169 Inspirational Birth Quotes to Help You Celebrate Life

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Top 10 Birth Quotes (BEST)

  1. Man comes from a drop of semen and leaves as a piece of dust. He doesn't know when he came and he doesn't know when he's leaving, yet he walks on the earth thinking he knows everything. — Ali ibn Abi Talib
  2. The basic tenet of black consciousness is that the black man must reject all value systems that seek to make him a foreigner in the country of his birth and reduce his basic human dignity. — Steven Biko
  3. The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. — Maria Montessori
  4. ...one cannot actively help a woman to give birth. The goal is to avoid disturbing her unnecsessarily. — Michel Odent
  5. God does not patch up the old life, or make certain repairs on the old life; He gives a new life, through the new birth. — Kathryn Kuhlman
  6. Revolution is an inalienable right of mankind. Freedom is an imperishable birth right of all. Labor is the real sustainer of society, the sovereignty of the ultimate destiny of the workers. — Bhagat Singh
  7. Women are one half of society which gives birth to the other half so it is as if they are the entire society. — Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
  8. 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 is free. — Jacques Yves Cousteau
  9. We are the only species of mammal that doubts our ability to give birth. It's profitable to scare women about birth. But let's stop it. I tell women: Your body is not a lemon. — Ina May Gaskin
  10. You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. — Friedrich Nietzsche

The Most Famous Birth Quotes

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Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life. — Ina May Gaskin

Birth is about making mothers... strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength — Barbara Katz Rothman

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Birth: The first and direst of all disasters. — Ambrose Bierce

The way a culture treats women in birth is a good indicator of how well women and their contributions to society are valued and honored. — Ina May Gaskin

For far too many, pregnancy and birth is still something that happens to them rather than something they set out consciously and joyfully to do themselves — Sheila Kitzinger

Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything. — Willie Dixon

The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety. — Sigmund Freud

Yet as I read the birth stories about Jesus I cannot help but conclude that though the world may be tilted toward the rich and powerful, God is tilted toward the underdog. — Philip Yancey

What we call birth Is but a beginning to be something else Than what we were before; and when we cease To be that something, then we call it death. — Ovid

Birth is not an emergency. It is simply an emergence. — Jeannine Parvati Baker

Short Birth Quotes

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  • Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have. — Robin Lim
  • Why in the world do the insurance companies get to be the boss of birth? That's what I want to know. — Ina May Gaskin
  • The length of life takes the leading place among inquiries about events following birth. — Ptolemy
  • Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns. — Bryant H. McGill
  • Learn to respect this sacred moment of birth, as fragile, as fleeting, as elusive as dawn. — Frederick Leboyer
  • The two moments are much alike: birth and death are made of the same fabric. — Isabel Allende
  • The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. — Osho
  • We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death. — Montesquieu
  • The United States is the only country with a known birthday. — James G. Blaine

Birth Image Quotes

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Birth quote by Sophie Kinsella

Some things are best left a blur. Births and Visa Bills. — Sophie Kinsella

Birth quote by Albert Einstein

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. — Albert Einstein

Birth quote by George Santayana

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. — George Santayana

Birth quote by Chanakya

A man is great by deeds, not by birth. — Chanakya

Birth quote by Barry White

There's people making babies to my music. That's nice. — Barry White

Birth quote by Leonard Ravenhill

Thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall save his people from their sins. — Leonard Ravenhill

Birth quote by Plato

A true artist is someone who gives birth to a new reality. — Plato

Birth quote by May Sarton

Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers. — May Sarton

Birth quote by Arthur Schopenhauer

After your death you will be what you were before your birth. — Arthur Schopenhauer

Birth quote by Ambrose Bierce

Birth: The first and direst of all disasters. — Ambrose Bierce

Birth quote by Jim Rohn

Labor gives birth to ideas. — Jim Rohn

Birth quote You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.

Baby Boy Birth Quotes

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A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. — Eda LeShan

A 66-YEAR-OLD woman has become the oldest new mum in Britain after giving birth to a baby boy. I'm amazed she needed to have a caesarean section though, you'd think at 66 she would have needed some masking tape down there just to stop it falling out. — Frankie Boyle

I just heard about a woman in Germany who just gave birth to a baby boy named "Jihad." Or as the TSA put it, "Hope you like Amtrak! — Jimmy Fallon

I want to see the birth of my baby. Hopefully it's a boy. He can play for St. John's. — Jayson Williams

Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma, have given birth to a baby boy. He posted a photo of the new baby on Twitter, but people are afraid to open it. — Jay Leno

Still Birth Quotes

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One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. — Friedrich Nietzsche

