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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
Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but
never remembers her age.
Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every
day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that
day or the next he will draw nigh.
Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
Birth and Death are the two noblest expressions of bravery.
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of
Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens
on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you
at birth is present once again.
--Menachem Mendel Schneerson
We are all born naked and screaming and if you're lucky that sort
of thing won't stop there
Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time
for any of them.
--Margaret Mitchell Gone with the wind
Nobility is not a birthright. It is defined by one's actions.
A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey
around the sun. Enjoy the trip!
There was a star danced, and under that was I born.
Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the
--Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet]
Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in
life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the
graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real
milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory
unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply
never leave. Our lives are measured by these
--Susan B. Anthony
(1820-1906) American reformer
You were born an original. Don't die a copy.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
Do not despair, every new born baby is a potential prophet
--RD Laing British Psychiatrist
Real birthdays are not annual affairs. Real birthdays are the
days when we have a new birth.
Birth may be a matter of a moment, but it is a unique one.
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting; The soul that rises
with us, our life's star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh
from afar; Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come from God, who is our home.
Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you
You're not getting older, you're getting better
The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything;
the young know everything.
Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new
person you meet reminds you of someone else.
Youth has no age.
You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the
We are always the same age inside.
Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.
For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the
To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
--Bernard M. Baruch
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.
Youth comes but once in a lifetime.
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