Quotations About / On: BROTHER

  • 1.
    Young Brother Young Brother No matter your race, color, or creed you are my Young Brother.
  • 2.
    Let brother help brother.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic, 362 D....)
  • 3.
    The African is my brother—but he is my younger brother by several centuries.
    (Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), French missionary, theologian, musician. Quoted in Observer (London, October 23, 1955).)
  • 4.
    A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Anna Howe, in Clarissa, vol. 2, p. 15, AMS Press (1990).)
  • 5.
    Just let him be minister if that's what he desires, but without his brother and his brother-in-law.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1849).)
  • 6.
    If thy brother wrongs thee, remember not so much his wrong-doing, but more than ever that he is thy brother.
    (Epictetus (c. 50-120), Greek Stoic philosopher. Enchiridion, 43.)
  • 7.
    I want my sex to claim nothing from their brethren but what their brethren may justly claim from them ...
    (Sarah M. Grimke (1792-1873), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Woman, letter #15: dated October 20, 1837 (1838). Opposing unreciprocated acts of chivalry and deference toward women.)
  • 8.
    It always seems to the brothers and the father that their brother or son didn't marry the right person.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 10, "Nauka" (1980).)
  • 9.
    There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
    (George Borrow (1803-1881), British author. Jasper, in Lavengro, ch. 25 (1851).)
  • 10.
    To see the earth as we now see it, small and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the unending night—brothers who see now they are truly brothers.
    (Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982), U.S. poet. repr. As "Bubble of Blue Air" in Riders on Earth (1978). "Riders on Earth Together, Brothers in Eternal Cold," New York Times (Dec. 25, 1968). Of the first pictures of the earth from the moon.)
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