14 Heartwarming Quotes You Won't Be Able To Resist Sending To Your Brother

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There's no love like the love between brothers and sisters.

Oh, brother. Is there any relationship that’s more frustrating, annoying, and unconditionally loving than the one between a sister and her brother? Whether your brother(s) is younger or older, you’ve probably experienced the extreme highs and the annoying lows of siblingdom.

If you have a brother, I bet you can relate: As little kids, my younger brother and I didn’t refer to each other by name: we called each other “Broey” and “Sissy” exclusively. My first memory is holding him in my 3-year-old arms as my mom introduced me to my new baby brother, and from that moment we were as close as siblings could be. Until we weren’t.

As I got older, I got meaner, teasing him constantly and trying to scare him with made-up stories about monsters-in-hiding and creepy-crawly bugs. Nothing brought me more joy than seeing him squirm.

Then he got older and meaner–and stronger. His physical strength introduced a whole new level of sibling teasing and torture, but this time with him at the reins.

It wasn't until we were both teenagers that we fully cycled back to being friends again–but somehow, through it all, I always knew I could trust my brother more than anyone to protect me when things got tough or give me a reality check when I needed one.

No matter who you are, sibling relationships can be simultaneously messy and simple, frustrating and straightforward. The bond between siblings–especially sister and brother–is one that takes a lot of hits, but ultimately can’t be broken. If you and your brother have experienced these ups and downs but have turned out stronger for it, read these 14 (funny, serious, heartwarming, sarcastic) quotes about brotherly love.

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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."

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"First a brother, then a bother, then a friend."

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"What matters most is what lasts longest, and our families are for eternity."

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"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."

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"Brother and sister, together as friends, ready to face whatever life sends."

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"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."

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"Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet."

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"The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other."

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"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."

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"He was my best friend, best friend and brother. It's like knowing no one's ever going to get that close to you again. He knew things that no one else will."

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"Every girl needs a guy best friend to help her laugh when she thinks she'll never smile again."

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"A brother is a friend given by nature."

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"There may be no relationship that's closer, finer, harder, sweeter, happier, sadder, more filled with joy or fraught with woe, than the relationship we have with our brothers and sisters."

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"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."

Those quotes prove it: sibling love is purest kind of love there is. Who else has seen you at your absolute worst and your absolute best? Who else has fought with you and fought for you? Who else knows you the way a brother does?

If your brother adheres to typical gender norms, he might not be as comfortable with expressing love as your are. Send him one of these 14 quotes about sibling love to let him know you’re thinking about him. And if he doesn’t adhere to gender norms, that’s all the more reason to send him a good mushy-gushy quote.

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