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80 Beautiful Sibling Quotes & 4 Poems

Are you looking for the best sibling quotes? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a selection of short, funny, cheeky and beautiful quotes about and for siblings, as well as four poems.

To have siblings is great. As much as you fight with your brother or sister, when it comes down to it, you’re there for each other. That basic unconditional trust is what family is all about.

Siblings are like a version of yourself. For all the differences you may have between you, you are socialized in the same way and stand up for the same values. That’s something you can be proud of and something that will bond you for life.

Quotes about Brothers and Sisters

Here are quotes about brothers and sisters, family cohesion, toxic family relationships and support in eight different categories. Whether you want to please your siblings or get on their nerves, our sayings about siblings will provide the inspiration you need.

Sibling Love Quotes

Sibling Love Quotes

Here you will find sayings about and for your siblings to express your love towards them. These sayings are great for sending via WhatsApp. You can also leave them as a little note to please your siblings.

  1. The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other.
  2. Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.
    (Vietnamese Proverb)
  3. We are each other’s support system. We read each other’s mind, hear each other’s soul, and look at each other’s heart.
  4. When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life.
    (Antisthenes, Greek philosopher, 445-365 B.C.)
  5. Plenty of relationships are made and broken, but siblings stay forever.
  6. Siblings don’t realize they are making special nostalgic memories of shared experiences for the future. They just know that they are having fun.
  7. Siblings fight and fall. But whenever you fall alone, they will always be there to pick you up.
  8. Our paths might change as life goes on. But we will need each other, and we will be there for each other.
  9. We don’t always need someone to fix us. Just someone’s presence is enough. And when we have our siblings at our sides, we always feel strong and supported.
  10. Siblings protect each other, are there for each other, and share unconditional love for each other. They fight, argue, and scream. But all of this is nothing but love.

Funny Quotes about Brothers and Sisters

Funny Quotes about Brothers and Sisters

This category holds funny quotes designed to make you, your siblings and the whole family laugh. The sayings in this category focus on sibling quirks and funny teasing with your brother or sister.

  1. Siblings: your only enemy you can’t live without.
  2. The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder.
    (Jane Austen, British writer, 1775-1817)
  3. People say my brother and I look alike. When it’s a compliment, he looks like me. When it’s not, I look like him.
  4. A sister is the only person who can match your level of goofiness and probably surpass it.
  5. As your sister, I’m warning you. Keep all those photos from when we were kids under wraps.
  6. Older siblings… the only people who will pick on you for their own entertainment and beat up anyone else who tries.
  7. From the bad habit of letting blood relatives live together spatially often springs incalculable harm.
    (Prentice Mulford)
  8. Siblings never quite forgive each other for what happened when they were five.
  9. I am smiling because you are my brother/sister. I am laughing because there is nothing you can do about it!
  10. Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.

Short Sibling Quotes

Short Sibling Quotes

The following short sayings about siblings are appropriate if you want to send them via WhatsApp, for example. However, you can also post a cute photo of you and your siblings and use one of the sayings as a caption.

  1. A brother is a friend given by nature.
    (Ernest Legouvé, French dramatist, 1807-1903)
  2. The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
    (George Santayana, Spanish-American philosopher, 1863-1952)
  3. Siblings: a combination of a best friend and a pain in the neck.
  4. Siblings: your only enemy you can’t live without.
  5. Being siblings means being there for one another.
  6. Even if we argue often, I can’t live without you.
  7. Happiness is knowing your sibling loves you so much.
  8. You are a part of my life and a part of my soul.
  9. Thanks to you, I will have a friend for the rest of my life.
  10. No matter the distance, we are connected by our hearts.

Quotes about Toxic Siblings and Families

Quotes about Toxic Siblings and Families

In this category you can find relatable sayings about siblings that are toxic. If you have a fight with your brother or are disappointed with your sister, use one of the following sayings to express your anger.

Sometimes, however, it is not only an argument that is hidden behind your dislike of your family and siblings. If you feel rejected or unloved, you can certainly identify with the following sayings.

