Evil knows where evil sleeps.
Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.
Whoever is ashamed to sleep with his wife will never have children.
Never tickle the nose of a sleeping bear.
The more you know the less will you sleep.
Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together.
Poor men sleep the best.
Success and rest don’t sleep together.
If you want to sleep well, buy the bed of a bankrupt.
As the master sleeps, the servant dreams.
In the hotel of decisions the guests sleep well.
It is only in your coffin that you sleep really well.
Who is known as an early riser may sleep longer.
Curse your wife at evening, sleep alone at night.
If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for in the morning, sleep late.
—Henny Youngman (1906–98) Anglo-American Comedian, Violinist
The potter sleeps soundly, for no one would steal clay.
There is no woman who sleeps so deeply that the sound of a guitar won’t bring her to the window.
Rent and taxes never sleep.
Sleep faster—we need the pillows.
Whenever I work hard for other people, I always sleep on an empty stomach.
Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas.
The thief has a chicken’s heart—he sleeps in fear.
Eat in Poland, drink in Hungary, sleep in Germany, and make love in Italy.
When misfortune sleeps, let no one wake her.
A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder.
—Thomas Fuller (1608–61) English Cleric, Historian
Sleep is the cousin of death.
In the morning be first up, and in the evening last to go to bed, for they that sleep catch no fish.
Small children won’t let you sleep, bigger children won’t let you live.
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.
A man with too much ambition cannot sleep in peace.