The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.
(Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. repr. in Complete Works, vol. 5, eds. James Strachey and Anna Freud (1953). The Interpretation of Dreams, ch. 6, sct. E (1900), footnote added (1909).)
It suggested, too, that the same experience always gives birth to the same sort of belief or religion.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 201, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
'A birth in humanity, a supreme birth
A death in humanity, a rare death
All great men are great in humanity
All great men aren't fond of pity
Humanity gives human race a divine touch
So 'tis better less inhumanity and humanity much'
(- - (002) Free Quotations, Indian Poet, Pijush Biswas)
Hesitation before birth. If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth.
(Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. Entry January 23, 1922. The Diaries of Franz Kafka 1914-1923, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Martin Greenberg and Hannah Arendt, New York, Schocken Books (1949).)