There’s strength with the bond that comes from brotherhood. And being ‘brothers’ doesn’t only mean to be bonded by blood. A brother is a friend you can laugh and cry with. A brother is a person you can rely on and whose presence gives you both peace and inspiration. Most importantly, a brother reaches out to everyone without prejudice.
That’s why brotherhood is also a concept that centers on humanity, calling for unity and compassion. It’s listening, supporting, and lifting each other up that constitutes the very essence of brotherhood. To inspire others with empowering messages of brotherhood, here are 30 brotherhood quotes to reflect on.
I look to a time when brotherhood needs no publicity; to a time when a brotherhood award would be as ridiculous as an award for getting up each morning. – Daniel D. Mich
You cannot see brotherhood; neither can you hear it nor taste it. But you can feel it a hundred times a day. It is the pat on the back when things look gloomy. It is the smile of encouragement when the way seems hard. It is the helping hand when the burden becomes unbearable. – Peter E. Terzick
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
Brotherhood is the very price and condition of man’s survival. – Carlos P. Romulo
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
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
The world is now too small for anything but brotherhood. – Arthur Powell Davies
I guess we’re really brothers, aren’t we? Don’t know what that means, except it means that some of the same things we remember. – Tim O’Brien
We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Of a truth, men are mystically united: a mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one. – Thomas Carlyle
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. – Alexander the Great
We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger. – Albert Schweitzer
You may call for peace as loudly as you wish, but where there is no brotherhood there can in the end be no peace. – Max Lerner
Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other. – Albert Pike
In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress. – Booker T. Washington
Because brothers don’t let each other wander in the dark alone. – Jolene Perry
If you really believe in the brotherhood of man, and you want to come into its fold, you’ve got to let everyone else in, too. – Oscar Hammerstein II
A brother is a friend given by nature. – Jean Baptiste Legouve
The crest and crowning of all good, life’s final star, is Brotherhood. – Edwin Markham
So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth. – Baha’u’llah
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
We’re all just walking each other home. – Ram Dass
You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it. – Faith Baldwin
As life in general constituted much pain in the form of struggles against poverty, disease, ignorance, and emotional anguish, what more civilized way for people to alleviate the same than by giving themselves to one another as brothers and sisters in deed, as well as in word? – Aberjhani
Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there. – Virginia Burden
Peace, harmony and brotherhood are the marks of humanity. They are the heart of every religion. They are the ultimate weapons against all powerful weapons. – Amit Ray
On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers. – Adlai Stevenson I
This is the oldest form of living communication; the brotherhood of breath. – Timothy Leary
We are all spawned from the same great canvas yet we lose ourselves through the melding of vistas. – Lorin Morgan-Richards
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