Night's sepulchre. [ Byron ]
About the noon of night. [ Ben Jonson ]
Night is virtue's friend. [ E. Young ]
Even lust and envy sleep. [ Dryden ]
Trust not one night's ice. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
A rainbow in the morning
Is the Shepherd's warning;
But a rainbow at night
Is the Shepherd's delight. [ Old Weather Rhyme ]
The rainbow in the morning
Is the shepherd's warning;
The rainbow at night
Is the shepherd's delight. [ Proverb ]
My native land, good-night! [ Byron ]
Day is the Child of Time,
And Day must cease to be:
But Night is without a sire,
And cannot expire.
One with Eternity. [ R. H. Stoddard ]
There's husbandry in heaven;
Their candles are all out. [ William Shakespeare ]
The night is no man's friend. [ Baron Grimm ]
O pilot! 'tis a fearful night,
There's danger on the deep. [ Thomas Haynes Bayly, The Pilot ]
Night is the clever man's day. [ Al-Barmaki ]
Good counsel comes over-night. [ German Proverb ]
A blustering night, a fair day. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Night is the mother of Thought. [ Proverb ]
Night is the mother of counsel. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Night is the gala-day of lovers. [ Yemon ]
Praise not the day before night. [ Proverb ]
The blind cave of eternal night. [ William Shakespeare ]
In silence sad.
Trip we after the night's shade;
We the globe can compass soon.
Swifter than the wandering moon. [ William Shakespeare ]
Night is the Sabbath of mankind.
To rest the body and the mind. [ Butler ]
Soul-deep eyes of darkest night. [ Joaquin Miller ]
Better counsel comes over-night. [ Lessing ]
Now it is the time of night,
That the graves, all gaping wide.
Every one lets forth its sprite.
In the church-way paths to glide. [ William Shakespeare ]
Sleep shall neither night nor day
Hang upon his pent-house lid. [ William Shakespeare ]
On such a tranquil night as this,
She woke Endymion with a kiss,
When sleeping in the grove,
He dreamed not of her love. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Endymion ]
Oft in the tranquil hour of night
When stars illume the sky,
I gaze upon each orb of light.
And wish that thou wert by. [ George Linley ]
Love can sun the realms of night. [ Schiller ]
Night is the astronomer's daytime. [ Belus ]
Winter is the night of vegetation. [ Bovee ]
Days, that need borrow
No part of their good morrow
From a fore-spent night of sorrow. [ Richard Crashaw ]
And kind the voice and glad the eyes
That welcome my return at night. [ William Cullen Bryant ]
Death is delightful. Death is dawn -
The waking from a weary night
Of fevers unto truth and light. [ Joaquin Miller ]
Slowly, slowly falls night's curtain
Over all the wide-spread land;
And the angels of the twilight
At the gates of heaven stand.
Lo, they come, a band of angels.
Clad in robes of tender gray;
And before their gracious presence,
Fades the sun's last lingering ray. [ C. E, Charles ]
Then take me on your knee, mother;
And listen, mother of mine.
A hundred fairies danced last night.
And the harpers they were nine. [ Mary Howitt ]
Night is a lively masquerade of day. [ J. Montgomery ]
Bear the burden of the present,
Let the morrow bear its own;
If the morning sky be pleasant.
Why the coming night bemoan?
Holy strivings nerve and strengthen,
Long endurance wins the crown;
When the evening shadows lengthen,
Thou shalt lay the burden down. [ Thomas Mackellar ]
In blissful dream, in silent night.
There came to me, with magic might,
With magic might, my own sweet love,
Into my little room above. [ Heine ]
The great shadow and profile of day. [ Richter ]
What is done by night appears by day. [ Proverb ]
Sable-vested Night, eldest of things! [ Milton ]
All cats are alike grey in the night. [ Proverb ]
Well, when the eve has its last streak
The night has its first star. [ Robert Browning ]
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies. [ Byron, She Walks in Beauty ]
The night comes on that knows no morn. [ Tennyson ]
Night, when deep sleep falleth on men. [ Bible ]
Night's black Mantle covers all alike. [ Du Bartas ]
Day is a snow-white Dove of heaven
That from the East glad message brings:
Night is a stealthy, evil Raven,
Wrapt to the eyes in his black wings. [ T. B. Aldrich ]
A drunken night makes a cloudy morning. [ Proverb ]
The night comes on that knows not morn,
When I shall cease to be all alone,
To live forgotten, and love forlorn. [ Tennyson ]
Like the dreams,
Children of night, of indigestion bred. [ Churchill ]
There never was night that had no morn. [ D. M. Mulock ]
The sluggard makes his night till noon. [ Proverb ]
By night an atheist half believes a God. [ Young ]
In a night's time springs up a mushroom. [ Proverb ]
Wisdom mounts her zenith with the stars. [ Mrs. Barbauld ]
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking.
