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Best Quotes and Poems about Sisters

Updated on February 8, 2013

Inspirational Quotes about Sisters and Family

A sister is one of the nicest things that can happen to anyone.


Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-sized.

~Margaret Atwood

There's no better friend than a sister-

There's no one more loyal and true...

And even when sisters are different...

Their likeness come shining through!

~Mary Engelbreit

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

~Oscar Wilde

Write your sister's weak points in the sand and her strong points in the stone.



A sister smiles when one tells one's stories - for she knows where the decoration has been added.

~Chris Montaigne

A sister is a knowing look,

a hand within your own.

A voice you love to hear

when you pick up the phone.

~Kathy Owen

God often uses sister's arms when He sees that we really need a hug.


Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself.

~Alfred Sheinwold

You remember where I've been, respect who I've become, and encourage me where I'm going.


Enemies when we fight

Friends when we don't

Allies when we team up,

Then there's no mischief you can think of

That a brother and sister won't!



Sisters and friends are God's life preservers.


A sister is dear to you always, for she is someone who is always a part of all the favorite memories that you keep very close to your heart.


It's the good girls who keep the diaries; the bad girls never have the time.

~Tallulah Bankhead

Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.

~Paul Pearshall

Sister and Friend - two words that mean the same.


The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended - and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.

~Robert Frost

Your siblings are usually the first people besides your parents to come to your aid in time of trouble. They know your admirable qualities, they know your faults. They've seen you during the good times, but they've also seen you at your very worst.

~Shari Cohen


...She is my sounding board, my confidante, my keeper of secrets - and my best friend.

~Kathleen O'Keefe

You should never look down on a sister except to pick her up.


Reproof a parent's province is;

A sister's discipline is this:

By studied kindness to effect

A little brother's young respect.

~Mary Lamb

One's Sister is part of one's essential self, an eternal presence of one's heart and soul and memory.

~Susan Cabill

I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.

~Lauren Bacall

To most people, my sister and I didn't seem to have much in common; but I knew...that we were remarkably alike.

~Kathleen Norris

The mildest, drowsiest sister has been known to turn tiger if her sibling is in trouble.

~Clara Ortega

Like branches on a tree we grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. Each of our lives will always be a special part of the other.



Sisters share a special friendship that lasts a lifetime.


The desire to be and have a sister is a primitive and profound one that may have everything or nothing to do with the family a woman is born to. It is a desire to know and be known by someone who shares blood and body, history and dreams, common ground and the unknown adventures of the future, darkest secrets and the glassiest beads of truth.

~Elizabeth Fishel

Biologically we're sisters;

We share a father and a mother.

Logically we're friends;

We share a bond that's like no other.

~Melissa Hatcher

Of two sisters one is always the watcher, one the dancer.

~Louise Gluck

Sisterhood is powerful.

~Robin Morgan

I recognize how crucial my relationship with my sisters is in the definition of myself.

~Barbara Mathias

The sister bond is often greater than that with a friend or brother.

~Dr. Harriette McAdoo

You can't give up a sister. You were born with them and you die with them.

~Elizabeth Mead Steig

You keep your past by having sisters. As you get older, they're the only ones who don't get bored if you talk about your memories.

~Deborah Moggach

When sister stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?

~Pam Brown


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      MargaritaEden 5 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you CyberShelley, I am glad you stopped by :)

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      Shelley Watson 5 years ago

      Mary Engelbreit's words ring the most true for my sister and me! Thank you for taking the time to give us such a warm and inviting hub! Up, interesting and beautiful.

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      MargaritaEden 5 years ago from Oregon




      Thank you so much for your support and comments :) its very much appreciated!

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      MargaritaEden 5 years ago from Oregon

      Vespa, I like that one too, I keep reminding this one to myself sometimes, thank you!

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      MargaritaEden 5 years ago from Oregon

      pstraubie48, yes I do have one I love very much :) Having a sister is a special gift. Thank you so much for your feedback!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Some awesome quotes here & some very profound ones ie Robert Frost!! So necessary...lots of votes...cheers

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for sharing these visions of our sisters with us.

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      livingsta 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Beautiful! :)

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      What beautiful, poignant quotes and a great way to start the day. I especially like the one about writing your sister's faults in the sand and her virtues in stone. (or something like that) Voted up and shared!

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      What a lovely salute to our sisters. You must have one you love very much. My one sister and I are very close. The other is a good bit older so we have a somewhat different sisterly bond.

      I will bookmarking these so I can return and reread

      I have a quote that was made for me by my sister ...she embroidered each stitch:

      Sisters make the best friends.

      Thank you for sharing this with us.