Quotes of discontent

  1. 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
  2. Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress. – Thomas A. Edison
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. There are many ways of showing your protest and discontent without the actions of Kremlin. – Garry Kasparov
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  13. The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world. And from the discontent of man The worlds best progress springs. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Usage examples for discontent

  1. The cattle, as the mounted men moved among them, drifted about, crowding and jostling, in uneasy discontent with sometimes an indignant protest, and many attempts at escape by the more restless and venturesome. – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  2. There was great distress all over the country, and the discontent was naturally in proportion to the distress. – A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume IV (of 4) by Justin McCarthy and Justin Huntly McCarthy
  3. In fact, it seemed to have sprung into being spontaneously out of the soil of discontent – A Short History of France by Mary Platt Parmele
  4. Proctor Maddox suggested other causes for discontent – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
  5. There is wide discontent with our rule which needs only a leader to flare up. – Giants on the Earth by Sterner St. Paul Meek
  6. Through this medium he learned of the general discontent with the methods of the all- powerful one. – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  7. There it was, we conceive, that Broome's discontent arose. – Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey
  8. Her fair face wore a whimsical expression that was half of amusement and half of discontent – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  9. Too often they pine in a secret discontent which spreads its leaden cloud over the morning of their youth. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  10. His blame was all for Morgan, who had taken advantage of her loneliness and discontent – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  11. Accordingly, the discontent of the Uitlanders increased. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  12. My wife, who had perceived with alarm my growing discontent with Chicago, was greatly relieved by this decision. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  13. Turner lay awake long after the light was out, staring up at the unceiled roof, at the faint light that marked the open doorway and the window, thinking, thinking, wondering at his own discontent thinking of the fair- haired, blue- eyed girl he had loved so well and so long. – The Moving Finger A Trotting Christmas Eve at Warwingie Lost! The Loss of the "Vanity" Dick Stanesby's Hutkeeper The Yanyilla Steeplechase A Digger's Christmas by Mary Gaunt
  14. If she offers you anything to eat, you must push it away with apparent discontent and continue crying. – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  15. And if the workers complain, or display any signs of suspicion or discontent they are told that the rich are keeping them. – Britain for the British by Robert Blatchford
  16. The poverty, the discontent and the desperation of this unhappy country," he added, " have, been so often described to your Majesty that I have nothing to add. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  17. His countenance expressed emotions of anxiety and discontent which, though partially repressed while he was in the presence of his companions, became thoroughly visible, not only in his features, but in his manner, when they left him to watch alone before his tent. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  18. The French court affected to receive Choisnin with favour, but their suppressed discontent was reserved for " the happy ambassador!" – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
  19. There's a restless energy about the fellow that would turn into a sour discontent if his mind were not fully occupied with work which it is accustomed to, and probably enjoys doing. – The Mystery of the Green Ray by William Le Queux