65 Unrest Quotes On Success In Life

These unrest quotes will inspire you. Unrest, a disturbed or uneasy state or a state of dissatisfaction, disturbance, and agitation in a group of people, typically involving public demonstrations or disorder.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging unrest quotes, unrest sayings, and unrest proverbs.

Best Unrest Quotes

  1. “No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a strange, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.” ~ Martha Graham
  2. “Advertising has done more to cause the social unrest of the 20th century than any other single factor.” ~ Clare Boothe Luce
  3. “Unrest of spirit is a mark of life.” ~ Karl A. Menninger
  4. “Our heart glows, and secret unrest gnaws at the root of our being. Dealing with the unconscious has become a question of life for us.” ~ Carl Jung
  5. “When the fabric of society is so rigid that it cannot change quickly enough, adjustments are achieved by social unrest and revolutions.” ~ John Boyd Orr

  6. “A mind that is characterized by unrest will not be tranquil even in the presence of great calm.” ~ Dalai Lama
  7. “Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter — to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
  8. “America is such a mess right now, and it’s getting worse all the time. It seems as though the whole atmosphere of our nation – of unrest and unsettledness and need and struggle – is pointing to a most wonderful, opportune time to present the reason for our hope.” ~ Cliff Barrows
  9. “To be aware of a single shortcoming within oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in somebody else. Rather than speaking badly about people and in ways that will produce friction and unrest in their lives, we should practice a purer perception of them, and when we speak of others, speak of their good qualities.” ~ Dalai Lama
  10. “Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.” ~ Joseph A. Schumpeter

  11. “Unrest is the mark of existence.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  12. “Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.” ~ Henry Van Dyke
  13. “Until philosophers hold power, neither states nor individuals will have rest from trouble.” ~ Plato
  14. “Science can lift people out of poverty and cure disease. That, in turn, will reduce civil unrest.” ~ Stephen Hawking
  15. “A fierce unrest seethes at the core, of all existing things:, it was the eager wish to soar, that gave the gods their wings.” ~ Don Marquis

  16. “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.” ~ Martha Graham
  17. “There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.” ~ Martha Graham
  18. “This has a lot to do with the unrest in Nigeria, but also with the production loss after the hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, the decline in Iraq since the 2003 war, and the decline in Venezuelan output since 2002.” ~ Daniel Yergin
  19. “Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter — to all these music gives voice” ~ Albert Schweitzer
  20. “To be happy is only to have freed one’s soul from the unrest of unhappiness.” ~ Maurice Maeterlinck

  21. “We wonder why we have got the Freemen or the militants. We wonder why we have got unrest in this country. It is because our government, in fact, has got out of hand and out of line, with the Endangered Species Act.” ~ Don Young
  22. “The civil unrest of recent days must come to an end, and the healing process must begin for the future of the community. We will provide assistance both in ending the violence and enabling the healing process in Benton Harbor.” ~ Jennifer Granholm
  23. “Subjection to fear is weakness, bondage, feverish unrest. To be afraid is to have no soul that we can call our own; it is to be at the beck and call of alien powers, to be chained and driven and tormented; it is to lose the life itself in the anxious care to keep it.” ~ Henry Van Dyke
  24. “It was a major dream come true at last. In many respects, Jerusalem is a very modern and important story about people in a period of transition, with all the unrest that permeates society on the eve of a new century. The big life issues are at stake.” ~ Bille August
  25. “One thing above all gives charm to men’s thoughts, and this is unrest. A mind that is not uneasy irritates and bores me.” ~ Anatole France

  26. “It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.” ~ Martha Graham
  27. “An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment.” ~ Felix Adler
  28. “In the unrest of the masses I augur great good. It is by their realizing that their condition of life is not what it ought to be that vast improvements may be accomplished.” ~ Leland Stanford
  29. “You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open.” ~ Martha Graham
  30. “The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity.” ~ Andre Gide

