Born Quotes

No one is better born than another, unless they are born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition.

Seneca

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.

Warren G. Bennis

Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.

Thomas Gray

The control of nature is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and philosophy, when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man. 2 -- Rachel Carson In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.

Baba Dioum

No one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. Rather, both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts off from its youth severs its lifeline.

Kofi Annan

Awareness is becoming acquainted with the environments, no matter where one happens to be. Man does not suddenly become aware or infused with wonder; it is something we are born with. No child need be told its secrets; he keeps it until the influence of gadgetry and the indifference of teen-age satiation extinguish its intuitive joy.

Sigurd F. Olson

It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate awaiting them on this earth.

Joseph Conrad

My vision for Kentucky is a Commonwealth where there is so much economic opportunity, and our quality of life is so high, that people who are born here can stay here, and people who aren't fortunate enough to be born in Kentucky, can look forward to locating here.

Ernie Fletcher

There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die.

William Harvey

I was born intelligent, education ruined me.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

We are born to exist, not to know, to be, not to assert ourselves.

Emil Cioran

To be born into this earth is to be born into uncongenial surroundings, hence to be born into a romance.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization. Progress is born of agitation. It is agitation or stagnation.

Eugene Debs

When a person is born, he can embark on only one of three roads of life: if you go right, the wolves will eat you; if you go left, youll eat the wolves; if you go straight, youll eat yourself.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

When the air balloon was first discovered, some one flippantly asked Dr. Franklin what was the use of it. The doctor answered this question by asking another: "What is the use of a new-born infant? It may become a man

Charles Caleb Colton

He that bears himself like a gentleman, is Worth to have been born a gentleman.

George Chapman

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

Every artist makes himself born. It is very much harder than the other time, and longer.

Willa Sibert Cather

Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will --whatever we may think.

Lawrence Durrell

Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness, are the two educational methods of parents; all gradations of tyranny or slavery.

Franz Kafka

I was born, I think, with the desire to make beautiful books brave books that would preserve the glories of the Dream untarnished, and would re-create them for battered people, and re-awaken joy and magnanimity.

James Branch Cabell

We are a rebellious nation. Our whole history is treason; our blood was attained before we were born; our creeds were infidelity to the mother church; our constitution treason to our fatherland.

Theodore Parker

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Cherokee

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