Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

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Victor Hugo

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.

Character | Courage | God | Life | Life | Patience | Peace | Wisdom | God |

William Penn

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

Body | Character | Mind | Rest | Silence | Spirit |

Francis Osborn

Leave your bed upon the first desertion of sleep it being ill for the eyes to read lying, and worse for the mind to be idle; since the head during that laziness is commonly a cage for unclean thoughts.

Character | Laziness | Lying | Mind | Wisdom |

Thomas Dekker

To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clean mind; to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the Ultimate Purpose toward which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle, kind and courteous through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep and the joy that goes with work well done - this is how I desire to waste wisely my days.

Day | Desire | Heart | Joy | Laughter | Little | Love | Men | Mind | Purpose | Purpose | Reverence | Smile | Waste | Wisdom | Work |

Henry Fielding

One hour's sleep before midnight, is worth two after.

Wisdom | Worth |

Thomas Guthrie

Faith is the backbone of the social and the foundation of the commercial fabric; remove faith between man and man, and society and commerce fall to pieces. There is not a happy home on earth but stands on faith; our heads are pillowed on it, we sleep at night in its arms with greater security for the safety of our lives, peace, and prosperity than bolts and bars can give.

Commerce | Earth | Faith | Happy | Man | Peace | Prosperity | Security | Society | Wisdom | Society | Commerce |

Victor Hugo

The world of sleep has an existence of its own.

Existence | Wisdom | World |

D. H. Lawrence, fully David Herbert "D.H." Lawrence

I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts, or my thoughts are the result of my dreams. It is very queer, but my dreams make conclusions for me. They decide things finally. I dream a decision. Sleep seems to hammer out for me the logical conclusion of my vague days and offer me them as dreams.

Decision | Dreams | Wisdom |

Walter Lippmann

A man cannot sleep in his cradle: whatever is useful must in the nature of life become useless.

Life | Life | Man | Nature | Wisdom |

Michel de Montaigne, fully Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

We wake sleeping, and sleep waking, I do not see so clearly in my sleep; but as to my being awake, I never found it clear enough and free from clouds.

Enough | Wisdom |

William Penn

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. It is a great virtue: it covers folly, keeps secrets, avoids disputes, and prevents sin.

Body | Folly | Mind | Rest | Silence | Sin | Spirit | Virtue | Virtue | Wisdom |

William Gilmore Simms

Solitude bears the same relation to the mind that sleep does to the body. It affords it the necessary opportunities for repose and recovery.

Body | Mind | Repose | Solitude | Wisdom |

Joseph Zabara, fully Joseph ben Meïr Zabara

Fear God by day, and you'll sleep soundly at night.

Day | Fear | God | Wisdom | God |

Thomas Wolfe, fully Thomas Clayton Wolfe

In Sleep we lie all naked and alone, in Sleep we are united at the heart of night and darkness, and we are strange and beautiful asleep; for we are dying in the darkness, and we know no death.

Darkness | Death | Heart | Wisdom |

Edward Young

How many sleep who keep the world awake!

Wisdom | World |