Why is it that we rejoice at a
birth and grieve at a funeral? It
is because we are not the person
Twain – American Author 1835-1910
I think, at a child's birth, if a
mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful
gift, that gift should be
Roosevelt – American First Lady
Death, like birth, is a secret of
Aurelius – Roman Soldier 121-180
The act of birth is the first
experience of anxiety, and thus
the source and prototype of the
affect of anxiety.
Freud - Austrian Psychologist
Never lend your car to anyone to
whom you have given birth.
Bombeck – American Journalist
I had seen birth and death but had
thought they were different.
Eliot – American Poet 1888-1965
Even though people may be well
known, they hold in their hearts
the emotions of a simple person
for the moments that are the most
important of those we know on
earth: birth, marriage and death.
Kennedy – American First Lady
After your death you will be what
you were before your birth.
Schopenhauer – German Philosopher
A man is great by deeds, not by
– Indian Politician 350 BC – 275
The two big advantages I had at
birth were to have been born wise
and to have been born in poverty.
Loren – Italian Actress Born 1934
What you are, you are by accident
of birth; what I am, I am by
myself. There are and will be a
thousand princes; there is only
van Beethoven – German Composer
There is no cure for birth and
death save to enjoy the interval.
Santayana – American Philosopher
The main facts in human life are
five: birth, food, sleep, love and
Forster – English Novelist
From birth, man carries the weight
of gravity on his shoulders. He is
bolted to earth. But man has only
to sink beneath the surface and he
Yves Cousteau – French Explorer
But whoever gives birth to useless
children, what would you say of
him except that he has bred
sorrows for himself, and furnishes
laughter for his enemies.
– Greek Poet 496 BC – 406 BC
To give birth is a fearsome thing;
there is no hating the child one
has borne even when injured by it.
– Greek Poet 496 BC – 406 BC6