Discontent Quotes

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

Anna Freud

The aim of a true achievement must lie, not in futile efforts towards the complete accommodation of man to circumstances in which he chances to find himself, but in the maintenance of a kind of candid discontent, in the face of the very highest achie.

Walter Horatio Pater

The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.

Martin Luther King Jr

By our pontifical assertions, our superior impatience, and our casual brushing aside of their curiosity, we do not encourage their inquiry, for we are rather apprehensive of what may be asked of us; we do not foster their discontent, for we have ceas.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

In the bottle discontent seeks for comfort, cowardice for courage, and bashfulness for confidence.

Samuel Johnson

To be discontented with the divine discontent, and to be ashamed with the noble shame, is the very germ of the first upgrowth of all virtue.

Charles Kingsley

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.

Thomas Alva Edison

Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York.

William Shakespeare

Next to Christianity, advertising is the greatest force in the world. And I say that without sacrilege or disrespect. Advertising makes people discontented. It makes them want things they don't have. Without discontent, there is no progress, no achievement.

Unknown

We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still

Lewis Thomas

Suspicion, Discontent, and Strife, Come in for Dowrie with a Wife.

William Shakespeare

To be discontented with the divine discontent, and to be ashamed with the noble shame, is the very germ and first upgrowth of all virtue.

Charles Kingsley

HOURI, n. A comely female inhabiting the Mohammedan Paradise to make things cheery for the good Mussulman, whose belief in her existence marks a noble discontent with his earthly spouse, whom he denies a soul. By that good lady the Houris are said to be held in deficient esteem.

Ambrose Bierce

The splendid discontent of God With Chaos, made the world; And from the discontent of man The world's best progress springs.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who Is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost invariably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And if he is not romantic personally, he is apt to spread discontent among those who are.

Henry Louis Mencken

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

Plato

In the bottle discontent seeks for comfort, cowardice for courage, and bashfulness for confidence

Samuel Johnson

Agitators are a set of interfering, meddling people, who come down to some perfectly contented class of the community and sow the seeds of discontent amongst them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary. Without them, in our incomplete state, there would be no advance towards civilisation.

Oscar Wilde

I hear an almost inaudible but pervasive discontent with the price we pay for our current materialism. And I hear a fluttering of hope that there might be more to life than bread and circuses.

Bill Moyers

I hear an almost inaudible but pervasive discontent with the price we pay for our current materialism. And I hear a fluttering of hope that there might be more to life than bread and circuses.

Bill Moyers

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