Go to bed early, get up early--this is wise. Some authorities
say get up with one thing, some with another. But a lark is really the
best thing to get up with. It gives you a splendid reputation with everybody
to know that you get up with the lark; and if you get the right kind of
a lark, and work at him right, you can easily train him to get up at half-past
nine, every time--it is no trick at all.
Well enough for old folks to rise early, because they have
done so many mean things all their lives they can't sleep anyhow.
Mark Twain statue by Gary Price
in front of the Midland Theatre
in downtown Newark, Ohio.
Photo courtesy of Kevin Jones.
(I) turned in and slept like a log--I don't mean a brisk, fresh, green
log, but an old dead, soggy rotten one, that never turns over or gives
I hate a man who goes to sleep at once; there is a sort of indefinable something
about it which is not exactly an insult, and yet is an insolence. I got to feeling
very lonely, with no company but an undigested dinner.
- A Tramp Abroad
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