Quotations About / On: BIRTH

  • 41.
    There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
    (George Santayana (1863-1952), U.S. philosopher, poet. "War Shrines," Soliloquies in England (1922).)
    More quotations from: George Santayana, birth, death
  • 42.
    Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child.
    (Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), U.S. poet. Quoted in The Reader's Digest (Pleasantville, New York, February, 1978).)
  • 43.
    '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)
    More quotations from: Pijush Biswas
  • 44.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Franz Kafka, birth, life
  • 45.
    Each person is a graveyard of his thoughts. They are most beautiful for us in the moment of their birth; later we can often sense a deep pain that they leave us indifferent where earlier they enchanted us.
    (Robert Musil (1880-1942), Austrian author. Diary entry, date uncertain: 1899?-1905/06, vol. I, p. 51, Tagebucher, 2 vols., Ed. Adolf Frise, trans. by Donald C. Rieche, Rowohlt (1976).)
  • 46.
    Civil Rights: What black folks are given in the U.S. on the installment plan, as in civil-rights bills. Not to be confused with human rights, which are the dignity, stature, humanity, respect, and freedom belonging to all people by right of their birth.
    (Dick Gregory (b. 1932), U.S. comedian, civil rights activist. Dick Gregory's Political Primer (1972). See also comment by Malcolm X under "race.")
  • 47.
    The atmosphere parents wish to create when talking with children about birth and reproduction is warm, honest, and reassuring, one that tells children they are free to ask questions as often as they need to, and you will answer them as lovingly as you know how.
    (Joanna Cole (20th century), U.S. author. How You Were Born, p. 8 (1993).)
    More quotations from: Joanna Cole, children, birth
  • 48.
    He knew that he was precisely what he himself would have chosen to be had God consulted him on the subject of his birth; he fully appreciated and approved what had been bestowed, and realized that he couldn't have done the job better himself, in fact he would not have changed a single item.
    (Michéal MacLiammóir (1899-1978), Irish actor. "Changes," ch. 4, All for Hecuba (1947). On first meeting Orson Welles.)
    More quotations from: Michéal MacLiammóir, birth, god
  • 49.
    It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not.
    (Jean De La Bruyère (1645-1696), French writer, moralist. Characters, "Of Personal Merit," aph. 21 (1688).)
    More quotations from: Jean De La Bruyère, birth, people
  • 50.
    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 (1712-1778), Swiss-born French philosopher, political theorist. Emile, bk. 1 (1762).)
[Hata Bildir]