Birth Quotes

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. (John 16:21)

Birth does not lead to greatness; but the cultivation of virtues by a person leads him to greatness.

A guest on Groucho Marx’s “You Bet Your Life” television show was a woman who had given birth to twenty-two children. “I love my husband,” the woman explained sheepishly. “I love my cigar too,” Groucho said, “but I take it out once in a while.” (Reportedly Apocryphal)

I often like to say “Well I remember being born and slipping out of my mother and looking back up and saying – Well that’s the last time I’m ever going up one of those!”

To heir is human.

Only three things in life are certain birth, death and change.

The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction. All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing at them when their birth rate fell off.

My obstetrician was so dumb that when I gave birth he forgot to cut the cord. For a year that kid followed me everywhere. It was like having a dog on a leash.

There is no cure for birth and death other than to enjoy the interval.

Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.