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He that is discontented in one place will seldom be content in another.

Author: Aesop (620-560 BC)

Profession: Greek Fabulist

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

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.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Let thy discontents be thy secrets.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

The discontented man finds no easy chair.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

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.

Author: Jose Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955)

Profession: Spanish Essayist, Philosopher

Discontent is something that follows ambition like a shadow.

Author: Henry H. Haskins


Who with a little cannot be content, endures an everlasting punishment.

Author: Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

Profession: British Poet

The greatest weariness comes from work not done.

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

Who is not satisfied with himself will grow; who is not sure of his own correctness will learn many things.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress.

Author: David Rockerfeller

Profession: American Businessman, Financier

That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others.

Author: James Thomson (1700-1748)

Profession: Scottish Poet

Man hath still either toys or care: But hath no root, nor to one place is tied, but ever restless and irregular, about this earth doth run and ride. He knows he hath a home, but scarce knows where; He says it is so far, that he has quite forgot how to go there

Author: Henry Vaughan (1622-1695)

Profession: Welsh Poet

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

Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855-1919)

Profession: American Poet, Journalist