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  Posted: 19-Nov-2004, 03:29 PM
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I was browsing the net for a poem and came across these incredible quotes. They are so true in my family that I simply must share them with you. Enjoy! smile.gif


Brotherhood

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


No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent. ~John Donne


The moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out. ~James Baldwin


In union there is strength. ~Aesop


Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. ~Alexander the Great


So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth. ~Bahá'u'lláh


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


Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking. ~Mahatma Gandhi


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


We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963


Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there. ~Virginia Burden, The Process of Intuition


I have often noticed that when chickens quit quarreling over their food they often find that there is enough for all of them. I wonder if it might not be the same with the human race. ~Don Marquis


Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. ~Kenyan Proverb


Sisterhood

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


A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. ~Marion C. Garretty


Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister. ~Alice Walker


Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life. ~Charles M. Schulz



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


You can kid the world. But not your sister. ~Charlotte Gray


I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness. ~Emily Dickinson


Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood. ~Louisa May Alcott


Sisters never quite forgive each other for what happened when they were five. ~Pam Brown


In thee my soul shall own combined the sister and the friend. ~Catherine Killigrew


Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet. ~Vietnamese Proverb


A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves - a special kind of double. ~Toni Morrison


What's the good of news if you haven't a sister to share it? ~Jenny DeVries


Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. ~Margaret Mead


Bless you, my darling, and remember you are always in the heart - oh tucked so close there is no chance of escape - of your sister. ~Katherine Mansfield


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


More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you've been bad and good. ~Linda Sunshine


If sisters were free to express how they really feel, parents would hear this: "Give me all the attention and all the toys and send Rebecca to live with Grandma." ~Linda Sunshine


My sister taught me everything I really need to know, and she was only in sixth grade at the time. ~Linda Sunshine


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


How do people make it through life without a sister? ~Sara Corpening


If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she's wearing your best sweater. ~Pam Brown


There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me. ~Mary Montagu


When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us? ~Pam Brown


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


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


Sisterly love is, of all sentiments, the most abstract. Nature does not grant it any functions. ~Ugo Betti


Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other. ~Carol Saline


Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow. ~Benjamin Disraeli


Elder sisters never can do younger ones justice! ~Charlotte M. Yonge


A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life. ~Isadora James


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


The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend. ~Cali Rae Turner


An older sister helps one remain half child, half woman. ~Author Unknown


An older sister is a friend and defender - a listener, conspirator, a counsellor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too. ~Pam Brown


Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk. ~Susan Scarf Merrell


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


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


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


Our siblings. They resemble us just enough to make all their differences confusing, and no matter what we choose to make of this, we are cast in relation to them our whole lives long. ~Susan Scarf Merrell


Sibling relationships... outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship. They flourish in a thousand incarnations of closeness and distance, warmth, loyalty and distrust. ~Erica E. Goode


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


Sisters share the scent and smells - the feel of a common childhood. ~Pam Brown


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


Between sisters, often, the child's cry never dies down. "Never leave me," it says; "do not abandon me." ~Louise Bernikow


Sisterhood is powerful. ~Robin Morgan


Sisters don't need words. They have perfected a language of snarls and smiles and frowns and winks - expressions of shocked surprise and incredulity and disbelief. Sniffs and snorts and gasps and sighs - that can undermine any tale you're telling. ~Pam Brown


One of the best things about being an adult is the realization that you can share with your sister and still have plenty for yourself. ~Betsy Cohen


We know one another's faults, virtues, catastrophes, mortifications, triumphs, rivalries, desires, and how long we can each hang by our hands to a bar. We have been banded together under pack codes and tribal laws. ~Rose Macaulay


Sisters may share the same mother and father but appear to come from different families. ~Author Unknown


We acquire friends and we make enemies, but our sisters come with the territory. ~Evelyn Loeb


We may look old and wise to the outside world. But to each other, we are still in junior school. ~Charlotte Gray


Whatever you do they will love you; even if they don't love you they are connected to you till you die. You can be boring and tedious with sisters, whereas you have to put on a good face with friends. ~Deborah Moggach


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


It's hard to be responsible, adult and sensible all the time. How good it is to have a sister whose heart is as young as your own. ~Pam Brown


Of two sisters one is always the watcher, one the dancer. ~Louise Glück


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


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Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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