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25 Quotes About Siblings To Share On National Sibling Day & Every Day


It's ironic how the people we tease, tattle on, and endlessly try to annoy growing up somehow turn into our biggest fans and best friends as we get older. As it so happens, today is National Sibling Day and a there's nothing better than a few quotes about siblings to give you all the feels and make you call up that brother of yours that you haven't talked to in weeks.

I'll admit it, I'm the stereotypical big sister; bossy through and through, but intensely protective and willing to do anything for my little brothers (who aren't so little anymore). When I was younger, I always wished I had a little sister to boss around, yes, but also to be the best friend that I thought I lacked. Looking back though, my little brothers were so much more than my best friend. Without them, I wouldn't have been "forced" into playing Star Wars — Princess Leia braids and all. I wouldn't have learned how to sword fight and make laser gun noises and spend more hours outside than in.

Even though you can't choose your siblings, you can choose to embrace they way they've shaped you and molded you over the years. Now, as a mom of two girls, I get to watch them be sisters, just like I always wanted— and this time I'm looking forward to a few sword fights and Princess Leia braids thrown in for good measure. To honor the brothers and sister who gave you these type of memories, here are a few quotes to share with your siblings today — and everyday.

"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

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"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

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

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

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"Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet." — Vietnamese Proverb

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

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"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

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

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"A brother is a friend given by nature." — Jean Baptiste Legouve

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

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"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

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

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"We were 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, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together." ― Erma Bombeck

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"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

"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." ― Anonymous

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

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"Older siblings... the only people who will pick on you for their own entertainment and beat up anyone else who tries." ― Anonymous

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"There's a special kind of freedom sisters enjoy. Freedom to share innermost thoughts, to ask a favor, to show their true feelings. The freedom to simply be themselves." ― Anonymous

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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

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"First a brother, then a bother, now a friend." ― Anonymous

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“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

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“The best things in life come in threes, like friends, dreams, and memories.” — Anonymous

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"Back in time it seemed that having a sister were a tragedy. Instead it is one of the best presents my parents could have ever given me." ―Sara Anzellotti

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“Think of your family today and every day thereafter, don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate your family.” — Anonymous

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"For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands." ― Christina Rossetti