Quotes about Birth

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 would be curiosity.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.

Natalie Clifford Barney

Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire.

Edward Young

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


Shakspear Newton

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

Ellen Degeneres

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.

Friedrich Nietzsche

With more capacity for love than earth Bestows on most of mortal mould and birth, His early dreams of good out-stripp'd the truth, And troubled manhood follow'd baffled youth.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

A little curly-headed, good-for-nothing, And mischief-making monkey from his birth.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Prolifers support warwaging candidates whose bomber planes become partial birth abortionists.

O Anna Niemus

I like trying [to get pregnant]. I'm not so sure about childbirth.

Lauren Holly

We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity.... But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me.

Meister Eckhart

Feast of Boniface (Wynfrith) of Crediton, Archbishop of Mainz, Apostle of Germany, Martyr, 754 It is through dying to concern for self that we are born to new life with God and others; in such dying and rebirth, we find that life is lent to be spent; and in such spending of what we are lent, we find there is an infinite supply.

Glenn Olds

I was confirmed in my conviction that when all the best scholarship is taken into account we can know Christ as He was in the days of His flesh. Although I became familiar with the contemporary and recent studies of honest, competent scholars who questioned them, I was convinced that the historical evidence confirms the virgin birth and the bodily resurrection of Christ. Increasingly, I believed that the nearest verbal approach that we human beings can come to the great mystery is to affirm that Christ is both fully man and fully God. Although now we see Him not, yet believing, we can "rejoice with joy unspeakable" in what the Triune God has done and is doing through Him. This Good News, so rich that it is stated in a variety of ways, but always consistently, in the New Testament, is what we always imperfect children, but children [yet], are privileged—and commanded—to make known and to demonstrate to all mankind.

Kenneth Scott Latourette

Welcome! all Wonders in one sight! Eternity shut in a span. Summer in winter, day in night, Heaven in earth, and God in man. Great little one! whose all-embracing birth Lifts earth to heaven, stoops heav'n to earth!

Richard Crashaw

Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord to the Virgin Mary Even the most traditional theologian will be anxious to point out that the classical images which have been used, with more or less success, to depict different aspects of the Redemption—the winning of a battle, the liberation of captives, the payment of a fine or debt, the curing of a disease, and so on—are not to be interpreted literally, any more than, when we say that the eternal Word "came down from Heaven", we are describing a process of spatial translation. For here we are dealing with processes and events which, by the nature of the case, cannot be precisely described in everyday language... The matter is quite different with such a statement as that Christ was born of the Virgin Mary; for, whatever aspects of the Incarnation outstrip the descriptive power of ordinary language, this at least is plainly statable in it. It means that Jesus was conceived in his mother's womb without previous sexual intercourse on her part with any male human being, and this is a straightforward statement which is either true or false. To say that the birth... of Jesus Christ cannot simply be thought of as a biological event, and to add that this is [not] what the Virgin Birth means, is a plain misuse of language; and no amount of talk about the appealing character of the "Christmas myth" can validly gloss this over.

E. L. Mascall

Commemoration of Richard Meux Benson, Founder of the Society of St John the Evangelist, 1915 No one who is fit to live need fear to die. Poor, timorous, faithless souls that we are! How we shall smile at our vain alarms, when the worst has happened! To us here, death is the most terrible word we know. But when we have tasted its reality, it will mean to us birth, deliverance, a new creation of ourselves. It will be what health is to the sick man. It will be what home is to the exile. It will be what the loved one given back is to the bereaved. As we draw near to it, a great solemn gladness should fill our hearts. It is God's great morning lighting up the sky.

George Springs Merriam

The time draws near the birth of Christ: The moon is hid; the night is still; The Christmas bells from hill to hill Answer each other in the mist.

Lord Alfred Tennyson

Smyrna, Rhodes, Colophon, Salamis, Chios, Argos, Athens--these seven cities contend as to being the birthplace of the illustrious Homer. [Lat., Smyrna, Rhodos, Colophon, Salamis, Chios, Argos, Athenae, Hae septem certant de stirpe insignis Homeri.]


Great Homer's birthplace seven rival cities claim, Too mighty such monopoly of Fame.

Thomas Seward

Every ten seconds, somewhere on this earth, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.


A diplomatic husband said to his wife, "How do you expect me to remember your birthday when you never look any older?".


Is it possible your pragmatical worship should not know that the comparisons made between wit and wit, courage and courage, beauty and beauty, birth and birth, are always odious and ill taken?

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)

As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time.

Francis Bacon

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