Quotations About / On: SLEEP

  • 31.
    I think that it would be less difficult to live eternally than to be deprived of sleep throughout life.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, December 9, 1890, letter to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 4, p. 146, "Nauka" (1976).)
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  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    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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  • 34.
    The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets or steal bread.
    (Anatole France (1844-1924), French author. The Red Lily, ch. 7 (1894).)
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  • 35.
    Much sleep is not required by nature, either for our souls or bodies, or for the actions in which they are concerned.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 808 B....)
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  • 36.
    The empty, the one, the unmoved, the full, satiation, wanting nothing—that would be my evil: in short, dreamless sleep.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 211, selection 5[1], number 212, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883. Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
  • 37.
    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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  • 38.
    Sleep is a reward for some, a punishment for others. For all, it is a sanction.
    (Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautréamont (1846-70), French author, poet. Poésies, ch. 2 (1870).)
  • 39.
    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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  • 40.
    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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