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28 Sibling Quotes That Capture The Sibling Spirit

Three kids playing pop it on the stairs.

Do you have a brother or sister? If so, you know it’s a mix of chaos, comedy, and a whole lot of love. Whether it’s the playful pranks, the epic arguments over nothing, or those rare sweet moments, siblings have a special way of making life interesting.

I remember when I was young. As the third among five, it was inevitable that we would fight about everything, from who owned the TV remote to who got the last piece of chocolate. But as we grew older, we became each other’s best friends, confidants, and cheerleaders. 

It’s hard to put into words the bond between siblings. Fortunately, many have captured its essence with their witty and heartfelt quotes. Here are some sibling quotes that perfectly sum up the sibling spirit. So pin, save, or share the image below to spread the sibling love!

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Sibling Quotes on Bonding

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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
  • “Our siblings push buttons that cast us in roles we felt sure we had let go of long ago—the baby, the peacekeeper, the caretaker, the avoided…It doesn’t seem to matter how much time has elapsed or how far we’ve traveled.” —Jane Mersky Leder
  • “Growing up, I had a very normal relationship with my brother and sister. But, over time, they became my best friends, and now I hang out with them all the time. I’m very close with them.” —Logan Lerman
  • “Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.” —Vietnamese Proverb
  • “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
  • “The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out his nose.” —Garrison Keillor
  • “Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together…” —Sam Levenson
  • “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.” —Clara Ortega

Quotes About Sibling Rivalry

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  • “When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life.” —Antisthenes
  • “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
  • “My brother has the best sister in the world.” —Unknown (because let’s be real, they’re not going to admit it themselves)
  • “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
  • “Half the time when brothers wrestle, it’s just an excuse to hug each other.” —James Patterson
  • “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.” —Unknown

Sibling Quotes on Love

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  • “Having lots of siblings is like having built-in best friends.” —Kim Kardashian
  • “Sibling relationships are complicated. All family relationships are. Look at Hamlet.” —Maurice Saatchi
  • “Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.” —Sam Levenson
  • “Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.” —Susan Scarf Merrell
  • “Being a big sister is to love your brother, even if he does not want it or love you in return.” —Unknown
  • “Our siblings push buttons that cast us in roles we felt sure we had let go of long ago—the baby, the peacekeeper, the caretaker, the avoided…. It doesn’t seem to matter how much time has elapsed or how far we’ve traveled.” —Jane Mersky Leder
  • “My siblings are not just my family, they are my best friends and the ones I can always count on to make me laugh, cry, and everything in between.” —Unknown

The Joys and Struggles of Siblinghood

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  • “It’s not easy being a brother or sister. You have to be patient when your sibling is annoying you, understanding when they need help, and forgiving when they make mistakes. But in the end, it’s all worth it because you have a lifelong friend by your side.” —Unknown
  • “They say siblings are your first best friends, but also the ones who know how to push your buttons like no one else.” —Unknown
  • “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
  • “Being his real brother I could feel I live in his shadows, but I never have & I do not now. I live in his glow.” —Michael Morpurgo
  • “No matter how much we may fight and bicker, my siblings will always be the ones I turn to when life gets tough. They are my constant support system, my confidants, and my best friends.” —Unknown
  • “Siblings are our first teachers in the art of compromise, sharing, and conflict resolution. They teach us how to navigate relationships and handle conflicts, preparing us for the outside world.” —Unknown
  • “Growing up with siblings means creating an endless supply of embarrassing stories to share at family gatherings.” —Unknown
  • “Siblings are the only ones who truly understand our crazy family dynamics because they lived through it all with us.” —Unknown

Wrapping Up

These sibling quotes remind us of our siblings’ special bond and impact on our lives. They are our constant support and companions through the ups and downs, fights, and laughter. Send some sibling quotes today and let them know how much they mean to you.

What’s your favorite memory of your siblings? Are there sibling quotes you’ve found that perfectly capture it? Share them in the comments below!

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