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The Best Quotes About Sleep

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A list of the best sleep quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous sleep quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic sleep quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational sleep quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about sleep?" and "What are inspirational sleep quotes?"

This list includes notable sleep quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest sleep quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite sleep sayings get to the bottom of the list.
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    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

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    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. Thomas Browne

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    Now blessings light on him that first invented this same sleep: it covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; 'Tis meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. 'Tis the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap; and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise-man even. There is only one thing that I dislike in sleep; 'Tis that it resembles death; there's very little difference between a man in his first sleep, and a man in his last sleep. Miguel de Cervantes

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

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

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    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

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    We are not hypocrites in our sleep. William Hazlitt

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    All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own. Plutarch

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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

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    Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life. Virginia Woolf

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    No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting. Ronald Reagan

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    Six hours for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool.

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    A nap, my friend, is a brief period of sleep which overtakes superannuated persons when they endeavor to entertain unwelcome visitors or to listen to scientific lectures. George Bernard Shaw

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    Come Sleep! Oh Sleep, the certain knot of peace, the baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, the poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, the indifferent judge between the high and low. Philip Sidney

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    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. Søren Kierkegaard

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

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    Come, cuddle your head on my shoulder, dear, your head like the golden-rod, and we will go sailing away from here to the beautiful land of Nod. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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    The city sleeps and the country sleeps, the living sleep for their time, the dead sleep for their time, the old husband sleeps by his wife and the young husband sleeps by his wife; and these tend inward to me, and I tend outward to them, and such as it is to be of these more or less I am, and of these one and all I weave the song of myself. Walt Whitman

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