Morn of toil, nor night of waking. [ Scott ]
To all, to each, a fair good-night,
And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light. [ Scott ]
How sweet the answer Echo makes
To music at night.
When, roused by lute or horn, she wakes,
And far away, over lawns and lakes,
Goes answering light. [ Moore ]
The time draws near the birth of Christ:
The moon is hid; the night is still;
The Christmas bells from hill to hill
Answer each other in the mist. [ Tennyson ]
Then stars arise, and the night is holy. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Soldier, rest! thy warfare over.
Dream of fighting fields no more;
Sleep the sleep that knows not breakings,
Morn of toil, nor night of waking. [ Scott ]
Praise day at night, and life at the end. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Robed in the long night of her deep hair. [ Tennyson ]
In the dead vast and middle of the night. [ William Shakespeare ]
And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs,
And as silently steal away. [ Longfellow ]
I pray thee let me and my fellow have
A hair of the dog that bit us last night. [ John Heywood ]
The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight.
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Such tricks hath strong imagination,
That, if it would but apprehend some joy,
It comprehends some bringer of that joy;
Or in the night, imagining some fear,
How easy is a bush supposed a bear. [ William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream ]
Night is the time for rest;
How sweet, when labours close,
To gather round an aching breast
The curtain of repose.
Stretch the tired limbs, and lay the head
Down on our own delightful bed. [ James Montgomery ]
O radiant Dark! O darkly fostered ray!
Thou hast a joy too deep for shallow Day. [ George Eliot ]
Live for today! tomorrow's light,
Tomorrow's cares shall bring to sight;
Go sleep, like closing flowers, at night,
And Heaven thy morn will bless. [ Keble ]
A melancholy sound is in the air,
A deep sigh in the distance, a shrill wail
Around my dwelling. 'Tis the Wind of night [ William Cullen Bryant ]
A good sailor may mistake in a dark night. [ Proverb ]
Ye realms, yet unrevealed to human sight,
Ye gods who rule the regions of the night.
Ye gliding ghosts permit me to relate
The mystic wonders of your silent state. [ Dryden ]
Sweet sleep be with us, one and all!
And if upon its stillness fall
The visions of a busy brain.
We'll have our pleasure over again.
To warm the heart, to charm the sight,
Gay dreams to all! good night, good night. [ Joanna Baillie ]
Now sunk the sun; the closing hour of day,
Came onward, mantled over with sober grey;
Nature in silence bid the world repose. [ Parnell ]
I heard the trailing garments of the Night
Sweep through her marble halls. [ Longfellow ]
Night is the sunshine of a contented mind. [ Hus ]
She thought our good-night kiss was given.
And like a lily her life did close;
Angels uncurtain'd that repose,
And the next waking dawn'd in heaven. [ Gerald Massey ]
O majestic night! nature's great ancestor! [ Young ]
O holy Night! from thee I learn to bear
What man has borne before!
Thou layest thy finger on the lips of Care,
And they complain no more. [ Longfellow ]
The night is long that never finds the day. [ Macbeth ]
Within the rose I found a trembling tear,
Close curtained in a gloom of crimson night
By tender petals from the outer light. [ Boyesen ]
Oh! I have pass'd a miserable night.
So full of ugly sights, of ghastly dreams.
That, as I am a Christian faithful man,
I would not spend another such a night
Though 'twere to buy a world of happy days. [ William Shakespeare ]
The day begins to break, and night is fled.
Whose pitchy mantle over-veil'd the earth. [ William Shakespeare ]
Sum up at night what thou hast done by day;
And in the morning what thou hast to do. [ George Herbert ]
Affliction is the good man's shining scene;
Prosperity conceals his brightest ray,
As night to stars, woe lustre gives to man. [ Young ]
Care-charmer Sleep, son of the sable Night,
Brother to Death, in silent darkness born;
Relieve my languish, and restore the light. [ Samuel Daniel ]
And teach me how
To name the bigger light, and how the less,
That burn by day and night. [ William Shakespeare ]
Love waits for love, though the sun be set,
And the stars come out, the dews are wet,
And the night-winds moan. [ Dr. Walter Smith ]
How sweetly did they float upon the wings
Of silence through the empty-vaulted night.
