Quotation Explorer - 'Discontent'

Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this son of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. - William Shakespeare
...the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776. - Susan B. Anthony
I prefer the saddle to the streetcar and star-sprinkled sky to a roof, the obscure and difficult trail leading into the unknown to any paved highway, and the deep peace of the wild to the discontent bread by cities... it is enough that I am surrounded by beauty. - Everett Ruess
Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself...It's a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent. - Harper Lee
This is what happens when you look back to happiness, this pain, this heart-break, this discontent - Margaret Mitchell
...there is more good in contentment, than there is in the thing that you would fain have to cure your discontent... - Jeremiah Burroughs
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
Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent. - Plato
Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization. Progress is born of agitation. It is agitation or stagnation. - Eugene V. Debs
Unsatisfied parents produce professionally successful but personally discontent children. - Himmilicious
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace. - Milan Kundera
Keep burning the flame of discontent within you until you get the joy of satisfaction. - Ghumakkad Agantuk Ram
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 the idea of dying, unable to sit still. - Lewis Thomas
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
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 is my business as a Sunday school teacher to instill a divine discontent for the ordinary. Only the best possible is good enough for God. Can you say, 'God, I have done all that I can? - Henrietta C. Mears
To reach the pinnacle of success, you have to cross the treacherous valleys of failures and discontent. - Debasish Mridha
Being happy is harder than being discontent. For happiness we have to roll up our sleeves and knock down houses of cards. Because of this exertion, many prefer to abide by ‘fake’ happiness.( " Happiness blowing in the wind. " ) - Erik Pevernagie
I know about me. I am the moons sister, a tidal child stranded on land. The sea always in my ear, a surf of eternal discontent in my blood. - Keri Hulme
If the Communists win Europe and a large part of the world, it will not be because they know how to stir up discontent or how to infect people with hatred, but because they know how to preach hope. - Eric Hoffer
All this wondering was the weather vane on top of the building of unrest and of discontent - John Steinbeck
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