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A Quote by William Shenstone on sleep

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My banks they are furnish'd with bees, Whose murmur invites one to sleep.

William Shenstone (1714 - 1763)

Source: A Pastoral. Part ii. Hope.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on sleep and world

Some must watch, whiole some must sleep; So runs the world away.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet, Act: III Scene: ii

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on action, conscience, country, cowardice, death, delay, dreams, fortune, heart, laws, life, love, merit, mind, mortality, patience, questions, resolution, respect, sleep, suffering, thought, time, trouble, and wishes

To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; No more; and, by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die: to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause. There's the respect That makes calamity of so long life; For who would bear the whips an scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of dispriz'd love, the law's delay, The insolence of office, and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will, And makes us rather bear those ills we have, Than fly to others that we know not of? Thus conscience doth make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pitch and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action. Soft you now! The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons Be all my sins remember'd.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet, Act 3, scene 1.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on dreams, life, and sleep

We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Tempest, Act 4, scene 1.(excerpt)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on dreams, endings, life, sleep, and vision

Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits, and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Tempest, Act iv. Sc. 1

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on nature, senses, and sleep

O sleep! O gentle sleep! Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh mine eyelids down And steep my senses in forgetfulness? Why, rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee, And hush'd with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber, Than in the perfum'd chambers of the great, Under canopies of costly state, And lull'd with sound of sweetest melody?

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Henry IV

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on day, death, innocence, life, nature, and sleep

. . . the innocent sleep, Sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleeve of care, The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath, Balm of hurt minds, great Nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast,--

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Macbeth, Act 2, Scene 2.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on company, sleep, and sorrow

Sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrow's eye, Steal me awhile from mine own company.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, iii:2

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on death, dreams, mortality, and sleep

To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet, Act 3, scene 1 (detail)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on danger, hunger, men, and sleep

CAESAR: Let me have men about me that are fat; Sleek-headed men and such as sleep o' nights: Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2

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