125+ Heartwarming Sisterhood Quotes

Sisterhood Quotes

Sisters make you a better person

Parents aren’t the only ones with whom we have some of the longest and most beautiful relationships in our lives, but also our sisters or brothers. Psychologists consider that the role of a sister is more than important in the existence of any of us, marking both our childhood and adult life easier and happier. 

Furthermore, studies in recent years have shown that thanks to our sisters we can learn behaviors and skills that can make us better people, more at peace with ourselves, more balanced.

125+ Heartwarming Sisterhood Quotes

Whoever has sisters will be a person more able to offer compassion – A study at Brigham Young University (UK) showed that the existence of sisters can make you a more generous, more compassionate person. 

The reason for this is this: sisters show us love and affection, which will accustom us to adopt positive behaviors, including those related to giving our attention and care to those around us.

Recent studies in the United States have shown that even small “fights” between siblings, when there is still affection, can be beneficial to children, helping them to acquire skills that will help them, including as adults. 

By having sisters you can become a more ambitious person, who will outline well-defined goals – Studies in the field have shown that older sisters / brothers are the ones who outline goals that they will then try to achieve. They will be true role models for younger siblings, who will be more tempted to imitate them.

A sister can make you more independent, more willing to be and do better – A British study conducted in 2009 showed that a person who grew up with at least one sister will become more independent than one who lived alone with siblings.

Sisters are persons who have the greatest impact on adolescents, causing them to be better, gentler. At the same time, it was found that the sisters have an essential role in family harmony.

25 Sisterhood Quotes

  1. “Sisters, as you know, also have a unique relationship. This is the person who has known you your entire life, who should love you and stand by you no matter what, and yet it’s your sister who knows exactly where to drive the knife to hurt you the most.” – Lisa See
  2. “Sisters are like cats. They claw each other all the time but still snuggle up and daydream together.” – Unknown
  3. “When traveling life’s journey it’s good to have a sister’s hand to hold on to.” – Unknown
  4. “We didn’t want to admit it then, but we were friends. Best friends.” – Shannon Celebi
  5. “The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other.” – Unknown
  1. “Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.” – Margaret Mead
  2. “There is no time like the old time, when you and I were young.”– Oliver Wendell Holmes
  3. “Parents die, daughters grow up and marry out, but sisters are for life.”– Lisa Lee
  4. “Our roots say we’re sisters, our hearts say we’re friends.” – Unknown
  5. “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
  1. “Our siblings push buttons that cast us in roles we felt sure we had let go of long ago – the baby, the peacekeeper, the caretaker, the avoider…. It doesn’t seem to matter how much time has elapsed or how far we’ve traveled.” – Jane Mersky Leder
125+ Heartwarming Sisterhood Quotes
  1. “My sister and I are so close that we finish each other’s sentences and often wonder who’s memories belong to whom.” – Shannon Celebi
  2. “We acquire friends and we make enemies, but our sisters come with the territory.” – Evelyn Loeb
  3. “Sisters may share the same mother and father but appear to come from different families.” – Unknown
  4. “A sister smiles when one tells one’s stories – for she knows where the decoration has been added.” – Chris Montaigne
  5.  “We hang out, we help one another, we tell one another our worst fears and biggest secrets, and then just like real sisters, we listen and don’t judge.” – Adriana Trigiani
  6. “Bond is stronger than blood. The family grows stronger by bond. “ – Itohan Eghide
  7. “Your parents leave you too soon and your kids and spouse come along late, but your siblings know you when you are in your most inchoate form.” – Jeffrey Kluger
  8. “When mom and dad don’t understand, a sister always will.” – Unknown
  9. “A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double. ” – Toni Morrison
  1. “Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister?” – Alice Walker
  2. “Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.” – Carol Saline
  3. “Sisters are blessed with an extra sense that whispers when the other needs them.” – Unknown
  4. “Sisters are like flowers in the garden of life.” – Unknown
  5. “Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply.” – Jane Austen
125+ Heartwarming Sisterhood Quotes

