Quotations About / On: BROTHER

  • 41.
    I don't look at a Christian by his theology. I look at him by how Christ has changed him from the inside out. I may not fully agree with his theology, but I will love him because he is my brother.
    (I posted this on Facebook as a reaction on the debates that I read in Christian forums.)
    More quotations from: Yehoshua Shim'onai
  • 42.
    Everyone is very important in this life; so, don't hate your brother or your sister.

    By Edward Kofi Louis.
    (Advice.)
    More quotations from: Edward Kofi Louis
  • 43.
    Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin.... Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother!
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. (1846, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971). About Catherine of Medici, First published in book form as Catherine de Medici expliquée, Souverain (1843), It was subsequently included in the Conte et romans philosophiques, in the Etudes philsophique, and finally in the Comédie humaine. King Charles IX says he quotes Coligny.)
    More quotations from: Honoré De Balzac, mother
  • 44.
    I am none of those nonsensical fools that can whine and make romantic love—I leave that to younger brothers. Let my estate speak for me.
    (Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist. Cynthia's suitor, in The Adventures of David Simple, bk. 2, ch. 6 (1744).)
  • 45.
    I went to my father's at night. He spoke of poor John [Boswell's brother] with disgust. I was shocked and said, "He's your son, and God made him." He answered very harshly, "If my sons are idiots, can I help it?"
    (James Boswell (1740-1795), Scottish author. Laird of Auchinleck, August 7, 1782, p. 467, McGraw-Hill (1977).)
  • 46.
    It is with our brothers and sisters that we learn to love, share, negotiate, start and end fights, hurt others, and save face. The basis of healthy (or unhealthy) connections in adulthood is cast during childhood.
    (Jane Mersky Leder (20th century), U.S. magazine writer, author. Brothers and Sisters, ch. 3 (1991).)
  • 47.
    Union ... brothers ... Marx ... capital ... bread and butter ... love. It was all Greek to me.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1967. The narrator, in "The End" (in Stories and Texts for Nothing), p. 66, Grove Press (1968).)
    More quotations from: Samuel Beckett, love
  • 48.
    Mister Ward, don't yur blud bile at the thawt that three million and a half of your culled brethren air a clanking their chains in the South?—Sez I, not a bile! Let 'em clank!
    (Artemus Ward (1834-1867), U.S. journalist. "Oberlin," His Book (1862).)
    More quotations from: Artemus Ward
  • 49.
    —My brother Toby, quoth she, is going to be married to Mrs. Wadman. "Then he will never," quoth my father, "be able to lie diagonally in his bed again as long as he lives."
    (Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1762), vol. 6, ch. 39, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press.)
    More quotations from: Laurence Sterne, brother, father
  • 50.
    A bargain is in its very essence a hostile transaction ... do not all men try to abate the price of all they buy? I contend that a bargain even between brethren is a declaration of war.
    (George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet. Letter, July 14, 1821. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 8, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1973-1981).)
    More quotations from: George Gordon Noel Byron, war
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