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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.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave. Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
- Bishop Hall


A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
- Robert Frost


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.
- Robert Bolt


Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
- Buddha


Birth and Death are the two noblest expressions of bravery.
- Kahlil Gibran


The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
- Seneca


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 hungry, naked and screaming and then things get worse.
- Unknown


Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.
- Margaret Mitchell


A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip!
- Unknown


There was a star danced, and under that was I born.
- William Shakespeare


Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
- Voltaire


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


You were born an original. Don't die a copy.
- John Mason


There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
- George Santayana


Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
- Jean Paul Richter


Do not despair, every new born baby is a potential prophet.
- RD Laing


Real birthdays are not annual affairs. Real birthdays are the days when we have a new birth.
- Ralph Parlette


Birth may be a matter of a moment, but it is a unique one.
- Frederick Leboyer


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.
- William Wordsworth


Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
- Unknown


You're not getting older, you're getting better.
- Unknown


Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
- Ogden Nash


You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
- Bob Hope


We are always the same age inside.
- Gertrude Stein


Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning


For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday.
- John Glenn


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.
- French proverb