I who have no sisters or brothers

I, who have no sisters or brothers, look with some degree of innocent envy on those who may be said to be born to friends.  ~James BoswellCUL

A sibling may be the keeper of

A sibling may be the keeper of one’s identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self.  ~Marian SandmaierPIH

Sibling relationships and 80 percent of

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, "The Secret World of Siblings," U.S. News & World Report, 10 January 1994

The best way to get a puppy

The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother – and they’ll settle for a puppy every time.  ~Winston Pendelton

My father used to play with my

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.  Mother would come out and say, "You’re tearing up the grass."  "We’re not raising grass," Dad would reply.  "We’re raising boys."  ~Harmon Killebrew

Blessed is the servant who loves his

Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and can be of service to him.  And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face.  ~St Francis of Assisi

If you want to know how your

If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother.  ~Sam Levenson

I dont believe an accident of birth

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 AngelouPIH

To the outside world we all grow

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 OrtegaPIH