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48 Sleep Quotes

Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all

Heinrich Heine Quotes

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O sleep! it is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole! To Mary Queen the praise be given! She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven That slid into my soul.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes , Source: The Ancient Mariner (pt. V, st. 1)

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Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.

Walt Whitman Quotes

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

Mary Stewart Quotes

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If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.

Dale Carnegie Quotes

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Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh Quotes

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There is only one thing people like that is good for them; a good night's sleep

Edgar Watson Howe Quotes

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Sleep on, Baby, on the floor, Tired of all the playing, Sleep with smile the sweeter for That you dropped away in! On your curls' full roundness stand Golden lights serenely-- One cheek, pushed out by the hand, Folds the dimple inly.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Sleeping and Watching

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Living is a disease from which sleep gives us relief eight hours a day.

Chamfort Quotes

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Many things--such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly--are done worst when we try hardest to do them.

C.S. Lewis Quotes

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I wasn’t really asleep I was just meditating on unconsciousness.

Enya Quotes

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Sleep is like the unicorn - it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any

Dalai Lama Quotes

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Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.

Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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What means this heaviness that hangs upon me? This lethargy that creeps through all my senses? Nature, oppress'd and harrass'd out with care, Sinks down to rest.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Cato (act V, sc. 1)

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What probing deep Has ever solved the mystery of sleep?

Thomas Bailey Aldrich Quotes , Source: Human Ignorance

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But I, in the chilling twilight stand and wait At the portcullis, at thy castle gate, Longing to see the charmed door of dreams Turn on its noiseless hinges, delicate sleep!

Thomas Bailey Aldrich Quotes , Source: Invocation to Sleep

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Come to me now! O, come! benignest sleep! And fold me up, as evening doth a flower, From my vain self, and vain things which have power Upon my soul to make me smile or weep. And when thou comest, oh, like Death be deep.

Patrick Proctor Alexander Quotes , Source: Sleep, appeared in the "Spectator"

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How happy he whose toil Has o'er his languid pow'rless limbs diffus'd A pleasing lassitude; he not in vain Invokes the gentle Deity of dreams. His pow'rs the most voluptuously dissolve In soft repose; on him the balmy dews Of Sleep with double nutriment descend.

John Armstrong Quotes , Source: The Art of Preserving Health (bk. III, l. 385)

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When the sheep are in the fauld, and a' the kye at hame, And all the weary world to sleep are gane.

Lady Ann Barnard Quotes , Source: Auld Robin Gray

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Still believe that ever round you Spirits float who watch and wait; Nor forget the twain who found you Sleeping nigh the Golden Gate.

Sir Walter Besant and J. Rice Quotes , Source: Case of Mr. Lucraft and other Tales (p. 92), (ed. 1877)

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The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

Bible Quotes , Source: Ecclesiastes (ch. V, v. 12)

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Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XXIII, v. 20-21)

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It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. CXXVII, v. 2)

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Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions: How he sware unto the Lord, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob; Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, Until I find a place for the Lord, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. CXXXII, v. 1-5)

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I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. IV, v. 8)

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