A song was heard at Christmas To wake the midnight sky: A saviour's birth, and peace on earth, And praise to God on high. The angels sang at Christmas With all the hosts above, And still we sing the newborn King His glory and his love. — Timothy Dudley-Smith

Joy is a return to the deep harmony of body, mind, and spirit that was yours at birth and that can be yours again. That openness to love, that capacity for wholeness with the world around you, is still within you. — Deepak Chopra

I believe in living, I believe in birth, I believe in the sweat of love and in the fire of truth and I believe that a lost ship, steered by tired, sea sick sailors, can still be guided home to port — Assata Shakur

Look at the Bethlehem birth. A king ordered a census. Joseph was forced to travel. Mary, as round as a ladybug, bounced on a donkey's back. The hotel was full. The hour was late. The event was one big hassle. Yet, out of the hassle, hope was born. It still is. — Max Lucado

I was born a premature birth. My first words were "bleep, bleep" and "Curse, Curse" My breath still stinks and I'm on my 3rd cert. — Eminem

I've learned to accept birth and death . . . but sometimes I still worry about what lies between. — Ashleigh Brilliant

Armenia is dying, but it will survive. The little blood that it still has left is precious blood that will give birth to a heroic generation. A nation that does not want to die, does not die. — Anatole France

Horses are creatures who worship the earth as they gallop on feet of ivory. Constrained by the wonder of dying and birth, the horses still run, they are free. — John Denver

Beauty is the still birth of suffering, every woman knows that. — Emily Prager

Daughter Birth Quotes

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I have a daughter and I have granddaughters and I will never vote to let a group of backward-looking ideologues cut women's access to birth control. We have lived in that world, and we are not going back, not ever — Elizabeth Warren

Anything I've done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life. — Johnny Depp

My granddaughter's birth has made me want to create things she will love. — Billy Crystal

Don't tell your kids you had an easy birth or they won't respect you. For years I used to wake up my daughter and say, 'Melissa you ripped me to shreds. Now go back to sleep.'. — Joan Rivers

My mother wanted me to be her wings, to fly as she never quite had the courage to do. I love her for that. I love the fact that she wanted to give birth to her own wings. — Erica Jong

So many bands write about the same s - -. It gets real boring after a while. I want to keep it fresh and sign about things like the birth of my daughter, about seeing the world- things that aren't always said in metal. — Mitch Lucker

The birth of my daughter, gave me life. — Johnny Depp

[on the birth of his son after having had two daughters] I finally got it right. — Jack Nicholson

My mother won't admit it, but I've always been a disappointment to her. Deep down inside, she'll never forgive herself for giving birth to a daughter who refuses to launder aluminium foil and use it over again. — Erma Bombeck

I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth. The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy. The word love means something completely different now. — Beyonce Knowles

Happy Birthday Quotes

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Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. — John Lennon

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Act your age, not your shoe size. — Prince

Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. — Mother Teresa

So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. — Jorge Luis Borges

Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again. — Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician. — Dorothy Parker

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Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be. — William Wordsworth

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. — Douglas Pagels

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. — Agatha Christie

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May the moments of today become fond memories for tomorrow. Happy Birthday — Rob Jackson

Beautiful Birth Quotes

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If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart. — Shinichi Suzuki

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd. — Thomas Mann

Like the lotus flower that is born out of mud, we must honor the darkest parts of ourselves and the most painful of our life’s experiences, because they are what allow us to birth our most beautiful self. — Debbie Ford

Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers. — Barbara Katz Rothman

There are two kinds of beauty; there is a beauty which God gives at birth, and which withers as a flower. And there is a beauty which God grants when by His grace men are born again. That kind of beauty never vanishes but blooms eternally. — Abraham Kuyper

Naps are nature's way of reminding you that life is nice, like a beautiful swinging hammock strung between birth and infinity. — Peggy Noonan

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. — Seneca

By far the most common craving of pregnant women is not to be pregnant. — Phyllis Diller

All beautiful and noble qualities have been united in me... I shall be the fruit which will leave eternal vitality behind even after its decay. How great must be your joy, therefore, to have given birth to me. — Egon Schiele

Beauty, unlike the rest of the gifts handed out at birth, does not require dedication, patience and hard work to pay off. But it's also the only gift that does not keep on giving. — Paulina Porizkova

Giving Birth Quotes

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If you want to give birth to your true self, you are going to have to dig deep down into that body of yours and let your soul howl. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and trust that if you turn off your head, your feet will take you where you need to go. — Gabrielle Roth

You can't have relationships with other people until you give birth to yourself. — Sonia Sanchez

