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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Childhood is the sleep of reason.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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If someone were to expound that godliness is to belong to childhood in the temporal sense and thus dwindle and die with the years as childhood does, is to be a happy frame of mind that cannot be preserved but only recollected; if someone were to expound that repentance as a weakness of old age accompanies the decline of ones powers, when the senses are dulled, when sleep no longer strengthens but increases lethargy-this would be ungodliness and foolishness.

Soren Aabye Kierkegaard

If you had an unhappy childhood, you will always want to sleep late in the morning.

Mignon McLaughlin

Sleep, sleep, beauty bright,
Dreaming o'er the joys of night.
Sleep, sleep: in thy sleep
Little sorrows sit and weep.

William Blake

Whate'er thy joys, they vanish with the day:
Whate'er thy griefs, in sleep they fade away,
To sleep! to sleep!
Sleep, mournful heart, and let the past be past:
Sleep, happy soul, all life will sleep at last.

Alfred (Lord) Tennyson

Never, never, never can I say I had a frustrating childhood. It was all joy. Mother used to say she never had seen such a happy child that I awakened each morning with a smile. I dont remember that, but I do remember that I never wanted to go to bed, to go to sleep, for fear Id miss something.

Mary Martin
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