Quotes of Discontent

“ 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

“ The essence of man is, discontent, divine discontent; a sort of love without a beloved, the ache we feel in a member we no longer have. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress. ”

- Thomas A. Edison

“ Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ Discontent is something that follows ambition like a shadow. ”

- Henry H. Haskins

“ Discontent is the first necessity of progress. ”

- Thomas A. Edison

“ Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Discontent is want of self-reliance; it is infirmity of will. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress. ”

- David Rockefeller

“ It is not our circumstances that create our discontent or contentment. It is us. ”

- Vivian Greene

“ Let thy discontents be thy secrets. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists. ”

- Noam Chomsky

“ Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development. ”

- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“ Your birth is a mistake you'll spend your whole life trying to correct. ”

- Chuck Palahniuk

“ I regard you with an indifference closely bordering on aversion. ”

- Robert Louis Stevenson

“ We all boil at different degrees. ”

- Clint Eastwood

“ The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind. ”

- Marquis de Sade

“ Most successes are unhappy. That's why they are successes - they have to reassure themselves about themselves by achieving something that the world will notice. ”

- Agatha Christie

“ We drink one another's health and spoil our own. ”

- Jerome K. Jerome

“ I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned. ”

- Lord Byron

“ I confused things with their names: that is belief. ”

- Jean Paul Sartre

“ If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths, Our bruised arms hung up for monuments, Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures… ”

- William Shakespeare

“ That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others. ”

- James Thomson

“ Who with a little cannot be content, endures an everlasting punishment. ”

- Robert Herrick

“ The discontented man finds no easy chair. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ The greatest weariness comes from work not done. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care. ”

- George Eliot

“ It was my dream that I had clenched in a fist of discontent and wouldn't release. But time had now pried every finger open. There is peace in an open and upraised hand that isn't grasping for anything. ”

- Laurel Lee

“ We are going to have to find ways of organizing ourselves cooperatively,sanely, scientifically, harmonically and in regenerative spontaneity with the rest of humanity around the earth… We are not going to be able to operate our spaceship earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. ”

- Buckminster Fuller
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