Quotes and Sayings about Discontent



"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
(Related: Successful, Conviction, Discontent, Revolution, Rights, Importance, Justice, Necessity)

"We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
"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
(Related: Men, Women, Cause, Discontent, Revolution, Nation, Rebellion)

"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
(Related: Quality, Growth, Discontent, Fact, Liberal, Privilege)

"The discontented believe that their regrets are about the past."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Past)

"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
(Related: Religion, God, Discontent)

"All our discontents about what we want appeared to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have."
- Daniel Defoe
(Related: Spring, Thankfulness, Want)

"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
(Related: Women, Life, Man, Respect, Woman, Wonder)

"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
(Related: Progress, Failure, Discontent, First, Man, Necessity, Will)

"Discontent is the first necessity of progress."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Progress, Discontent, First, Necessity)

"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
(Related: Ambition, Discontent, May, Now)

"Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Men, Content, Discontent, Poor)

"The discontented man finds no easy chair."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Man)

"Everything becomes so problematic because of basic faults: from a discontent with myself."
- Anna Freud
(Related: Discontent)

"Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Progress, Discontent)

"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
(Related: Love, Discontent, Man)

"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
(Related: Women, Heart, Discontent)

"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
(Related: Discontent, Earth, Longing, Spirit, Spring)

"It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Man, Poor)

"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
(Related: Life, Community, Difference, Discontent)

"There are many ways of showing your protest and discontent without the actions of Kremlin."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Actions, Discontent, Protest)

"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
(Related: Government, Time, People, Successful, Discontent, Spirit)

"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.
(Related: Equality, Autumn, Discontent, Freedom, Summer, Will)

"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
(Related: Family, Society, Being, Privacy, Secrets)

"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
(Related: Peace, Time, Dream, Discontent, Now, Open)

"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
(Related: Government, Citizenship, Discontent, Law)

"Every time I bestow a vacant office I make a hundred discontented persons and one ingrate."
- Louis XIV
(Related: Time, Office)

"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
(Related: Power, People, Man)

"Many openly show discontentment with their looks, but few with their intelligence. I, however, assure you there are many more plain minds than faces."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Intelligence, Faces)

"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
(Related: Travel)

"Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better."
- Florence Nightingale
(Related: World)

"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
(Related: Life, Failure, Cheerfulness, Discontent, Parents, Poor)

"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
(Related: Honor, Pride, Self)

"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
(Related: Life, Discontent, Europe, Eyes, Sea)

"Now is the winter of our discontent."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Discontent, Now, Winter)

"Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Development, Discontent, Woman)

"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
(Related: Time, Discontent, Hunger, Yearning)

"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
(Related: Bargain, Man, Mind)

"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
(Related: Idea, Discontent, Dying, Earth, Future, Present, Worry)

"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
(Related: Despair, Discontent, Imperfection, Will)

"The thirst to know and understand, a large and liberal discontent."
- William Watson
(Related: Discontent, Liberal)

"The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world. And from the discontent of man The worlds best progress springs."
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(Related: God, Progress, Chaos, Discontent, Man, World)

"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
(Related: Health, Benefits, Care, Discontent, Fact, Key, Losing, Now, Potential, Reform)