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Definition of Brotherhood


  1. The state of being brothers or a brother.
  2. An association for any purpose, as a society of monks; a fraternity.
  3. The whole body of persons engaged in the same business, -- especially those of the same profession; as, the legal or medical brotherhood.
  4. Persons, and, poetically, things, of a like kind.

Brotherhood Quotations

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The only thing that makes battle psychologically tolerable is the brotherhood among soldiers. You need each other to get by.
Sebastian Junger

I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don't believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn't want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I'm not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn't know how to return the treatment.
Malcolm X

Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.
Albert Pike

History teaches us that unity is strength, and cautions us to submerge and overcome our differences in the quest for common goals, to strive, with all our combined strength, for the path to true African brotherhood and unity.
Haile Selassie
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Brotherhood Translations

brotherhood in Spanish is hermandad, confraternidad
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