Browse our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous sistersquotes and sisters A sister is one who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
Confession: For as long as I can remember, I’ve had what I can only describe as “sister envy.” While spending time at my bestie’s house growing up, I observed the hilarious banter, the meaningful conversations, and the profound bonding that happened between her and her sibling, and I silently cursed my only child status. To me, it seemed that having an older sister had so many perks. Not only did you get to “borrow” their cooler clothes, but you also got to benefit from their life experience when they so graciously shared some sound advice about falling in love. After all, an older sister is close enough to your age to understand the challenges that come with the modern day dating landscape, yet she’s probably been in more relationships than you and learned some lessons along the way.
There’s no doubt that falling in love can be a thrilling yet confusing process. You’re grappling with so many feelings at once: fear, excitement, and perhaps even hesitance or obsession. And that’s where your older sister comes in. Like a heroine, she swoops in and offers up a pearl of wisdom that totally shifts your perspective. Whether you were lucky enough to have a sibling who gave you guidance on these topics or, like me, you secretly wished you did, here are some of the best pieces of advice women gleaned from their older sisters about falling in love.
She said it could last if I liked him before I loved him. I didn’t really get it at the time, but now I do. If you like them as a person before you get blinded by the passion, then you know it’s really got potential.
My sister was not the biggest fan of this guy I was falling for, and it was pretty obvious. One day she goes, "Didn’t you tell me he’s a stingy tipper when you go out to dinner? Red flag… RUN." Naturally, I didn’t want to listen to her. But ugh, she was so right. I wish had dipped.
It was my first girlfriend, and my first time falling in love. I was basically terrified to bring her home to meet my parents, because I didn’t know how they’d behave, and I didn’t want to scare her off. When I told my sister I was totally panicking about her coming to spend Thanksgiving with us, she just said "Look. If you guys stay together, she’s going to have to meet them at some point. She might as well see the crazy now." Just the reality check I needed.
I was really into this guy, but we worked together, so I kept telling myself that I couldn’t make a move because it was too risky. One night we were drinking wine and waiting for some pizza to be delivered to her apartment, and I started telling her about how I was basically in love with my coworker, but I refused to do anything about it. She was like, "So what? Lots of people meet through work. What’s the worst that can happen?"
I hadn’t really thought about the worst case scenario — and when I did, I realized that not going after what I wanted and potentially regretting it later was a way bigger risk.
After a really brutal breakup in college, I did what anyone who’s feeling hurt and jaded would do, and dramatically declared “I’M NEVER FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN.” My sister laughed at me, which really pissed me off. She said, “You’re only saying that because you want to avoid the pain you’re feeling right now. But trust me, at some point, someone else is going to come along and change your mind. You’re gonna realize that the risk is worth the reward.” She’s like, my Yoda.
I had been dating this guy for a couple months and — well — I was feeling the feels real quickly. In fact, it was getting to the point where I kept almost accidentally saying, “I love you,” whenever we were saying goodbye as I was getting out of his car, or he was leaving my apartment. But fortunately, I’d always manage to stop myself. One day I was telling my sis about this phenomenon and she basically said, “Why are you fighting it? If you don’t say it, you’ll never know if he feels the same way or not.”
The next time it happened, I let it slip freely. Thank god, he said it back, or I probably would have killed her.
There's no doubt about it: You may not always get along with your sister, but in the end, she’s kind of your love guru and all-around superhero. Whether you’re mending a broken heart, feeling on the fence about whether they’re “the one,” or working through some other relationship-related problem, your older sister probably has something to say on the subject — and whatever that is, you may want to write it down. Even if you're not willing to heed her advice now, it's probably going to come in handy later.
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These are inspirational, motivational, wise, sad and funny sister quotes, sayings, and proverbs that inspire us. See more love quotes on MindBootstrap.
Sisters are like fat thighs…they stick together. tweet
A sister will always notice her sister’s first gray hairs with glee. ~Allison M. Lee tweet
You think I’m crazy? You should meet my sister. tweet
Of course I love you, you’re my little sister. Now let’s go outside and see what happens when you lick a metal pole. tweet
Back off. I have a sister and I’m not afraid to use her! tweet
Sister to sister we will always be…A couple of nuts from the same tree. tweet
In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips. tweet
How I feel when my sister is coming over. tweet
Being sisters means you always have back up. tweet
Side by side or miles apart, we are sisters connected by heart tweet
A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. ~Marion Garretty tweet
A loyal sister is worth a thousand friends. tweet
Sisters are different flowers from the same garden. tweet
Sisters are like flowers in the garden of life. tweet
Sisters are for sharing laughter and wiping tears. tweet
A sister is both your mirror and your opposite. ~Elizabeth Fishl tweet
When traveling life’s journey it’s good to have a sister’s hand to hold on to. tweet
Sister and friend two words that mean the same. tweet
You wish you had a sister as cool as me. tweet
My sisters are my treasures, the women that keep me grounded. ~Daniela Pesconi-Athur tweet
Find though she be but little, she is fierce. ~Shakespeare tweet
You should never look down on a sister except to pick her up. tweet
We didn’t want to admit it then, but we were friends.
