The surface of the water is beautiful, but it is no good to sleep on.
If bad luck is asleep you must not awaken it.
When misfortune sleeps, let no one wake her.
It is only in your coffin that you sleep really well.
Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together.
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
Success and rest don’t sleep together.
Sins hide not in your sleep but in your dreams.
Evil knows where evil sleeps.
There is no woman who sleeps so deeply that the sound of a guitar won’t bring her to the window.
He who sleeps in a silver bed has golden dreams.
Who is known as an early riser may sleep longer.
The potter sleeps soundly, for no one would steal clay.
Never tickle the nose of a sleeping bear.
The more you know the less will you sleep.
Poverty is even worse if you have to sleep on the edge of a crowded bed.
Curse your wife at evening, sleep alone at night.
Sleep faster—we need the pillows.
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.
The guard’s sleep is the lamplight of the thief.
In the hotel of decisions the guests sleep well.
In the morning be first up, and in the evening last to go to bed, for they that sleep catch no fish.
For some of us happiness comes while we sleep.
Poor men sleep the best.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.
If you are threatened by a man, sleep at night, if it is by a woman then stay awake.
Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas.
Sleep is the cousin of death.
Eat in Poland, drink in Hungary, sleep in Germany, and make love in Italy.