Sleep Proverbs

Sayings about Sleeping

As the master sleeps, the servant dreams. ~ Swedish Proverbs

Sleep is the cousin of death. ~ Congolese Proverb

Joy and sorrow sleep in the same bed. ~ Czech Proverb

Poverty is even worse if you have to sleep on the edge of a crowded bed. ~ Spanish Proverbs

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

The guard’s sleep is the lamplight of the thief. ~ Iranian Proverbs

Lazy men get active when it’s time to sleep. ~ German Proverbs

Small children won’t let you sleep, bigger children won’t let you live. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Curse your wife at evening, sleep alone at night. ~ Chinese Proverb

The more you know the less will you sleep. ~ Russian Proverbs

Poor men sleep the best. ~ Japanese Proverb

If bad luck is asleep you must not awaken it. ~ German Proverb

He that sleeps sound feels not the toothache. ~ Swiss Proverbs

He who cannot sleep can still dream. ~ Ivorian Proverb

No sleep, no dream. ~ Korean Proverb

He who sleeps in a silver bed has golden dreams. ~ German Proverb

The worst things in life are: To be in bed and sleep not, to want for one who comes not, to try to please and please not. ~ Arabian Proverb

A man with too much ambition cannot sleep in peace. ~ Chadian Proverb

In the morning be first up, and in the evening last to go to bed, for they that sleep catch no fish.~ English Proverb

Evil knows where evil sleeps. ~ Nigerian Proverb

It is only in your coffin that you sleep really well. ~ Indian Proverbs

A sleeping fox counts chicken in his dreams. ~ Russian Proverb

In the hotel of decisions the guests sleep well. ~ Iranian Proverb

The potter sleeps soundly, for no one would steal clay. ~ Indian Proverb

Success and rest don’t sleep together. ~ Russian Proverb

Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy. ~ Mexican Proverbs

Men and women sleep on the same pillow, but they have different dreams. ~ Mongolian Proverb

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. ~ Irish Proverbs

If you are threatened by a man, sleep at night, if it is by a woman then stay awake. ~ African Proverb

Sins hide not in your sleep but in your dreams. ~ Yiddish Proverb

I have so much to do…that I am going to bed. ~ French Proverb

For some of us happiness comes while we sleep. ~ French Proverb

There is no woman who sleeps so deeply that the sound of a guitar won’t bring her to the window. ~ Spanish Proverb

Sleep faster — we need the pillows. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Rent and taxes never sleep. ~ German Proverb

If you want to sleep well, buy the bed of a bankrupt. ~ Spanish Proverb

Quotations about Sleeping

Favorite Quote about Sleeping

Sleep is a reward for some, a punishment for others. For all, it is a sanction. ~ Comte De Lautreamont

People who snore always fall asleep first. ~ Author Unknown

There is nothing like a sleepless couch for a clear vision of one’s environment. ~ Arnold Bennett

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one. ~ Leo J. Burke

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep. ~ E. Joseph Cossman

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

There will be sleeping enough in the grave. ~ Benjamin Franklin

If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for in the morning, sleep late. ~ Henny Youngman

Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants. ~ Jessamyn West

Life is something that happens when you can’t get to sleep. ~ Fran Lebowitz

The amount of sleep required by the average person is about half an hour more. ~ Evan Esar

If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep. ~ Dale Carnegie

How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads, to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams. ~ Bram Stoker

The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more. ~ Wilson Mizner

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

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone. ~ Anthony Burgess

There is no hope for a civilization which starts each day to the sound of an alarm clock. ~ Author Unknown

Sleep ’til you’re hungry, eat ’til you’re sleepy. ~ Author Unknown

Sleep is sweet to the labouring man. ~ John Bunyan

Sleep. To lie down and shut out the noise, the fear, the unceasing misery. ~ Tad Williams

The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Do not go back to sleep. ~ Rumi

God has made sleep to be a sponge by which to rub out fatigue. A man’s roots are planted in night as in a soil. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Sleep doesn’t help if it’s your soul that’s tired. ~ Author unknown

Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

S leep is not a waste of time. During sleep, a variety of biological processes take place that restore our bodies and minds. ~ Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer

Thus we travel from sleep to sleep, learning again to dream. ~ Nico Slate

I’m not asleep… but that doesn’t mean I’m awake. ~ Author Unknown

When every inch of the world is known, sleep may be the only wilderness that we have left. ~ Louise Erdrich

Leisure time is that five or six hours when you sleep at night. ~ George Allen

You lose such a lot of time just sleeping!… when you might be just living, you know. It seems such a pity we can’t live nights, too. ~ Eleanor H. Porter

No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap. ~ Carrie Snow

Sleep is the best meditation. ~ Dalai Lama

To achieve the impossible dream, try going to sleep. ~ Joan Klempner

The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can’t get there, is the meanest feeling in the world. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

It is one of life’s bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are really getting interesting. ~ Daniel Handler

The reasons we can’t sleep at night are usually the same reasons we don’t truly live during the day. ~ Michael Xavier

Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night… without the satisfaction. ~ Lynn Johnston

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