Discontent Quotes

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

Benjamin Franklin

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

Albert Camus

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

Discontent is the seed of ethics.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

Vivian Greene

The discontented man finds no easy chair.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Anna Freud

All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.

Benjamin Franklin

He that is discontented in one place will seldom be content in another.


Let thy discontents be thy secrets.

Benjamin Franklin

Man hath still either toys or care: But hath no root, nor to one place is tied, but ever restless and irregular, about this earth doth run and ride. He knows he hath a home, but scarce knows where; He says it is so far, that he has quite forgot how to go there

Henry Vaughan

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

Mark Twain

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

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