To be nobody - But - Yourself - - In a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - - Means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.E e cummings
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.Mother Theresa
Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.Herodotus, Inscription, New York City Post Office, adapted from Herodotus
You must read, you must persevere, you must sit up nights, you must inquire, and exert the utmost power of your mind. If one way does not lead to the desired meaning, take another; if obstacles arise, then still another; until, if your strength holds out, you will find that clear which at first looked dark.Giovanni Boccaccio, Leitch, Vincent B. ed. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. New York: Norton, 2001.
It was a dark and stormy night the rain fell in torrents - - Except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets for it is in London that our scene lies, rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.Edward Bulwer - Lytton
This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.William Shakespeare, Hamlet
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.Edgar Allan Poe, "Eleonora".
The foolish man lies awake all night Thinking of his many problems; When the morning comes he is worn out And his trouble is just as it was.Norse Proverb, Myth and Meaning page 72
When you have too much month for you paycheck, then what you need to do is realize that there is abundance all around you and focus on the abundance and not your lack and as night follows day abundance will come to you.Sidney Madwed
One of the simple but genuine pleasures in life is getting up in the morning and hurrying to a mousetrap you set the night before.Kin Hubbard
Walking women want to see the southern cross at night And so they set aside a sock, and tie their laces tight Yes mournful is the melody that echoes in their heads Without a beat they march along, believing Bach is dead.The Residents "Duck Stab": Bach is Dead
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.T. E. Lawrence
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.Steve Martin
The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.Euripides, Iphigenia in Tauris, circa 412 B. C.
The heights of great men reached and kept, Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upwards in the night.Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
There never was night that had no morn.Dinah Mulock Craik
I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came.Jefferson Davis
Daylight follows a dark night.Maasai Prove
What is life It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time.Crowfoot
Oh you who are born of the blood of the gods, Trojan son of Anchises, easy is the descent to Hell the door of dark Dis stands open day and night. But to retrace your steps and come out to the air above, that is work, that is labo.Virgil
When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.Samuel Johnson
Eric Draven Jesus Christ Stop me if you heard this one Jesus Christ walks into a hotel. He hands the innkeeper three nails, and he asks... Can you put me up for the night.Crow, The
Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.Matt Groening, "Life in Hell".
Tomorrow night I appear for the first time before a Boston audience of 4000 critics.Mark Twain
I have no trouble with my enemies. But my goddam friends,... they are the ones that keep me walking the floor nights.Oscar Levant
Wait until it is night before saying that is has been a fine day.French Prove
Ya know, if you treated every comic the way you treated me tonight. You would never see a bad show.Buddy Hackett
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.Cary Grant
A vision without action is called a daydream; but then again, action without a vision is called a nightmare.Jim Sorensen
Do not despair of life. Think of the fox, prowling in a winter night to satisfy his hunger. His race survives I do not believe any of them ever committed suicide.Henry David Thoreau
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did.T. E. Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
Everybody winds up kissing the wrong person good night.Andy Warhol
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.Lawrence of Arabia, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Suppressed introductory chapter, first published 1939, Penguin edition p. 23
The family is a court of justice which never shuts down for night or day.Malcolm De Chazal
What is life? It is a flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.Crowfoot
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.George Orwell
That young girl is one of the least benightedly unintelligent organic life forms it has been my profound lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid meeting.Marvin, _Life, the Universe, and Everything_ by Douglas Adams