his wrongdoing, but more than ever that he is thy brother.

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Help your brother’s boat across, and your own will reach the shore.

Hindu proverb
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I wish I could say I see my little brother more. We used to fight all the time but now that I don’t see him very often I cherish the time I have with him.

Zac Efron
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The crest and crowning of all good, life’s final star, is brotherhood.

Edwin Markham
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It’s normal to fight with your brothers, and it’s good to tease them to give them advice. Anonymous

I’m the opposite of jealous.

Eli Manning

A bad brother is far better than no brother. Swahili proverb

Sleep is the brother of death. Chinese proverb

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We came into the world like brother and brother, and now let’s go hand in hand, not one before another. William Shakespeare

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


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

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent. John Donne

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

Good brotherhood is the best wealth.

Russian proverb

The world is now too small for anything but brotherhood. A. Powell Davies

There is no love like the love for a brother. There is no love like the love from a brother. Astrid Alauda

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A brother shares childhood memories and grownup dreams. Anonymous

Once we meet and talk, we are brothers and sisters.

Japanese proverb 

My big brother still thinks he’s a better singer than me. Rod Stewart

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

A sin against a brother or sister is an offence against the gods. African proverb 

Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.

Alexander the Great

Big Brother is watching… look busy. Brandon Boyd

A mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one. Thomas Carlyle

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Brothers are like streetlights along the road, they don’t make distance any shorter but they light up the path and make the walk worthwhile. Anonymous

At the narrow passage, there is no brother and no friend.

Bedouin proverb

It’s rare to have a best friend who is also your brother and also an NFL football player, and he knows exactly what I’m talking about. Eli Manning

My brother is really, really slow. Usain Bolt

My brother is one of my true heroes. Steady and sober where I am impulsive and emotional. Mark McKinnon

He will make you cry but also make you laugh. He will make you scream but also dream.

Maxime Lagacé

Until blacks and whites see each other as brother and sister, we will not have parity. It’s very clear. Maya Angelou

All are brothers and sisters. All are one, be alike to everyone. That is unity. Sathya Sai Baba

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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

There can be no companion better than a brother and there can be no friend better than a brother.


If your brother is rich it doesn’t mean you’re rich. African proverb

Everyone knows that if you’ve got a brother, you’re going to fight. Liam Gallagher (Oasis)

All men are brothers. Lailah Gifty Akita

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.

Richard Bach

The beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold. Martin Luther King Jr

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

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Brothers are what best friends can never be. Unknown

There is no time like the old time, when you and I were young!

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

We didn’t even realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun. Winnie the Pooh

To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them. Baron de Montesquieu

We should all lend a helping hand to those in need as we are all brothers and sisters. Catherine Pulsifer

When I had money everyone called me brother.

Polish proverb

I believe in one thing, that only a life lived for others is a life worth living. Albert Einstein

Because brothers don’t let each other wander in the dark alone. Jolene Perry

When you deal with your brother, be pleasant, but get a witness. Hesiod

Respect among brothers is the purest form of love.

Maxime Lagacé

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

Stop for a moment and realize how lucky you are to have one. Maxime Lagacé

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There’s a lot of times that both myself and my brother wish, obviously, that we were just completely normal. Prince Harry

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 SaintExupery

Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars. Victor Hugo

I’m the oldest, I make the rules. I’m in the middle, I’m the reason we have rules. I’m the youngest the rules don’t apply to me. Unknown

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

It takes two men to make one brother.

Israel Zangwill

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

A friend is a brother who was once a bother. Unknown

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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

A trial between brothers has no winners or losers.

Ekonda proverb

There is always a chance that he who sets himself up as his brother’s keeper will end up by being his jailkeeper. Eric Hoffer

United we stand, divided we fall. Aesop

I always fight with my brother, but this is our kind of I Love You. Anonymous

If I could pick the best brother, I would pick you.


In time of test, family is best. Burmese proverb

Maybe one is enough. Swati Avasthi

A quarrel between brothers costs soul and life. Swedish proverb

Every person whether he is Hindu, Muslim or Buddhist, he is my brother, my sister.

Mother Teresa

The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother. Charles Dickens 

Loving Brother Quotes

Imitation is obviously a great form of flattery. Peyton Manning

Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin. Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother!

Honore De Balzac

The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession. Mark Twain

The happiest days of my youth were when my brother and I would run through the woods and feel quite safe. Rachel Weisz

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Three brothers, three fortresses. Portuguese proverb

Either men will learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts.

Max Lerner

Brothers are as close as hands and feet. Vietnamese Proverb

Silence is a brother of delight. Arabic proverb

Big Brother is watching you. George Orwell

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

Susan Scarf Merrell

We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same. C. JoyBell C.

Brotherhood is the very price and condition of man’s survival. Carlos P. Romulo

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When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies. Kahlil Gibran

You are not my friend, you are my brother, my friend.

