Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber. [ William Shakespeare ]
Hush, my dear, lie still and slumber.
Holy angels guard thy bed!
Heavenly blessings without number
Gently falling on thy head. [ Watts ]
One of those passing rainbow dreams.
Half light, half shade, which fancy's beams
Paint on the fleeting mists that roll,
In trance or slumber, round the soul! [ Moore ]
Chance will not do the work -
Chance sends the breeze;
But if the pilot slumber at the helm.
The very wind that wafts us towards the port
May dash us on the shelves.
The steersman's part is vigilance.
Blow it or rough or smooth. [ Sir Walter Scott ]
Thought once awakened does not again slumber. [ Carlyle ]
Twine round thee threads of steel, like thread on thread,
That grow to fetters, or bind down thy arms
With chains concealed in chaplets. Oh, not yet
Mayst thou embrace thy corselet, nor lay by
Thy sword; not yet, O Freedom, close thy lids
In slumber; for thine enemy never sleeps.
And thou must watch and combat till the day
Of the new earth and heaven. [ Bryant ]
Darkness of slumber and death, forever sinking and sinking. [ Longfellow ]
The energies of the soul slumber in the vague reveries of hope. [ Mme. Guizot ]
Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep. [ Bible ]
Better to know the darker sides of life, than to slumber in dangerous illusions. [ De Finod ]
Slumber not in the tents of your fathers! The world is advancing. Advance with it! [ Mazzini ]
All that tread the globe are but a handful to the tribes that slumber in its bosom. [ Bryant ]
O, polished perturbation! golden care that keepest the ports of slumber open wide to many a watchful night! [ William Shakespeare ]
Sleep brings dreams; and dreams are often most vivid and fantastical before we have yet been wholly lost in slumber. [ Robert Montgomery Bird ]
We are somewhat more than ourselves in our sleep; and the slumber of the body seems to be but the waking of the soul. It is the ligation of sense, but the liberty of reason; and our waking conceptions do not match the fancies of our sleeps. [ Sir Thomas Browne ]
We are born for a higher destiny than earth; there is a realm where the rainbow never fades, where the stars will be spread before us like islands that slumber on the ocean, and where the beings that pass before us like shadows will stay in our presence forever. [ Bulwer-Lytton ]