  1. You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see. But you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.
  2. Your narcissistic sister pretends that she cares about you but know that when this happens she is treating you 'nicely' because she wants something from you, a narcissistic supply that she is after.
  3. Family and disappointment have their common denominator in the mutual claim.
  4. The term brother or sister means nothing more than what you define it as.
  5. Everything I know about disappointment, I learned from people who were important to me.
  6. Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.
    (Euripides, Greek poet, 480-406 B.C.)
  7. Siblings are not always the best part of growing up, not if they are toxic. Not all of us have siblings we get along with. If you are stuck with a hateful brother or sister, it can leave a negative scar on you for life. It can take a lot of work to keep such a toxic relationship going.
  8. Every event has two handles. One by which it can be carried, and one by which it can’t. If your brother does you wrong, don’t grab it by his wronging, because this is the handle incapable of lifting it.
    (Epictetus, Greek philosopher, c. 50-135 A.D.)
  9. Just because they are related to you it does not mean you have to keep toxic people in your life.
  10. It’s so sad that even people closely related by blood can betray each other.

Beautiful Quotes about the Bond of Siblings

Beautiful Quotes about the Bond of Siblings

In this category you’ll find beautiful sayings about the bond between siblings that will make you think and at the same time hold hidden compliments.

  1. 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, British writer, 1775-1817)
  2. Help your brother’s boat across, and your own will reach the shore.
    (Hindu Proverb)
  3. No matter how much you dislike your siblings, your family bond brings them closer when you need them.
  4. If you have a big sister, you will understand that she is much better than a princess.
  5. Your sibling may take a different path in life. But your bond with them will be forever.
  6. Hand in hand, we overcome all the obstacles and help each other in fulfilling dreams. Siblings stand shoulder to shoulder so that nobody can come against us.
  7. Your brother or sister may not solve your issues. But they will surely not let you face anything alone, because their bond is a symbol of protectiveness and loyalty.
  8. What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life — to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
    (George Eliot, English writer, 1819-1880)
  9. Sisters and brothers are the truest, purest forms of love, family and friendship, knowing when to hold you and when to challenge you, but always being a part of you.
  10. I grew up together with you and nobody in the world has as strong bond as we have. I love you.

Quotes about Step Siblings

Quotes about Step Siblings

Do you have a stepbrother, a stepsister or even several new siblings? No matter how well or badly you get along, you should see the positive in this situation.

  1. Not by blood, but bonded to each other just the same.
  2. Family is family, whether it’s the one you start out with, the one you end up with, or the one you gain along the way.
  3. Blood makes you related; love makes you family.
  4. A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
    (George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, 1856-1950)
  5. Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love.
  6. Some families are created in different ways but are still in every way a family.
  7. We aren’t 'step,' we aren’t 'half,' we’re just family.
  8. Our last names may not match, but our hearts certainly do.
  9. Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
    (Henry Ford, American businessman, 1863-1947)
  10. Being happy in your family is more important than being perfect.

Here are more beautiful quotes about family.

National Sibling Day Quotes

National Sibling Day Quotes

Every year on April 10, National Sibling Day takes place. For this occasion you can find the appropriate quotes here.

  1. 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.
  2. Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.
  3. 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.
  4. 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, French author, 1802-1885)
  5. Positive. Reliable. Ambitious. Helpful. Caring. This is how my sibling is.
  6. It is a memorable experience growing up with a brother or sister — we have someone on whom we can tell on, on whom we can lean, and someone with whom we can make unlimited cherishable moments.
  7. Our friendship and loyalty know no bounds because we are brothers (sisters).
  8. I didn’t always recognize you for the good friend that you were when we were growing up, but I see you not only as my sibling, but my best friend now.
  9. The mystical bond of brotherhood makes all men brothers.
    (Thomas Carlyle, Scottish essayist, 1795-1881)
  10. If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
    (George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, 1856-1950)

Quotes about the Loss of a Sibling

Quotes about the Loss of a Sibling

The following sayings are about a very sad topic, namely when you have lost a sibling. These sayings can give you some comfort if you want to grieve a loss yourself.

  1. A family is a circle of love, not broken by a loss, but made stronger by the memories. We are forever blessed that God connected us to you.
  2. Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.
  3. It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.
  4. There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
    (Washington Irving, American short-story writer, 1783-1859)
  5. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson, American philosopher, 1803-1882)
  6. Say not in grief that they are gone, but give thanks that they were yours.
    (Hebrew Proverb)
  7. There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, the light remains.
  8. Unable are the Loved to die
    For Love is Immortality,
    Nay, it is Deity
    Unable they that love to die
    For Love reforms Vitality
    Into Divinity.
    (Poem 809, Emily Dickinson, American poet, 1830-1886)
  9. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
    (Isaiah 43:2)
  10. If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold were less prized than grief.
    (Sophocles, Greek poet, 496-406 B.C.)

