Discontent Quotes

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.

Benjamin Franklin

For a number of years there has been a righteous discontent, a burning zeal to go forward in His name among the Baptist women of our churches and it will be the dynamic force in the religious campaign at the opening of the 20th century.

Nannie Helen Burroughs

Many men are melancholy by hearing music, but it is a pleasing melancholy that it causeth; and therefore to such as are discontent, in woe, fear, sorrow, or dejected, it is a most present remedy.

Robert Burton

For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights.

B. R. Ambedkar

Discontent is the seed of ethics.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Oscar Wilde

Men don't like to step abruptly out of the security of familiar experience; they need a bridge to cross from their own experience to a new way. A revolutionary organizer must shake up the prevailing patterns of their lives -- agitate, create disenchantment and discontent with the current values, to produce, if not a passion for change, at least a passive, affirmative, non-challenging climate.

Saul David Alinsky

If we devote our time disparaging the products of our business rivals, we hurt business generally, reduce confidence, and increase discontent.

Edward N. Hurley

Idleness, women, disorder, a foolish partiality for one's own native place, discontent and timidity are six obstructions to greatness.

Hitopadesa Hitopadesa

Everything becomes so problematic because of basic faults: from a discontent with myself.

Anna Freud

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

Vivian Greene

Discontent is something that follows ambition like a shadow.

Henry H. Haskins

Wealth and poverty the one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.

Plato

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 Gasset

If there was discontent before and the holidays are another opportunity to face one another across the table and be disappointed again, that will only reinforce the idea about divorce.

Sharyn Sooho

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.

Mohandas Gandhi

Religion promotes the divine discontent within oneself, so that one tries to make oneself a better person and draw oneself closer to God.

Cyril Cusack

Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.

Kenneth Grahame

As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor, but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed, and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure in cheerfulness over their lot in life, as indeed over anything.

Albert J. Nock

There are many ways of showing your protest and discontent without the actions of Kremlin.

Garry Kasparov

The vast concourse of people who had assembled to witness the triumphant arrival of the successful travellers was of the lowest orders of mechanics and artisans, among whom great distress and a dangerous spirit of discontent with the government at that time prevailed.

Fanny Kemble

The real breeders of discontent and alien doctrines of government and philosophies subversive of good citizenship are such as these who take the law into their own hands.

John L. Lewis

The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world. And from the discontent of man The worlds best progress springs.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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