  31. “I think there is a general unrest or curiosity about what a human future is going to be like, and whether the way we’re living is even sustainable.” ~ Brit Marling
  32. “If the Settlement seeks its expression through social activity, it must learn the difference between mere social unrest and spiritual impulse.” ~ Jane Addams
  33. “I noticed that almost everyone I went to college with has worked at something other than the subject they majored in. I guess that’s one of the reasons for campus unrest.” ~ Kent McCord
  34. “I think the real reason so many youngsters are clamoring for freedom of some vague sort, is because of unrest and dissatisfaction with present conditions; I don’t believe this machine age gives full satisfaction in a spiritual way, if the term may be allowed.” ~ Robert E. Howard
  35. “Poverty devastates families, communities and nations. It causes instability and political unrest and fuels conflict.” ~ Kofi Annan

  36. “Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence.” ~ Abdul Kalam
  37. “Of course it’s the apparently tranquil periods that deceive us. Though our instruments or our senses or our wits may not be able to see the processes that are leading toward these clusters of events, they’re happening. The star, the wheel, the butterfly—all are in a subtle state of unrest, waiting for the moment when some invisible mechanism signals that the time has come. Then the star explodes; the wheel makes poor men rich; the butterfly mates and dies.” ~ Clive Barker
  38. “Research shows that the wealthier, more educated, and healthier a nation, the less violence and civil unrest among its populace, and the less likely that unrest will spread across its borders.” ~ Peter Diamandis
  39. “Some said America took a step forward electing a black president. In light of the unconstitutiona l expansion of powers, lack of transparency and fueling the fires of unrest that clearly hasn’t been the case. Vote based on merits, not to fill a racial quota.” ~ Denzel Washington
  40. “Unrest and uncertainty are our lot.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  41. “There are many countries in the world that when they reached the middle-income stage, they witnessed serious structural problems such as growth stagnation, a widening wealth gap and increasing social unrest.” ~ Li Keqiang
  42. “If you have only education and knowledge and a lack of the other side, then you may not be a happy person, but a person of mental unrest, of frustration. Not only that, but if you combine these two, your whole life will be a constructive and happy life. And certainly you can make immense benefit for society and the betterment of humanity. That is one of my fundamental beliefs: that a good heart, a warm heart, a compassionate heart, is still teachable.” ~ Dalai Lama
  43. “We can never go back again, that much is certain. The past is still close to us. The things we have tried to forget and put behind us would stir again, and that sense of fear, of furtive unrest, struggling at length to blind unreasoning panic – now mercifully stilled, thank God – might in some manner unforeseen become a living companion as it had before.” ~ Daphne du Maurier
  44. “A function of free speech under our system of government is to invite dispute. It may indeed best serve its high purpose when it invites a condition of unrest, creates dissatisfaction with conditions as they are, or even stirs people to anger. Speech is often provocative and challenging. It may strike at prejudices and preconceptions and have profound unsettling effects as it passes for acceptance of an idea.” ~ William O. Douglas
  45. “The daftest logic brings such sweet unrest.” ~ Diane Ackerman

  46. “Suppression of expression conceals the real problems confronting a society and diverts public attention from the critical issues. It is likely to result in neglect of the grievances which are the actual basis of the unrest, and thus prevent their correction.” ~ Thomas I. Emerson
  47. “And suddenly I rejoiced in the great security of the sea as compared with the unrest of the land, in my choice of that untempted life presenting no disquieting problems, invested with an elementary moral beauty by the absolute straightforwardness of its appeal and by the singleness of its purpose.” ~ Joseph Conrad
  48. “In times of unrest and in an unstable economy, it is very easy to let your attitude slip and begin feeling sorry for yourself. This is precisely when you want to practice healthy attitudinal rules to stay alert, alive and enthusiastic. Don’t ever lose the zest for life and life won’t lose its zest for you. Say something positive to every person you meet today.” ~ Bob Proctor
  49. “The worth of men consists in their liability to persuasion. They can persuade and can be persuaded by the disclosure of alternatives, the better and the worse. Civilization is the maintenance of social order, by its own inherent persuasiveness as embodying the nobler alternative. The recourse to force, however, unavoidable, is a disclosure of the failure of civilization, either in the general society or in a remnant of individuals. Thus in a live civilization there is always an element of unrest.” ~ Alfred North Whitehead
  50. “The Arab is trying to be pleased with death and murder and mayhem and disease and poverty and political unrest.” ~ L. Ron Hubbard

