We’ve talked a lot about how much sisters mean to us, but today it’s our brothers’ turn! After all, they’re just as special, aren’t they? What better way to express that than with some amazing quotes about brothers? My favorites below are perfect for cards, scrapbooks, or even just a quick text to say, “This made me think of you!”
10 Quotes About Brothers That Really Just Say it All
So, after realizing that I’ve shared countless times how much sisters mean to us but totally forgot about our brothers, I wracked my brain for a way to make it up to them. I didn’t want to just rehash the sisters’ posts. It felt too much like “Oh yeah, and brothers are pretty cool, too.”
If you’re a regular reader, you know how much I love finding inspiration in quotes. So I started looking for one – just one- about brothers that gave me that usual “this would be a perfect blog post” feeling. The problem? I found two. Then three. Then four. I couldn’t decide between them! So I didn’t!
Instead, I used them all. After all, our brothers are so unique that there’s really no single way to describe them, right?
1. A brother is there in difficult times…
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a difficult time. Proverbs 17:17
I think you can interpret this in different ways. Some would say that it means brothers make our lives difficult. Sure, when they’re chasing us around the house with slimy bugs, it seems that way, but I like to look at it another way. Our brothers are given to us to help us get through even the toughest of times.
2. They are a gift to the heart
No explanation is needed! A brother truly is a gift that our parents give to our very hearts and spirits.
3. When you have a brother, you always have a friend
“Ambitious. Caring. Positive. Strong. Helpful. Awesome. Reliable. Because I have a brother, I will always have a friend.”
I really love this one because it encompasses everything that our brothers are to us. Even the “ambitious” part, while it sounds like a strange compliment, but it fits. Our brothers push us to be the best version of ourselves.
4. There’s no love like a brother’s
Our love for our brothers is unique and different from any other. That doesn’t mean we love them more or less than, say, our sisters. Just that there’s really nothing else quite like it on earth.
5. They always know when something is wrong…
“A brother is someone who knows there’s something wrong even when you have the biggest smile on your face.”
Our brothers know us better than anyone and can tell with just one look when we’re hiding our pain.
6. …and how to pick us up when we fall
Not only do they know that something’s wrong with just a glance, but they also know exactly how to help us through it. They always have our back, too. No one sticks by your side quite like a brother.
7. We always have someone to reach the top shelf!
“Happiness is having a younger brother who is taller than you.”
We can’t have a post with quotes about brothers without a little humor, can we? My friend has a great story about when she was a senior in high school and her brother started 7th grade there (the school went from 7-12). She was introducing him around, saying “this is my little brother.” The look on people’s faces at the word “little” was hilarious, as he stood a full foot taller than her!
8. They’re always a part of us
We may not always agree with our brothers. We may fight like cats and dogs at times. But make no mistake, they are ALWAYS always always an important part of us. As the poet Victor Hugo said, they really are like two fingers on one hand.
9. He may not always say it, but you know he loves you
Your brother will never say he loves you but he loves you more than anyone else in this world.
Okay, so this one is partially true. Not all brothers are awful at expressing love. I think it’s all in how we raise our children. I definitely see it in older generations though. Brothers- and men in general- don’t really say the words as often as we women do. Whether you hear it or not, though, know your brother loves you unconditionally.
10. Once a brother, always a brother
When you have a brother, they’re a part of you for life. It doesn’t matter if you’re separated by a street or an entire continent. It doesn’t matter if you drive each other nuts or get along every moment of every day. Nothing in this world can break your bond.
Like I mentioned earlier, it was hard to pick just one quote to use as inspiration! That said, there are surprisingly few quotes about brothers that express how much they mean to us. I found so many more for sisters! Now I kind of feel bad for our male siblings. They definitely got the short end of the inspirational quote stick!
To all those brothers out there, just know that we sisters see you. We know how much you love us and we love you just as deeply in return…even if we can’t always find the words to say it.