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Sleep Quotes


These are some of the best 'Sleep' quotations and sayings.

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"Sleep is so like death," says Sir Thomas Browne, "that I dare not trust myself to it without prayer." They both, when they seize the body, leave the soul at liberty; and wise is he that remembers of both, that they can be made safe and happy only by virtue.

Blessings on him who first invented sleep. - It covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak. - It is meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. - It makes the shepherd equal to the monarch, and the fool to the wise. - There is but one evil in it, and that is that it resembles death, since between a dead man and a sleeping man there is but little difference.

Did anyone ever have a boring dream?

Downy sleep, death's counterfeit.

Fatigue is the best pillow.

God gives sleep to the bad, in order that the good may be undisturbed.

He giveth His beloved sleep.

Hush, my dear, lie still and slumber, Holy angels guard thy bed! Heavenly blessings without number Gently falling on thy head.

I never sleep comfortably except when I am at sermon or when I pray to God.

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

In thee oppressors soothe their angry brow; in thee, th' oppress'd forget tyrannic pow'r; in thee, the wretch condemn'd is equal to his judge; and the sad lover to his cruel fair; nay, all the shining glories men pursue, when thou art wanted, are but empty noise.

It is a delicious moment, certainly, that of being well nestled in bed and feeling that you shall drop gently to sleep. The good is to come, not past; the limbs are tired enough to render the remaining in one posture delightful; the labor of the day is gone. A gentle failure of the perceptions creeps over you; the spirit of consciousness disengages itself once more, and with slow and hushing degrees, like a mother detaching her hand from that of a sleeping child, the mind seems to have a balmy lid closing over it, like the eye - it is closed - the mysterious spirit has gone to take its airy rounds.

It is a shame when the church itself is a cemetery, where the living sleep above the ground, as the dead do beneath.

Leave your bed upon the first desertion of sleep; it being ill for the eyes to read lying, and worse for the mind to be idle; since the head during that laziness is commonly a cage for unclean thoughts.

O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse.

One hour's sleep before midnight is worth three after.

One hour's sleep before midnight, is worth two after.

Our foster-nurse of nature is repose.

Over my slumber your loving watch keep - Rock me to sleep, mother; rock me to sleep.

Put off thy cares with thy clothes; so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest.


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