40+ Siblings Quotes to Help Celebrate National Sibling Day

Through the good, the bad, and the ugly– siblings are there with us through it all. It’s important to have gratitude for the special bond that comes with siblings, and to acknowledge the importance of such a lifelong relationship. These siblings quotes do just that: they put a spotlight on the best parts of having brothers and sisters, and find the humor in the less happy moments. So whether you’re looking for quotes for your siblings photoshoot or for a family photo album, you’re sure to find the perfect messages from our selection below.

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Funny Sibling Quotes

The following funny sibling quotes are perfect for any occasion. Send a hilarious reminder of your sibling love to a brother or sister, or simply save them for when you’re in need of a laugh.

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  • “Siblings: your only enemy you can’t live without.” – Anonymous
  • “Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.” – Sam Levenson
  • “The Rule of Sibs: If your sibling gets something you want, you (1) try to take it; (2) break it; or (3) say it’s no good.” – Patricia Fleming
  • “Siblings that say they never fight are most definitely hiding something.” – Lemony Snicket
  • “I may fight with my siblings. But once you lay a finger on them, you’ll be facing me.” – Abby Slater
  • “Half the time when brothers wrestle, it’s just an excuse to hug each other.” – James Patterson
  • ”The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.” – Robert Brault
  • ”Sibling relationships are complicated. All family relationships are. Look at Hamlet.” – Maurice Saatchi

Sibling Love Quotes

Do you have a sibling’s birthday coming up and need to fill a card with a meaningful message? Are you sending out birth announcements to show off your newest addition with their older sibling? Whatever the occasion, these sibling love quotes are perfect for any card.

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  • “My siblings are my best friends.” – America Ferrera
  • “They say that no matter how old you become, when you are with your siblings, you revert back to childhood.” – Karen White
  • “Siblings-the definition that comprises love, strife, competition and forever friends.” – Byron Pulsifer
  • “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.” – Joaquin Phoenix
  • “Power, that’s one thing, but love of family and of siblings is more important, is more powerful than any other power – at least earthly power, at least earthly power.” – Sander Levin
  • “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

National Sibling Day Quotes

Happy National Sibling Day! Celebrate this special holiday with the following siblings quotes. And if you’re looking for quotes for National Sister Day, make sure to visit our resource for more information.

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  • “Your siblings are the only people in the world who know what it’s like to have been brought up the way you were.” – Betsy Cohen
  • “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
  • “The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other.” – Unknown
  • “A sibling represents a person’s past, present, and future.” – John Corey Whaley
  • “As siblings we were inextricably bound, even though our connections were loose and frayed. And each time we met, we discovered to our surprise and dismay how quickly the intensity of childhood feelings reappeared– No matter how old we got or how oft.” – Jane Mersky Leder
  • “A sibling is the lens through which you see your childhood.” – Ann Hood
  • “Your parents leave you too soon and your kids and spouse come along late, but your siblings know you when you are in your most inchoate form.” – Jeffrey Kluger
  • “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” – Desmond Tutu

Inspirational Quotes Siblings

Need quotes that highlight the unique and unbreakable bond between siblings? Then the following quotes were picked just for you. Pick your favorite and use it to inspire you to do something nice for your siblings in the coming weeks.

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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
  • “I do find the sibling connection endlessly fascinating, as I do all family dynamics. I like how siblings seem to create their own parentless mini-civilization within a family, one that has its own laws, myths, language, humor, its own loyalties and treacheries.” – Jandy Nelson
  • “In some ways, siblings, and especially sisters, are more influential in your childhood than your parents.” – Deborah Tannen
  • “I grew up with an older brother, and the bond between siblings is unlike anything else, and it can be a real journey to accept what that bond is once you both mature into it. Because it’s not always what you want. It’s not always what you expect. It’s not always what you imagined or hoped. But it’s one of the most important things in the world.” – Ben Schnetzer
  • “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

Losing a Sibling Quotes

Nothing compares to the loss someone feels when they lose a member of their family. We hope the following quotes give comfort through those difficult times.

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  • “The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives.” – Rob Liano
  • “But how can I learn to live in a world that doesn’t include my brother? All my life, I’ve always been my brother’s sister; it’s part of my identity, part of who I am. My brother is part of my past; we share a common history. And we had plans for the future.” – T.J. Wray
  • “That is, the full impact of our brother’s or sister’s death begins to seep into our consciousness at precisely the same time when others might expect us to be feeling better.” – T.J. Wray
  • “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.” – Unknown
  • “Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.” – Susan Scarf Merrell
  • “Nothing can replace your sibling, but fond memories can cut through the darkness like rays of sunshine. May the warmth of those rays warm your soul.” – Unknown

Step Siblings Quotes

Some siblings come through marriage, and it’s important to celebrate the special relationship you have with your step siblings. These quotes do just that:

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  • “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
  • “Not by blood, but bonded to each other just the same.” – Unknown
  • “Sibling relationships 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
  • “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.” – Unknown
  • “Did we just become best friends?” – Step Brothers

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