The vibrations on the air are the breath of God speaking to man's soul. Music is the language of God. We musicians are as close to God as man can be. We hear his voice, we read his lips, we give birth to the children of God, who sing his praise. That's what musicians are. — Ludwig van Beethoven

Humanizing birth means understanding that the woman giving birth is a human being, not a machine and not just a container for making babies. Showing women-half of all people-that they are inferior and inadequate by taking away their power to give birth is a tragedy for all society. — Marsden Wagner

Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children. — Maxim Gorky

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality. — Erich Fromm

Even if I have to face death a thousand times for the sake of my Motherland, I shall not be sorry. Oh, Lord! Grant me a hundred births inIndia. But grant me this, too, that each time I may give up my life in the service of the Motherland. — Ram Prasad Bismil

It's very healthy for a young girl to be deterred from promiscuity by fear of contracting a painful, incurable disease, or cervical cancer, or sterility, or the likelihood of giving birth to a dead, blind or brain-damaged baby (even ten years later when she may be happily married). — Phyllis Schlafly

Give me, mother, luck at my birth, then throw me if you will on the rubbish heap. — Bulgarian Proverbs

Man, born of woman, has found it a hard thing to forgive her for giving him birth. The patriarchal protest against the ancient matriarch has borne strange fruit through the years. — Lillian Smith

Birth Life Quotes

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Our life is a constant journey, from birth to death. The landscape changes, the people change, our needs change, but the train keeps moving. Life is the train, not the station. — Paulo Coelho

Recognize that you have the courage within you to fulfill the purpose of your birth. Summon forth the power of your inner courage and live the life of your dreams. — Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

Self government is our right, a thing born to us at birth a thing no more to be doled out to us by another people then the right to life itself then the right to feel the sun or smell the flowers or to love our kind. — Roger Casement

Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good. — Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end. — Erich Maria Remarque

He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves. — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

It is not birth, marriage, or death, but gastrulation which is truly the most important time in your life. — Lewis Wolpert

A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life. — Norman Cousins

Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity. — Vaclav Havel

Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body. — Ina May Gaskin

Birth Mother Quotes

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Experiences have clearly shown that an approach which 'de-medicalizes' birth, restores dignity and humanity to the process of childbirth, and returns control to the mother is also the safest approach. — Michel Odent

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 curiosity. — Eleanor Roosevelt

Have a sense of pride in your motherland. Just as your mother has given birth to you, so too the land has given birth to you. — Sathya Sai Baba

A newborn baby has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three. — Grantly Dick-Read

It's not just the making of babies, but the making of mothers that midwives see as the miracle of birth. — Barbara Katz Rothman

Even more than the time when she gave birth, a mother feels her greatest joy when she hears others refer to her son as a wise learned one. — Thiruvalluvar

It is not only that we want to bring about an easy labor, without risking injury to the mother or the child; we must go further. We must understand that childbirth is fundamentally a spiritual, as well as a physical, achievement. . . The birth of a child is the ultimate perfection of human love. — Grantly Dick-Read

When a woman gives birth to a child, the child needs to be able to digest the mother's milk; but when this child is old enough to begin to eat other foods, there is some switching off of this ability to consume milk. — Marvin Harris

The difference between most mothers and me is that I didn't sit around drinking coffee at baby group for 12 months after the birth of my baby. No, in three weeks I was back in my suit, back at my desk earning profit for my business and I don't see why other women shouldn't do the same. — Sayings

I hold that when a person dies / His soul returns again to earth; / Arrayed in some new flesh disguise / Another mother gives him birth / With sturdier limbs and brighter brain. — John Masefield

Baby Birth Quotes

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I usually claim that pregnant women should not read books about pregnancy and birth. Their time is too precious. They should, rather, watch the moon and sing to their baby in the womb. — Michel Odent

I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be. — Robert Munsch

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There's people making babies to my music. That's nice. — Barry White

Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility. — Kate Douglas Wiggin

To demand that others should provide you textbook prognoses is like asking a strange woman to give birth to your baby. There are insights that can be born only of your own pain, and they are the most precious. — Janusz Korczak

There is no scientific evidence that doing over 10 percent of births with a cesarean improves the outcome for the woman or improves the outcome for the baby. — Marsden Wagner

Every baby's first breath on Earth could be one of peace and love. Every mother should be healthy and strong. Every birth could be safe and loving. But our world is not there yet — Robin Lim

Being touched and caressed, being massaged, is food for the infant; food as necessary as minerals, vitamins, and proteins. Deprived of this food, the name of which is love, Babies would rather die. And often they do. — Frederick Leboyer

