Top 50 Quotes About Brotherhood

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Brotherhood is more than just the memory of drunken nights and late-night parties. The true meaning of brotherhood extends well beyond that: It is about fellowship and friendship that encompass culture, tradition, and family.

Those who believe in brotherhood would argue that it is the mutual understanding and support that they get from their brothers that empower them to work together.

With that in mind, here you’ll find 50 of our favorite quotes about Brotherhood.

Quotes about Brotherhood

“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

― Martin Luther King Jr.

“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, Just Another War Story

“It is at times such as this that we show our true spirit of giving and of brotherhood of revealing the good Samaritan in all of us.”

― Jo Bonner

“The idea of brotherhood re-dawns upon the world with a broader significance than the narrow association of members in a sect or creed.”

― Hellen Keller

“Brotherhood is the very price and condition of man’s survival.”

― Carlos P. Romulo

 “Either men will learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts.”

― Max Lerner

 “Trying to build the brotherhood of man without the fatherhood of God is like trying to make a wheel without a hub.”

― Irene Dunne

 “There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.”

― Edwin Markham

 “Brotherhood is an ideal better understood by example than precept!.”

― Paramahansa Yogananda

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.”

― John Donne

“You cannot further the Brotherhood of Man by encouraging class hatred.”

― Paul Getty

“Develop a sense of the brotherhood of man. Look upon each person as your own brother. There is only one caste, the caste of humanity. All of us belong to the human race, so everyone is equal. Therefore, love each one equally.”

― Sathya Sai Baba

 “The brotherhood of man is an integral part of Christianity no less than the Fatherhood of God; and to deny the one is no less infidel than to deny the other.”

― Lyman Abbot

 “It takes two men to make one brother.”

― Israel Zangwill

“The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession.”

― Mark Twain

“I believe in the brotherhood of all men, but I don’t believe in wasting brotherhood on anyone who doesn’t want to practive it with me. Brotherhood is a two-way street.”

― Malcolm X

“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.”

― Marc Brown

“People are realizing that color has no bearing on what’s known as brotherhood.”

― Omar Epps

“There’s no other love like the love for a brother. There’s no other love like the love from a brother.”

― Astrid Alauda

“When you are a grown up your brothers become your neighbors and your unconditional brotherhood become your conditional neighborhood.”

― Amit Kalantri

“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.

“Brotherhood means laying down your life for somebody, really willing to sacrifice yourself for somebody else.”

― Tim Hetherington

“The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession.”

― Mark Twain

“We don’t need holy wars. What we need is tolerance and brotherhood and simple humanity.”

― Arlen Specter

 “Nothing about ‘Brotherhood’ is ever wrapped up in a nice package.”

― Annabeth Gish

“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

“The world is now too small for anything but brotherhood.”

― A. Powell Davies

”On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.”

― Adlai E. Stevenson

 “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”

― Henry Melvill

“I believe in the brotherhood of man, not merely the brotherhood of white men but the brotherhood of all men before law.”

― Harry S. Truman

“The beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

“To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.”

― Baron de Montesquie

“The great city can teach something that no university by itself can altogether impart: a vivid sense of the largeness of human brotherhood, a vivid sense of man’s increasing obligation to man; a vivid sense of our absolute dependence on one another.”

― Seth Low

“There is a destiny that makes us brothers: None goes his way alone: All that we send into the lives of others comes back onto our own.”

― Edwin Markham

“Grant us brotherhood, not only for this day but for all our years a brotherhood not of words but of acts and deeds.”

― Stephen Vincent Benet

“The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.”

― Jane Wyman

“You earn brotherhood – the purest friendship, trust, love, whatever you want to call it – moment by moment through how you treat others.”

― Doug Cooper

“We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood.”

― Lyndon B. Johnson

“The mystical bond of brotherhood makes all men brothers.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.”

― Booker T. Washington

“If you wish to be brothers, let the arms fall from your hands. One cannot love while holding offensive arms.”

― Pope Pius VI

“Because brothers don’t let each other wander in the dark alone.”

― Jolene Perry

“It is at times such as this that we show our true spirit of giving and of brotherhood – of revealing the good Samaritan in all of us.”

― Jo Bonner

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.”

― John Donne

“Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can, No need for greed or hunger, A brotherhood of man. Imagine all the people Sharing all the world.”

― John Lennon

“The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother. It’s inflammatory.”

― Tennessee Williams

“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

“What we need to do is learn to respect and embrace our differences until our differences don’t make a difference in how we are treated.”

― Yolanda King

“Give bread to a stranger, in the name of the universal brotherhood which binds together all men under the common father of nature.”

― Quintilian

“Sooner or later, all the peoples of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.


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