„Night is the time to weep,
To wet with unseen tears
Those graves of memory where sleep
The joys of other years.“

The Issues of Life and Death.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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British editor, hymn writer, and poet 1771 - 1854

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

—  William Blake, A Cradle Song

A Cradle Song, st. 1
1790s, Poems from Blake's Notebook (c. 1791-1792)

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„leave me in peace, let me sleep one night at least without my pillow being wet with tears, my eyes burning and my head throbbing“

—  Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945

Quelle: The Diary of a Young Girl

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„There is much to weep about. But it is a sin to permit our tears to drown out our song of gratitude and joy in the gift of creation.“

—  Richard John Neuhaus Canadian-American Christian writer 1936 - 2009

"Wild Moralists in the Animal Kingdom" https://www.firstthings.com/article/2003/04/wild-moralists-in-the-animal-kingdom, in First Things (April 2003).

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„We may speak about a place where there are no tears, no death, no fear, no night; but those are just the benefits of heaven. The beauty of heaven is seeing God.“

—  Max Lucado American clergyman and writer 1955

Quelle: Experiencing the Heart of Jesus: Knowing His Heart, Feeling His Love

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Terry Pratchett Foto

„No, I happen to be one of those people whose memory shuts down under pressure. The answers would come to me in the middle of the night in my sleep! Besides, I am a millionaire.“

—  Terry Pratchett English author 1948 - 2015

Response to a question asking if he would appear on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire. ALCS News http://www.alcs.co.uk/News%20Events/ALCS%20News/News%20Stories/TerryPratchettInterview.aspx?template=/printerfriendly/alcs-newspf.aspx (May 2006)
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„Words that weep and tears that speak.“

—  Abraham Cowley British writer 1618 - 1667

The Prophet; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Thoughts that breathe, and words that burn", Thomas Gray, Progress of Poesy, iii. 3, 4.

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„What though our eyes with tears be wet?
The sunrise never failed us yet.The blush of dawn may yet restore
Our light and hope and joy once more.“

—  Celia Thaxter American writer 1835 - 1894

"The Sunrise Never Failed Us Yet" in Drift-Weed (1878), p. 64.
Kontext: What though our eyes with tears be wet?
The sunrise never failed us yet.The blush of dawn may yet restore
Our light and hope and joy once more.
Sad soul, take comfort, nor forget
That sunrise never failed us yet!

Arthur Symons Foto

„I have laid sorrow to sleep;
Love sleeps.
She who oft made me weep
Now weeps.“

—  Arthur Symons British poet 1865 - 1945

Love and Sleep, st. 1.

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„where the Gauls stealthily, at the time of night when sleep falls on men, attacked the high citadel and of a sudden stained with blood walls and watchers.“
Qua Galli furtim noctu summa arcis adorti moenia concubia vigilesque repente cruentant.

—  Ennius Roman writer -239 - -169 v.Chr

As quoted by Macrobius in Saturnalia, Book I, Chapter IV (tr. J. Elliott)

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