100 Thankful For Sisters Quotes And Messages

This post is all about 100 thankful for sisters quotes and messages.

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a sister is “a female who has one or both parents in common with another” – but those of us with sisters know that they are sooo much more than that!

Growing up with two sisters wasn’t always easy (lol), but I wouldn’t change it for the world. Now, I have two automatic best friends and I am so so grateful.

Your sister or sisters know so much about you. They know what your upbringing was like, what your hobbies were, and oftentimes you competed in sports, video games, or for who got “shotgun” during a road trip.

No matter what, though, you and your sister(s) always came back together in the end and over time, you’ve formed a bond unlike any other.


Here are the best 100 thankful for sisters quotes and messages to help you express gratitude for your sister, or even just think about her fondly.

appreciation letter to my sister


Quick Navigation


How do you say thank you to your sisters?

If your sister has done something for you recently and you want to properly thank her, you’re in the right spot.

Start by picking out her favorite flowers, a sweet smelling candle, or even a bottle of wine and then grab a card.

In the card, include one the 100 thankful for sisters quotes and messages below to truly convey to your sister how grateful you are for her.

Saying thank you to your sisters will never go out of style. And, we only live once, so why not show her how much you love her in the most cute and sentimental way.


thank you letter to my older sister


Quotes For Elder Sisters 

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you have a dear sister who is very important to you. If you’re looking for ways to show appreciation for your older, amazing sister, here are some great quotes.


1. “Sister is our first friend and second mother.” – Sunny Gupta

2. “I was not the perfect big sister, I made mistakes and did a lot of things wrong, but my love for you was always strong.” – Catherine Pulsifer

3. “Once there was an older sister who was always biggest and oldest and tallest and strongest.” – Siv Widerberg

4. “An older sister is a friend and defender – a listener, conspirator, a counselor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too.” – Pam Brown

5. “Having a elder sister is just like a diamond in darkest room.” – Pratiksha Prajapati

6. “A big sister is always older no matter how many birthdays you have!” – Catherine Pulsifer

7. “If you don’t annoy your big sister for no good reason from time to time, she thinks you don’t love her anymore.” – Pearl Cleage

8. “My first job is big sister and I take that very seriously.” – Venus Williams

9. “Little sisters can be a pain, but the big sister heroine worship can’t be beat.” – Allison M. Lee

10. “Every girl needs the wisdom and safety that can come from heartfelt and honest conversations with a big sister – one who has already navigated through the many challenges of life, made hard decisions, known heartbreak, and learned from the mistakes she has made in her own life.” – Helen Burns

11. “If I was to give you three words to describe my big sister: encourager, supporter, and amazing!” – Ann Butler

12. “Although she remembers with regret that she was mean to me when we were very small, what I remember is that I had a big sister I could count on for just about anything.” – Linda Hale Bucklin

13. “My major influence was my ten-years-older sister.” – Willa Ford

14. “A big sister is like having a second Mother. She is always watching out for you and telling you what to do.” – Catherine Pulsifer

15. “The big sister always think that they are the boss.” – Kate Summers

16. “I learned many life lessons from watching my big sister make mistakes!” – Kate Summers


thank you for being like a sister to me


Quotes For Younger Sisters

If you have a wonderful sister who is also younger than you, I can bet you two have had some good times. Here are some amazing quotes that’ll make you think of your younger but dearest sister.


17. “Little sister, don’t you do what your big sister has done.” – Elvis Presley

18. “Elder sisters never can do younger ones justice!” – Charlotte Mary Yonge

19. “Even thought you are my little sister, your hugs during the difficult times in my life, have been like a hug from God.” – Kate Summers

20. “That’s the best thing about little sisters: They spend so much time wishing they were elder sisters that in the end they’re far wiser than the elder ones could ever be.” – Gemma Gurgess

21. “But whenever she thanks the givers for favors great and small, she thinks of the good little sister who gave her more than they all.” – Phoebe Cary

22. “I always like to win. But I’m the big sister. I want to make sure she has everything, even if I don’t have anything. It’s hard. I love her too much. That’s what counts.” – Venus Williams

23. “A little sister you once were, but now a great friend you are!” – Catherine Pulsifer

