„Quaking muscles in the act of birth,
Between her legs a pigmy face appear,
And the first murderer lay upon the earth.“

—  Alec Derwent Hope, Imperial Adam (l. 42-44).
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„Here rests his head upon the lap of Earth
A youth to Fortune and to Fame unknown.
Fair Science frowned not on his humble birth.
And Melancholy marked him for her own.“

—  Thomas Gray English poet, historian 1716 - 1771
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„Moreover, the act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.“

—  Sigmund Freud, book The Interpretation of Dreams
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„O like Venus attended by a thousand tender Cupids, setting foot upon the sea that gave her birth.“

—  Propertius Latin elegiac poet -47 - -14 v.Chr
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„This is the epitaph I want on my tomb: "Here lies one of the most intelligent animals who ever appeared on the face of the Earth."“

—  Benito Mussolini Duce and President of the Council of Ministers of Italy. Leader of the National Fascist Party and subsequent Republican… 1883 - 1945
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„The warm sun kissed the earth
To consecrate thy birth,
And from his close embrace
Thy radiant face
Sprang into sight,
A blossoming delight.“

—  Sarah Orne Jewett American novelist, short story writer and poet 1849 - 1909
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„Great artists are products of their own time: they do not spring forth fully equipped from the head of Jove, but are formed by the circumstances acting upon them since birth.“

—  Germaine Greer, The Obstacle Race: The Fortunes of Women Painters and Their Work
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„The moon, by her comparative proximity, and the constantly varying appearances produced by her several phases, has always occupied a considerable share of the attention of the inhabitants of the earth.“

—  Jules Verne, book From the Earth to the Moon
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