At every fall smoothing the raven down
Of darkness till it smiled! [ Milton ]
Let never day nor night unhallowed pass,
But still remember what the Lord hath done. [ William Shakespeare ]
Without the bed her other fair hand was,
On the green coverlet; whose perfect white
Showed like an April daisy on the grass,
With pearly sweat, resembling dew of night. [ William Shakespeare ]
He wears out both night and day at his work. [ Virgil ]
Faster and more fast,
O'er night's brim, day boils at last;
Boils, pure gold, over the cloud-cup's brim. [ Robert Browning ]
When night hath set her silver lamp on high.
Then is the time for study. [ Bailey ]
Awful Night! Ancestral mystery of mysteries. [ George Eliot ]
O comfort-killing Night, image of hell!
Dim register and notary of shame!
Black stage for tragedies and murders fell!
Vast, sin-concealing chaos! nurse of blame!
Blind, muffled bawd! dark harbor for defame!
Grim cave of death! whispering conspirator,
With close-tongued treason and the ravisher! [ William Shakespeare ]
The stars are forth, the moon above the tops
Of the snow-shining mountains - Beautiful!
I linger yet with nature, for the night
Hath been to me a more familiar face
Than that of man; and in her starry shade
Of dim and solitary loveliness,
I learned the language of another world. [ Byron ]
And to hie him home, at evening's close.
To sweet repast, and calm repose.
* * *
From toil he wins his spirits light.
From busy day the peaceful night;
Rich, from the very want of wealth,
In heaven's best treasures, peace and health. [ Gray ]
The healing of the world
Is in its nameless saints. Each separate star
Seems nothing; but a myriad scattered stars
Break up the night, and make it beautiful. [ Bayard Taylor ]
Age and wedlock bring a man to his night-cap. [ Proverb ]
The quiet night, now dappling, began to wane,
Dividing darkness from the dawning main. [ Byron ]
'Tis sweet to listen as the night winds creep
From leaf to leaf; 'tis sweet to view on high
The rainbow, based on ocean, span the sky. [ Byron ]
Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day
Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain-tops. [ William Shakespeare ]
Every day hath its night, every weal its woe. [ Proverb ]
Pleasant discourses make short day and night. [ Proverb ]
But what am I? An infant crying in the night;
An infant crying for the light;
And with no language but a cry. [ Alfred Tennyson ]
Friday night's dreams on Saturday told
Are sure to come true - be they never so old. [ Old Sayings ]
When the searching eye of heaven is hid
Behind the globe, and lights the lower world,
Then thieves and robbers range abroad unseen,
In murthers and in outrage boldly here. [ William Shakespeare ]
Be thy sleep Silent as night is, and as deep. [ Longfellow ]
Dark the Night, with breath all flowers.
And tender broken voice that fills
With ravishment the listening hours, -
Liquid ripples, and soft ring-dove cooings
In low-toned rhythm that love's aching stills!
Dark the night
Yet is she bright.
For in her dark she brings the mystic star.
Trembling yet strong, as is the voice of love.
From some unknown afar. [ George Eliot ]
He that contemplates hath a day without night. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
That hour, of night's black arch the keystone. [ Burns ]
'Tis beautiful, when first the dewy light
Breaks on the earth! while yet the scented air
Is breathing the cool freshness of the night
And the bright clouds a tint of crimson wear. [ Elizabeth M. Chandler ]
Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne,
In rayless majesty, now stretches forth
Her leaden sceptre over a slumbering world.
Silence, how dead! and darkness, how profound!
Nor eye, nor listening ear, an object finds;
Creation sleeps. 'Tis as the general pulse
Of life stood still, and nature made a pause;
An awful pause! prophetic of her end. [ Young ]
I love night more than day - she is so lovely;
But I love night the most because she brings
My love to me in dreams which scarcely lie. [ Bailey ]
Age is opportunity no less
Than youth itself, though in another dress;
And, as the evening twilight fades away.
The stars are seen by night, invisible by day. [ Longfellow ]
Night is fair virtue's immemorial friend;
The conscious moon, through every distant age.
Has held a lamp to wisdom, and let fall
On contemplation's eye her purging ray. [ Young ]
Let these be your studies by night and by day.
The crackling embers on the hearth are dead;
The indoor note of industry is still;
The latch is fast; upon the window-sill
The small birds wait not for their daily bread;
The voiceless flowers - how quietly they shed
Their nightly odours; - and the household rill
Murmurs continuous dulcet sounds that fill
The vacant expectation, and the dread
Of listening night. [ Hartley Coleridge ]
Ye have a world of light,
When love in the loved rejoices;
But the blind man's home is the house of night.
