May He support us all the day long, till the shades lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done! Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last.
And the best of all waysTo lengthen our daysIs to steal a few hours from the night, my dear!thomas moore
What folly can be ranker. Like our shadows, our wishes lengthen as our sun declines.Edward Young