Quotations About / On: SLEEP

  • 11.
    When I prayed for success, I forgot to ask for sound sleep and good digestion.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 12.
    We have a vigilant consul, Caninius, who never slept once during his entire term of office!
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Epigramma. His term lasted but a day.)
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  • 13.
    When virtue has slept it will arise the more refreshed.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 87, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "On the History of Moral Sentiments," aphorism 83, "The Sleep of Virtue," (1878).)
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  • 14.
    I do not understand the capricious lewdness of the sleeping mind.
    (John Cheever (1912-1982), U.S. author. "The Late Forties and the Fifties," John Cheever: The Journals, ed. Robert Gottlieb (1991). 1955 entry.)
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  • 15.
    Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
    (Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), British philosopher, mathematician. The Conquest of Happiness, ch. 1 (1930).)
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  • 16.
    One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. A Room of One's Own, ch. 1 (1929).)
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  • 17.
    We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
    (William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. The Plain Speaker, "On Dreams," (1826).)
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  • 18.
    The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.
    (E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. Aspects of the Novel, ch. 3 (1927).)
  • 19.
    Freedom is the moment between sleep and waking before selfhood and the world return.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 20.
    When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.
    (Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929), U.S. author. The Left Hand of Darkness, ch. 3 (1969).)
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