A soiled baby, with a neglected nose, cannot be conscientiously regarded as a thing of beauty.
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Complete Humorous Sketches and Tales, ed. Charles Neider (1961). Answers to Correspondents (1865).
Twain was replying to a young mother.)
I don't dislike babies, though I think very young ones rather disgusting.
(Victoria (1819-1901), British monarch, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Letter, May 8, 1872, to her daughter, the Crown Princess of Prussia. Queen Victoria in Her Letters and Journals, ed. Christopher Hibbert (1984).)