And its beings are empty voices. [ Bulwer ]
Dew-drops, Nature's tears, which she
Sheds in her own breast for the fair which die.
The sun insists on gladness; but at night,
When he is gone, poor Nature loves to weep. [ Bailey ]
Fair eldest child of love, thou spotless night!
Empress of silence, and the queen of sleep;
Who, with thy black cheek's pure complexion,
Mak'st lovers' eyes enamoured of thy beauty. [ Marlowe ]
The slender acacia would not shake
One long milk-bloom on the tree;
The white lake-blossom fell into the lake
As the pimpernel dozed on the lea;
But the rose was awake all night for your sake,
Knowing your promise to me;
The lilies and roses were all awake.
They sighed for the dawn and thee. [ Tennyson ]
It must be night where Friedland's stars shine. [ Friedrich Schiller ]
Sweet, good night!
This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath,
May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet. [ William Shakespeare ]
The pale child, Eve, leading her mother, Night. [ Alexander Smith ]
Those dreams, that on the silent night intrude,
And with false flitting shades our minds delude,
Jove never sends us downward from the skies;
Nor can they from infernal mansions rise;
But are all mere productions of the brain,
And fools consult interpreters in vain. [ Swift ]
You sift night and day and get nothing but bran. [ Proverb ]
O days remembered well! remembered all!
The bitter sweet, the honey and the gall;
Those garden rambles in the silent night.
Those trees so shady, and that moon so bright.
That thickset alley by the arbor closed.
That woodbine seat where we at last reposed;
And then the hopes that came and then were gone.
Quick as the clouds beneath the moon past on. [ Crabbe ]
Long while I sought to what I might compare
Those powerful eyes, which light my dark spirit;
Yet found I nought on earth, to which I dare
Resemble the image of their goodly light.
Not to the sun, for they do shine by night;
Nor to the moon, for they are changed never;
Nor to the stars, for they have purer sight;
Nor to the fire, for they consume not ever;
Nor to the lightning, for they still persevere;
Nor to the diamond, for they are more tender;
Nor unto crystal, for nought may they sever;
Nor unto glass, such baseness might offend her;
Then to the Maker's self the likest be;
Whose light doth lighten all that here we see. [ Spenser ]
Better walk leisurely than lie abroad all night. [ Proverb ]
Some praise at morning what they blame at night.
But always think the last opinion right. [ Pope ]
Sorrow breaks seasons and reposing hours,
Makes the night morning, and the noontide night. [ William Shakespeare ]
The law is not the same at morning and at night. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
With equal foot (rich friend), impartial Fate
Knocks at the cottage and the palace gate;
Life's span forbids thee to extend thy cares
And stretch thy hopes beyond thy destined years:
Night soon will seize, and you must quickly go
To storied ghosts and Pluto's house below. [ Horace ]
How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues by night.
Like softest music to attending ears! [ William Shakespeare ]
Earth, turning from the sun, brings night to man. [ Young ]
Hear the mellow wedding bells.
What a world of happiness their harmony foretells
Through the balmy air of night
How they ring out their delight!
From the molten golden notes,
And all in tune
What a liquid ditty floats
To the turtle-dove that listen? while she gloats
On the moon! [ Poe ]
Something beyond! The immortal morning stands
Above the night, clear shines her prescient brow;
The pendulous star in her transfigured hands
Lights up the Now. [ Mary Clemmer ]
Night brings out stars as sorrow shows us truths. [ Philip J. Bailey ]
He that is a wise man by day is no fool by night. [ Proverb ]
How beautiful is night!
A dewy freshness fills the silent air.
No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain
Breaks the serene heaven:
In full-orb'd glory yonder moon divine
Rolls through the dark blue depths.
Beneath her steady ray
The desert circle spreads,
Like the round ocean, girdled with the sky.
How beautiful is night! [ Southey ]
How long seems the night to the sorrow that wakes! [ Saurin ]
Sleeping all the morning makes it night till noon. [ Proverb ]
Night wanes; the vapors round the mountains curled
Melt into morn, and light awakes the world. [ Byron ]
The night shows stars and women in a better light. [ Byron ]
How is night's sable mantle labored over.
How richly wrought with attributes divine!
What wisdom shines! what love! this midnight pomp.
This gorgeous arch, with golden worlds inlaid!
Built with divine ambition. [ Young ]
Night followeth day, as a shadow followeth a body. [ Aristotle ]
No radiant pearl which crested fortune wears,
No gem that, twinkling, hangs from beauty's ears,
Not the bright stars which night's blue arch adorn,
Nor rising suns that gild the vernal morn.
