A Quote by Sam Levenson on birth, children, giving, and women

Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.

Sam Levenson

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ruth Pitter on birth, earth, reward, and women

What do we look for as reward? Some little sounds, and scents, and scenes A small hand darting strawberry-ward A woman's aprons full of greens. The sense that we have brought to birth Out of the cold and heavy soil, The blessed fruits and flowers of earth Is large reward for our toil.

Ruth Pitter (1897 - 1992)

Source: The Diehards, 1941

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robin Morgan on birth, catholicism, celibacy, change, church, control, evil, fear, life, myth, organize, power, religion, and women

Although every organized religion works overtime to contribute its own brand of misogyny to the myth of woman-hate, woman-fear, and woman-evil, the Roman Catholic church also carries the immense power of very directly affecting women's lives everywhere by its stand against birth control and abortion, and by its use of skillful and wealthy lobbies to prevent legislative change. It is an obscenity--an all-male hierarchy, celibate or not, that presumes to rule on the lives and bodies of millions of women.

Robin Morgan (1941 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Hall on birth, eternity, men, nature, sons, and time

The wheels of nature are not meant to roll backward; everything presses on toward Eternity-from the birth of Time, an impetuous current has set in which bears all the sons of men toward that interminable ocean.

Robert Hall (1764 - 1831)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Richard Dawkins on accidents, birth, doubt, music, and religion

No doubt soaring cathedrals, stirring music, moving stories and parables, help a bit. But by far the most important variable determining your religion is the accident of birth.

Richard Dawkins (1941 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on birth, books, existence, personality, personality, quality, and talent

Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Representative Men. Goethe

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on birth, danger, destiny, evil, and fear

They who talk much of destiny, their birth-star, etc., are in a lower dangerous plane, and invite the evils they fear.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Conduct of Life

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy) on birth, leadership, and life

The length of life takes the leading place among inquiries about events following birth.

Ptolemy (100 - 178)

Source: Tetrabiblos

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Propertius Sextus on birth


Something greater than the Iliad now springs to birth -Nescio quid maius nascitur Iliade

Propertius Sextus (50? BC - 15? BC)

Source: about the Aeneid

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Plato on art, birth, labor, men, mind, nobility, soul, thought, and women

Well, my art of midwifery is in most respects like theirs; but differs, in that I attend men and not women, and I look after their souls when they are in labor, and not after their bodies: and the triumph of my art is in thoroughly examining whether the thought which the mind of the young man brings forth is a false idol or a noble and true birth.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content