Dissatisfied Quotes

Dissatisfied Quotes by William Shakespeare, Eric Hoffer, Pico Iyer, Gretchen Rubin, Saadi, Charlie Chaplin and many others.

Some men never seem to grow old. Always active in thoug

Some men never seem to grow old. Always active in thought, always ready to adopt new ideas, they are never chargeable with foggyism. Satisfied, yet ever dissatisfied, settled, yet ever unsettled, they always enjoy the best of what is, are the first to find the best of what will be.
William Shakespeare
The genuine artist is as much a dissatisfied person as the revolutionary, yet how diametrically opposed are the products each distills from his dissatisfaction.
Eric Hoffer
I think it’s in human nature to want to have more, to compete with the other and, at some level, to be dissatisfied if someone else has more than you.
Pico Iyer
Did I have a heart to be contented? Well, no, not particularly. I had a tendency to be discontented: ambitious, dissatisfied, fretful, and tough to please…It’s easier to complain than to laugh, easier to yell than to joke around, easier to be demanding than to be satisfied.
Gretchen Rubin
Obedience is not truly performed by the body of him whose heart is dissatisfied. The shell without a kernel is not fit for store.
Have them all shot. I don’t want any of my workers dissatisfied.
Charlie Chaplin
The Irish say your trouble is their trouble and your joy their joy? I wish I could believe it; I am troubled, I’m dissatisfied, I’m Irish.
Marianne Moore
But a lot of writers – and I’m one of them – do tend to feel dissatisfied. It makes you a little hard to live with, but it’s a goad and does keep you alert and restless.
Tobias Wolff
It is a most delightful reflection that if I come to the throne of God in prayer, I may feel a thousand defects, but yet there is hope. I usually feel more dissatisfied with my prayers than with anything else I do.
Charles Spurgeon
Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like.
Walter Benjamin
As Democratic losses mounted in Senate races across the country on election night, some liberal commentators clung to the idea that dissatisfied voters were sending a generally anti-incumbent message, and not specifically repudiating Democratic officeholders. But the facts of the election just don’t support that story.
Byron York
Until you get dissatisfied, you won’t do anything to really move your life to another level. Dissatisfaction is a gem. If you’re totally satisfied, you’re going to get comfortable. And then your life begins to deteriorate.
Tony Robbins
No one is satisfied with his fortune, nor dissatisfied with his intellect.
Antoinette du Ligier de la Garde Deshoulieres
Harboring bitterness against people is actually confessing their sin to myself, over and over again. Anger is akin to confessing their sin to God, dissatisfied that he hasn’t done something and placing myself in his position as judge.
Paul David Tripp
In eras past, mainstream culture was blandly, blindly complacent, so underground music was angry and dissatisfied. But now, mainstream culture isn’t complacent, it’s stupid and angry; underground culture reacts by becoming smarter, more serene. That’s not wimpy—it’s powerful and productive.
Michael Azerrad
You can certainly get an idea of the value of memory if your memories can carry you out into the world no matter how utterly dissatisfied you may be with the present and wish you could get away from it.
Rudolf Steiner
Our normal tendency is to feel dissatisfied and to criticize our body, speech, and mind – My body is out of shape; my voice is unpleasant; my mind is confused. – We are so caught up in this pointless, neurotic habit of criticism that we disparage others as well as ourselves. This is extremely damaging.
Thubten Yeshe
Society is based on discontent: people wanting more and more and more, being continually dissatisfied with their homes, their bodies, their decor, their clothes, everything.
Nick Harkaway
The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will undoubtedly leave millions of Americans dissatisfied about the outcome, conviction or not. What must not happen, however, is millions of Americans feeling that the process itself violated the letter and spirit of our Constitution.
Martin Luther King III
In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war.
Abraham Lincoln
To be a leader is to be awake and alert, to be dissatisfied at all times
Peter Koestenbaum
The roller-coaster is my life; life is a fast, dizzying game; life is a parachute jump; it’s taking chances, falling over and getting up again; it’s mountaineering; it’s wanting to get to the very top of yourself and feeling angry and dissatisfied when you don’t manage it
Paulo Coelho
I get dissatisfied really easily, and I have to constantly keep moving; I have to constantly keep doing things. I find it very hard to switch off.
Ben Miller
What happens when you combine blogs, Google and millions of dissatisfied customers? An e-mob.
Bob Garfield
One of the reasons so many singles are dissatisfied is that they’re looking for a change in status to define their significance, rather than finding a purpose in life, granted by God, that gives them significance regardless of the status they’re in.
Tony Evans
A good compromise is when both parties are dissatisfied
Larry David
There are few people whom I really love and still fewer of whom I think well.
Jane Austen
Engineers and entrepreneurs are fundamentally dissatisfied with the way the world is and want to make it better. There are so many things you could do with technology if you can match it up with real problems.
