145+ Good Night Quotes, Messages, and Blessings

From motivational good night quotes to funny ones, here’s a comprehensive list of quotes perfect for writing goodnight blessings and messages.

Whether you’re looking for good night quotes that sum up the joy of sleep, or good night blessings to send someone before bedtime, this list should help.

I’ve curated over 145 goodnight quotes from some of history’s greatest thinkers and wordsmiths. Let’s dive in!

Motivational Good Night Quotes
Here we go then: Let’s begin with these 20 Motivational Good Night Quotes!

Motivational Good Night Quotes

  1. “The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” – E. Joseph Cossman
  2. “I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.” – Stephanie Meyer
  3. “I love the silent hour of night, For blissful dreams may then arise, Revealing to my charmed sight What may not bless my waking eyes.” – Anne Brontë
  4. “Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten.” – H. Rider Haggard
  5. “Tired minds don’t plan well. Sleep first, plan later.” – Walter Reisch
  6. “Giving in to sleep is a great opportunity to practice letting go of life.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  7. “Sleep is the single most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health each day” – Dr Matthew Walker
  8. “We love the night and its quiet; and there is no night that we love so well as that on which the moon is coffined in clouds.” – Fitz-James O’Brien
  9. “The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.” – Shannon L. Alder
  10. “This is the ending. Now not day only shall be beloved, but night too shall be beautiful and blessed and all it’s fear pass away.” – J. R. R. Tolkien
  11. “There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.” – Edward Lucas

  12. “Nighttime can seem longer than the day when you dream big dreams. Daytime lasts longer for people who make their dreams come true.” – Unknown
  13. “Never let the darkness or negativity outside affect your inner self. Just wait until morning comes and the bright light will drown out the darkness. Today has been difficult, but tomorrow will be another day.” – Unknown
  14. “This is the end of the day, but soon there will be a new day.” – Bernard Williams
  15. “Night is purer than day; it is better for thinking, loving, and dreaming. At night everything is more intense, more true. The echo of words that have been spoken during the day takes on a new and deeper meaning.” – Elie Wiesel
  16. “Night is the wonderful opportunity to take rest, to forgive, to smile, to get ready for all the battles that you have to fight tomorrow.” – Allen Ginsberg
  17. “As the night gets dark, let your worries fade. Sleep peacefully knowing you’ve done all you can do for today.” – Roald Dahl
  18. “Day is over, night has come. Today is gone, what’s done is done. Embrace your dreams, through the night. Tomorrow comes with a whole new light.” – George Orwell
  19. “Having peace, happiness and healthiness is my definition of beauty. And you can’t have any of that without sleep.” – Beyonce
  20. “Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.” – Heraclitus, Fragments
Short Good Night Wishes
Next up: some short but sweet Good Night Wishes that are made for sharing!

Short Good Night Wishes

  1. “Good night, and good luck.” – Edward R. Murrow 
  2. “My idea of a good night has always been having a lovely meal and a proper conversation.” – Kirsty Gallacher
  3. “There’s nothing good about goodnight when it means goodbye.” – Jeff Thomas
  4. “Sleep is the best meditation.” – Dalai Lama
  5. “There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” – Homer
  6. “Your future depends on your dreams, so go to sleep.” – Mesut Barazany
  7. “Goodnight. Sleep awaits those of us who dare to dream.” – Anthony T. Hincks
  8. “Take a deep breath. Inhale peace. Exhale happiness.” – A. D. Posey
  9. “An ending is always the start of something new. Good night.” – S.H. BoBu
  10. “Man is a genius when he is dreaming.” – Akira Kurosawa

  11. “The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets.” – Poppy Z. Brite
  12. “Never waste any time you can spend sleeping.” – Frank H. Knight
  13. “Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting…” – William Wordsworth
  14. “Before you fall asleep every day, say something positive to yourself.” – Enid Bagnold
  15. “Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  16. “Goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere.” – Margaret Wise Brown
  17. “May the good memories of today lull you to sleep.” – Kate Summer
  18. “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” – Irish proverb
  19. “Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber.” – William Shakespeare
  20. “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” – Sarah Williams
Good Night Sweet Dreams Quotes
Looking for some Good Night Sweet Dreams Quotes? Here they are…

Good Night Sweet Dreams Quotes

  1. “Sweet dreams, good night, may your tomorrow be so bright.” – Kate Summers
  2. “The day is over, it’s time for rest. Sleep well, my dear, you did your best.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  3. “There’s no night without stars.” – Andre Norton
  4. “Don’t fight with the pillow, but lay down your head and kick every worriment out of the bed.” – Edmund Vance Cooke
  5. “How did it get so late so soon?”- Dr. Seuss
  6. “Now the sun turns out his light. Good night sleep tight…” – The Beatles
  7. “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.” – William Shakespeare
  8. “I wish for you a good night of sleep, sweet dreams, and a smiling morning.” – Debasish Mridha
  9. “No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.” – Carrie Snow

  10. “Night falls fast. Today is in the past.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay.
  11. “Sleep is the best time to repair, but it’s hard to get a good night’s rest when we don’t dial the inner chatter down.” – Kris Carr.
  12. “Good night, slept tight, awake full of joy at the morning light.” – Theodore Higgingsworth
  13. “Goodnight. Let the stars light the way to where your dreams can be found awaiting your arrival.” – Anthony T. Hincks
  14. “Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.” – Rumi
  15. “Let the night take you. Let the stars evaporate into your dreams. Let sleep be the only comfort for you to believe.” – Anthony Liccione
Quotes for Good Night Messages
Trying to find extra special ways of wishing family members and friends a restful sleep? These Quotes for Good Night Messages should do the trick!

