Quotes of Discomfort

“ The only thing I can't stand is discomfort. ”

- Gloria Steinem

“ The disaster declaration is very important to get that started so we don't get caught up in any bureaucratic malaise. ”

- Rick Perry

“ If GOD gave you roses and then you ask, "Why are there no thorns?" God would just smile and show His bleeding hands saying... "I took them away, to save you from pain.? ”

- Anonymous

“ Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. ”

- Arnold Bennett

“ The early seventies were not a time of great prosperity in the newly opened West, and the farmers, looking about for the source of their discomforts, not unnaturally fixed upon the railroads. ”

- John Moody

“ Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better. ”

- Richard Hooker

“ Money is good for bribing yourself through the inconveniences of life. ”

- Gottfried Reinhardt

“ Anger is uneasiness or discomposure of the mind upon the receipt of any injury, with a present purpose of revenge. ”

- John Locke

“ These events bear witness to a deep malaise. ”

- Jacques Chirac

“ These events are a sign of a deep malaise. ”

- Jacques Chirac

“ Shuttering nearly a fourth of the FSA offices in Iowa can only lead to more inconvenience and less service for Iowans. ”

- Tom Harkin

“ Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. ”

- John F. Kennedy

“ The horror of wedlock, the most appalling, the most loathsome of all the bonds humankind has devised for its own discomfort and degradation. ”

- Marquis de Sade

“ One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past nor complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the very essence of life. ”

- Anatole France

“ Any change, even for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. ”

- Arnold Bennett

“ He who is greedy is disgraced; he who discloses his hardship will always be humiliated; he who has no control over his tongue will often have to face discomfort. ”

- Ali ibn Abi Talib

“ EXHORT, v.t. In religious affairs, to put the conscience of another upon the spit and roast it to a nut-brown discomfort. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ There is not much sense in suffering, since drugs can be given for pain, itching, and other discomforts. The belief has long died that suffering here on earth will be rewarded in heaven. Suffering has lost its meaning. ”

- Elisabeth Kubler Ross

“ There is a vast difference in some instances between what we really need and that which we think we must have, and the realization of this truth will greatly lessen the seeming discomfort in doing without. ”

- William M. Peck

“ When coasting in our comfort zones, we don't grow. We continue to do more of the same…Maintaining a comfort zone can, paradoxically, lead to discomfort in the long run. If by being comfortable we avoid important life issues, internal tension accumulates…Eventually, as both internal and external pressures for change persist, the "comfort zone" ceases to serve us. ”

- Eric Allenbaugh

“ Emotional maturity is ability to stick to a job and to struggle through until it is finished; to endure unpleasantness, discomfort, and frustration; to give more than is asked for or required; to size things up and make independent decisions; to work under authority and to cooperate with others; to defer to time, other persons, and to circumstances. ”

- Edward A. Strecker

“ When you are feeling fear of some project or idea or dream, ask yourself, What am I still curious enough about to override my fear? Follow your curiosity like a delicious scent leading you to a kitchen. Let your curiosity peel back the dry, bitter skin of drudgery to find the sweet fruit of fun at the core… ”

- Carol Lloyd

“ The proclamation and repetition of first principles is a constant feature of life in our democracy. Active adherence to these principles, however, has always been considered un-American. We recipients of the boon of liberty have always been ready, when faced with discomfort, to discard any and all first principles of liberty, and, further, to indict those who do not freely join with us in happily arrogating those principles. ”

- David Mamet

“ If an addict who has been completely cured starts smoking again he no longer experiences the discomfort of his first addiction. There exists, therefore, outside alkaloids and habit, a sense for opium, an intangible habit which lives on, despite the recasting of the organism… ”

- Jean Cocteau

“ I am willing to put myself through anything; temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. I am interested in the unknown, and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often-painful process. ”

- Diana Nyad
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