~Shannon Celebi tweet
I’m so blessed that we are sisters. tweet
I love my big sister. tweet
I learned many life lessons from watching my big sister make mistakes! ~Kate Summers tweet
Behind every little sister there’s a big sister standing behind her holding a bat saying, “You wanna say that again?” tweet
If I was to give you three words to describe my big sister: encourager, supporter, and amazing! ~Ann Butler tweet
It’s so hard to be a big sister. I’m like a younger version of my Mom. tweet
Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life. ~Charles M. Schulz tweet
It’s like having a big sister around who’s been able to show me some things about myself and about life and about this crazy sort of career thing. ~Stevie Nicks tweet
The middle sister is really just a big sister and a little sister in one. tweet
To my little sister…
Life lessons from someone who has been ‘there’ and done ‘that’. tweet
My little sister may be the princess but I am the queen! tweet
A little sister you once were, but now a great friend you are! ~Catherine Pulsifer tweet
My little sister is my responsibility. Mess with her and you mess with me too. tweet
I really miss my little sister… That’s really my best friend. tweet
I love my little sister to death. ~Michael Trevino tweet
Little sister, don’t you do what your big sister done. ~Elvis Presley tweet
I’ve always admired my little sister because she’s able to play with no fear. She’s a cutthroat player when it comes to taking risks. ~Ashley Prange tweet
Elder sisters never can do younger ones justice! ~Charlotte Mary Yonge tweet
Elder sister are like soulmate.
Elder sister are like god gifted friend.
Elder sister is always a inspiration.
Elder sister is second mother.
Elder sister is motivator.
Elder sister have only faith on you when you loose hope. tweet
Fiction is Truth’s elder sister. Obviously. No one in the world knew what truth was till some one had told a story. ~Rudyard Kipling tweet
Poetry is the elder sister of history, the mother of language, the ancestress of civilization. ~Orson F. Whitney tweet
Having a elder sister is just like a diamond in darkest room. ~Pratiksha Prajapati tweet
I love my sister.
She is simply amazing and I just couldn’t imagine my life without her.
Share if you love your sister. tweet
I love you more than you’ll ever know. tweet
I love my sister with all my heart. tweet
I love my sister but she needs to remember who’s the boss. tweet
I love my sister
Your sister isn’t always your blood relation. Sometimes it’s that close friends who understands you, loves you and has always got your back. If you have a loving sister or someone in your life you class as your sister, share this on your wall and show them some love. tweet
A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, and a golden thread to the meaning of life. tweet
Sister to sister we will always be, a couple of nuts off the family tree. tweet
Sisters are angels who lift us up when our wings forget how to fly. tweet
There is no better friend than a sister. And there is no better sister than you. tweet
Brother and sister relationships are like Tom and Jerry. They tease and irritate each other, knock each other down, but can’t live without each other. tweet
We’ll always fight, but we’ll always make up as well. That’s what sisters do: we argue, we point out each other’s frailties, mistakes, and bad judgment, we flash the insecurities we’ve had since childhood, and then we come back together. Until the next time. ~Lisa See tweet
Love, mercy, and grace, sisters all, attend your wounds of silence and hope. tweet
When I say I won’t tell anyone, my sister doesn’t count. tweet
A perfect sister I am not, but thankful for the one I’ve got. tweet
A sister is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. tweet
Sisters help make the hard times easier and the easy times more fun. tweet
Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. ~Margaret Mead tweet
Our paths may change as life goes along, but our bond as sisters will remain forever strong. tweet
Sisters help you find important things, when you have lost them. Things like your smiles, your hopes and your courage. tweet
It is a true blessing to have such a fun, smart and caring sister like you. Have a joyful and unforgettable day, full of everything that you love most!
Happy birthday Sister. tweet
My childhood would have been incomplete and imperfect without a sister like you…
Happy Birthday tweet
Dear sister, today you’re given another opportunity to blow out candles, I’m sure you are grateful because it means another year of joy and greater opportunities for you, make everyday of your life count and enjoy every moment. Happy birthday sweet sister. tweet
Today my little sister became older. I wish you to stay always happy and optimistic and save your childish spontaneity forever.
