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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 Alva Edison


A man's discontent is his worst evil. (Jacula Prudentum) - George Herbert


Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton


Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor. - Benjamin Franklin


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


Contentment makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor. - Benjamin Franklin


It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care. - George Eliot


And poets by their sufferings grow, As if there were no more to do, To make a poet excellent, But only want and discontent. - Samuel Butler


Agitators are a set of interfering, meddling people, who come down to some perfectly contented class of the community and sow the seeds of discontent amongst them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary. Without them, in our incomplete state, there would be no advance towards civilisation. - Oscar Wilde