A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 01, 2014
“Wake up determined—go to bed satisfied”

"Wake up with determination—go to bed with satisfaction” (or “wake up determined—go to bed satisfied") is a saying that has been printed on many posters. George Latimer (1867-1937), an author and an editor of , wrote in the book Letters from a Self-made Merchant to His Son (1902):

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. You’ve got to eat hog, think hog, dream hog—in short, go the whole hog if you’re going to win out in the pork-packing business.”

The saying has been popularly used in both sports and in business. “Wake up determined, go to bed satisfied” was cited on Twitter in 2011.


Wikiquote: George Horace Lorimer
George Horace Lorimer (October 6, 1867 – October 22, 1937) was an American journalist and author. He is best known as the editor of The Saturday Evening Post. During his editorial reign, the Post rose from a circulation of several thousand to over a million. He is credited with promoting or discovering a large number of American writers, e.g. Jack London.

Lorimer was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of the Rev. George C. Lorimer and Belle Burford Lorimer. He attended Moseley High School in Chicago, Colby College, and Yale University. In 1899 he became editor-in-chief of The Saturday Evening Post, and remained in charge until the last day of 1936, about a year before his death from throat cancer.

Google Books
Letters from a Self-made Merchant to His Son:
Being the Letters written by John Graham, Head of the House of Graham & Company, Pork-Packers in Chicago, familiarly known on ‘Change as “Old Gorgon Graham,” to his son, Pierrepont, facetiously known to his intimates as “Piggy.”

By George Horace Lorimer
New York, NY: Grosset & Dunlap
1902
Pg. 143:
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. You’ve got to eat hog, think hog, dream hog—in short, go the whole hog if you’re going to win out in the pork-packing business.

Twitter
All About Quotes
‏@quotes4u
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.~George Horace Lorimer
9:38 PM - 13 Apr 2009

Twitter
Kimberly Valentine
‏@msPretti_brown
Every morning I wake up determined & Every night I go to bed satisfied...simply becuase I’m doing something Productive with my life! grin
1:44 PM - 25 Aug 2011

Twitter
Day-Timer
‏@Daytimerpage
“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” -G.H. Lorimer
9:30 AM - 29 Sep 2011

Twitter
Vince Skolny
‏@VinceSkolny
@Daytimerpage An improvement: Get up every morning determined to go to bed satisfied that night. #quote
9:42 AM - 29 Sep 2011

Twitter
Denise Christine
‏@dehhniece
Wake up determined, go to bed satisfied.
12:44 PM - 21 Oct 2011

Google Books
Chicken Soup for the Sports Fan’s Soul:
Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter from the World of Sports

By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Mark Donnelly, Chrissy Donnelly and Jim Tunney
Cos Cob, CT: Backlist, LLC, a unit of Chicken Soup for the Soul Pub.
2012
Pg. ?:
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you are going to go to bed with satisfaction.
George Horace Lorimer

Twitter
Sports Quotes
‏@Sports_Greats
Wake up determined. — Go to bed satisfied.
1:16 PM - 31 Mar 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Tuesday, April 01, 2014 • Permalink