Quotes: Discontent

Doug Savage

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 Edison

I used to think I had ambition… but now I’m not so sure. It may have been only discontent. They’re easily confused.

Rachel Field

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

Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Jim Rohn

I wonder if ambition can be adjusted by teaching someone to live in the future. It feels like an entirely trainable skill. If you spend enough time thinking about how things can or will be, I suppose it becomes a habit. And to the extent that you think you can influence that future, perhaps you become ambitious as a side effect.
— Scott Adams