A Brother may not be a Friend, but a Friend will always be a Brother.— Benjamin Franklin
Most Powerful Siblings quotations
Just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them.
You keep your past by having sisters.
As you get older, they're the only ones who don't get bored if you talk about your memories.
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.
A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves - a special kind of double.
My sister taught me everything I really need to know, and she was only in sixth grade at the time.
I had this odd sibling rivalry with America.
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.
Ignore reality, there's nothing you can do about it.
My number one piece of advice is: you should learn how to program.
Your True Nature Is Love. There's Nothing You Can Do About It.
I haven’t come from the typical path or background of someone who would make it to this level as a ballerina. When it came to my childhood-growing up in a single-parent home, often struggling financially-my mother definitely instilled in me and my siblings this strength, this will, to just continue to survive and succeed.
We can't understand when we're pregnant, or when our siblings are expecting, how profound it is to have a shared history with a younger generation: blood, genes, humor. It means we were actually here, on Earth, for a time - like the Egyptians with their pyramids, only with children.
We must love one another, yes, yes, that's all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other. It may be the very recognition of all men as our brothers that accounts for the sibling rivalry, and even enmity, we have toward so many of them.
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.
I had a really wonderful upbringing. We were a tight family. 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. I learned everything from my older brother and sister and taught it to my younger sisters.
I loved performing; I was always trying to impress my siblings by being a clown. I think that came from being the runt of the litter.
God bless you if you have one child, but I don't think anybody should have just one child. Everybody needs a sibling. I have siblings, and I have so many amazing, precious memories with my siblings. I don't know what I would do if I had been an only child.
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.
I enjoyed my upbringing, my siblings did, we're polite, we're respectful, but at the end of the day we're young, we like to have fun. But now, more so than ever, the youth has been vilified to the point where it feels like you can't enjoy being young any more, you just have to sit it out and wait until you get old.
The English language has about 450,000 commonly used words, but more may be needed. What to you call someone who has lost a sibling or had a miscarriage? Or a gay person whose partner has died? Or an elderly person who has lost every friend and relative? So many heartaches can't be found in the dictionary.
In thee my soul shall own combined the sister and the friend.
You can kid the world, but not your sister.
Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.
Help one another is part of the religion of our sisterhood.
Sisterhood is powerful.
There's no better friend than a sister.
Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.
A sibling is a friend for life, but they are a friend for life that you are forced to have. And like anything that you are forced to do, occasionally people will drive you crazy.
I am the result of a loving upbringing in a peaceful country, with wonderful parents and siblings, a very long-term relationship, stability, support - but a feeling that life isn't always just and that there is injustice for people and we should do something about it.
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.
If dysfunction means that a family doesn't work, then every family ambles into some arena in which that happens, where relationships get strained or even break down entirely. We fail each other or disappoint each other. That goes for parents, siblings, kids, marriage partners - the whole enchilada.
Rearing three children is like growing a cactus, a gardenia, and a tubful of impatiens. Each needs varying amounts of water, sunlight and pruning. Were I to be absolutely fair, I would have to treat each child as if he or she were absolutely identical to the other siblings, and there would be no profit for anyone in that.
A ministering angel shall my sister be.
An older sister is a friend and defender - a listener, conspirator, a counsellor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too.