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Discontent Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Discontent.

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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 difference of the degrees in which the individuals
of a great community enjoy the good things of life
has been a theme of declaration and discontent in all ages.
- William Herschel

 

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

Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience
are the natural lot of mortals,
and there will be no room for discontent,
neither for despair.
- Ieyasu Tokugawa

The thirst to know and understand, a large and liberal discontent.
- William Watson

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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

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.
- Thomas A. Edison

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

Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876,
have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.
- Susan B. Anthony

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

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

I used to think I had ambition...
but now I'm not so sure.
It may have been only discontent.
They're easily confused.
- Rachel Field

Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

90% of the divorces are initiated by women.
That is really odd.
Why? What's going on? What's the great discontent at the heart of it?
- Bob Geldof

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

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

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
- Thomas A. Edison

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

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 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

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

When I go to farms or little towns, I am always surprised
at the discontent I find.
And New York, too often, has looked across the sea toward Europe.
And all of us who turn our eyes away from what we have are missing life.
- Norman Rockwell

And there is no getting away from the fact -
and this is a key point of discontent among many who
are upset with the health care reform bill is it didn't go far enough.
They say why isn't it in place now? Why don't I see
some benefits now? All I see is the potential for losing insurance coverage,
for premiums going up.
That's hurting Obama.
- Juan Williams

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

Where does discontent start? You are warm enough,
but you shiver.
You are fed, yet hunger gnaws you.
You have been loved, but your yearning wanders in new fields.
And to prod all these there's time, the Bastard Time.
- John Steinbeck

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

All our discontents about what we want appeared to
spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.
- Daniel Defoe

Far from being the basis of the good society,
the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets,
is the source of all our discontents.
- Edmund Leach

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

A discontented young fellow, filled with self pride;
he certainly should have considered it an honor to
be sent on so respectable an embassy as he was.
- Zebulon Pike

Every time I bestow a vacant office I make a hundred
discontented persons and one ingrate.
- Louis XIV

When a man is discontented with himself,
it has one advantage - that it puts him into an excellent
frame of mind for making a bargain.
- Laurence Sterne

Were there none who were discontented with what they have,
the world would never reach anything better.
- Florence Nightingale

We are never more discontented with others than when
we are discontented with ourselves.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor,
whilst the discontented man is never rich.
- Frank Herbert

He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
- Aesop

To be completely woman you need a master,
and in him a compass for your life.
You need a man you can look up to and respect.
If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented,
and discontented women are not loved for long.
- Marlene Dietrich

Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and,
always discontented with what he has,
loves only what he has not.
People complain of the despotism of princes;
they ought to complain of the despotism of man.
- Joseph de Maistre

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

Never forget the three powerful resources
you always have available to you:
love, prayer, and forgiveness.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa


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