Birth Quotes

In other words, the man who is born into existence deals first with language; this is a given. He is even caught in it before his birth.

Jacques Lacan

The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities.

Cesare Lombroso

Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.

Carl Jung

This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England, This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings, Feared by their breed and famous by their birth.

William Shakespeare

When delusions are absent, the mind is the land of buddhas. When delusions are present, the mind is hell. Mortals create delusions. And by using the mind to give birth to mind they always find themselves in hell. Bodhisattvas see through delusions. And by not using the mind to give birth to mind they always find themselves in the land of buddhas. If you don't use your mind to create mind, every state of mind is empty and every thought is still. You go from one buddha-land to another. If you use your mind to create mind, every state of mind is disturbed and every thought is in motion. You go from one hell to the next.

Bodhidharma

Death, after all, is the common expectation from birth. Neither heroes nor cowards can escape it.

Ellis Peters

I hope we shall take warning from the example of England and crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our Government to trial, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.

Thomas Jefferson

A democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property, and vulgar employments.

Aristotle

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting; The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting. And cometh from afar.

William Wordsworth

There is...an artificial aristocracy founded on wealth and birth, without either virtue or talents.... The artificial aristocracy is a mischievous ingredient in government, and provisions should be made to prevent its ascendancy.

Thomas Jefferson

Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth - look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.

Soren Kierkegaard

No one invites him to come in and sit down he is like a crow in a deserted house. Caught in birth and death, separated from God for such a long time, the whole world is wasting away.

Guru Nanak

ACHIEVEMENT, n. The death of endeavor and the birth of disgust.

Ambrose Bierce

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.

Buddha

Water, like religion and ideology, has the power to move millions of people. Since the very birth of human civilization, people have moved to settle close to it. People move when there is too little of it. People move when there is too much of it. People journey down it. People write, sing and dance about it. People fight over it. And all people, everywhere and every day, need it

Mikhail Gorbachev

For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread.

Rebecca H. Davis

Well, there's no one at all, they do be saying, but is deserving of some punishment from the very minute of his birth.

Lady Gregory

I begin to love this creature, and to anticipate her birth as a fresh twist to a knot, which I do not wish to untie

Mary Wollstonecraft

Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.

Dale Dauten

There is a certain class of people who prefer to say that their fathers came down in the world through their own follies than to boast that they rose in the world through their own industry and talents. It is the same shabby-genteel sentiment, the same vanity of birth which makes men prefer to believe that they are degenerated angels rather than elevated apes.

W. Winwood Reade

High birth is an accident, not a virtue.

Pietro Metastasio

A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory.

Albert Einstein

I date the end of the old republic and the birth of the empire to the invention, in the late thirties, of air conditioning. Before air conditioning, Washington was deserted from mid-June to September.... But after air conditioning and the Second World War arrived, more or less at the same time, Congress sits and sits while the presidentsor at least their staffsnever stop making mischief.

Gore Vidal

Real birthdays are not annual affairs. Real birthdays are the days when we have a new birth.

Ralph Parlette

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