Happy Birthday! tweet
Having you for a sister makes my life more beautiful sisters not only share clothes and accessories but they also share a life together.
Happy Birthday! tweet
There is strength in sisterhood. tweet
Once women find sisterhood, there’s nothing stronger. ~Zoe Kravitz tweet
Are you trivializing the sisterhood if you dye your hair or have your eyebrows threaded? I’d say the answer to that is no. But equally, it’s a perfectly valid feminist thing to say there is a certain amount of attention on a woman’s appearance, and I don’t wish that to be the focus or a distraction. ~Louise Mensch tweet
Sisterhood is a funny thing. It’s easy to recognize, but hard to define. ~Pearl Cleage tweet
Sisterhood is powerful. Woman can support each other as women, in their pursuit for enlightenment or anything else, without fear. But as long as she’s still in the commodities exchange market, buying and selling, she must fear the competition. ~Frederick Lenz tweet
Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other. ~Carol Saline tweet
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Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old sisters quotes, sisters sayings, and sisters proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.
A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves - a special kind of double.
A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life
A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.
Marion C. Garretty
A sister is both your mirror - and your opposite.
A Sister is God's way of proving He doesn't want us to walk alone
A sister is one who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
A sister is your family. a sister takes in pride with you. a sister is your respectability. a sister is like a bra in your closet. she is like a girl you can trust with all of your secrets. a sister is always by your side.
A sister smiles when one tells stories - for she knows where the decoration has been added.
A younger sister is someone to use as a guinea-pig in trying sledges and experimental go-carts. Someone to send on messages to Mum. But someone who needs you- who comes to you with bumped heads, grazed knees, tales of persecution. Someone who trusts you to defend her. Someone who thinks you know the answers to almost everything.
For there is no friend like a sister, in calm or stormy weather, to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands
Christina G. Rossetti
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.
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
Husbands come and go; children come and eventually they go. Friends grow up and move away. But the one thing that's never lost is your sister.
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.
These are inspirational, motivational, wise, sad and funny sister quotes, Elder Sister Quotes; I Love My Sister Quotes; Meaningful Sister.
Anyone who has a big sister knows just what a tempestuous relationship it can be. There are days your older sister feels like the most amazing person ever, someone you look to in every way—and other days when you just can’t freaking stand her.
As you both get older, the relationship changes in many ways, but at its core it remains one of the most important relationships you’ll ever have in your life. On those days when you just can’t stand your older sister, here are some reminders of why she’s the most amazing gift your parents ever gave you!
While being the eldest child does have its high points, as your big sister will be the first to remind you, it has a lot of low points too.
Your older sister was there first (duh), so she was the one that your parents focused all of their worry and paranoia on. She was the one who got in a ton of trouble for a “C” on her report card, whereas you got a pat on the back and, “Do better next semester.”
She was the one who got yelled at for staying out late, whereas you just slipped in the back door without the slightest reprimand. She was the one who was pressured to major in a “practical” field in college when she didn’t want to. You got away with majoring in basket weaving.
Parents tend to “mellow out” a bit with their younger children. Why? Your older sister proved that you could get a low grade, stay out late, and major in what you want to without your life falling to pieces. She did all the hard work of getting things into perspective for your parents so you didn’t have to. You owe her a big thank-you for that!
When you’re a really, really little kid, you might get away with running to mommy or daddy when you can’t deal with the bullies on the playground anymore. But past the age of 5 or 6, that really doesn’t work anymore. It just makes your playground woes that much worse.
Calling in your older sister on the other hand works like a charm. It doesn’t make you look bad; it just makes you and your sister look like you have solidarity, and the other kids better not mess with either of you.
When you are really young, you basically have no role models outside of family members, teachers, and other kids you know. That doesn’t give you a whole lot to go on when it comes to developing character or your own opinions.
But just look back and think about what your life would have been like if you had been an only-child, or the oldest child. Your parents would have informed pretty much your entire worldview, at least until you started thinking for yourself. And that is a lot harder to learn how to do without someone else around who has learned to do it first.
Your older sister helped you develop some self-awareness by doing it first. She showed you that it was okay to disagree with your parents, and that there is more than one approach to life.
She taught you that while your parents might be right about a lot of things, sometimes you have to stand up for what you know is right, even if that means going against the grain. Your older sister taught you about the value of integrity, self-confidence, and determination.
When you’re a kid, one of the toughest things in the world is growing up, especially since your parents may not want you to. Back when you hit puberty, how many times did you hear your mom or your dad say, “She’s growing up too fast?” Your older sister didn’t say that, though, did she?