35 Sisterhood Quotes

  1. “A sister is our first friend and second mother.” – Sunny Gupta
  2. “Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.” – Amy Li
  3. “You’re a big sister?’ I was shocked. She seemed so good-natured and compassionate.” – Natalie Standiford
  4. “Elder sisters never can do younger ones justice!” – Charlotte M. Yonge
  5. “Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.” – Charlie Brown
  6. “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.” – Barbara Alpert
  7. “We are sisters. We will always be sisters. Our differences may never go away, but neither, for me, will our song.” – Elizabeth Fishel
  8. “We didn’t want to admit it then, but we were friends. Best friends.” – Shannon Celebi
  9. “You’re not my best friend. You’re my sister, and that’s more.” – Jenny Han
  10. “A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite.” – Elizabeth Fishel
  11. “An older sister helps one remain half child, half woman.” – Unknown
  12.  “An older sister is a friend and defender – a listener, conspirator, a counsellor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too.” – Pam Brown
  13. “My sister taught me everything I really need to know, and she was only in sixth grade at the time.” – Linda Sunshine
  14. “I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.” – Unknown
  15. “You can kid the world, but not your sister.” – Charlotte Gray
  16. “How the hell do you sum up your sister in three minutes? She’s your twin and your polar opposite. She’s your constant companion and your competition. She’s your best friend and the biggest bitch in the world. She’s everything you wish you could be and everything you wish you weren’t.” – M. Molly Backes
  17.  “If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she’s wearing your best sweater.” – Pam Brown
  18. “I know some sisters who only see each other on Mother’s Day and some who will never speak again. But most are like my sister and me… linked by volatile love, best friends who make other best friends ever so slightly less best.” – Patricia Volk
  19. “That’s the best thing about little sisters: They spend so much time wishing they were elder sisters that in the end they’re far wiser than the elder ones could ever be.” – Gemma Gurgess
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  1. “You may be as different as the sun and the moon, but the same blood flows through both your hearts. You need her, as she needs you..” – George R.R. Martin
  2. “A sister is a friend you don’t have to avoid the truth with.” – Michelle Malm
  3. “You can’t think how I depend on you, and when you’re not there the colour goes out of my life.” – Virginia Woolf
  4. “What are sisters for if not to point out the things the rest of the world is too polite to mention.” – Claire Cook
  5. “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
  6. “You know full well as I do the value of sisters’ affections; there is nothing like it in this world.” – Charlotte Brontë
  7. “Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  1. “There’s nobody in the world that knows me better than my sister.” – Tia Mowry
  2. “I’m the big sister. I want to make sure she has everything, even if I don’t have anything. I love her too much. “ – Venus Williams
  3. “A toast once heard: “To my big sister, who never found her second Easter egg until I’d found my first”.” – Robert Brault
  4. “A ministering angel shall my sister be.” – William Shakespeare
  5. “The boughs, without becoming detached from the trunk grow away from it.” – Victor Hugo
  6. “Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends.” – Marilyn Monroe
  7. “I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness..” – Emily Dickinson
  8. “There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me.” – Mary Montague
  9. “Brothers and sisters are one of the constant things in the lives of many people.” – Richard Branson
125+ Heartwarming Sisterhood Quotes

45 Sisterhood Quotes

  1. “What’s the good news if you don’t have a sister to share it with?” – James DeVries
  2. “When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?” – Pam Brown
  3. “When our hair is white, we’ll still have our sister’s love.” – Lisa See
  4.  “A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.” – Isadora James
  5. “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 Boswell
  6. “If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?” – Jodi Picoult
  7. “Side by side or miles apart, sisters will always be connected by heart.” – Unknown
  8. “It is strange how sisters can be saviors or strangers and sometimes a bit of both.” – Amanda Lovelace
  9. “I love the notion of “storm sisters” – soul friends who help us get through life’s most raw and painful transitions.” – Jennifer Grant
  10. “A sibling may be the keeper of one’s identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self.” – Marian Sandmaier
  1. “The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend.” – Cali Rae Turner
  2. “So distant but so close. So different but so similar. That’s why I love my sister.” – Maxime Lagacé
  3. “How do people make it through life without a sister?” – Sara Corpening
  4. “Friends grow up and move away. But the one thing that’s never lost is your sister.” – Gail Sheeny
  5. “I’ve known every love possible, but as the years stretched out, the love I longed for the most is the one I shared with my sister.” – Josephine Angelini
  1. “To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confident… it is to have a soul mate for life.” – Victoria Secunda
  2. “One’s sister is part of one’s essential self, an eternal presence of one’s’ heart, soul and memory.” – Susan Cabil
  3. “Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring – quite often the hard way.” – Pamela Dugdale
  4. “A sister is a forever friend.” – Unknown
  5. “Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.” – Susan Scarf Merrell
  1. “Sisterly love is, of all sentiments, the most abstract. Nature does not grant it any functions.” – Ugo Betti
  2. “No life is worth more than any other, no sister worth less than any brother.” – Michael Franti
  3. “A sister is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.” – Unknown
  4. “More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you’ve been bad and good!” – Unknown
  5. “It was nice to be in such close physical proximity, even though they hadn’t spoken in months, and only via cursory birthday cards and the like. In the end, it didn’t matter. Sisters were sisters.” – Emma Straub
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  1. “Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.” – Vietnamese Proverb
  2. “ …she’ll go and fall in love, and there’s an end of peace and fun, and cozy times together.” – Louisa May Alcott
  3. “Maybe the truth is, there’s a little bit of a loser in all of us. Being happy isn’t having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it’s about stringing together all the little things.” ― Ann Brashares
  1. “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”

(Keynote speech at Celebrating Inspiration luncheon with the WNBA’s All-Decade Team, 2006)” ― Madeleine Albright

  1. “Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke . . . She will need her sisterhood.” ― Gloria Steinemtags
  2.  “Sophia Mercer,” Elodie intoned, “we have come to induct you into our sisterhood. Say the five words to begin the ritual.”

