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Restlessness Quotes

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We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

Related topics: Spiritual Inspirational Solitude

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.
- Thomas A. Edison

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress.
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
- Thomas A. Edison

Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips,
others by their restlessness and ambition.
- John Ruskin

 

The sea has never been friendly to man.
At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.
- Joseph Conrad

Abundance and vigor of automatic movements are desirable,
and even a considerable degree of restlessness is a
good sign in young children.
- G. Stanley Hall

To put meaning in one's life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness
and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.
- Edgar Lee Masters

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For all that has been said of the love that certain
natures (on shore) have professed for it,
for all the celebrations it has been the object of in prose and song,
the sea has never been friendly to man.
At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.
- Joseph Conrad

But just as haste and restlessness are typical of our present-day life,
so change also takes place more rapidly than before.
This applies to change in the relationships between
nations as it does to change within an individual nation.
- Gustav Stresemann

If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo,
good.
If there is ferment, so much the better.
If there is restlessness, I am pleased.
Then let there be ideas, and hard thought,
and hard work.
If man feels small, let man make himself bigger.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
- Charlotte Bronte

We build buildings which are terribly restless.
And buildings don't go anywhere.
They shouldn't be restless.
- Minoru Yamasaki

I was just restless with being in school;
so I went out to Los Angeles.
- Beth Henley

With me, satisfaction is always very fleeting with our work.
I always get a little restless with it.
- Geddy Lee

I'm a very restless person.
I'm always doing something.
The creative process never stops.
- Oscar de la Renta

In person, George W. Bush is extremely forceful.
He has a restless energy when he sits in a chair,
and nearly leaps out of it when making certain points.
- Rich Lowry

When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new.
This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb,
and to seek the mountain view.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I get really restless when I haven't worked for a day and a half.
I have a recurring dream that people are lined up next to my bed,
waiting for autographs and taking pictures of me!
- Taylor Swift

What difference is there between us,
save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you?
- Khalil Gibran

Restless, and in desperate need of adventure,
I quit my job at an insurance company to travel west
with a couple of guys I smoked pot with,
scandalizing my family.
- Mink Stole

I cannot sleep - great joy is as restless as great sorrow.
- Fanny Burney

Very few people possess true artistic ability.
It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate
the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint,
simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
- Fran Lebowitz

Year by year we are learning that in this restless,
strenuous American life of ours vacations are essential.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Joy is like restless day; but peace divine like quiet night;
Lead me,
O Lord, till perfect Day shall shine through Peace to Light.
- Adelaide Anne Procter

We began as restless and radical.
Remember the spirit of 1997, but by the end of our
time in office we had lost our way.
- Ed Miliband

For the first time, I lived alone...
in a luxury apartment on Sunset Strip.
For a few days I loved the idea, but I got lonely and restless.
- Patty Duke

There is something about a closet that makes a skeleton terribly restless.
- Wilson Mizner

But a lot of writers - and I'm one of them -
do tend to feel dissatisfied.
It makes you a little hard to live with,
but it's a goad and does keep you alert and restless.
- Tobias Wolff

My restless, roaming spirit would not allow me to remain at home very long.
- Buffalo Bill

When you're away, I'm restless, lonely,
Wretched, bored, dejected; only here's the rub,
my darling dear, I feel the same when you're near.
- Samuel Hoffenstein

It appears to me impossible that I should cease to exist,
or that this active, restless spirit,
equally alive to joy and sorrow, should be only organized dust.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

This was in '79.
I got pretty restless there, sitting around with a
lot of people sitting around smoking cigarettes and talking about films,
but nobody really doing anything.
- Renny Harlin

I was very restless, but finally I found my way.
- Emma Bonino

I put for the general inclination of all mankind,
a perpetual and restless desire of power after power,
that ceaseth only in death.
- Thomas Hobbes

Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through
man's restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.
- Ralph Steadman

In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence
and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure.
They are in effect perpetual office seekers,
always on trial for their political lives,
always required to court their restless constituents.
- Walter Lippmann

What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities,
of having a patient but restless mind,
of sacrificing one's ease or vanity,
or uniting a love of detail to foresight,
and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.
- Victor Cherbuliez

In the large cities that received new Americans,
there flowered a golden age of restaurants,
manned by the available talent from abroad and fueled
by the restless wealth of the newly rich.
- David Joseph Schwartz

I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious...
and I despise myself for the vanity,
which formed half the stimulus to my exertions.
Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools
who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting.
- Thomas Huxley

Lebanon is restless, Syria got its walking papers,
Egypt is scheduling elections with more than one candidate,
and even Saudi Arabia, whose rulers are perhaps more
terrified of women than rulers anywhere else in the world,
allowed limited municipal elections.
- Suzanne Fields

Man hath still either toys or care: But hath no root,
nor to one place is tied, but ever restless and irregular,
about this earth doth run and ride.
He knows he hath a home, but scarce knows where;
He says it is so far,
that he has quite forgot how to go there.
- Henry Vaughan

Oh, my ways are strange ways and new ways and old ways,
And deep ways and steep ways and high ways and low,
I'm at home and at ease on a track that I know not,
And restless and lost on a road that I know.
- Henry Lawson

I often thought I was in the wrong business.
I was pretty seriously thinking of tossing it in before I shot Shine.
I do not know why.
I was pretty restless, I had been through a bad period
of stress induced anxiety -
panic attacks -
and I was not sure of what I wanted to do.
- Geoffrey Rush

The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied
by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained
by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.
- Chanakya

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Happiness is a choice.
- Anonymous

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -
broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false,
and lofty things from low.
- Helen Keller

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The path to happiness is forgiveness of everyone
and gratitude for everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison


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