24. “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

25. “It is okay for me to tease my little sister, but no one else teases her otherwise they answer to me.” – Byron Pulsifer

26. “Life has its ups and downs, times of sadness and times of joy. You, little sister, have been through it all with me, thanks for being there.” – Catherine Pulsifer

27. “The only person I lie to is my little sister, when I steal her clothes.” – Kendall Jenner

28. “It was nice growing up with someone like you, someone to lean on, someone to count on, someone to tell on!” – Unknown

29. “A little sister can drive you crazy when you are young, but the older I get the more I realize what a blessing she is in my life.” – Catherine Pulsifer


thank you message to a friend like a sister - thankful for sister quotes and messages


Best Sister Quotes

Sisters are always there for each other through good things and hard times. Here are some lovely thankful for sisters quotes about sisterhood.


30. “The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend.” – Cali Rae Turner

31. “You can kid the world, but not your sister.” – Charlotte Gray

32. “How do people make it through life without a sister?” – Sara Corpening

33. “When I say I won’t tell anyone, my sister doesn’t count.” – Unknown

34. “Sister is our first friend and second mother.” – Sunny Gupta

35. “Sisters make the best friends in the whole world.” – Marilyn Monroe

36. “As long as they were together, there was nothing to be afraid of.” – Kristen Ciccarell

37. “Sisters don’t need words. They have perfected their own secret language of smiles, sniffs, sighs, gasps, winks, and eye rolls.” – Unknown

38. “As you’re growing up and you’re close, you can’t trust anyone the way you trust your sister, but also they have the power to wound you in ways no one else really does.” – Ally Condie

39. “You may be as different as the sun and the moon, but the same blood flows through both your hearts. You need her, as she needs you.” – George R.R. Martin

40. “Don’t talk about my sister; don’t play with me about my sister. If you do, you’ll see another side of me.” – Beyoncé

41. “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 Rossetti

42. “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

43. “I’m smiling because we’re sisters. I’m laughing because there’s nothing you can do about it.” – Anonymous

44. “My sister…is the person who keeps me in line, whether I like it or not. I trust her and also have a good, healthy fear of her.” – Katy Perry

45. “It is to be treasured when sisters are close or best friends, and what a loss for both of them when they aren’t.” – Linda Hale Bucklin

46. “A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double.” – Toni Morrison

47. “Sisters aren’t best friends. They’re even better.” – Unknown

48. “My siblings are my best friends.”  – America Ferrera


thank you sister for gift quotes - thankful for sisters quotes


Beloved Sister Quotes

Your sister may be your role model or your worst enemy at times, but at the end of the day, you know she loves you and will always be there for you. These thankful for sisters quotes will remind you of all the benefits that come with having a sweet sister.


49. “Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.” – Carol Saline

50. “Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister.” – Alice Walker

51. “When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?” – Pam Brown

52. “A sister is both your mirror — and your opposite.” – Elizabeth Fishel

53. “A sister is someone, who loves you from the heart. No matter how much you argue, you cannot be drawn apart.” – Shiv Sharma

54. “To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confident… it is to have a soulmate for life.” – Victoria Secunda

55. “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

56. “Back in time it seemed that having a sister were a tragedy. Instead it is one of the best presents my parents could have ever given me.” – Sara Anzellotti

57. “If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she’s wearing your best sweater.” – Pam Brown

58. “A sister is someone you can always count on, even if you don’t know it at the time.” – Sally Painter


thank you sisters quotes and captions for instagram


Sister-in-law Quotes

Sister-in-laws can feel like a great sister. If you want to tell your sister-in-law how much she means to you, check out these quotes.


59. “You are more than a sister-in-law. You are a sister.” – Unknown

60. “Sister-in-law by chance. Friends by choice.” – Unknown

61. “Your sister isn’t always your blood relation, sometimes it’s that close friend who understands you, loves you, and has always got your back.” – Unknown

62. “Our friendship grows, yet stays the same, for sisters-in-law we became. Yet she is so much more, for she has become a sister that I adore.” – Unknown

63. “I am so thankful that you are my sister-in-law. I have learned so much from you and I can honestly say that you are a blessing to our family.” – Unknown

64. “The greatest gift my brother ever gave me was you.” – Unknown

65. “Those who have a sister-in-law never get bored.” – Unknown


Childhood Memories Quotes

Your sisters are the people who know your childhood and how you grew up like no one else. These are the best quotes about the childhood days and what it was like growing up with a sister.


