Quotations about Mornings

If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.  ~Henny Youngman

Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.  ~Richard Whately

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.  ~Jean Kerr, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, 1957

I'd like mornings better if they started later.  ~Author Unknown

For what human ill does not dawn seem to be an alleviation?  ~Thornton Wilder

Through the blackest night, morning gently tiptoes, feeling its way to dawn.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.  ~Elbert Hubbard

The older generation thought nothing of getting up at five every morning - and the younger generation doesn't think much of it either.  ~John J. Welsh

Morning is when the wick is lit.  A flame ignited, the day delighted with heat and light, we start the fight for something more than before.  ~Jeb Dickerson, www.howtomatter.com

If people were meant to pop out of bed, we'd all sleep in toasters.  ~Author unknown, attributed to Jim Davis

Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light.  ~Jean Giraudoux

The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours.  No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen.  And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not a jot.  The possibility is always there.  ~Monica Baldwin

The sun is but a morning star.  ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.  ~Author Unknown

There is no hope for a civilization which starts each day to the sound of an alarm clock.  ~Author Unknown

I can see the orange haze on the horizon as the morning exhales a yawn, and seems to be ready to rise.  ~Jeb Dickerson, www.howtomatter.com

You can only come to the morning through the shadows.  ~J.R.R. Tolkien

I have a "carpe diem" mug and, truthfully, at six in the morning the words do not make me want to seize the day.  They make me want to slap a dead poet.  ~Joanne Sherman

There would be a lot more optimists if it weren't for the rise-and-shine requirement.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.  ~Josh Billings

Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose
From out night's gray and cloudy sheath;
Softly and still it grows and grows,
Petal by petal, leaf by leaf.
~Author Unknown

What a benediction is this fragrance of the early morning! The vernal grass fills the whole atmosphere as with a shower of sweetness. ~Sarah Smiley

And this prime hour of fragrance is the hour so many miss upon beds of sloth, never half knowing what a beautiful, marvellous world is around them. Not all the long hours of day can possibly bring back again the charm and blessedness of this, either to the body or to the soul. ~Sarah Smiley

It is in the early morning hour that the unseen is seen, and that the far-off beauty and glory, vanquishing all their vagueness, move down upon us till they stand clear as crystal close over against the soul. ~Sarah Smiley

The plans that I made when horizontal are working out now that I'm vertical.  ~Betsy Cañas Garmon, www.wildthymecreative.com

Luxury is an ancient notion.  There was once a Chinese mandarin who had himself wakened three times every morning simply for the pleasure of being told it was not yet time to get up.  ~Argosy

The town was glad with morning light; places that had shown ugly and distrustful all night long, now wore a smile; and sparkling sunbeams dancing on chamber windows, and twinkling through blind and curtain before sleepers' eyes, shed light even into dreams, and chased away the shadows of the night.  ~Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop

One key to success is to have lunch at the time of day most people have breakfast.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

The day shall not be up so soon as I,
To try the fair adventure of tomorrow.
~William Shakespeare

Every morning is a beautiful morning. ~Terri Guillemets

Find peace in the morning rush and you will have a good day.  ~Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.com

The sun has not caught me in bed in fifty years.  ~Thomas Jefferson

The time just before dawn contains the most energy of all hours of the day. This has helped me become an early riser and an early doer.... When I wake to see that it's light out already, I feel the world has started without me. ~Terri Guillemets

Experience has decided that the early morning air is much more inspiring and vigorous than the evening. What is the law? Is not the atmosphere, like all other substances and tissues, spoiled of its energy by the action of light and heat? Does it not, like the vegetable and animal kingdom, require rest? After a night's rest it is recruited and young again. ~John Pulsford, Quiet Hours, 1859

I'll tell you how the sun rose a ribbon at a time.  ~Emily Dickinson

To him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Dawn:  When men of reason go to bed.  ~Ambrose Bierce

I like my coffee black and my mornings bright. ~Terri Guillemets

No human being believes that any other human being has a right to be in bed when he himself is up.  ~Robert Lynd

Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious.  ~William Feather

Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up.  ~Ellen Goodman

I used to love night best but the older I get the more treasures and hope and joy I find in mornings.  ~Terri Guillemets

I don't think jogging is healthy, especially morning jogging.  If morning joggers knew how tempting they looked to morning motorists, they would stay home and do sit-ups.  ~Rita Rudner


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