She was the one right alongside you, helping you out. If you didn’t know what that double entendre on TV meant, she was the one who explained it to you. If you didn’t know how to use a tampon, she was the one who told you.
She let you know it was okay to have a crush on a boy, to swear when you were angry (or when you weren’t), to watch that R-rated movie. She helped you make that awkward transition from being a girl to being a woman, without holding you back.
Since your sister is closer to you in age than your parents, she can empathize with you on a more equal level. She isn’t an authority figure, and she doesn’t have to worry about enforcing rules or keeping you naïve.
She doesn’t judge your youthful perspective as valueless just because you’re inexperienced, and she respects your decisions, fears, and dreams. There are times when she might think she’s better than you, even when you become adults, but she can relate to your experiences more closely than your parents can.
Couldn’t get through Latin 1? If your sister took it the year before, she was the one helping you learn the difference between a declension and a conjugation. Struggled through Algebra 2? Your sister was probably the one who sat down with you a helped you figure out the functions on your graphing calculator.
She warned you what types of questions were going to be on the SAT or ACT, and she told you what the transition into college would be like. Getting through school is a heck of a lot less scary if you have someone around who has already passed all your classes!
For example, maybe you got some of her old teachers—hopefully teachers who liked her! They saw your last name and immediately warmed to you, especially when they found out who your older sister was. A little bit of favoritism on your side never goes amiss.
Chances are your sister also warned you about which teachers were going to give you grief, and maybe gave you some advice for not ticking them off. That indispensable advice could make all the difference in the world.
When you first started in secondary school, maybe she was the one who also told you which foods were utterly inedible in the cafeteria, and which part of the hallway to avoid if you didn’t want to get shoved in your own locker.
If your sister went to college ahead of you, she could give you some great advice on your college applications, and maybe more importantly, your search for the perfect school.
She was able to provide perspective not just on academics, but also on student life. She could tell you all about sports, clubs, sororities, and other aspects of campus life which may or may not have been in your college brochures.
If you followed in your sister’s footsteps in the professional world and not just in your education, she might have been one of your earliest job references. A reference from an older sister is a great way to get your foot in the door at your first internship or first job.
Employers felt like they already had a pretty good grasp of what working with you might be like. And if you ended up in the same office, it was your older sister who showed you the ropes and mentored you in your new job role!
Maybe you took after your parents when it came to fashion, but maybe not. If your older sister didn’t, she showed you a whole new way to dress. And unlike your parents, she was with it when it came to the times!
She was the one who saved you from going out in that awful sweater your mother tried to make you wear, and let you borrow that cute top. She let you sneak off to that party in her favorite stiletto heels, did your makeup for you, and transformed you into the coolest kid on the block.
If you had too much to drink at that party, your parents never found out, thanks to your older sister who drove you home and made an excuse for you at the door so you could head off to sleep before they picked up on your inebriated state.
When you got in trouble at school, but it didn’t warrant a call to your parents, it was your sister who chose to keep her mouth shut at home. Think how much harder it would have been to get through those situations if you’d been on your own!
Since your sister had more experience with Mom and Dad than you, she was able to teach you exactly what you needed to do in order to get away with doing what you wanted.
She was the one who told you whether it was best to take a stand or lie low, or if there was a certain way you could phrase a request so that you’d get a pass.
She let you know exactly where the line was and when you would be crossing it. She learned all of this stuff the hard way so you didn’t have to.
Just as your sister helped “break in” your parents so they would mellow out by the time they got to you, she also took the heat off of you while you were growing up. Parents are almost always tougher on older sisters, even when younger sisters have come into the picture.
Odds are your parents missed about half of the things you did wrong because they were so busy focusing all of their anger on your older sister. She might not have wanted to help you out in that way, but she did, and you still owe her a big thank-you for taking it all so you wouldn’t have to.
Whether this was a positive or a negative for you probably depended on your fashion sense and how you felt about your sister’s clothing, but if you grew up admiring her taste, then it was a definite plus!
Her loss was your gain, and you got to wear the same clothes that a year earlier you’d been begging to borrow. And best of all, they were free!
A lot of younger siblings inherit more than just clothes from their older sisters. Chances are, you also got books, toys, CDs, video games, school supplies, sports equipment, and much, much more.
Chances are, you don’t share your parents’ exact taste in music, movies, television, and so on. And odds are, you picked up a lot of your tastes from your older sister.
She was the one who shared her CDs and DVDs with you and introduced you to the universe outside your parents’ little bubble. She opened the door for you so that you could discover your own interests.
She made the world a whole lot bigger and gave you a roadmap so that you could explore.
