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Discontent Quotes


These are some of the best 'Discontent' quotations and sayings.

A good man and a wise man may at times be angry with the world, at times grieved for it; but be sure no man was ever discontented with the world who did his duty in it.

A perverse and fretful disposition makes any state of life unhappy.

All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.

Discontent is like ink poured into water, which fills the whole fountain full of blackness. It casts a cloud over the mind, and renders it more occupied about the evil which disquiets than about the means of removing it.

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.

Discontent is want of self-discipline; it is infirmity of will.

Discontents are sometimes the better part of our life. - I know not which is the most useful. - Joy I may choose for pleasure; but adversities are the best for profit; and sometimes these do so far help me, that I should, without them, want much of the joy I have.

I was born to other things.

Men would be angels; angels would be gods.

Noble discontent is the path to heaven.

Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York.

One thing only has been lent to youth and age in common - discontent.

Our condition never satisfies us; the present is always the worst. - Though Jupiter should grant his request to each, we should continue to importune him.

Our discontent is from comparison: were better states unseen, each man would like his own.

Poor in abundance, famished at a feast.

Save me from impious discontent at aught thy wisdom has denied or thy goodness has lent.

The root of all discontent is self-love.

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

We love in others what we lack ourselves, and would be everything but what we are.