“Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists.”
Avram Noam Chomsky
“To be discontented with the divine discontent, and to be ashamed with the noble shame, is the very germ of the first upgrowth of all virtue.”
“Beijing's biggest challenge is to sustain growth, sufficient to keep unemployment and rural discontent from rising to destabilizing levels, and to maintain increases in living standards.”
“Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation”
“Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.”
“We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves.”
Henri Frederic Amiel
“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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