Sleep Quotes

Eat well, drink in moderation, and sleep sound, in these three good health abound

Proverb

A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.

Salman Rushdie

I cannot sleep for dreaming; I cannot dream but I wake and walk about the house as though I'd find you coming through some door.

Arthur Miller

The laws sometimes sleep, but never die.

Legal Maxim

Death--the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.

Walter Scott

This Easter-time brings us the assurance that when He comes and shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God, believers who sleep in Christ and those then living will be caught up together to meet Him in the air, and all will be, as in the twinkling of an eye, transformed and transfigured and possessed of bodies as perfect and as glorious as His own and in these glorious and resplendent bodies we shall reign and rejoice forever.

E.P. Goodwin

A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.

Stewart Alsop

So far as drinking is concerned, you have my hearty approval; for wine does of a truth moisten the soul and lull our griefs to sleep....[and with small cups] we shall ...be brought by its gentle persuasion to a more sportive mood

Xenophon

I am not a complete vegetarian. I eat only animals that have died in their sleep

GEORGE CARLIN

Mankind . . . possesses two supreme blessings. First of these is the goddess Demeter, or Earth whichever name you choose to call her by. It was she who gave to man his nourishment of grain. But after her there came the son of Semele, who matched her present by inventing liquid wine as his gift to man. For filled with that good gift, suffering mankind forgets its grief; from it comes sleep; with it oblivion of the troubles of the day. There is no other medicine for misery.

Euripides

Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it

Ralph Waldo Emerson

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

Sir William Penn

Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Even where sleep is concerned, too much is a bad thing.

Homer

For sleep, one needs endless depths of blackness to sink into; daylight is too shallow, it will not cover one.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep: And yet a third of Life is passed in sleep.

Lord Byron

A light supper, a good night's sleep and a fine morning have often made a hero out of the same man, who, by indigestion, a restless night and a rainy morning would have proved a coward.

Lord Chesterfield

Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course,Chief nourisher in life's feast.

William Shakespeare

In Sleep we lie all naked and alone, in Sleep we are united at the heart of night and darkness, and we are strange and beautiful asleep; for we are dying the darkness and we know no death.

Thomas Wolfe

I reached for sleep and drew it round me like a blanket muffling pain and thought together in the merciful dark.

Mary Stewart

Sleep lingers all our lifetime about our eyes, as night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir-tree.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What probing deep Has ever solved the mystery of sleep?

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Sleep is sweet to the labouring man.

John Bunyan

Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.

William Golding
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