Poems about Siblings

Poems about Siblings

Here you’ll find four poems about basic mutual trust, the ambivalence of sibling love, disappointing kinship, and cohesion among brothers and sisters.

Poems of this type make especially good gifts. For example, if you’re short on cash and need to save money, but still want to show appreciation to your sibling, a poem is a good option.

One Sister have I in our house

One Sister have I in our house –
And one a hedge away.
There’s only one recorded,
But both belong to me.

One came the way that I came –
And wore my past year’s gown –
The other as a bird her nest,
Builded our hearts among.

She did not sing as we did –
It was a different tune –
Herself to her a Music
As Bumble-bee of June.

Today is far from Childhood –
But up and down the hills
I held her hand the tighter –
Which shortened all the miles –

And still her hum
The years among,
Deceives the Butterfly;
Still in her Eye
The Violets lie
Mouldered this many May.

I spilt the dew –
But took the morn, –
I chose this single star
From out the wide night’s numbers –
Sue – forevermore!

(Emily Dickinson, American poet, 1830-1886)

Siblings are the friends we’re born with

Siblings are the friends we’re born with,
From the same parents, we share a kinship.
Through fights and tears, we learn to forgive,
And support each other as we live.

Growing up together, we create memories,
Of silly games, and sibling rivalries.
But in times of need, we stand as one,
For family ties can’t be undone.

Our bond grows stronger with each passing year,
As we face life’s challenges without fear.
With love and laughter, we make our way,
Forever grateful for our siblings every day.


Brother and sister

Poem about sister and brother

Brothers and sisters, side by side,
From childhood days until we’ve died.
Bonds so strong, they can’t be broken,
Memories shared, they remain unspoken.

Through thick and thin, we stand together,
Through stormy weather and sunny weather.
With love and loyalty, we unite,
In each other’s company, we find delight.


We Are Seven

——–A Simple Child,
That lightly draws its breath,
And feels its life in every limb,
What should it know of death?

I met a little cottage Girl:
She was eight years old, she said;
Her hair was thick with many a curl
That clustered round her head.

She had a rustic, woodland air,
And she was wildly clad:
Her eyes were fair, and very fair;
–Her beauty made me glad.

"Sisters and brothers, little Maid,
How many may you be?"
"How many? Seven in all," she said
And wondering looked at me.

"And where are they? I pray you tell."
She answered, "Seven are we;
And two of us at Conway dwell,
And two are gone to sea.

"Two of us in the church-yard lie,
My sister and my brother;
And, in the church-yard cottage, I
Dwell near them with my mother."

"You say that two at Conway dwell,
And two are gone to sea,
Yet ye are seven!–I pray you tell,
Sweet Maid, how this may be."

Then did the little Maid reply,
"Seven boys and girls are we;
Two of us in the church-yard lie,
Beneath the church-yard tree."

"You run about, my little Maid,
Your limbs they are alive;
If two are in the church-yard laid,
Then ye are only five."

"Their graves are green, they may be seen,"
The little Maid replied,
"Twelve steps or more from my mother’s door,
And they are side by side.

"My stockings there I often knit,
My kerchief there I hem;
And there upon the ground I sit,
And sing a song to them.

"And often after sunset, Sir,
When it is light and fair,
I take my little porringer,
And eat my supper there.

"The first that died was sister Jane;
In bed she moaning lay,
Till God released her of her pain;
And then she went away.

"So in the church-yard she was laid;
And, when the grass was dry,
Together round her grave we played,
My brother John and I.

"And when the ground was white with snow,
And I could run and slide,
My brother John was forced to go,
And he lies by her side."

"How many are you, then," said I,
"If they two are in heaven?"
Quick was the little Maid’s reply,
"O Master! we are seven."

"But they are dead; those two are dead!
Their spirits are in heaven!"
'Twas throwing words away; for still
The little Maid would have her will,
And said, "Nay, we are seven!"

(William Wordsworth, English poet, 1770-1850)

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