discontent

A Quote by John Hall on brothers, courage, day, discontent, god, heart, hope, kindness, time, and work

Is anybody happier because you passed his way? Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today? The day is almost over, and its toiling time is through. Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you? Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that's slipping fast, That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed? Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said; Does the man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead? Did you waste the day, or lose it? Was it well or sorely spent? Did you leave a trail of kindness, or a scar of discontent? As you close your eyes in slumber, do You that that GOD will say, "You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?"

John Hall

Source: At Days End

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A Quote by John Bright on discontent, honor, politics, and retirement

The right honorable gentleman [Robert Lowe, Viscount Sherbrooke] is the first of the new party who has retired into his political cave of Adullam and he has called about him everyone that was in distress and everyone that was discontented.

John Bright (1811 - 1889)

Source: Speech, March, 1866.

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A Quote by Glenn Van Ekeren on creativity, discontent, and people

Creative people exhibit a continuous discontent with uniformity.

Glenn Van Ekeren

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on anger, discontent, and divinity

Human anger is a higher thing than what is called divine discontent. For you must be angry with something; but you cannot be discontented with everything.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by George Eliot on discontent, love, satisfaction, and self-love

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 (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 1, ch. 2, 1876.

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A Quote by G. Walter Fiske on challenge, character, conscience, discontent, good, guidance, idealism, imagination, judgment, life, motives, nobility, power, progress, vision, and world

An IDEAL is a vision of the Ought-To-Be - some good to be attained. . . . An ideal is a challenge to a better life. First we must see it in imagination; then we must long to make it a part of ourselves; then we shall guide our conduct by it, we shall live it. An ideal is both light and power. It is light for conscience and motive-power for will. It is a standard by which we judge between right and wrong. When we see a noble ideal lived out in another's life, it gives us a holy discontent with ourselves until we make it our own and it makes more beautiful and strong our own character. This is the way of all progress, as the world grows better, for there is no progress without ideals. . . .

G. Walter Fiske

Source: quoted by Loyd J. Ericson from G. Walter Fiske, Jesus’ Ideals of Living, Abingdon Press, 1922

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on devil, discontent, divorce, family, pride, problems, rebellion, teenage, and women

One of Satan's greatest tools is pride: to cause a man or a woman to center so much attention on self that he or she becomes insensitive to his Creator or fellow beings. It is a cause for discontent, divorce, teenage rebellion, family indebtedness, and most other problems we face.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Conference Report, April 1979, Ensign May 1979

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A Quote by Eugene Victor Debs on civilization, discontent, intelligence, life, progress, and satisfaction

If it had not been for the discontent of a few fellows who had not been satisfied with their conditions, you would still be living in caves. Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization. Progress is born of agitation. It is agitation or stagnation.

Eugene Victor Debs (1855 - 1926)

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A Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox on discontent, progress, and world

And from the discontent of man The world's best progress springs.

Ella Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

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A Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox on chaos, discontent, god, and world

The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world.

Ella Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

Source: "Discontent," The Collected Poems,1917.

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