Shine with such lustre as the tear that breaks
For other's woe, down virtue's manly cheeks. [ Darwin ]
Night with her sullen wing to double-shade
The desert; fowls in their clay nests were couched.
And now wild beasts came forth, the woods to roam. [ Milton ]
How long the night seems to one kept awake by pain. [ Saurin ]
Confound the cats! All cats - alway -
Cats of all colors, black, white, gray;
By night a nuisance and by day - Confound the cats! [ Dobbin ]
Her eye in heaven
Would through the airy region stream so bright.
That birds would sing, and think it were not night. [ William Shakespeare ]
'Tis now the very witching time of night
When churchyards yawn, and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world. [ William Shakespeare ]
Better sit up all night than go to bed to a dragon. [ Proverb ]
O friend! O best of friends! Thy absence more
Than the impending night darkens the landscape over. [ Longfellow ]
Night's swift dragons cut the clouds full fast.
And yonder shines Aurora's harbinger;
At whose approach, ghosts, wandering here and there,
Troop home to churchyards. [ William Shakespeare ]
The grey-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night.
Checkering the eastern clouds with streaks of light;
And flecked darkness like a drunkard reels
From forth day's path, and Titan's fiery wheels. [ William Shakespeare ]
The gray-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night.
Checkering the eastern clouds with streaks of light. [ William Shakespeare ]
Dreams, which, beneath the hov'ring shades of night.
Sport with the ever-restless minds of men.
Descend not from the gods. Each busy brain
Creates its own. [ Thomas Love Peacock ]
Good-night, good-night; parting is such sweet sorrow
That I will say good-night till it be tomorrow. [ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet ]
How absolute and omnipotent is the silence of night! [ Longfellow ]
He that woos a maid must come seldom in her sight,
But he that woos a widow, must woo her day and night. [ Proverb ]
Stringing the stars at random round her head,
Like a pearl network, there she sits, - bright Night! [ Philip J. Bailey ]
Sure as night follows day,
Death treads in pleasure's footsteps round the world,
When pleasure treads the path which reason shuns. [ Young ]
He who makes an attack in the night, steals a victory. [ Alexander the Great ]
Happiness may have but one night, as glory but one day. [ A. de Musset ]
It is not to be called a bad day that has a good night. [ Proverb ]
What studies please, what most delight.
And fill men's thoughts, they dream them over at night. [ Creech ]
The morning steals upon the night. Melting the darkness. [ William Shakespeare ]
Night is the benefit of nature, and made for man's rest. [ Livy ]
Wait till night before saying that the day has been fine. [ French Proverb ]
Habit gives endurance, and fatigue is the best night cap. [ Kincaid ]
Come, civil night, thou sober-suited matron, all in black. [ William Shakespeare ]
He that contemplates on his bed hath a day without a night. [ Proverb ]
No night is so dark that our Father's smile cannot cheer it. [ Mrs. S. H. De Kroyft ]
Were it not for the black of night, the dawn would not rise. [ Shedad ]
Night or darkness is the time of rest and peace after labors. [ W. Molyneux ]
Night drew her sable curtain down, and pinned it with a star. [ Macdonald Clarke ]
Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing.
Only a signal shewn and a distant voice in the darkness:
So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another.
Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Prayer should be the key of the day, and the lock of the night. [ Proverb ]
O mysterious Night! thou art not silent; many tongues hast thou. [ Joanna Baillie ]
The day is done, and the darkness falls from the wings of night. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Butter is gold in the morning, silver at noon, and lead at night. [ Proverb ]
All is gentle; nought Stirs rudely; but congenial with the night.
Whatever walks is gliding like a spirit. [ Byron ]
Night is the cloak to cover sin, and the armor of the unjust man. [ Theophrastus ]
He that would have a hare for his breakfast must hunt over night. [ Proverb ]
He that would have a bad night may injure his conscience that day. [ Proverb ]
As night succeeds the day, so do joy and grief succeed each other. [ Sophocles ]
Mind and night will meet, though in silence, like forbidden lovers. [ Bailey ]
Since you know all, and I nothing, tell me what I dreamed last night. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star. [ Confucius ]
In the night is counsel; take a night to think over it; sleep upon it.
