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And if tonight my soul may find her peace in sleep, and sink in good oblivion, and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created.

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) English writer.

Sleep hath its own world, and a wide realm of wild reality. And dreams in their development have breath, and tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

We are not hypocrites in our sleep.

William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist.

Even sleepers are workers and collaborators on what goes on in the universe.

Heraclitus (c. 535 BCE-c. 475 BCE) Greek philosopher.


I divide my time as follows: half the time I sleep, the other half I dream. I never dream when I sleep, for that would be a pity, for sleeping is the highest accomplishment of genius.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Danish philosopher and writer.

He who sleeps half a day has won half a life.

Karl Kraus (1874-1936) Austrian satirist.

Oh 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 (1772-1834) British poet, critic, and philosopher.

The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.

Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962) French philosopher and poet.

We term sleep a death by which we may be literally said to die daily; in fine, so like death, I dare not trust it without my prayers.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682) English author.