Although it is generally known, I think it's about time to announce that I was born at a very early age.
Author: Groucho Marx (1895-1977)
Profession: American Comic Actor
The first thing which I can record concerning myself is, that I was born. These are wonderful words. This life, to which neither time nor eternity can bring diminution -- this everlasting living soul, began. My mind loses itself in these depths.
Author: Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897)
Profession: British Novelist, Historian
Compassion and shame come over one who considers how precarious is the origin of the proudest of living beings: often the smell of a lately extinguished lamp is enough to cause a miscarriage. And to think that from such a frail beginning a tyrant or butcher may be born! You who trust in your physical strength, who embrace the gifts of fortune and consider yourself not their ward but their son, you who have a domineering spirit, you who consider yourself a god as soon as success swells your breast, think how little could have destroyed you!
Author: Pliny The Elder
Profession: Roman Neophatonist
Good birth is a fine thing, but the merit is our ancestors.
Author: Plutarch (46-120 AD)
Profession: Greek Essayist, Biographer
I came to the place of my birth and cried, ''The friends of my youth, where are they?'' And echo answered, ''Where are they?''
Author: Arabian Proverb
Profession: Sayings of Arabian Origin
And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
Author: Anne Ridler (1912)
Profession: British Poet
We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man.
Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)
Profession: Swiss Political Philosopher, Educationist, Essayist
When we are born we cry that we are come.. to this great stage of fools.
Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor
Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.
Author: Andy Warhol (1930)
Profession: American Artist, Filmmaker
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 comet from afar: not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come from God, who is our home.
Author: William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
Profession: British Poet
Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
Author: Edward Young (1683-1765)
Profession: British Poet, Dramatist