Sleep Quotes and Proverbs

“Sleep hath its own world, and the wide realm of wild reality.”
-Lord Byron, The Dream

“If you don’t want to have bad dreams, don’t sleep”
-Jewish Proverb

“A lost but happy dream may shed light upon our waking hours, and the whole day may be infected with the gloom of a dreary and sorrowful one”
-Walter De la Mare

“Sleep, Silence’s child, sweet father of soft rest, Prince whose approach peace to all mortals brings Indifferent host to shepherds and kings Sole comforter to minds with grief oppressed.”
-William Drummond

“Blessings on him who first invented sleep. It covers 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 shepherds equal to monarch, and the fool to the wise.”

“Sleep, thou patron of mankind, Great physician of the mind Who does nor pain nor sorrow know, Sweetest balm of every woe.”