Martin Cooper
I aim to be content with what I produce. It’s an aim I never achieve, but I go over my work word by word, time and again, so as to be as little dissatisfied as possible.
Graham Greene
Greed will always leave you dissatisfied because you’ll never be able to get everything you desire. Greed never allows you to think you have enough; it always destroys you by making you strive ever harder for more.
Benjamin Blech
He was full of the restless, dissatisfied energy that always seemed to move into his heart after he visited home these days. It had something to do with the knowledge that his parents’ house wasn’t truly home anymore — if it had ever been — and something to do with the realization that they hadn’t changed; he had.
Maggie Stiefvater
When we are set free from the bondage of pleasing others, when we are free from currying others’approval-then no one will be able to make us miserable or dissatisfied. And then, if we know we have pleased God, contentment will be our consolation.
Kay Arthur
The human heart as modern civilization has made it is more prone to hatred than to friendship. And it is prone to hatred because it is dissatisfied.
Bertrand Russell
There’s how, basically, Son Goku from ‘Dragon Ball’ doesn’t fight for the sake of others but because he wants to fight against strong guys. So once ‘Dragon Ball’ got animated, at any rate, I’ve always been dissatisfied with the ‘righteous hero’-type portrayal they gave him.
Akira Toriyama
Of course advertising creates wants. Of course it makes people discontented, dissatisfied. Satisfaction with things as they are would defeat the American Dream.
Bernice Fitz-Gibbon
Those who are not dissatisfied will never make any progress
Shigeo Shingo
It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied. And if the fool, or the pig, are of a different opinion, it is because they only know their own side of the question.
John Stuart Mill
There is no greater punishment of wickedness that that it is dissatisfied with itself and its deeds.
Seneca the Younger
A good way to rid one’s self of a sense of discomfort is to do something. That uneasy, dissatisfied feeling is actual force vibrating out of order; it may be turned to practical account by giving proper expression to its creative character.
William Morris
Advertising prods people into wanting more and better things. Of course advertising makes people dissatisfied with what they have – makes them raise their sights. Mighty good thing it does. Nothing could be worse for the United States than 200,000,000 satisfied Americans.
Bernice Fitz-Gibbon
I read a recent statistic that eighty-seven percent of women are dissatisfied with themselves, and over forty-seven percent of men. My work is visu-medicine to heal people and see beauty within people.
Jamel Shabazz
The only chance of satisfaction we can imagine is getting more of what we have now. But what we have now makes everybody dissatisfied. So what will more of it do — make us more satisfied, or more dissatisfied?
Jeremy Seabrook
Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method.
Walter Benjamin
Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like.
Walter Benjamin
…I remain restless and dissatisfied; what I knot with my right hand, I undo with my left, what my left hand creates, my right fist shatters
Gunter Grass
Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing.
Eric Hoffer
[Capitalism is] that commercial system in which supply immediately answers to demand, and in which everybody seems to be thoroughly dissatisfied and unable to get anything he wants.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
When a man is pleased with the lot of others, he is dissatisfied with his own, as a matter of course.
Freud, Sigmund: A man so dissatisfied with his own mother and father that he devoted his life to convincing everyone who would listen — or better still, talk — that their parents were just as bad.
John Ralston Saul
In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you…. You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it.
Abraham Lincoln
He left her. She was dissatisfied with him. He had preferred to incur her anger rather than cause her pain. He had kept all the pain for himself.
Victor Hugo
I’m dissatisfied with every record the Beatles ever f***ing made. There ain’t one of them I wouldn’t remake.
John Lennon
I’m troubled. I’m dissatisfied. I’m Irish.
Marianne Moore
The secret of happiness is in a cheerful, contented mind. He is poor who is dissatisfied; he is rich who is contented with what he has, and can enjoy what others own.
Orison Swett Marden
I remember how, in the corporate world, I always knew there was some higher position I could attain, which meant that, like Zeno’s arrow, I was guaranteed never to arrive and always to remain dissatisfied.
Pico Iyer
Father expected a good deal of God. He didn’t actually accuse God of inefficiency, but when he prayed his tone was loud and angry, like that of a dissatisfied guest in a carelessly managed hotel.
Clarence Day
The writer learns to write, in the last resort, only by writing. He must get words onto paper even if he is dissatisfied with them.
Paul Johnson
it is hard for anyone who is dissatisfied not to blame some one else, and especially the person nearest of all to him, for the ground of his dissatisfaction.
Leo Tolstoy
Learn to be satisfied. It is just as easy as being dissatisfied-and much more pleasant.
Jacob de Jager
I rise from bed the first thing in the morning, leaving my couch not because I am dissatisfied with it, but because I cannot carry it with me during the day.
Edgar Wilson Nye
Al Qaeda has dominated the battlefield of the soul among the disaffected, disenfranchised, and dissatisfied. It promises action instead of discussion.
