Quotes about Birth

For as old age is that period of life most remote from infancy, who does not see that old age in this universal man ought not to be sought in the times nearest his birth, but in those most remote from it?

Blaise Pascal

The dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning.

Book of Common Prayer

I'm summoned by the fields and hills, The shady maples in the garden, The bank of the deserted burn, The liberties the country offers. Give me your hand. I will return At the beginning of October: We'll drink together once again, And o'er our cups of friendly candor Discuss a dozen gentlemen-- We'll talk of fools and wicked gentry, And those with flunkey's souls from birth, And sometimes of the Tsar of Heaven, And sometimes of the one on earth.

God, are we really free or sick from birth with sap from the parent tree?

The earth's resources are not infinite, a birth's another burden in a hungry world

Birth is the beginning of death

Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.


Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

Mark Twain

Until it is kindled by a spirit as flamingly alive as the one which gave it birth a book is dead to us. Words divested of their magic are but dead hieroglyphs.

Henry Miller

Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child.

Carl Sandburg

The Mole and His Mother A mole, a creature blind from birth, once said to his Mother: I am sure than I can see, Mother! In the desire to prove to him his mistake, his Mother placed before him a few grains of frankincense, and asked, What is it?' The young Mole said, It is a pebble. His Mother exclaimed: My son, I am afraid that you are not only blind, but that you have lost your sense of smell.


The Lioness A controversy prevailed among the beasts of the field as to which of the animals deserved the most credit for producing the greatest number of whelps at a birth. They rushed clamorously into the presence of the Lioness and demanded of her the settlement of the dispute. And you, they said, how many sons have you at a birth?' The Lioness laughed at them, and said: Why! I have only one; but that one is altogether a thoroughbred Lion. The value is in the worth, not in the number.


I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You're young enough to get away with things, but you're old enough, too.

Liv Tyler

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.

Kyle Stendhal

Some decent regulated pre-eminence, some preference (not exclusive appropriation) given to birth, is neither unnatural, nor unjust, nor impolite.

Edmund Burke

A degenerate nobleman, or one that is proud of his birth, is like a turnip. There is nothing good of him but that which is underground.

Samuel Butler (1)

Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves achieved, we can scarcely call our own. [Lat., Nam genus et proavos et quae non fecimus ipsi Vix ea nostra voco.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Birth: The first and direst of all disasters.

Ambrose Bierce

Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.

Carol Burnett

My obstetrician was so dumb that when I gave birth he forgot to cut the cord. For a year that kid followed me everywhere. It was like having a dog on a leash.

Joan Rivers

Why is it that people rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the people involved.

Mark Twain

Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief she is beautiful. •Sophia Loren Nothing's beautiful from every point of view. •Horace Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away. •George Brossin Méré ...It's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have. •James Matthew Barrie In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty. •Christopher Morley Beauty is power; a smile is its sword. •Charles Reade Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense. •Kin Hubbard Beauty is not caused. It is. •Emily Dickinson Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused. •Edward Gibbon My heart that was rapt away by the wild cherry blossoms—will it return to my body when they scatter? •Kotomichi Beauty's tears are lovelier than her smile. •Campbell Champagne is the only wine a woman can drink and still remain beautiful. •Mme. de Pompadour Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless, but impairs what it would improve. •Pope Delusions are often functional. A mother's opinions about her children's beauty, intelligence, goodness, et cetera ad nauseam, keep her from drowning them at birth. •Lazarus Long Honesty coupled to beauty is to have honey a sauce to sugar. •Shakespeare It is good that the young are beautiful; it is the only advantage they have. •The Duchess of Windsor Love that has nothing but beauty to keep it in good health is short lived, and apt to have ague fits. •Erasmus The beautiful are never desolate, But someone always loves them. •Bailey Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband. •Ambrose Bierce Everything beautiful has its moment and then passes away. •Luis Cernuda Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. •Ralph Waldo Emerson Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do. But beautiful women don't need to know about men. It's the men who have to know about beautiful women. •Katherine Hepburn A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever. •Helen Rowland There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. •Countess of Blessington Truth exists for the wise, beauty for the feeling heart. •Johann von Schiller When a girl ceases to blush, she has lost the most powerful charm of her beauty. •Gregory I The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman, any woman, with beautiful legs. •Marlene Dietrich Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. •John Keats I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas? •Jean Kerr The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt. •Anonymous What ever beauty may be, it has for its basis order, and for its essence unity. •Father Andre Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference. •Aristotle I'm not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation. •Tyra Banks Exuberance is beauty. •William Blake Even with all my wrinkles! I am beautiful! •Bessie Delanay As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker. •Ralph Waldo Emerson Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. •Kahlil Gibran Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder. •Immermann Beauty is a short-lived tyranny. •Socrates Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.

Sophia Loren

Bigotry's birthplace is the sinister back room of the mind where plots and schemes are hatched for the persecution and oppression of other human beings.

Bayard Ruskin

Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.

Sam Levinson

We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

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