66. “A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.” – Marion Garretty

67. “Look inside any sister relationship and you’ll find a wealth of interesting stories.” – Colleen Sell

68. “A sister smiles when one tells stories—for she knows where the decoration has been added.” – Chris Montaigne

69. “She is the only person left in the world who shares my memories.” – Lisa See

70. “You’re not my best friend. You’re my sister, and that’s more.” – Jenny Han

71. “Siblings are a volume of childhood memories; a nostalgia that cannot be easily deleted.” – Vincent Okay Nwachukwu

72. “A sibling is the lens through which you see your childhood.” – Ann Hood

73. “Your siblings are the only people in the world who know what it’s like to have been brought up the way you were.” – Betsy Cohen

74. “Our brothers and sisters bring us face to face with our former selves and remind us how intricately bound up we are in each other’s lives.” – Jane Mersky Leder

75. “They say that no matter how old you become, when you are with your siblings, you revert back to childhood.” – Karen White

76. “Be nice to your siblings, they’re your best link to your past and the most likely to stay with you in the future.” – Baz Lurhmann

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

78. “The power of a sibling who knows everything about you, who knows the family you grew up in, who carries half your genes – there’s nothing quite like that.” – Jeffrey Kluger


thankful for my sisters
My sisters and I!


Sister Messages For Birthday Wishes

Here are some beautiful messages for your sister so that you can tell her “happy birthday” and let her know how much she means to you!


79. I admire you so much. You’re younger than me, but I look up to you.

80. Happy Birthday! Just a little reminder that I would do anything for you. You know that, right?

81. I can’t imagine life without my little sister. Life would be so incomplete without you!

82. You’re my little sister, but you always boss me around. And I wouldn’t change it for the world.

83. Happy birthday! What’s it like knowing that I’m Mom and Dad’s favorite?

84. No matter how old we get, I promise to annoy you forever.

85. Happy birthday! I hope you know how much you are loved.

86. Happy bday to the best big sister ever! I hope to be just like you when I grow up.

87. You make me a better person and I’m not sure how I’ll ever be able to repay you.

88. You’re my favorite sister. You’re my only sister, but still.

89. Happy birthday to my beautiful sister. I’m still the best looking one in the family, though.

90. You are the most important thing to me. Thanks for always being by my side.

91. Somehow, you always manage to handle the bad times with a smile, and I love that about you.

92. Happy birthday, Sis! You’re my best friend in the entire world and I can’t wait to see what this year brings.

93. From the bottom of my heart, I hope you have the most beautiful birthday and that this year is your best one yet.

94. Your present is my presence. Happy birthday!

95. Thanks Sis for all you have done for me since we were tiny kids playing at the playground.

96. I hope you have the most wonderful birthday filled with all of your favorite things.

97. I used to pray and pray for a cute little sister and I got one. I love you, Sis. Happy Birthday.

98. What would I do without your great advice? I’m not sure, but let’s not think negatively now. Happy birthday!

99. Lots of love to my sister. You’ve set a great example and now I hope to follow in your footsteps.

100. Happy birthday, Sis! I have no idea what I would do without you. You’re my rock.


This post was all about 100 thankful for sisters quotes and messages.


Other posts you might like:


Join the Imperfect Taylor Newsletter!

Stay in the know! Every week you’ll receive new blog posts that help you on your personal development journey – from mindset & money to health & career – no topic’s off limits.

Imperfect Taylor in a coffee shop.
Email Address
Picture of About Taylor

About Taylor

A few years after graduating college, Taylor made it her mission to become debt free. After paying off all $60k of debt, she began to blog about what she's really passionate about: personal development. Nowadays, Taylor blogs about the topics of Mindset, Money, Health, and Career for women. Read more about Taylor here.

"It's Per$onal" is a super popular and anonymous blog series about the personal lives and finances of women all over the world. Check it out!

If you like this post, you might like these, too!