Restlessness Quotes (4 quotes)
Invention is an Heroic thing, and plac'd above the reach of a low, and vulgar Genius. It requires an active, a bold, a nimble, a restless mind: a thousand difficulties must be contemn'd with which a mean heart would be broken: many attempts must be made to no purpose: much Treasure must sometimes be scatter'd without any return: much violence, and vigour of thoughts must attend it: some irregularities, and excesses must be granted it, that would hardly be pardon'd by the severe Rules of Prudence.
Looking back over the geological record it would seem that Nature made nearly every possible mistake before she reached her greatest achievement Manor perhaps some would say her worst mistake of all. ... At last she tried a being of no great size, almost defenseless, defective in at least one of the more important sense organs; one gift she bestowed to save him from threatened extinctiona certain stirring, a restlessness, in the organ called the brain.
Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of Progress.
Science has its being in a perpetual mental restlessness.