Attachment to a baby is a long-term process, not a single, magical moment. The opportunity for bonding at birth may be compared to falling in love - staying in love takes longer and demands more work. — T. Berry Brazelton

I have never observed even the slightest laceration in a woman who used clitoral stimulation as a relaxation method during birth. Clitoral stimulation seems to increase vaginal engorgement as the baby emerges. — Ina May Gaskin

Birth Control Quotes

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Have you noticed that all the people in favor of birth control are already born? — Benny Hill

One of the biggest issues that we face is that we have people who have their own particular concerns, whether it's on abortion, birth control, divorce and remarriage, civil rights or social justice. — William P. Leahy

Frankly, I adore your catchy slogan, "Adoption, not Abortion," although no one has been able to figure out, even with expert counseling, how to use adoption as a method of birth control, or at what time of the month it is most effective. — Barbara Ehrenreich

O Divine Providence, I ask not for more riches but more wisdom with which to make wiser use of the riches you gave me at birth, consisting in the power to control and direct my own mind to whatever ends I might desire. — Napoleon Hill

No, you can't deny women their basic rights and pretend it's about your 'religious freedom'. If you don't like birth control, don't use it. Religious freedom doesn't mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs. — Barack Obama

The three most disastrous inventions of our time have been the birth control pill, the camera and nuclear weaponry. The first offers sex in terms of sterility, the second reality in terms of fantasy, and the third security in terms of destruction. — Malcolm Muggeridge

I'm not advocating for no guns. I like mine and am not about to give them up. But in this country, my uterus is more regulated than my guns. Birth control and reproductive health services are harder to get than bullets. What is that about? Guns don't kill people - vaginas do? — Shannyn Moore

It would be a service to mankind if the pill were available in slot machines and the cigarette were placed on prescription. — Malcolm Potts

Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race. — Margaret Sanger

You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I'd do is get [female recipients] Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations. Then, we'll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to [reproduce] or use drugs or alcohol, then get a job. — Russell Pearce

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More Birth Quotes

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For the birth of something new, there has to be a happening. Newton saw an apple fall; James Watt watched a kettle boil; Roentgen fogged some photographic plates. And these people knew enough to translate ordinary happenings into something new. — Alexander Fleming

Nobody’s going to save you. No one’s going to cut you down, cut the thorns thick around you. No one’s going to storm the castle walls nor kiss awake your birth, climb down your hair, nor mount you onto the white steed. There is no one who will feed the yearning. Face it. You will have to do, do it yourself. — Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Man treats woman as his own property and not as being capable of feelings, like himself. The way man treats women is much worse than the way landlords treat servants and the high-caste treat the low-caste. These treat them so demeaningly only in situations mutually affecting them; but men treat cruelly and as slaves, from their birth till death. — Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

God has never made a failure; that he gave birth to you means you are a success. Success is in your DNA. — Chris Oyakhilome

Plants are shaped by cultivation and men by education. .. We are born weak, we need strength; we are born totally unprovided, we need aid; we are born stupid, we need judgment. Everything we do not have at our birth and which we need when we are grown is given us by education. — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The only constant you have from Point A, your birth to Point B, your death is you. There is no point in changing who you are to appease others when they're gonna leave your life. LOVE YOURSELF because you're the only one who's stuck with yourself. Fall in love with who you are and if anybody wants to join in on that. More Power to them. — Tyler Oakley

The birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus means that one day everything sad will come untrue. — J. R. R. Tolkien

Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood. — Josephine Baker

Talk and write in a way that encourages the mutual exchange of ideas and acts like a midwife to people birthing their own ideas. — Grace Lee Boggs

There is a simple way to become buddha: When you refrain from unwholesome actions, are not attached to birth and death, and are compassionate toward all sentient beings, respectful to seniors and kind to juniors, not excluding or desiring anything, with no designing thoughts or worries, you will be called a buddha. Do not seek anything else. — Dogen

Without natural resources life itself is impossible. From birth to death, natural resources, transformed for human use, feed, clothe, shelter, and transport us. Upon them we depend for every material necessity, comfort, convenience, and protection in our lives. Without abundant resources prosperity is out of reach. — Gifford Pinchot

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 one Beethoven. — Ludwig van Beethoven

In Conclusion

Birth quotes can also highlight the strength and resilience of mothers. They acknowledge the challenges and sacrifices that come with bringing a new life into the world. These quotes often celebrate the power and love that mothers possess, emphasizing the bond between a mother and her child. They remind us of the incredible journey of pregnancy and the joy that comes with the arrival of a new baby. By capturing the emotions and experiences associated with birth, these quotes can resonate with people from all walks of life, inspiring and touching them deeply.

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