The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder.
—Jane Austen (1775–1817) English Novelist
He who understands you is greater kin to you than your own brother. For even your own kindred neither understand you nor know your true worth.
—Kahlil Gibran (1883–1931) Lebanese-born American Philosopher, Poet, Painter, Theologian, Sculptor
Most bitter are the quarrels of brothers.
Profit is the brother of loss.
A landmark is very well placed between the fields of two brothers.
Fire has no brother.
Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.
One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900–44) French Novelist, Aviator
Treat your superior as a father, your equal as a brother, and your inferior as a son.
The river is my brother for it carries my canoe.
—American Indian Proverb
Seven brothers in a council make wrong right.
A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.
—Homer (751–651 BCE) Ancient Greek Poet
A good friend is often better than a brother.
Never make a companion equal to a brother.
—Hesiod (f.700 BCE) Greek Poet
If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother.
—Sam Levenson (1911–80) American Humorist, Writer, TV Personality, Journalist
Exile is the brother of death.
A dog by your side is better than a brother miles away.
A brother is like one’s shoulder.
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 (1928–2014) American Poet
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 (b.1974) American Actor, Film Producer
How fast has brother followed brother, From sunshine to the sunless land!
—William Wordsworth (1770–1850) English Poet
Live together like brothers and do business like strangers.
It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.
—Dylan Thomas (1914–53) Welsh Poet, Author
Go not every evening to your brother’s house.
It takes two men to make a brother.
—Israel Zangwill (1864–1926) English Playwright, Novelist, Zionist Activist
To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
—Douglas Adams (1952–2001) English Novelist, Scriptwriter
In the game no one is brother to others.
A friend by thee is better than a brother far off.
I against my brother I and my brother against our cousin, my brother and our cousin against the neighbors all of us against the foreigner.
When I had money everyone called me brother.