Born Quotes

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

My young men shall never work, men who work cannot dream; and wisdom comes to us in dreams. You ask me to plow the ground. Shall I take a knife and tear my mothers breast? Then when I die she will not take me to her bosom to rest. You ask me to dig for stone. Shall I dig under her skin for her bones? Then when I die I cannot enter her body to be born again. You ask me to cut grass and make hay and sell it and be rich like white men. But how dare I cut off my mother's hair.

Smohalla

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

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.

Bertrand Russell

Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England.

Sir Thomas Malory

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