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Quotations about Sisters

Help one another, is part of the religion of our sisterhood... ~Louisa May Alcott, "The Sunny Side," An Old-Fashioned Girl, 1870

More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you've been bad and good. ~Linda Sunshine, "You're Only Jung Once," Mom Loves Me Best (And Other Lies You Told Your Sister), 1990

How lonely a place the world must be sometimes for people who have no sisters. ~Pam Brown, To a Very Special Sister, 1997,

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden. ~Author unknown

A toast once heard: "To my big sister, who never found her second Easter egg until I'd found my first." ~Robert Brault,

Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet. ~Vietnamese proverb

Bless you, my darling, and remember you are always in the heart — oh tucked so close there is no chance of escape — of your sister. ~Kathleen Bowden (Katherine Mansfield), letter to Jeanne Beauchamp, 1909

Who was it when we both were young,
First prais'd me with her artless tongue,
And on my neck delighted hung?
      My Sister.
~"Mr. Lynch," 1800s, in imitation of Ann Taylor (1782–1866)

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. ~Pam Brown (b.1928), © Helen Exley, 1998

I, who have no sisters nor brothers, look with some degree of innocent envy on those who may be said to be born to friends... ~Samuel Johnson, 1758

How do people make it through life without a sister? ~Sara Corpening Whiteford

In thee my soul shall own combin'd
The sister and the friend.
~Katharine Killigrew (c.1530–1583)

For we would run about all day,
And when at hide-and-seek we'd play,
Who came to find me where I lay?
      My Sister.
~"Mr. Lynch," 1800s, in imitation of Ann Taylor (1782–1866)

Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk. ~Susan Scarf Merrell, The Accidental Bond: The Power of Sibling Relationships, 1995

Our roots say we're sisters, our hearts say we're friends. ~Author unknown

There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me. ~Mary Wortley Montagu, 1727

Friends get the slightly expurgated version of your life. Sisters know the original text. ~Pam Brown, To a Very Special Sister, 1997,

Bare is shoulder without brother, bare hearth without sister. ~Gaelic proverb

If you don't understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child. ~Linda Sunshine, Mom Loves Me Best (And Other Lies You Told Your Sister), 2006

For there is no friend like a sister,
In calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands.
~Christina Rossetti, "Goblin Market," 1862

The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions. ~Robert Brault,

For it was ever our delight,
To love each other day and night,
Nor would I do a thing to spite
      My Sister.
~"Mr. Lynch," 1800s, in imitation of Ann Taylor (1782–1866)

Two scorpions living in the same hole will get along better than two sisters in the same house. ~Arabian proverb

The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend. ~Cali Rae Stark

What is a sister? She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you're smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child. ~Barbara Alpert, No Friend Like a Sister, 1996

For thou wert always kind to me,
And it will my ambition be,
To prove a faithful friend to thee,
      My Sister.
~"Mr. Lynch," 1800s, in imitation of Ann Taylor (1782–1866)

It was nice growing up with someone like you — someone to lean on, someone to count on… someone to tell on! ~Author unknown

Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life! ~Charles M. Schulz, Peanuts, 1961  [Linus]

Years have fled by; but the memory of my little angel-sister has never passed from my remembrance. ~Amy Campbell, "A Tale of the 31st of December," Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve, 1872

If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she's wearing your best sweater. ~Pam Brown, quoted in Sisters…, 1995,

Sister to sister we will always be,
A couple of nuts off the family tree.
~Author unknown

A sister shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams. ~Author unknown

Her sister was
her lighthouse,
her joy, and
her best frenemy.
~Terri Guillemets, "Sis," 2019, scrambled blackout poetry created from Elizabeth Bass, You Again, 2014, page 3

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