When you have a brother, you know someone will always have your back and life will never be boring. Whether you’re blood related or he’s your “brother from another mother,” we’ve gathered a list of quotes about brothers so you can let them know how well appreciated they are.

The relationship you have with your brother is unique. Over the years, there might’ve been some rough fights and competitions to win the silliest prize — but there was also lots of love and loyalty, and you always went to bed wondering about your next day’s adventure.

When you have a brother, you are never alone, you learn to share, and as you grow older you come to realize that thanks to them, you now have so many precious childhood memories. They are incredible friends that you simply get or meet later in life.

Here are 20 quotes about brothers to celebrate your favorite sibling:

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

William Shakespeare (more William Shakespeare quotes)

Brothers don’t let each other wander in the dark alone.

Jolene Perry

I had a brother who was my savior, made my childhood bearable.

Maurice Sendak

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 (more Leonardo DiCaprio quotes)

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

There is no love like the love for a brother. There is no love like the love from a brother.

Astrid Alauda

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
Brothers Quotes 1-Marc Brown

Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.

Marc Brown

Never make a companion equal to a brother.

Hesiod

The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession.

Mark Twain (more Mark Twain quotes)

He’s not heavy; he’s my brother.

James Wells

The happiest days of my youth were when my brother and I would run through the woods and feel quite safe.

Rachel Weisz

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

Martin Luther King Jr. (more Martin Luther King Jr. quotes)

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 (more Maya Angelou quotes)

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

Susan Scarf Merrell

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.

Clara Ortega

A brother is a friend given by nature.

Jean-Baptiste Legouve

a brother’s love exceeds
All the world’s loves in its unworldliness.

Robert Browning

From the time we’re born, our brothers and sisters are our collaborators and coconspirators, our role models and our cautionary tales.

Jeffrey Kluger

I can’t work with my brother without laughing.

Dick van Dyke