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Quotes of the Day for 27 April 2002 – Birth

A pregnant subscriber, anticipating delivering her child in a few weeks, asked for quotes on birth. It's my pleasure to deliver these quotes. Good luck, Denise!

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The quotes:

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 would be curiosity.
     - Eleanor Roosevelt

Giving birth is little more than a set of muscular contractions granting passage of a child. Then the mother is born.
     - Erma Louise Bombeck, 1927 - 1996

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
     - Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955

We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful. Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.
     - Mary Antin

All birth is unwilling.
     - Pearl S. Buck, 1892 - 1973


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