I blinked at her. “Are you freaking kidding me?”

Anna gave an exasperated sigh. “No, the five words are ‘I accept you offer, sisters.” ― Rachel Hawkins

  1. “Sisters in battle, I am shield and blade to you. As I breathe, your enemies will know no sanctuary. While I live, your cause is mine.” ― Leigh Bardugo
  2.  “Never hold resentments for the person who tells you what you need to hear; count them among your truest, most caring, and valuable friends.” ― Mike Norton
  3. “We’re connected, as women. It’s like a spiderweb. If one part of that web vibrates, if there’s trouble, we all know it, but most of the time we’re just too scared, or selfish, or insecure to help. But if we don’t help each other, who will?” ― Sarah Addison Allen
  4. “I love you, I’ll never stop.” ― Ann Brashares
  1. “The bittersweet about truth is that nothing could be more hurtful, yet nothing could be more helpful.” ― Mike Norton
  2. “Once upon a time there were two sisters. One of them was really, really strong, and one of them wasn’t.’ You looked at me. ‘Your turn.’

I rolled my eyes. ‘The strong sister went outside into the rain and realized the reason she was strong was because she was made out of iron, but it was raining and she rusted. The end.’

No, because the sister who wasn’t strong went outside into the rain when it was raining, and hugged her really tight until the sun came out again.” ― Jodi Picoult

  1. “A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.” ― Isadora James
  2. “Because there’s one thing stronger than magic: sisterhood.” ― Robin Benway
  3. “Women are going to form a chain, a greater sisterhood than the world has ever known.” ― Nellie McClung
  1. “We didn’t want to admit it then, but we were friends. Best friends.” ― Shannon Celebi
  2. “The knowledge of death seemed present in both sisters—it was something about the way they carried themselves, something that had broken too soon and had not mended, marking them in spite of their lightheartedness.” ― Jhumpa Lahiri
  3. “Hallie and I… were all there was. The image in the mirror that proves you are still here. We had exactly one sister apiece. We grew up knowing the simple arithmetic of scarcity: A sister is more precious than an eye.” ― Barbara Kingsolver
  4. “‎”The less random stuff you hear about, the more room in your ears for music, that’s what I always say” -Paisley” ― Lynn Weingarten
  5. “They were absolutely lovely, and in their presence, so was she.” ― Ann Brashares
125+ Heartwarming Sisterhood Quotes

50 Sisterhood Quotes

1.) “We’re connected, as women. It’s like a spiderweb. If one part of that web vibrates, if there’s trouble, we all know it, but most of the time we’re just too scared, or selfish, or insecure to help. But if we don’t help each other, who will?” – Sarah Addison Allen

2.) “Women are going to form a chain, a greater sisterhood than the world has ever known.” – Nellie McClung

3.) “Hallie and I… were all there was. The image in the mirror that proves you are still here. We had exactly one sister apiece. We grew up knowing the simple arithmetic of scarcity: A sister is more precious than an eye.” – Barbara Kingsolver

4.) “No matter where we come from, there is one language we can all speak and understand from birth, the language of the heart, love.” – Imania Margria

5.) “You are blood. You are sisters. No man can break that bond.” – Kim Boykin

6.) “One woman is a tiny divine spark in a timeless sisterhood tapestry collective; all of us are Wild Women.” – Jan Porter

7.) “You may be as different as the sun and the moon, but the same blood flows through both your hearts. You need her, as she needs you.” – George R.R. Martin

8.) “A sister is both your mirror and your opposite.” – Elizabeth Fishel

9.) “Sisters, as you know, also have a unique relationship. This is the person who has known you your entire life, who should love you and stand by you no matter what, and yet it’s your sister who knows exactly where to drive the knife to hurt you the most.” – Lisa See

10.) “We hang out, we help one another, we tell one another our worst fears and biggest secrets, and then just like real sisters, we listen and don’t judge.” – Adriana Trigiani

11.) “No matter where we are, we’ll always share the same sky. We can always find each other in the same constellation.” – Roshani Chokshi

12.) “There is space within sisterhood for likeness and difference, for the subtle differences that challenge and delight; there is space for disappointment-and surprise.” – Christine Downing

Sisterhood Quotes About Friendship

13.) “Never hold resentments for the person who tells you what you need to hear; count them among your truest, most caring, and valuable friends.” – Mike Norton

14.) “A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.” – Isadora James

15.) “For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather.” – Christina Rossetti

