55 Brother Quotes That Celebrate Your Sibling Bond

Show your number one guy just how much he means to you by sharing these brother quotes.

Brothers can be a real pain, but they are also some of the most treasured people in our lives. Through all the laughs, arguments, and jokes at your own expense, it can be hard to find the words to tell your brother how much he means to you. These uplifting and funny brother quotes are perfect for younger brothers, older brothers, and even brothers not related by blood. And if you’re looking to celebrate the women in your life, try these sister quotes and mom quotes that will show how much you care.

Brother and sister quotes

1. “Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.”—Vietnamese Proverb

2. “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

3. “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

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

5. “Brothers and sisters separated by distance, joined by love”—Chuck Danes

6. “Never make a companion equal to a brother.”—Hesiod 

7. “Nothing can stop me from loving my brother.”—Brandy Norwood

8. “I had a brother who was my savior, made my childhood bearable.”—Maurice Sendak

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

10. “My brother is my best friend.”—Erinn Smart

11. “There is no love like the love for a brother. There is no love like the love from a brother.”—Astrid Alauda

12. “From the time we’re born, our brothers and sisters are our collaborators and co-conspirators, our role models and our cautionary tales.”—Jeffrey Kluger

13. “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 there’s always somebody there, somebody that’s family.”—Trey Parker

14. “A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.”—Unknown

15. “Brother and sister, together as friends, ready to face whatever life sends. Joy and laughter or tears and strife, holding hands tightly as we dance through life.”—Suzie Huitt

These gratitude quotes will remind you just how grateful you are for your brother.

Big brother quotes

"Because brothers don't let each other wander in the dark alone." -Jolene PerryRD.com, Getty Images

16. “Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.”—Marc Brown

17. “It takes two men to make one brother.”—Israel Zangwill

18. “My mother was nuts. My father was boring. My older brother was funny.”—Penny Marshall

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

20. “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

21. “Thank you for always being there, for always being the one person I could talk with. You are the most amazing big brother a person could have.”—Kate Summers

22. “Once a brother, always a brother, no matter the distance, no matter the difference and no matter the issue.”—Byron Pulsifer

23. “Brother, may it inspire you to know when I need a daily boost, I remember the days of yesterday and the laughter we had as children.”—Robert Rivers

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

25. “Dear big brother, you may be part of my family, but I will always consider you a friend.”—Catherine Pulsifer

26. “How do people make it through life without a brother?”—Unknown

27. “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.

28. “Without my big brother I probably literally wouldn’t be here.”—Mikey Way

Little brother quotes

"Some people don't believe in heroes. But they haven't met my brother." -UnknownRD.com, Getty Images

29. “After a girl is grown, her little brothers—now her protectors—seem like big brothers.”—Terri Guillemets

30. “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

31. “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

32. “God blesses him who helps his brother.”—Abu Bakr

33. “The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder.”—Jane Austen

34. “Baby brothers are small. Baby brothers are cute. But they can be a pain, and that is the truth.”—Shelia Sweeny Higgingson 

35. “Some people don’t believe in heroes. But they haven’t met my brother.”—Unknown

36. “There’s no buddy like a brother.”—Unknown

37. “I grew up with a younger brother, so I can get pretty rowdy.”—Sarah Wynter

38. “Young brothers will often be each other’s best friends. They will laugh together, get into trouble together, and create memories that will last a lifetime.”—David Leads

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

40. “I placed you in my heart since you were born. You are the best gift ever that I’ve gotten from our parents. I’m so lucky to have you as my younger brother.”—Sam Dawn

41. “A little sister looks up to her big brother all through her life.”—Catherine Pulsifer

42. “Brothers are playmates in the beginning and best friends for life.”—Anonymous

43. “A brother is a friend given by nature.”—Ernest Legouve

44. “Brothers aren’t simply close; brothers are knit together.”—Robert Rivers

If your brother is your BFF, send him these funny friendship quotes, too.

Funny brother quotes  

"Half the time when brothers wrestle, it's just an excuse to hug each other." -James PattersonRD.com, Getty Images

45. “She had always wanted a brother. And she had one now. Sebastian. It was like always wanting a puppy and being a hellhound instead.”—Cassandra Clare

46. “The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out his nose.”—Garrison Keillor 

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

48. “What strange creatures brothers are!”—Jane Austen

49. “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 dishtowel.”—Dan Pearce

50. “Half the time when brothers wrestle, it’s just an excuse to hug each other.”—James Patterson

51. “To the “r” in the word brother; Without it, you’d just be a bother.”—Unknown

52. “I think I’m funny because my family, my siblings were funny.”—Martin Short

53. “Brothers that say they never fight are most definitely hiding something.”—Lemony Snicket

54. “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

55. “When you deal with your brother, be pleasant, but get a witness.”—Hesiod

Now that you’ve made your way through these brother quotes, celebrate the next greatest man in your life with these dad quotes.

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