25 Quotes To Get You Waking Early


If your anything like me, then the idea of waking up early fills you with dread. Leaving your warm cosy bed before the sun has even risen especially in winter can seem like a dreadful punishment but once I am up it is my most productive part of my day. In fact laying in bed deciding on whether you need another 10 minutes of sleep can be counterproductive and start you off on a bad note. You wont feel any less tired if you get up straight away and it will stop you dwelling on any negative thoughts or worries before your day has even started.

Here are 25 quotes to help get you waking up early and making the most of the early quiet hours of the day.


1. “The difference between rising at five and seven o’clock in the morning, for forty years, supposing a man to go to bed at the same hour at night, is nearly equivalent to the addition of ten years to a man’s life.” – Philip Doddridge

2. “Few ever lived to old age, and fewer still ever became distinguished, who were not in the habit of early rising. – John Todd

3. “I would have it inscribed on the curtains of your bed and the walls of your chamber: “If you do not rise early you can make progress in nothing.” – William Pitt Chatham

4. “No man can promise himself even fifty years of life, but any man may, if he please, live in the proportion of fifty years in forty–let him rise early, that he may have the day before him, and let him make the most of the day, by determining to expend it on two sorts of acquaintance only–those by whom something may be got, and those from whom something maybe learned. – Charles Caleb Colton

5. “Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. – Benjamin Franklin

6. “Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.” –  Glen Cook

7. “Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.” – Richard Whately

8. “Rise early. It is the early bird that catches the worm. Don’t be fooled by this absurd law; I once knew a man who tried it. He got up at sunrise and a horse bit him. – Mark Twain

9. “Every morning is a beautiful morning.” – Terri Guillemets

10. “The sun has not caught me in bed in fifty years.” – Thomas Jefferson

11. “Is there aught in sleep can charm the wise to lie in dead oblivion, losing half the fleeting moments of too short a life?  – James Thomson

12. “When one begins to turn in bed, it is time to get up. – Arthur Wellesley

13. “One key to success is to have lunch at the time of day most people have breakfast.“ – Robert Brault

14. “Next to temperance, a quiet conscience, a cheerful mind and active habits, I place early rising as a means of health and happiness. – Timothy Flint

15. “Early rising not only gives us more life in the same number of years, but adds, likewise, to their number; and not only enables us to enjoy more of existence in the same time, but increases also the measure. – Caleb C. Colton

16. “Awake before the sun is risen, I call for my pen and papers and desk. – Christopher Smart

17. “Life is too short,” she panicked, “I want more.” He nodded slowly, “Wake up earlier.” – Dr. SunWolf

18. “The early morning has gold in its mouth. – Benjamin Franklin

19. “I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning. – Johnathan Swift

20. “Wisdom teaches us that none but birds should go out early, and that not even birds should do it unless they are out of worms. – Mark Twain

21. “It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. – Aristotle

22. “Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle… when the sun comes up, you’d better be running. – Unknown

23. “Whoever has tasted the breath of morning knows that the most invigorating and most delightful hours of then day are commonly spent in bed; though it is the evident intention of nature that we should enjoy and profit by them. – Robert Southey

24. “By getting up early in the morning one also gets more time at his disposal for work as compared to late-risers. Scholars and thinkers get up early in the morning and contemplate. – Rig Veda

25. “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


Need more motivation to get out of bed early? Check out the video below:


Robin Sharma on How to Get Up Early – 5 Tips On How To Wake Up Early

Do you like waking up early? How do you manage it? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.


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