  51. “Don’t get depressed when you read the press about world revolution and social unrest. Try not to panic when you switch on the news and see crooked politicians and unemployment queues.” ~ Ray Davies
  52. “The price of oil is rising because of all the unrest in the Middle East. And the unrest in Wisconsin is causing the price of cheese to go through the roof.” ~ Jay Leno
  53. “Demand that your government pays more attention. It’s immoral that people in Africa die like flies of diseases that no one dies of in the United States. And the more disease there is, the more political unrest there will be, leading to more Darfurs, which the U.S. will have to pay to fix.” ~ William J. Clinton
  54. “We, the American people, clearly see the daunting forces we will undoubtedly face: terrorists, crime, drug gangs, the possibility of Euro-style debt riots, civil unrest or natural disaster.” ~ Wayne LaPierre
  55. “To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest.” ~ Sterling Hayden

  56. “It was a morning of ground mist, yellow sunshine, and high rifts of blue, white-cloud-dappled sky. The leaves were still thick on the trees, but de-spangled gossamer threads hung on the bushes and the shrill little cries of unrest of the swallows skimming the green open park spaces of the park told of autumn and change.” ~ Flora Thompson
  57. “The primary cause of disorder and lawlessness today, as throughout history, is the poverty of the many in contrast to the affluence of the few. But a new element of unrest has been added: a growing awareness that mass poverty is caused by defective institutions that prevent our harnessing the physical capabilities of science, engineering, management and labor to create general affluence; in other words, a growing awareness that poverty in any country that is or can be industrialized, is man’s not nature’s fault.” ~ Louis O. Kelso
  58. “As a technologist, I see the trends, and I see that automation inevitably is going to mean fewer and fewer jobs. And if we do not find a way to provide a basic income for people who have no work, or no meaningful work, we’re going to have social unrest that could get people killed. When we have increasing production – year after year after year – some of that needs to be reinvested in society.” ~ Edward Snowden
  59. “The hated system of land tenure, so contributory to general unrest in Asia, has been abolished. Every farmer is now accorded the right and dignity of ownership of the land he long has tilled.” ~ Douglas MacArthur
  60. “[There is only one possible solution to unrest in the Middle East], namely the annihilation and destruction of the Zionist state.” ~ Ali Khamenei

  61. “Things were very different back in 1992. There was unrest in the Middle East, we had a gridlocked Congress, and everybody was talking about Bill Cosby.” ~ Craig Ferguson
  62. “Can calm despair and wild unrest Be tenants of a single breast, Or sorrow such a changeling be?” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson”When we empower Iran, then get ready for more unrest and more murder and more violence in the Middle East.” ~ Chris Christie
  63. “That is why faith, wherever it develops into hope, causes not rest but unrest, not patience but impatience…. Those who hope in Christ can no longer put up with reality as it is.” ~ Jürgen Moltmann
  64. “Gas prices in many parts of the country are nearing $4 a gallon; it could get even worse as unrest spreads throughout the oil-exporting Middle East. Yet the Obama administration once again seems to see no crisis. It has curtailed new leases for offshore oil exploration for seven years and exempted thousands of acres in the West from new drilling. It will not reconsider opening up small areas of Alaska with known large oil reserves.” ~ Victor Davis Hanson
  65. “If there’s very strong civic unrest you can see a strong party of the Right emerging, whether it’s UKIP [The UK Independence Party] or an even further-right party.” ~ Irvine Welsh

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