16.) “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

17.) “Participating in a sisterhood with other women is hugely important in my life and a source of joy.” – Christy Turlington

18.) “I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness.” – Emily Dickinson

19.) “You can kid the world, but not your sister.” – Charlotte Gray

20.) “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

21.) “Storm Sister–a friend who sticks close when storms hit her friend’s life.” – Afton Rorvik

21.) “Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister?” – Alice Walker

22.) “Sisterhood means if you happen to be in Burma and I happen to be in San Diego and I’m married to someone who is very jealous and you’re married to somebody who is very possessive, if you call me in the middle of the night, I have to come.” – Maya Angelou

23.) “Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.” – Margaret Mead

24.) “I think women are amazing and women’s friendships are like a sisterhood and we should see more of it in television and film.” – Laurie Holden

25.) “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 are 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

26.) “Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.” – Benjamin Disraeli

Sisterhood Quotes About Feminism

27.) “And listen to me love, when a woman risks her place, her very life to speak a truth the world despises? Believe her. Always.” – Joy McCullough

28.) “Feminism is a political practice of fighting male supremacy in behalf of women as a class, including all the women you don’t like, including all the women you don’t want to be around, including all the women who used to be your best friends whom you don’t want anything to do with anymore. It doesn’t matter who the individual women are.” – Andrea Dworkin

29.) “Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be.” – Toni Morrison

30.) “Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.” – Amy Li

31.) “Love is what makes the world go around. I know it’s a big cliché to use, but it is the absolute truth. There is nothing else like it. I know that is what everybody is striving to feel: in relationships, in brother- and sisterhood, and in all of the things that we aspire to have in our lives.” – Gladys Knight

32.) “Sisterhood is important because we are all we have to stand on. We have to stand near and by each other, pray for one another, and share the joys and the difficulties that women face in the world today. If we don’t talk about it among ourselves, then we are made silent by the patriarchy, and that serves us no purpose.” – Ntozake Shange

33.) “Sisterhood is important to me.” – Cheryl Cole

34.) “The good news is when we are in full-on sisterhood, women are the most powerful, political force in America.” – Cecile Richards

35.) “Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That’s their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.” – Gloria Steinem

Sisterhood Quotes About Solidarity

36.) “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” – Madeleine Albright

37.) “I believe in women uplifting other women.” – C. JoyBell C.

38.) “I’m proud of her; she’s proud of me. There is no competition, animosity, envy, or jealousy. We’re just secure, confident women doing our thing while supporting each other.” – Sabrina Newby

39.) We can have unity in diversity and diversity in unity. We don’t have to be like one another to enjoy sisterhood. – Barbara W. Winder

40.) “’All women are brothers,’ Burley Coulter used to say, and then looked at you with a dead sober look as if he didn’t know why you thought that was funny. But, as usual, he was telling the truth. Or part of it.” – Wendell Berry

41.) “Women instinctively know how to nourish each other, and just being with each other is restorative.” – Tanja Taaljard

42.) “There’s something different when a woman does you wrong. We’re supposed to be here for each other!” – Kyle Labe

43.) “For some reason, I have better luck when I work with women. I guess I have a good sense of sisterhood.” – Dolly Parton

44.) “Sisters annoy, interfere, criticize. Indulge in monumental sulks, in huffs, in snide remarks. Borrow. Break. Monopolize the bathroom. Are always underfoot. But if catastrophe should strike, sisters are there. Defending you against all comers.” – Pam Brown

45.) “A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves a special kind of double.” – Toni Morrison

46.) “Helping one another is part of the religion of our sisterhood.” – Louisa May Alcott

Sisterhood Quotes About its Strength

47.) “Because there’s one thing stronger than magic: sisterhood.” – Robin Benway

48.) “Bond is stronger than blood. The family grows stronger by bond.” – Itohan Eghide

49.) “No matter what, they always had each other. How did people get through life without sisters?”  – Michelle Madow

50.) “The female warrior knows how to fight without violence. She knows when not to raise her sword, but instead holds up her heart. Her shield is not a defense against others but a shelter for all.” – Riitta Klint

125+ Heartwarming Sisterhood Quotes

In Conclusion

The presence of a sister can help us build stronger, more beautiful relationships

Even when it comes to a romantic relationship, it seems that the influence of sisters in our lives is greater than we imagine.

Hopefully these heartwarming sisterhood quotes inspired you to share the love with the special person in your life!

What is your favorite sisterhood quote? Let us know in the comments section!

125+ Heartwarming Sisterhood Quotes

Nadejda Romanciuc

Nadejda Romanciuc holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a diploma in Addiction studies. She is part of the Romanian Association of Integrative Psychotherapy as a psychotherapist under supervision. She's practicing online counselling for over two years and is a strong advocate for mental health.

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