155 Brother Quotes That Will Make You Feel Lucky

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 155 of the most inspiring brother quotes I could find. The goal? To make us realize (myself included) that having a brother is worth tons of gold. Enjoy!

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

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

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


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A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a difficult time. Proverbs 17:17

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

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

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

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There is no time like the old time, when you and I were young! Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr


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United we stand, divided we fall. Aesop

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

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

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

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


The Best Brother Quotes

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

Never make a companion equal to a brother. Hesiod

When I had money everyone called me brother. Polish proverb

If thy brother wrongs thee, remember not so much his wrong-doing, but more than ever that he is thy brother. Epictetus

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

Brothers are what best friends can never be. Unknown

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

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True brothers are never blood-related. But born of the spirit. Lailah Gifty Akita

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass”. “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys”. Harmon Kellebrew

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

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


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

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

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

Equality lies only in human moral dignity… Let there be brothers first, then there will be brotherhood, and only then will there be a fair sharing of goods among brothers. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

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When your son grows up, become his brother. Arabic proverb

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

It takes two men to make one brother. Israel Zangwill

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

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The Most Famous Brother Quotes

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

Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Hebrews 13:1

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

My brother is worth a thousand of your friend. Cersei Lannister (Game Of Thrones)

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

I believe in the brotherhood of all men, but I don’t believe in wasting brotherhood on anyone who doesn’t want to practice it with me. Brotherhood is a two-way street. Malcolm X

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My brother is really, really slow. Usain Bolt

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

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

I’m the opposite of jealous. Eli Manning

Imitation is obviously a great form of flattery. Peyton Manning

I’m the best Manning. Peyton Manning

Look how good and how pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! Psalm 133:1

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

Related: The 50 Most Powerful Brothers of All Time (gq.com)

Short Brother Quotes

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One-liners, short brother quotes, thoughts, and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, and backgrounds.
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A brother is a friend given by Nature. Jean Baptiste Legouve

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

God blesses him who helps his brother. Ahmad Shah Massood

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

There’s no buddy like a brother. Unknown

Brothers make the best friends. Unknown

Everything I am, you helped me be. Unknown

We’re all just walking each other home. Ram Dass

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

All men are brothers. Lailah Gifty Akita

Two happy days are seldom brothers. Bulgarian proverb

Silence is a brother of delight. Arabic proverb

Let brotherly love continue. Hebrews 13:1

Maybe one is enough. Swati Avasthi


Inspirational Brother Quotes

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

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

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

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. Unknown

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

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

Sibling relationships – and 80% 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 distance and closeness, warmth, loyalty and distrust. Erica E. Goode

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

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

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects. Herman Melville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Funny Brother Quotes

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I can get another husband but never another brother. Corsican proverb

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.

My other brother-in-law died. He was a karate expert, then joined the army. The first time he saluted, he killed himself. Henny Youngman

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

Home is wherever my bunch of crazies are. Unknown

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

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

My sister was drowning in the ocean once, and my brother and I dove in and saved her. True story. She owes us her life. It’s great leverage; we abuse it all the time! Matt Barr

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 dish towel. Dan Pearce

Big Brother is watching… look busy. Brandon Boyd

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

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

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

Deep Brother Sayings

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

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

A trial between brothers has no winners or losers. Ekonda proverb

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

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

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

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 Saint-Exupery

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

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

Three brothers, three fortresses. Portuguese proverb

Sleep is the brother of death. Chinese proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own. Edwin Markham

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

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

But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? 1 John 3:17

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

People are of two types: they are either your brothers in faith or your equals in humanity. Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Wise Brother Quotes And Proverbs

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

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

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

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

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

Respect among brothers is the purest form of love. Maxime Lagacé

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Good brotherhood is the best wealth. Russian proverb

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

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

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

Finally, all of you must live in harmony, be sympathetic, love as brothers, and be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8

Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. Matthew 18:15

If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. Matthew 18:15

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Related: How to Be Nice to Your Brother (wikihow.com)

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He who has brothers has more than riches can buy. African proverb

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maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

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March 9, 2022

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