National Brother's Day is marked annually on May 24 to show love toward all the brothers around the world and to honor their efforts, responsibilities, sacrifice and affection.

The unofficial holiday is not only celebrated in the U.S. but also in Russia, Australia, France and Germany among many others. The day was first marked in 2005 and was organized by Alabama-based C. Daniel Rhodes, according to National Today.

Here are some quotes, courtesy, to share with your elder or younger brother:

1. "The happiest days of my youth were when my brother and I would run through the woods and feel quite safe." – Rachel Weisz

2. "Nothing can stop me from loving my brother." – Brandy Norwood

3. "There is a little boy inside the man who is my brother… Oh, how I hated that little boy. And how I love him too." – Anna Quindlen

4. "Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero." – Marc Brown

5. "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

6. "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

7. "Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet." – Vietnamese Proverb

8. "Mum used to say we were the same soul split in two and walking around on four legs. It seems unnatural being born together and then dying apart." – Melodie Ramone

9. "The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder." – Jane Austen

10. "When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life." – Antisthenes

11. "No one could understand the bond between me and my brother. I struggled to understand the forces that drove his soul in one direction and mine in another." – Barry White

12. "I had a brother who was my savior, made my childhood bearable." – Maurice Sendak

13. "Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero." – Marc Brown

14. "There is a little boy inside the man who is my brother." – Anna Quindlen

15. "I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned to dance, waiting for the bathroom." – Bob Hope

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