If you save a rogue from the gallows, he will rob you that same night. [ Proverb ]
The crickets sing, and man's overlabored sense repairs itself by rest. [ William Shakespeare ]
The night appears long to those who are overwhelmed with sorrow and grief. [ Apollodorus ]
It is better to spin all night with Penelope, than sing with Helen all day. [ Proverb ]
Her beauty hangs upon the cheek of night, as a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear. [ William Shakespeare ]
The morrow, fair with purple beams, dispersed the shadows of the misty night. [ Spenser ]
Make the night night, and the day day, and you will have a pleasant time of it. [ Portuguese Proverb ]
Midnight! the outpost of advancing day! The frontier town and citadel of night! [ Longfellow ]
Day and night, sun and moon, air and light, every one must have, and none can buy. [ Proverb ]
If you be false to both beasts and birds, you must with the bat, fly only by night. [ Proverb ]
As hasty as Hopkins, that came to jail over-night, and was hanged the next morning. [ Proverb ]
Day follows the murkiest night; and when the time comes, the latest fruits also ripen. [ Friedrich Schiller ]
Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night; God said. Let Newton be; and all was light. [ Pope ]
My day is closed! the gloom of night is come! a hopeless darkness settles over my fate. [ Joanna Baillie ]
When the glad sun, exulting in his might, comes from the dusky-curtained tents of night. [ Emma G. Embary ]
Now had night measured, with her shadowy cone, half-way up hill this vast sublunar vault. [ Milton ]
Still as the peaceful walks of ancient night; silent as are the lamps that burn on tombs. [ William Shakespeare ]
In her starry shade of dim and solitary loveliness, I learn the language of another world. [ Byron ]
An old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave. [ Wordsworth ]
In this state she gallops, night by night, over ladies' lips, who straight on kisses dream. [ William Shakespeare ]
The day seems long, but night is odious; no sleep, but dreams; no dreams but visions strange. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
A woman who pretends to laugh at love is like the child who sings at night when he is afraid. [ J. J. Rousseau ]
Night comes, that another morning, with all its glory and freshness, may dawn upon the earth. [ Fanny Fern ]
The cripple, tardy-gaited night, who, like a foul and ugly witch, doth limp so tediously away. [ Shakespeare ]
Twenty ages sunk in eternal night. They are without movement, without light, and without noise. [ Lemoine ]
But her's, which through the crystal tears gave light. Shone like the moon in water seen by night. [ William Shakespeare ]
Suns may set and rise; we, when our short day is closed, must sleep on during one never-ending night. [ Catullus ]
Genius, like a torch, shines less in the broad daylight of the present than in the night of the past. [ J. Petit-Senn ]
In the silent night, weary mortals lull to rest their cares, and their hearts become forgetful of toil. [ Virgil ]
O, polished perturbation! golden care that keepest the ports of slumber open wide to many a watchful night! [ William Shakespeare ]
Night bringeth sleep, and spreadeth itself over the crowds of weary men, and giveth rest to the whole earth. [ Apollonius Rhodius ]
The affection of young ladies is of as rapid growth as Jack's beanstalk, and reaches up to the sky in a night. [ Thackeray ]
Let us cling to our principles as the mariner clings to his last plank when night and tempest close around him. [ Adam Woolever ]
Night is the astronomer's accepted time; he goes to his delightful labors when the busy world goes to its rest. [ E. Everett ]
To him whose spirit is bowed down by the weight of piercing sorrow, the day and night are both of the same color. [ Dschami ]
Time knows not the weight of sleep or weariness, and night's deep darkness has no chain to bind his rushing pinion. [ George D. Prentice ]
As his wife has been given to man as his best half, so night is the half of life, and by far the better part of life. [ Goethe ]
Religion is an everlasting lodestar, that beams the brighter in the heavens the darker here on earth grows the night. [ Carlyle ]
Death is appalling to those of the most iron nerves, when it comes quietly and in the stillness and solitude of night. [ James Fenimore Cooper ]
The mob have neither judgment nor principle, - ready to bawl at night for the reverse of what they desired in the morning. [ Tacitus ]
All day the rain bathed the dark hyacinths in vain; the flood may pour from morn till night, nor wash the pretty Indian white. [ Hafiz ]
The night, proceeding on with silent pace, stood in her noon, and viewed with equal face her sleepy rise and her declining race. [ Dryden ]
There are some moral conditions in which Death smiles upon us, as smiles a silent and peaceful night upon the exhausted laborer. [ Alfred Mercier ]
The soul is like the sun, which, to our eyes, seems to set in night; but it has in reality only gone to diffuse its light elsewhere. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
Now black and deep the night begins to fall, a shade immense; sunk in the quenching gloom, magnificent and vast, are heaven and earth. [ Thomson ]
The wretch that would wish the poetry of life and feeling to be extinct, let him forever dwell in flame, in frost, in ever-during night. [ Dante ]
