Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself.
We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education.
A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake.
Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different aspects of the same state.
The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living.
We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man.
Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born.
My natural mother died one month after I was born, apparently due to giving birth at an advanced age.
I came to the place of my birth and cried: "The friends of my youth, where are they?"--and an echo answered, "Where are they?
There is no way out of the experience except through it, because it is not really your experience at all but the baby's. Your body is the child's instrument of birth.
What is this talked-of mystery of birth. But being mounted bareback on the earth?
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.
Your birth is a mistake you'll spend your whole life trying to correct.
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
Having a highly trained obstetrical surgeon attend a normal birth is analogous to having a pediatric surgeon babysit a healthy 2-year-old.
Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come.
Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire.
Why did I not know that birth is the pinnacle where women discover the courage to become mothers?
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting.
No one who has ever brought up a child can doubt for a moment that love is literally the life-giving fluid of human existence
Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.
When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.
Birth is about making mothers... strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength
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