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40 Blood is Thicker Than Water Quotes That Will Have You Rethinking Your Relationships

‘Blood is thicker than water’ is likely something you have heard before, but these blood is thicker than water quotes might just offer you some new ways to use this famous saying.

What is interesting to note is that we might have been using this expression wrong.

The term blood is thicker than water implies that familial bonds (those who share your blood) are stronger than the bond we have with friends and romantic partners.

However, the original quote, which is included in this list, is “The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.”

What does that mean? Well, the ‘blood of the covenant’ means that those we have formed an agreement or legal contract with, and the ‘water of the womb’ would be people we are related to.

In essence, we may have been using this quote backward!

The people we choose to love, trust, and spend time with can create deeper bonds than those we share genetics with. 

Keep reading through these blood is thicker than water quotes to gain a new perspective and understanding of the meaning behind these oft-quoted words.

Blood is thicker than water, but many things are thicker than blood

These funny and sometimes thought-provoking blood is thicker than water quotes remind us that there are many things thicker than blood!

1. “Blood is thicker than water, and so is diarrhea.” — Josh Stern

2. “Blood is thicker than water, but loyalty is thicker than blood.” — Unknown

3. “The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.” — Unknown

4. “Blood may be thicker than water, but oil is thicker than both.” — Larry Hagman

5. “Blood is thicker than water, but politics are thicker than blood.” — Frank Herbert

6. “Blood may be thicker than water, but love is thicker than anything.”

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