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Birth Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Birth

Please enjoy these Birth Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

A very small degree of hope
is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
- Henri B. Stendhal

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I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

Every goodbye is the birth of a memory.
- Dutch Proverb

 

Not chance of birth or place has made us friends,
Being oftentimes of different tongues and nations,
But the endeavor for the selfsame ends,
With the same hopes, and fears, and aspirations.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Careers and relationships also have their cycles
of birth, growth, and death -
to be followed by rebirth and the renewal of the cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more
completely human traits are now born.
- G. Stanley Hall

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Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.
- Dale Dauten

Without this playing with fantasy,
no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of
the imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
- Joseph Hall

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little.
And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat
to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
- Robert Bolt

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
- Erma Bombeck

When you cry and weep,
when you are miserable,
you are alone.
When you celebrate,
the whole existence participates with you.
Only in celebration
do we meet the ultimate, the eternal.
Only in celebration
do we go beyond the circle of birth and death.
- Osho

Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit,
who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth,
and without light nothing flowers.
- May Sarton

The main facts in human life are five:
birth,
food, sleep, love and death.
- E. M. Forster

Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.
- Bryant H. McGill

Only mothers can think of the future -
because they give birth to it in their children.
- Maxim Gorky

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk.
It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
- Jean Cocteau

The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living.
- Arlo Guthrie

Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo.
- Nicole Appleton

The emphasis on the birth of Christ tends to polarize
our pluralistic society and create legal and ethnic belligerence.
- John Clayton

I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.
- T. S. Eliot

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
- George Santayana

For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves,
we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread.
- Rebecca H. Davis

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself,
to become what he potentially is.
The most important product of his effort is his own personality.
- Erich Fromm

Hope is like a hairball trembling from its birth.
- Christina Rossetti

The unique and supreme voluptuousness of love lies
in the certainty of committing evil.
And men and women know from birth that in evil is found all sensual delight.
- Charles Baudelaire

The birth of the African Union should encourage us
to reexamine relations between African States.
- Omar Bongo

The supernatural birth of Christ, his miracles,
his resurrection and ascension, remain eternal truths,
whatever doubts may be cast on their reality as historical facts.
- David Friedrich Strauss

We transported eight giraffes, and there are now nine
because one gave birth to a male shortly afterwards.
They carry their pregnancies very well-they all looked the same.
- Joanna Lumley

Stars are like animals in the wild.
We may see the young but never the actual birth,
which is a veiled and secret event.
- Heinz R. Pagels

TV gives everyone an image, but radio gives birth to
a million images in a million brains.
- Peggy Noonan

We shall be inclined to pronounce the voyage that led
to the way to this New World as the most epoch-making
event of all that have occurred since the birth of Christ.
- John Fiske

Every man should see the birth of his children.
- Dennis Banks

Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals,
our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth.
- Aaron Hill

Solitude gives birth to the original in us,
to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry.
But also, it gives birth to the opposite:
to the perverse,
the illicit, the absurd.
- Thomas Mann

Shadow owes its birth to light.
- John Gay

In the land of my birth I cannot vote,
whereas a young person of eighteen can vote.
And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute -
a white skin.
- Desmond Tutu

Birth was the death of him.
- Samuel Beckett

Because of my Marxism, I was not into myths or miracles,
whether it was the virgin birth, the physical resurrection
or casting out demons from an epileptic.
- Lionel Blue

There's a lot of labor involved in the birth of a new town.
- Michael Richards

Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.
- Natalie Clifford Barney

Like all of us in this storm between birth and death,
I can wreak no great changes on the world,
only small changes for the better, I hope,
in the lives of those I love.
- Dean Koontz

All languages had their birth, their apogee and decline.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

True stories, autobiographical stories,
like some novels, begin long ago, before the acts in the account,
before the birth of some of the people in the tale.
- Harold Brodkey

Death, after all, is the common expectation from birth.
Neither heroes nor cowards can escape it.
- Ellis Peters

And as long as you're subject to birth and death,
you'll never attain enlightenment.
- Bodhidharma

Personality is immediately apparent,
from birth,
and I don't think it really changes.
- Meryl Streep

Death is feared as birth is forgotten.
- Douglas Horton

The only remedy against hunger is reasonable birth control.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

It is simply a fact that the birth rate of our illegal
immigrants exceeds that of our legal residents.
- John Linder

It's very strong after the birth.
It's extraordinary.
You can't watch anything to do with kids being harmed.
- Julie Walters

Instead of joyfully looking forward to my birth,
my mother began systematically preparing for her own death.
She was fatalistic.
- Lorna Luft

In Goddess religion death is not feared,
but is understood to be a part of life,
followed by birth and renewal.
- Carol P. Christ

To give birth is a fearsome thing; there is no hating
the child one has borne even when injured by it.
- Sophocles

The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction.
All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing
at them when their birth rate fell off.
- Benito Mussolini

The circle of the return to birth can only remain open,
but this is a chance, a sign of life,
and a wound.
- Jacques Derrida

The birth of democracy in Iraq is one of the great
positive changes of our era.
- Ernest Istook

When I stopped seeing my mother through the eyes of a child,
I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.
- Nancy Friday

Man has but three events in his life:
to be born,
to live, and to die.
He is not conscious of his birth, he suffers at his
death and he forgets to live.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting.
Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness,
but trailing clouds of glory do we come.
- William Wordsworth

Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth
in which we give birth to ourselves.
- Robert Neelly Bellah

Men should be bewailed at their birth,
and not at their death.
- Charles de Montesquieu

My granddaughter's birth has made me want to create things she will love.
- Billy Crystal

My best birth control now is just to leave the lights on.
- Joan Rivers

A man who's never seen war is like a woman who's never given birth -
soft in the head.
- Andrei Platonov

As soon as I gave birth, it was as if you understand them.
They become people, not kids.
You start to identify with them.
You see yourself in them.
- Julie Walters

We're more effective than birth control pills.
- Johnny Carson

One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a
sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.
- Virginia Woolf

What you are, you are by accident of birth;
what I am,
I am by myself.
There are and will be a thousand princes;
there is only one Beethoven.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

My natural mother died one month after I was born,
apparently due to giving birth at an advanced age.
- Koichi Tanaka


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