Those green-robed senators of mighty woods, tall oaks, branchcharmed by the earnest stars, dream, and so dream, all night without a stir. [ Keats ]
When pleasure, like the midnight flower that scorns the eye of vulgar light, begins to bloom for sons of night and maids who love the moon. [ Moore ]
So, on the eastern summit, clad in gray, morn, like a horseman girt for travel, comes, and from his tower of mist night's watchman hurries down. [ H. K. White ]
Gentlemen use books as gentlewomen handle their flowers, who in the morning stick them in their heads, and at night strawe them at their heeles. [ Lyly ]
Old age is the night of life, as night is the old age of the day. Still, night is full of magnificence; and, for many, it is more brilliant than the day. [ Mme. Swetchine ]
Wine maketh the hand quivering, the eye watery, the night unquiet, lewd dreams, a stinking breath in the morning, and an utter forgetfulness of all things. [ Pliny ]
... they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator. [ President Donald J. Trump, Presidential Inaugeration Speech, Jan 20, 2017 ]
The rich are like beasts of burden, carrying treasure all day, and at the night of death unladen; they carry to their grave only the bruises and marks of their toil. [ St. Augustine ]
The News-writer lies down at Night in great Tranquillity, upon a piece of News which corrupts before Morning, and which he is obliged to throw away as soon as he awakes. [ De La Bruyere ]
I think somebody should come up with a way to breed a very large shrimp. That way, you could ride him, then after you camped at night, you could eat him. How about it, science? [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
We so converse every night with the image of death that every morning we find an argument of the resurrection. Sleep and death have but one mother, and they have one name in common. [ Jeremy Taylor ]
The soul is a temple; and God is silently building it by night and by day. Precious thoughts are building it; disinterested love is building it; all-penetrating faith is building it. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]
The saddest of all failures is that of a soul, with its capabilities and possibilities, failing of life everlasting, and entering upon that night of death upon which morning never dawns. [ Robert Herrick ]
The fire of true enthusiasm is like the fires of Baku, which no water can ever quench, and which burn steadily on from night to day, and year to year, because their well-spring is eternal. [ Ouida ]
Then was I as a tree whose boughs did bend with fruit; but in one night, a storm or robbery, call it what you will, shook down my mellow hangings, nay, my leaves, and left me bare to weather. [ Shakespeare ]
The night is made for tenderness; so still that the low whisper, scarcely audible, is heard like music; and so deeply pure that the fond thought is chastened as it springs, and on the lip made holy. [ N. P. Willis ]
Duty is a power which rises with us in the morning, and goes to rest with us at night. It is the shadow that cleaves to us, go where we will, and which leaves us only when we leave the light of life. [ William Ewart Gladstone ]
Bed is a bundle of paradoxes; we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; and we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late. [ Colton ]
A fair reputation is a plant, delicate in its nature, and by no means rapid in its growth. It will not shoot up in a night like the gourd of the prophet; but, like that gourd, it may perish in a night. [ Jeremy Taylor ]
The joys of heaven are not the joys of passive contemplation, of dreamy remembrance, of perfect repose; but they are described thus:
They rest not day nor night.
His servants serve Him, and see His face. [ Alexander Maclaren ]
It is now the very witching time of night; when churchyards yawn, and hell itself breathes out contagion to this world: now could I drink hot blood, and do such business as the bitter day would quake to look on. [ William Shakespeare ]
A thousand wheels of labor are turned by dear affections, and kept in motion by self-sacrificing endurance; and the crowds that pour forth in the morning and return at night are daily processiona of love and duty. [ Chapin ]
To be always intending to live a new life, but never to find time to set about it; this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day and night to another, till he is starved and destroyed. [ Tillotson ]
Night steals on; and the day takes its farewell, like the words of a departing friend, or the last tone of hallowed music in a minster's aisles, heard when it floats along the shade of elms, in the still place of graves. [ Percival ]
Grief, like night, is salutary. It cools down the soul by putting out its feverish fires; and if it oppresses her, it also compresses her energies. The load once gone, she will go forth with greater buoyancy to new pleasures. [ Dr. Pulsford ]
Dreams are the bright creatures of poem and legend, who sport on the earth in the night season, and melt away with the first beam of the sun, which lights grim care and stern reality on their daily pilgrimage through the world. [ Dickens ]
The name of a mother! what a long history does it bring with it of smiles and words of mildness, of tears shed by night and of sighings at the morning dawn, of love unrequited, of cares for which there can be no recompense on earth. [ Prof. Park ]
