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Wilson MiznerThe amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more.

—  Wilson Mizner, 1876-1913, American playwright

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Benjamin FranklinEarly to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Samuel JohnsonWhoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Thomas EdisonNever go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.

—  Thomas Edison, 1847-1934, American inventor

NapoleonSix hours' sleep for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor


Funny Quotes

George CarlinThat's why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

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Mitch HedbergI haven’t slept for ten days, because that would be too long.

—  Mitch Hedberg, 1968-2005, American comedian

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Ronald ReaganI have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of a national emergency —even if I’m in a Cabinet meeting.

—  Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, American President [1981-1989]

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Dave BarryNever under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

—  Dave Barry, 1947-, American journalist

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Ancient Greek

Homer...of Sleep and Death, who are twin brothers.

…Ύπνω και Θανάτω διδυμάοσιν.

—  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, II ‐ Iliad XVI

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HomerSleep, universal king of gods and men.

Ύπνε άναξ πάντων τε θεών πάντων τ' ανθρώπων.

—  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, II ‐ Iliad XIV


Proverbs

International proverbSleep is the best doctor.

—  International proverb

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American Indian proverbYou can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.

—  American Indian proverb ‐ Navajo


Movie Quotes

Breathless (1960)It's sad to fall asleep. It separates people. Even when you're sleeping together, you're all alone.

—  from the film Breathless (1960)










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