A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on angels, babies, gifts, gold, simplicity, and sleep

The Holy Night We sate among the stalls at Bethlehem; The dumb kine from their fodder turning them, Softened their horned faces To almost human gazes Toward the newly Born: The simple shepherds from the star-lit brooks Brought visionary looks, As yet in their astonied hearing rung The strange sweet angel-tongue: The magi of the East, in sandals worn, Knelt reverent, sweeping round, With long pale beards, their gifts upon the ground, The incense, myrrh, and gold These baby hands were impotent to hold: So let all earthlies and celestials wait Upon thy royal state. Sleep, sleep, my kingly One!

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

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A Quote by Edgar Watson "Ed" Howe on babies


Families with babies and families without are so sorry for each other.

Ed Howe (1853 - 1937)

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A Quote by Dylan Thomas on babies and garden

Nothing grows in our garden, only washing. And babies.

Dylan Thomas (1914 - 1953)

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A Quote by Dave Sim on babies, facts, memory, and time

For the first time in your conscious memory; for the first time in fact, since your were a baby; a single tear, full and warm, rolled down your right cheek and you fell into a very deep and entirely dreamless slumber.

Dave Sim (1957 -)

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A Quote by Christopher Darlington Morley on babies, compassion, generations, gratitude, heart, justice, life, men, sacrifice, time, understanding, and world

Standing by the crib of one's own baby, with that world - old pang of compassion and protectiveness toward this so little creature that has all its course to run, the heart flies back in yearning and gratitude to those who felt just so toward one's self. Then for the first time one understands the homely succession of sacrifices and pains by which life is transmitted and fostered down the stumbling generations of men.

Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)

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A Quote by Charles Dupee Blake on babies


Rock-a-bye-baby on the tree top, When the wind blows the cradle will rock, When the bough bend the cradle will fall, Down comes the baby, cradle and all.

Charles Dupee Blake (1846 - 1903)

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A Quote by Cecil Frances Alexander on babies, children, christ, cities, earth, jesus, life, and motherhood

Once in royal David's city Stood a lowly cattle shed, Where a Mother laid her Baby In a manger for His bed: Mary was that Mother mild Jesus Christ her little Child . . . With the poor, and mean, and lowly, Lived on earth our Savior Holy.

Cecil Frances Alexander (1818 - 1895)

Source: Once in Royal David’s City (1848)

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A Quote by Carl Sandburg on babies, god, and world

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.

Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on babies, day, history, schools, and words

I found, one day in school, a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: 'The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair.' In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Education and the Social Order

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A Quote by Benjamin McLane Spock on babies, children, fatherhood, good, motherhood, people, and study

The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.

Benjamin Spock (1903 - 1998)

Source: The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care, 1946

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