Jaroslaw Jarzabowski

Home is wherever my bunch of crazies are. Unknown

Never make a companion equal to a brother. Hesiod

We do not want the men of another color for our brothersinlaw, but we do want them for our brothers. Booker T. Washington

Your brother is always the first male friend you will have in your life.

Ritu Ghatourey

Because I have a brother I’ll always have a friend. Unknown

Everything I am, you helped me be. Unknown

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Love between brothers is messy, loud, rough, sweet, fierce, fun, unique, forever. Anonymous

I can get another husband but never another brother.

Corsican proverb 

There is no buddy like a brother. Anonymous

Nobody remembers their childhood exactly but I remember you were there for me. Maxime Lagacé

The mystical bond of brotherhood makes all men brothers. Thomas Carlyle

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a difficult time.


It was nice growing up with someone like you – someone to lean on, someone to count on… someone to tell on! Anonymous

Better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off. Romanian proverb

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I had a brother who was my savior, made my childhood bearable. Maurice Sendak

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

I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort where we overlap. Ani DiFranco

I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brotherinlaw. Martin Luther King Jr 

The best thing about having a big brother is you always have someone to do something for you. Anonymous

Your brother is your alter ego, your friend and sometimes your hero.

Maxime Lagacé 

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. Anonymous

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

There’s no buddy like a brother. Unknown

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

Kind Brother Quotes

A brother is like gold and a friend is like diamond. If gold cracks you can melt it and make it just like it was before. If a diamond cracks, it can never be like it was before. Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Brothers are children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.

Sam Levenson

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

Your brother is who gives you a honest advice. Arabic proverb

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None of you believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself. Prophet Muhammad

I’m happy if everybody else is. I’m a big brother, the oldest. If you’re happy and I’m not, I’m cool with that. If I’m happy and you’re not, I’m sad.

Chris Rock

Do you know what friendship is… it is to be brother and sister; two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand. Victor Hugo

You need a brother, without one you’re like a person rushing to battle without a weapon. Arabic proverb

It is impossible to keep a small boy in the house, even in the worst weather, unless he has a sister to torment. Mary Wilson Little

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

A brother is a friend God gave you; A friend is a brother your heart chose. Proverb

Grant us brotherhood, not only for this day but for all our years – a brotherhood not of words but of acts and deeds. Stephen Vincent Benet

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Nothing can stop me from loving my brother. Brandy Norwood

All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.

Chief Joseph

Brothers aren’t simply close; brothers are knit together. Robert Rivers

You and I are brothers. Always remember that if you fall, I will pick you up… after I finish laughing. Unknown

I’m the best Manning. Peyton Manning

I smile because you’re my brother and I laugh because there is nothing you can do about it.


If we are not our brother’s keeper, at least let us not be his executioner. Marlon Brando

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

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It is better to host a good stranger than a bad brother. African proverb

Most families had four, five brothers. But because it was just me and Darryl, we had to be twice as strong.

Barry White

Once a brother, always a brother, no matter the distance, no matter the difference and no matter the issue. Byron Pulsifer

God blesses him who helps his brother. Ahmad Shah Massood

A good friend is worth more than a bad brother. Croatian proverb

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.

John Paul II 

You must recognize that the way to get the good out of your brother and your sister is not to return evil for evil. Louis Farrakhan

The camel never sees his own hump, but that of his brother is always in his eyes. Moroccan proverb

Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet. Vietnamese proverb

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

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

Treat your superior as a father, your equal as a brother, and your inferior as a son. Persian proverb

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The bond that binds us is beyond choice. We are brothers. We are brothers in what we share. Ursula K. Le Guin

We’re all just walking each other home.

Ram Dass

My brother Bob doesn’t want to be in government – he promised Dad he’d go straight. John F. Kennedy

Family over friends. Family over business. Your gratitude must be endless. Maxime Lagacé

I love my brother. He is simply amazing and I just couldn’t imagine my life without him. Anonymous

A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.


Brothers and sisters peas in a pod, bumps on a log, bugs in a rug, birds of a feather, partners in crime, friends forever. Anonymous

Will you be there for him if he needs you? Of course. Should you love him without question? Absolutely. David Levithan

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How do people make it through life without a brother? Anonymous

True brothers are never bloodrelated. But born of the spirit.

Lailah Gifty Akita 

A brother is someone who knows there’s something wrong even when you have the biggest smile on your face. Anonymous

My brother is worth a thousand of your friend. Cersei Lannister

Brotherhood means… I will always come for you no matter the cost. Anonymous

We don’t need holy wars. What we need is tolerance and brotherhood and simple humanity.

Arlen Specter

It is our suffering that brings us together. Ursula K. Le Guin

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. Martin Luther King Jr

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Brothers make the best friends. Unknown

A brother is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit.


Two happy days are seldom brothers. Bulgarian proverb

Some have more than one example to look up to. Others have only their brother. Maxime Lagacé

A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother. Benjamin Franklin

To Sum Up

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