Quotes by discontent
Quotes 1 till 15 of 17.
English writer and poet 1819-1880
It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.
Henry S. Haskins
American stockbroker and man of letters 1875-1957
Discontent follows ambition like a shadow.Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940) p. 135
German-Jewish poet and author
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress in individuals and in nations.
B. R. Ambedkar
Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
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.
Irish singer-songwriter, author, political activist 1951-
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?
Albert J. Nock
American libertarian author 1870-1945
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.
Thomas Alva Edison
American inventor and founder of General Electric 1847-1931
Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
Irish writer 1854-1900
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
Austrian-British psychoanalyst 1895-1982
Everything becomes so problematic because of basic faults: from a discontent with myself.
If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress.
Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
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.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
American Poet, Journalist 1855-1919
The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world. And from the discontent of man The worlds best progress springs.
Sir William Watson
English poet 1858-1935
The thirst to know and understand, a large and liberal discontent.
There are two kinds of discontent in this world. The discontent that works, and the discontent that wrings its hands. The first gets what it wants. The second loses what it has. There's no cure for the first, but success and there's no cure at all for the second.