Quotes of Cradle

“ The Earth is the Cradle of the Mind — but one cannot eternally live in a cradle. ”

- Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky

“ God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother. ”

- Giuseppe Mazzini

“ A man is hit by a car while crossing a Beverly Hills street. A woman rushes to him and cradles his head in her lap, asking, Are you comfortable? The man answers, I make a nice living. ”

- Milton Berle

“ The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. ”

- Vladimir Nabokov

“ To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive. ”

- Jane Austen

“ What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin. ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ What does the truth matter? Haven't we mothers all given our sons a taste for lies, lies which from the cradle upwards lull them, reassure them, send them to sleep: lies as soft and warm as a breast! ”

- Georges Bernanos

“ Sooner murder an infant in its cradle, than nurse unacted desires. ”

- Sir William Blake

“ Religions are the cradles of despotism. ”

- Marquis de Sade

“ Your idea of bliss is to wake up on a Monday morning knowing you haven't a single engagement for the entire week. You are cradled in a white paper cocoon tied up with typewriter ribbon. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ Babies haven't any hair; Old men's heads are just as bare; between the cradle and the grave lie a haircut and a shave. ”

- Samuel Hoffenstein

“ All the world's a mass of folly, Youth is gay, age melancholy: Youth is spending, age is thrifty, Mad at twenty, cold at fifty; Man is nought but folly's slave, From the cradle to the grave. ”

- William Henry Ireland

“ Now I know that twenty centuries of stony sleep were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle, and what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? ”

- William Butler Yeats

“ For the hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world. ”

- William Ross Wallace

“ I battered the cordons around me And cradled my wings on the breeze, Then soared to the uttermost reaches With rapture, with power, with ease! ”

- Georgia Douglas Johnson

“ Your bones have been my bedframe and your flesh has been my pillow. And I'm waiting for sleep. ”

- Ani DiFranco

“ From his cradle to his grave a man never does a single thing which has any FIRST AND FOREMOST object but one — to secure peace of mind, spiritual comfort, for HIMSELF. ”

- Mark Twain

“ The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition. ”

- Israel Zangwill

“ What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin. ”

- Holbrook Jackson

“ The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. ”

- W. S. Ross

“ Calmness is the cradle of power. ”

- Josiah Gilbert Holland

“ The cradle of the future is the grave of the past. ”

- Franz Grillparzer

“ From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first. ”

- Bertolt Brecht

“ Life is just a short walk from the cradle to the grave — and it sure behooves us to be kind to one another along the way. ”

- Alice Childress

“ Past: Our cradle, not our prison, and there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation; for continuation, not repetition. ”

- Israel Zangwill

“ Poverty sits by the cradle of all our great men and rocks all of them to manhood. ”

- Heinrich Heine

“ Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradles. And how can we generate this imponderable quality, which is yet so invaluable most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ From cradle to grave this problem of running order through chaos, direction through space, discipline through freedom, unity through multiplicity, has always been, and must always be, the task of education, as it is the moral of religion, philosophy, science, art, politics, and economy; but a boy's will is his life, and he dies when it is broken, as the colt dies in harness, taking a new nature in becoming tame. ”

- Henry Adams

“ This is called 'the land of the free and the home of the brave'; it is called the 'asylum of the oppressed,' and some have been foolish enough to call it the 'Cradle of Liberty.' If it is the 'Cradle of Liberty,' they have rocked the child to death. ”

- William Wells Brown

“ The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. He who does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle. ”

- Albert Einstein
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