Discontent Quotes

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 Alva Edison

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

Thomas Alva Edison

Creativity is discontent translated into arts.

Eric Hoffer

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

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

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

William Shakespeare

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.

Thomas Alva Edison

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

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

Samuel Johnson

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

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

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

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

Anna Freud

I recognize there is discontent - for political reform, for the need for fighting corruption, for improving services. But that can not justify this violence of a few.

Barham Saleh

If it's a bad plan, consumers should have an outlet for their discontent.

Sen. Aronberg

Beijing's biggest challenge is to sustain growth, sufficient to keep unemployment and rural discontent from rising to destabilizing levels, and to maintain increases in living standards.

John Negroponte

There was a growing undercurrent of discontent by fiscal conservatives kept under wraps because Bush delivered four tax cuts in four years. It had been a unifying theme. That is over now because of the gigantic deficits

Chris Edwards

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

The discontented man finds no easy chair.

Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

There isno more fruitful source of familydiscontent than a housewife's badly-cooked dinners and untidy ways.

Isabella Mary Beeton

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

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Updated On : March 19, 2011
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