Birth Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Birth quotes and Birth sayings, and Birth proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death."

Charles de Montesquieu

"There should be weeping at a man’s birth, not at his death. "

Charles de Montesquieu

"We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death."

Charles de Montesquieu

"A man is great by deeds, not by birth. "


"Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head. "

Carol Burnett

"There is no birth of consciousness without pain. "

Carl Jung

"After your death you will be what you were before your birth."

Arthur Schopenhauer

"A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake."

G. I. Gurdjieff

"Husbands don’t really count … in the miracle of birth."

Doug Spettigue

"As the births of living creatures at first are ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time."

Francis Bacon

"And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth."


"We know that birth takes a woman from one place in her life to another. The birth of a child certainly does change her viewpoint of herself and I believe her viewpoint of the world."

Sameerah Shareef

"We have a secret in our culture, it’s not that birth is painful, it’s that women are strong."

Laura Stavoe Harm

"Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have."

Robin Lim

"Birth is an experience that demonstrates that life is not merely function and utility, but form and beauty."

Christopher Largen

"What is this talked-of mystery of birth But being mounted bareback on the earth?"

Robert Frost

"We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man."

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"The birth of a child is divine miracle."

Lailah Gifty Akita

"The day of birth is a sacred day."

Lailah Gifty Akita

"To celebrate the birth of new life, is to appreciate the miraculous work of the Creator."

Wayne Chirisa

"Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear."

Jane Weideman

"Attending births is like growing roses. You have to marvel at the ones that just open up and bloom at the first kiss of the sun but you wouldn’t dream of pulling open the petals of the tightly closed buds and forcing them to blossom to your time line."

Gloria Lemay

"In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves."

Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Birth is not an emergency. It is simply an emergence."

Jeannine Parvati Baker

"Giving birth is little more than a set of muscular contractions granting passage of a child. Then the mother is born."

Erma Bombeck

"The birth of a child is a joy to the parent and the world."

Lailah Gifty Akita

"Birth: The first and direst of all disasters."

Ambrose Bierce

"Birth may bring you face-to-face with your insecurities, doubts, inadequacies and fears, as well as your joy, determination, willingness and courage."

The Pink Kit

"Birth is the epicenter of women’s power."

Ani DiFranco

"Birth may be a matter of a moment, but it is a unique one."

Frederick Leboyer

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