Quotes for Good Night Messages

  1. “Listen to the night sky; the mockingbird always sings you my lullaby.” – Jmemo
  2. “When you wake up with a song stuck in your head, it means an angel sang you to sleep.” – Denise Baer
  3. “All I wish is that the nights when we are together would never end. When we are apart, I cannot bear it. Good night, my love.” – Unknown
  4. “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  5. “Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.” – St. Jerome
  6. “Night has come. It is time for you to sleep, my love, so we can be happy tomorrow as we usually are.” – Ambika
  7. “May the nights always be aglow with the bliss of the day, with unharmed hands and feet and kissed cheeks.” – Sanober Khan
  8. “I can’t close my eyes without you in my dreams.” – Luke Bryan
  9. “I love you begins with ‘I’ but ends with ‘you.” – Charles de Leusse
  10. “You’ll be the last thing I think of before I fall asleep and the first thing I think of when I wake up.” – A.G. Henley
  11. “Sleep is still most perfect, in spite of hygienists, when it is shared with a beloved. The warmth, the security, and peace of soul, the utter comfort from the touch of the other, knits the sleep, so that it takes the body and soul completely in its healing.” – D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers
  12. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson
  13. “Good night, dear friend! I say good night to thee. Across the moonbeams, tremulous and white, bridging all space between us.” – Hester A. Benedict
  14. “An ending is always the start of something new. Good night.” – S.H. BoBu
  15. “And I start sleeping and dreaming and I think I’ll dream about you all through the night.” – John Mayer

  16. “It all comes down to that one person you always think about before you fall asleep at night. And text “Good Morning” as soon as you wake up.” – Jonathan Anthony Burkett
  17. “There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.” – Charlotte Bronte
  18. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand
  19. “Take a look out your window now. Although we may be apart at the moment we can both gaze up at the same moon. Good night.” – Sid Mohanty
  20. “I don’t wanna close my eyes, I don’t wanna fall asleep, cuz I’d miss you, babe, and I don’t wanna miss a thing.” – Aerosmith
  21. “Old dreams come in the still twilight to kiss goodnight…” – Frank L. Stanton
  22. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust
  23. “My night has become a sunny dawn because of you.” – Ibn Abbad
  24. “Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive.” – Unknown
  25. “Although I love the stars that dot the night sky, I love the stars in your eyes even more. While I sleep, I will think about my favorite stars and wait to be with you again. – Unknown
Funny Good Night Love Quotes
If Funny Good Night Love Quotes are more what you’re looking for, then be sure to check out this next section!

Funny Good Night Love Quotes

  1. “My idea of a good night out is staying in.” – Martin Freeman
  2. “There is something that is big, warm and fuzzy. Before you get too many ideas, you should know that it is a good night hug sent from me to you!” – Unknown
  3. “I think the best way to get a good night sleep is to work hard throughout the day. If you work hard and, of course, work out.” – William H. McRaven
  4. “I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” – Ernest Hemingway
  5. “Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” – Anthony Burgess
  6. “Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight. What more is there to say than goodnight?” – Jimmy Durante
  7. “It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.” – Eddie Cantor
  8. “Happiness consists of getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.” – Robert A. Heinlein
  9. “There is only one thing people like that is good for them; a good night’s sleep.” – E.W. Howe
  10. “When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap.” – Tom Hodgkinson

  11. “Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime.” – Red Skelton
  12. “And generally, when people say good night, they keep their tongues to themselves.” – Meg Cabot
  13. “No wonder Sleeping Beauty looked so good… she took long naps, never got old, and didn’t have to do anything but snore to get her Prince Charming.” – Olive Green
  14. “That’s the advantage of insomnia. People who go to bed early always complain that the night is too short, but for those of us who stay up all night, it can feel as long as a lifetime. You get a lot done.” – Banana Yoshimoto
  15. “Sometimes I’m so tired, I look down at what I’m wearing, and if it’s comfortable enough to sleep in, I don’t even make it into my pajamas. I’m looking down, and I’m like, ‘t-shirt and stretchy pants? Yup, that’s fine. It’s pajama-y, good night’.”- Rebecca Romijn
  16. “Coffee is a beverage that puts one to sleep when not drank.” – Alphonse Allais
  17. “Sleep is God. Go worship.” – Jim Butcher, Death Masks
Good Night Blessings
Here’s a selection of Good Night Blessings that you can send to your loved ones!

