An unjust king asked a devotee what kind of worship is best? He replied: ‘For thee the best is to sleep one half of the day so as not to injure the people for a while.
I saw a tyrant sleeping half the day;
I said: ‘This confusion, if sleep removes it, so much the better;
But he whose sleep is better than his wakefulness;
Is better dead than leading such a bad life;