Quotations About / On: BIRTH

  • 1.
    This is the real creation: not the accident of childbirth, but the miracle of man-birth and woman-birth.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Not previously published. Mr. Noon, ch. 19, Cambridge University Press (1984). Gilbert Noon thinking.)
  • 2.
    The condition that gives birth to a rule is not the same as the condition to which the rule gives birth.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 530, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 392, "The Rule as Mother or as Child," (1879).)
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  • 3.
    Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves.
    (Robert Neelly Bellah (20th century), U.S. professor of sociology and author. Habits of the Heart, pt. 1, ch. 3 (1985).)
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  • 4.
    As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time.
    (Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Innovations," (1597-1625). In his Annotations to Bacon (c. 1798), William Blake commented: "What a cursed fool is this, Ill Shapen! Are infants or small plants ill shapen because they are not yet come to their maturity? What a contemptible fool is this Bacon!" (In Complete Writings, ed. Keynes, 1957).)
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  • 5.
    The birth of a child is a joy beyond measure for the mother who gives birth and for those who receive the child. For every birth comes the human responsibility to protect every single life.
    (upon receiving news that a friend has delivered her baby!)
    More quotations from: Elizabeth Padillo Olesen
  • 6.
    Creation records a new birth daily.
    (Creation.)
    More quotations from: Edward Kofi Louis
  • 7.
    women gives birth and mothers love and care for them
    (motherhood)
    More quotations from: Matt Ancient
  • 8.
    Neither money nor position can atone to me for low birth.
    (Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Lady Amelia de Courcy, Doctor Thorne, vol. 3, ch. xxxviii, London, Chapman and Hall (1858).)
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  • 9.
    Wounded pride can take a rich young man far who is surrounded by flatterers since birth.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. The Charterhouse of Parma, ch. XIII, Dupont (1839) (trans. by Jeri King).)
  • 10.
    The only remedy against hunger is reasonable birth control.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Portrait of a Planet (1971).)
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