It is natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
When we are born we cry that we are come To this great stage of fools.
Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different aspects of the same state. There is as little reason to deplore the one as there is to be pleased over the other.
Birth is the beginning of death.
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The history of man for the nine months preceding his birth would, probably, be far more interesting and contain events of greater moment than all the three-score and ten years that follow it.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting.
He not busy being born is busy dying.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
If men had to have babies they would only ever have one each.
If you lay down, the baby will never come out!
Native American saying
To my embarrassment I was born in bed with a lady.
In men nine out of ten abdominal tumors are malignant; in women nine out of ten abdominal swellings are the pregnant uterus.
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
The explanation is quite simple. I wished to be near my mother.
Birth does not lead to greatness; but the cultivation of virtues by a person leads him to greatness.
Parturition is a physiological process – the same in the countess and in the cow.
W. W. Chipman
Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself.
I’ll simply say here that I was born Beatrice Gladys Lillie at an extremely tender age because my mother needed a fourth at meals.
For man’s greatest crime is to have been born.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.
For all men have one entrance into life, and the like going out.
For neither birth, nor wealth, nor honors, can awaken in the minds of men the principles which should guide those who from their youth aspire to an honorable and excellent life, as Love awakens them”
Birth is nothing where virtue is not.
I was blessed with a birth and a death, and I guess I just want some say in between.
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
A child is God’s opinion that life should go on.
Birth may be a matter of a moment. But it is a unique one.
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
When I was born I was so surprised I didn’t talk for a year and a half.
If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family.
We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
I’m not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs.
Birth was the death of him.
There are but three events in a man’s life: birth, life, and death. He is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.
Jean De La Bruyere
Your birth is a mistake you’ll spend your whole life trying to correct.
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.”
William MacNeile Dixon
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love.”
No one who has ever brought up a child can doubt for a moment that love is literally the life-giving fluid of human existence.
Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.
A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
For certain is death for the born And certain is birth for the dead; Therefore over the Thou shouldst not grieve.
Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.
A name, it has more than nominal worth, And belongs to good or bad luck at birth.
No one recovers from the disease of being born, a deadly wound if there ever was one.
Emile M. Cioran
A noble birth and fortune, though they make not a bad man good, yet they are a real advantage to a worthy one and place his virtues in a fairer light
Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
On the birth of her 2nd son Owen. ‘I wanted to give birth as opposed to being delivered!’
I was famous from birth.
We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful. Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physicalbirth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.
Death borders upon our birth; and our cradle stands in our grave
What is this talked-of mystery of birth But being mounted bareback on the earth?
without darkness Nothing comes to birth, As without light Nothing flowers.
Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers ~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.
Barbara Katz Rothman
Having a highly trained obstetrical surgeon attend a normal birth is analogous to having a pediatric surgeon babysit a healthy 2-year-old.
There is power that comes to women when they give birth. They don’t ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it.