Quotes: discontent

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  • 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.
  • Bob Geldof
    Bob Geldof
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    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
    Albert J. Nock
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    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.
  • Henry S. Haskins
    Henry S. Haskins
    American stockbroker and man of letters 1875-1957
    Henry S. Haskins
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    Discontent follows ambition like a shadow.
    Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940) p. 135
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
  • Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress in individuals and in nations.
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan Kundera
    Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
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    Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
  • Anna Freud
    Anna Freud
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    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
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    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
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    American Poet, Journalist 1855-1919
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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    The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world. And from the discontent of man The worlds best progress springs.
  • Sir William Watson
    Sir William Watson
    English poet 1858-1935
    Sir William Watson
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    The thirst to know and understand, a large and liberal discontent.
  • Gordon Graham
    Gordon Graham
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    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.
  • Noam Chomsky
    Noam Chomsky
    American Linguist, Political Activist 1928-
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    Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists.
  • Thomas Alva Edison
    Thomas Alva Edison
    American inventor and founder of General Electric 1847-1931
    Thomas Alva Edison
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    Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
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