What money creates, money preserves: if thy wealth decays, thy honor dies; it is but a slippery happiness which fortunes can give, and frowns can take: and not worth the owning which a night's fire can melt, or a rough sea can drown. [ Quarles ]
He who boasts of being perfect is perfect in folly. I never saw a perfect man. Every rose has its thorns, and every day its night. Even the sun shows spots, and the skies are darkened with clouds; and faults of some kind nestle in every bosom. [ Spurgeon ]
There is a certain virtue in every good man, which night and day stirs up the mind with the stimulus of glory, and reminds it that all mention of our name will not cease at the same time with our lives, but that our fame will endure to all posterity. [ Cicero ]
Why does the evening, does the night, put warmer love in our hearts? Is it the nightly pressure of helplessness? or is it the exalting separation from the turmoils of life - that veiling of the world in which for the soul nothing then remains but souls? [ Richter ]
'Tis the merry nightingale that crowds and hurries and precipitates, with fast thick warble, his delicious notes, as he were fearful that an April night would be too short for him to utter forth his love-chant, and disburden his full soul of all its music. [ Coleridge ]
These studies are the food of youth and the consolation of old age; they adorn prosperity and are the comfort and refuge of adversity; they are pleasant at home and are no encumbrance abroad; they accompany us at night, in our travels, and in our rural retreats. [ Cicero ]
Dreams ought to produce no conviction whatever on philosophical minds. If we consider how many dreams are dreamt every night, and how many events occur every day, we shall no longer wonder at those accidental coincidences which ignorance mistakes for verifications. [ Colton ]
The contemplation of night should lead to elevating, rather than depressing, ideas. Who can fix his mind on transitory and earthly things, in presence of those glittering myriads of worlds; and who can dread death or solitude in the midst of this brilliant, animated universe? [ Richter ]
Even the grasses in exposed fields were bung with innumerable diamond pendants, which jingled merrily when brushed by the foot of the traveler. * * * It was as if some superincumbent stratum of the earth had been removed in the night, exposing to light a bed of untarnished crystals. [ Henry D. Thoreau ]
The stifled hum of midnight, when traffic has lain down to rest, and the chariot wheels of Vanity, still rolling here and there through distant streets are bearing her to halls roofed in and lighted to the due pitch for her; and only vice and misery, to prowl or to moan like night birds, are abroad. [ Carlyle ]
What is our death but a night's sleep? For as through sleep all weariness and faintness pass away and cease, and the powers of the spirit come back again, so that in the morning we arise fresh and strong and joyous; so at the Last Day we shall rise again as if we had only slept a night, and shall be fresh and strong. [ Martin Luther ]
The contemplation of night should lead to elevating rather than to depressing ideas. Who can fix his mind on transitory and earthly things, in presence of those glittering myriads of worlds; and who can dread death or solitude in the midst of this brilliant, animated universe, composed of countless suns and worlds, all full of light and life and motion? [ Richter ]
The beauty of work depends upon the way we meet it, whether we arm ourselves each morning to attack it as an enemy that must be vanquished before night comes, or whether we open our eyes with the sunrise to welcome it as an approaching friend who will keep us delightful company all day, and who will make us feel at evening that the day was well worth its fatigues. [ Lucy Larcom ]
How absolute and omnipotent is the silence of night! And yet the stillness seems almost audible! From all the measureless depths of air around us comes a half-sound, a half-whisper, as if we could hear the crumbling and falling away of earth and all created things, in the great miracle of nature, decay and reproduction, ever beginning, never ending, - the gradual lapse and running of the sand in the great hour-glass of Time. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Gentlemen, do you know what is the finest speech that I ever in my life heard or read? It is the address of Garibaldi to his Roman soldiers, when he told them:
Soldiers, what I have to offer you is fatigue, danger, struggle and death; the chill of the cold night in the free air, and heat under the burning sun; no lodgings, no munitions, no provisions, but forced marches, dangerous watchposts and the continual struggle with the bayonet against batteries; - those who love freedom and their country may follow me. That is the most glorious speech I ever heard in my life. [ Kossuth ]
I smoke in bed until I have to go to sleep; I wake up in the night, sometimes once, sometimes twice; sometimes three times, and I never waste any of these opportunities to smoke. This habit is so old and dear and precious to me that I would feel as you, sir, would feel if you should lose the only moral you've got - meaning the chairman - if you've got one: I am making no charges: I will grant, here, that I have stopped smoking now and then, for a few months at a time, but it was not on principle, it was only to show off; it was to pulverize those critics who said I was a slave to my habits and couldn't break my bonds. [ Mark Twain, Seventieth Birthday speech ]