When your parents went out and left you home with your older sister, she was your babysitter. Maybe she didn’t like it all of the time, but it was the perfect time to introduce you to her favorite movies or music or do your makeup. And she cooked for you!
Her food probably wasn’t gourmet, but sometimes you don’t want gourmet. Sometimes you want macaroni and cheese and cookies and milk. And she didn’t try to take the cookies away from you before you’d had your fill. And only you could appreciate each others’ bizarre culinary experiments.
If your parents came down on you for something unfair, your older sister may have stuck up for you now and again, especially if it was something she herself got away with.
Whether she presented a strong case on your side or acted as an arbiter, she stepped in on your behalf. She may not always have done a great job of it, but it was the thought that counted, and just think where you’d have been without her.
Assuming she didn’t deal with them outright, your sister probably had some helpful advice when it came to dealing with bullies at school and online. She’d been there first and had gone through a lot of the same things you did, and her advice was often enough to get the harassers to leave you alone.
If you needed advice on a certain someone, your sister could share her own experiences. Whether it was a question of what to wear on a date or whether or not you should dump a guy, your older sibling had valuable insight to bring to the table.
When you are 13 years old and going on your first date, it can really help out to have a 15- or 16-year-old to ask for advice so you can have an amazing time! And when you are going through your first horrible breakup, it sure helps to have a shoulder to cry on.
If your parents weren’t willing to drive you to the school or the movie theater or the mall, your sister might have been willing to do it. What a relief not to have to take the bus!
Not only does that spare you from the horror that is public transportation, but it also made you look cooler. And it let you do stuff that you would’ve missed out on if you’d been relying on your parents for a ride.
Okay, well, this depends totally on how popular she was. But if your older sister was considered a pretty exciting person at school, odds were that a little bit of that automatically rubbed off on you. Hopefully it was enough to get you into the right social circles without overshadowing you completely.
Maybe some of her friends also became your friends. And if a bunch of juniors or seniors thought you were “all right” as a freshman, well, that was definitely something. Any freshman with friends in older classes is just going to be respected by default.
When it finally came time to get your license, your sister probably provided you with some invaluable assistance behind the wheel.
She might have been a better instructor than your parents since she was less likely to totally freak out at you when you did something dumb—after all, she’d made the same dumb driving mistakes a year or two before. Plus, she knew that you’d then be able to drive her around too.
Your older sister wasn’t afraid to bend or break the rules for you. Chances are good that she got you alcohol and other goodies when you couldn’t. She made your parties that much cooler—and hopefully let you off the hook later for whatever massive favor she said you owed her!
Now and again, all of us have irrational moments. When you blew up at your friends, though, maybe they didn’t forgive you. Your older sister on the other hand has probably forgiven you for all sorts of things that your friends never would. And maybe that’s true to this day.
Even as you get older, your sister is still going to be there for you. After all, you’re related, and you can’t choose your family.
Growing up, you might have gotten tired of hearing how your older sis was “the responsible one.” Most of all, you probably got tired of her reminding you of that personally! It may have given her a cause to feel superior, but it probably came to your rescue more than a few times too.
She’s the one reminding you not to forget your mom’s birthday, or what to say at your grandfather’s funeral. So okay—maybe she’s earned the right to feel a little smug.
When you were in high school, if your sister was in college, maybe she let you crash at her apartment sometimes. And if you’re both adult siblings now, maybe that hasn’t changed.
Down on your luck? Your sister is the first person you call. She’s still the one who helps you in a pinch and maybe even gives you a place to stay until you can get back up on your feet.
Your older sister is someone who can look back with you and reminisce on the past. She shares a lot of your best memories of childhood and a lot of your worst ones too. If you are trying to cope with something painful from your past, she is there to give you some perspective.
She can understand all of the little neuroses you carry with you because of your upbringing better than most. But she also remembers the good stuff, and can still laugh at the private joke you shared when you were still in elementary school together.
If you can’t figure out why your parents do the things they do, or why one of your other siblings is behaving like a loser, your older sister can help you make sense of it.
She knew your parents before you did, after all, and she knows stuff about them that you don’t. As such, she understands not only your neuroses, but your family’s neuroses too. She can make it all make sense, or at the very least, try to piece it together with you and commiserate.
Your big sister is someone who will be connected to you for the rest of your life, both by blood and by all the memories that you share. No matter where life takes you, you’ll always have someone you can call to talk to about the past or about the present.
Hopefully you’ll be able to get together a few times a year, or if you live close, maybe you’ll get to hang out every week! Either way, your big sister will always be there for you, a friend and role model forever.
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