Malcolm Nance
I have always been politically active and vaguely dissatisfied with the state of news, but I wasn’t sure why.
Thomas Sadoski
Nature has endowed us with needs; among them are some that she leaves to our own activity to satisfy. Abundant as are the gifts she has bestowed upon us, still more abundant are our desires. We seem born to be dissatisfied.
Rudolf Steiner
It is a common fault never to be satisfied with our fortune, nor dissatisfied with our understanding.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The heart of a man can never be satisfied with the things of this world. It is always empty, and hungry, and thirsty, and dissatisfied, till it comes to Christ. It is only they who hear Christ’s voice, and follow Him, and feed on Him by faith, who are ‘filled.’.
J. C. Ryle
Travel is like adultery: one is always tempted to be unfaithful to one’s own country. To have imagination is inevitably to be dissatisfied with where you livein our wanderlust, we are lovers looking for consummation.
Elisabeth Eaves
Throw em a bone and they want a steak.
Most budget airlines anywhere in the world are going to leave you dissatisfied after using them.
Chris Hadfield
To be too dissatisfied with ourselves is a weakness. To be too satisfied with ourselves is a stupidity.
Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable
There’s never going to be a decathlon that you’re going to have 10 events that your satisfied with. You’re always, always going to be dissatisfied in something, and that always draws you back to try to retry that the next time you do a decathlon. It’s like you go for the perfect 10.
Ashton Eaton
I’ve done really well so far in my career by trusting the audience to be as dissatisfied with convention as I am, as a film-goer. You want to go see a film that surprises you in some way.
Christopher Nolan
I’m not dissatisfied, just not satisfied in an ultimate sense.
Ariel Pink
Always admired men who had many women. It must be that to a child of a dissatisfied woman the idea of monogamy is hollow.
Marilyn Monroe
He who is dissatisfied with himself is continually ready for revenge and we others will be his victims, if only in having always to endure his ugly sight. For the sight of the ugly makes one bad and gloomy.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Let some holy ambition invade our souls, so that, dissatisfied with mediocrity, we shall eagerly desire the highest things and shall toil with all our strength to obtain them, since we may if we wish.
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
Some sectors have a monopoly position, and football certainly does. If I am dissatisfied with my football club’s facilities or the players on the pitch, I’m not about to go and purchase my season ticket from the club down the road. That loyalty should be treasured and not taken for granted.
Penny Mordaunt
If you are satisfied, you will never see any more progress. One remains dissatisfied, but that doesn’t mean that things are not happening.
Arundhati Bhattacharya
I was dissatisfied with the status quo back in the 80’s, particularly how the West was represented in federation. I wanted to try to change it.
Preston Manning
Art is basically made by dissatisfied people who are willing to find some means to relieve the dissatisfaction.
John Chamberlain
The American conception of advertising is to arouse desires and stimulate wants, to make people dissatisfied with the old and out-of-date and by constant iteration to send them out to work harder to get the latest model – whether that model be an icebox or a rug or a new home.
Bruce Barton
It is better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a pig satisfied.
John Stuart Mill
There is a lot to be learnt, and I am always dissatisfied. I am happy but not content.
Kamal Haasan
Foremost is the principle that the purpose of consumer research is to understand the customer’s needs and wishes, and thus design product and service that will provide better living for him in the future. A second principle is that no one can guess the future loss of business from a dissatisfied customer.
W. Edwards Deming
Many of the factors that we think will cause motivation, such as fair pay and a good manager, won’t make you love your job. Even if you eliminate what makes you dissatisfied, that doesn’t make you motivated. It doesn’t make your work rewarding. You just are less bothered by things.
Clayton M. Christensen
The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it.
Jane Austen
If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied, then forget it. Now.
Paulo Coelho
Travel is like adultery: one is always tempted to be unfaithful to one’s own country. To have imagination is inevitably to be dissatisfied with where you live. There is in men, as Peter Quennell said, “a centrifugal tendency.” In our wanderlust, we are lovers looking for consummation.
Anatole Broyard
Fun… human nature… does no one any harm… Regular as clockwork the old excuses came back into the alert, sad and dissatisfied brain–nothing ever matched the deep excitement of the regular desire. Men always failed you when it came to the act. She might just as well have been to the pictures.
Graham Greene
The ox longs for the gaudy trappings of the horse; the lazy pack-horse would fain plough. [We envy the position of others, dissatisfied with our own.]
When you are disposed to be vain of your mental acquirements, look up to those who are more accomplished than yourself, that you may be fired with emulation; but when you feel dissatisfied with your circumstances, look down on those beneath you, that you may learn contentment.
Hannah More
I have done enough, and I am not dissatisfied with the body of work that I have done.
Dimple Kapadia
I am a strong believer in the ability of human beings to change for the better. I am a strong believer in trying to change what we are dissatisfied with.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Be dissatisfied enough to improve, but satisfied enough to be happy.
J. Harold Smith