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Strength and success - they are above morality, above criticism. It seems, then, that it is not what you do, but how you do it and what you call it. Is there a check in men, deep in them, that stops or punishes? There doesn't seem to be. The only punishment is for failure. In effect no crime is committed unless a criminal is caught.


John Steinbeck


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


Ella Wheeler Wilcox


#chaos #discontent #god #made #man

Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.


Kenneth Grahame


#air #around #below #dark #discontent

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


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Every time I bestow a vacant office I make a hundred discontented persons and one ingrate.


Louis XIV


#discontented #every #every time #hundred #i

Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and, always discontented with what he has, loves only what he has not. People complain of the despotism of princes; they ought to complain of the despotism of man.


Joseph de Maistre


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I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.


John Muir


#about #as far as #discontented #far #fast

The Jews' greatest contribution to history is dissatisfaction! We're a nation born to be discontented. Whatever exists we believe can be changed for the better.


Shimon Peres


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The discontented man finds no easy chair.


Benjamin Franklin


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When a man is discontented with himself, it has one advantage - that it puts him into an excellent frame of mind for making a bargain.


Laurence Sterne


#bargain #discontented #excellent #frame #him






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