Good Night Blessings

  1. “Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” – Thomas Dekker“
  2. “Dear Jesus, teach me to daily lay my burdens at your feet. Show me I can trust in your loving care. Grant me, your beloved, the nourishing blessing of rest and peaceful sleep.” – Rachel Olsen
  3. Heavenly Father, who gives rest to His children — will You wash over me a peace that passes all understanding as I lay down to sleep tonight? I ask that You would ease the load of the burdens I am carrying.” – Lysa TerKeurst
  4. “May God give you peace and sound mind as you lay down to sleep tonight. Have a splendid night.” – Unknown
  5. “Oh Lord, Go with each of us to rest; if any awake, temper to them the dark hours of watching; and when the day returns, return to us, our sun and comforter, and call us up with morning faces and with morning hearts, eager to labor, eager to be happy, and if the day be marked for sorrow, strong to endure it.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  6. “Jesus, tender shepherd, hear me. Bless this little lamb tonight. Through the darkness be down near me, keep me safe till morning light.” – Mary Duncan
  7. “Thank God for everything good that has happened during the day and wish everyone else a good night. Afterward, take a deep breath and sleep tight while dreaming of me. Sweet dreams.” – Romancebetweenthelines.com
  8. “Don’t worry about tomorrow, because God’s already been there.” – Unknown
  9. “To have a good night, give all your worries, and concerns to God in prayer.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  10. “Good night! God keep you till the morning and guard you safe from every harm, I pray.” – Lyliam Williams

  11. “As you go to bed tonight, sleep with the knowledge that God sees your plights and hears your cries, and in due time will grant you the desires of your heart. Good night.” – Unknown
  12. “Before you fall asleep at night, thank God for three things that happened during the day.” – Robert Morgan
  13. “Life without sleeping does not exist, day without night is not the blessing, this your time to enjoy God’s nature inside of you with your eyes closed.” – Unknown
  14. “Put yourself in God’s hands tonight and pray that He will lead you in the right direction. Then simply let go and trust Him, believing that you will sense God’s direction and that He will bring you the peace you need.” – David C. Cook
  15. “Go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”- Victor Hugo
  16. “I want to say good night to you, but I’m thinking how. I just pray to god to keep you tonight.” – Priyanshu Singh
  17. “Only trust in God can transform doubts into certainty, evil into good, night into radiant dawn.” – Pope Francis
  18. “The darker the night, the brighter the stars. The deeper the grief, the closer is God!” –  Fyodor Dostoevsky
  19. “Lord, thank You for providing a rest for my soul that’s not attached to a person or experience. You created me for this rest, and I accept it now. Help me fully trust You with my heart. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.” – Glynnis Whitwer
Instagram-Worthy Goodnight Quotes
In the following section, I’ll run through some Instagram-Worthy Goodnight Quotes you’ll love to share!

Instagram-Worthy Goodnight Quotes

  1. “Take a deep breath. Inhale peace. Exhale happiness.” – A. D. Posey
  2. “Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night.” – Virginia Woolf
  3. “There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.” – Bernard Williams
  4. “The night is very large and full of wonders.” – Lord Dunsany
  5. “A well-spent day brings happy sleep.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  6. “Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  7. “One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.” – Germaine Gree
  8. “The night is the perfect time to dream it all up again, exactly the way you want it to be.” – Jack Johnson

  9. “Under the stars, anything is possible” – Unknown
  10. “The night sky is a beautiful canvas where stars paint their own stories.” – Unknown
  11. “The night is dark and full of terrors.” – Game of Thrones
  12. “The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.” – Carl Sandburg
  13. “At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still, you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space.” – Natalie Wood
  14. “The night is always darkest before the dawn.” – Thomas Fuller
  15. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  16. “Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” – Dylan Thomas
Quotes About the Night and Sleep
Last but not least, here are 15 Quotes About the Night and Sleep on the Internet!

Quotes About the Night and Sleep

  1. “Before you sleep, read something that is exquisite, and worth remembering.” – Desiderius Erasmus
  2. “The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  3. “The night is longer than a day for those who dream & day is longer than night for those who make their dreams come true.” – Jack Kerouac
  4. “Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.” – David Bowie
  5. “The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.” – Frederick L. Knowles
  6. “The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” – William Morris
  7. “Watch for good times to retreat into yourself. Frequently meditate on how good God is to you.” – Thomas a Kempis
  8. “True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.” – William Penn

  9. “I believe the greatest asset a head of state can have is the ability to get a good night’s sleep.” – Harold Wilson
  10. “Dreaming of you is my greatest escape.” – Perry Poetry
  11. “If you listen very carefully, you can hear the good fairy come in the night and leave our assignment for tomorrow.” – Orson Scott Card
  12. “The first recipe for happiness is to avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” – Andr Maurois
  13. “Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.” – Mandy Hale
  14. “In the midst of these hard times it is our good health and good sleep that are enjoyable.” – Knute Nelson
  15. “Sleep is a regenerative process where we heal and where our neurons build strong connections. It’s like a fountain of youth that we dive into every night.” – Mikhail Varshavski

Enjoy These Good Night Quotes, Messages, and Blessings

Whether you wanted good night quotes to accompany a social media post, or a good night blessing to send a loved one before bed, I hope you got what you needed from this list.

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