quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

Everything in the world displeases me: but, above all, my displeasure in everything displeases me.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Impressive Dissatisfaction quotations

Oppression costs the oppressor too much if the oppressed stands up and protests.

The protest need not be merely physical-the throwing of stones and bullets-if it is mental, spiritual; if it expresses itself in silent, persistent dissatisfaction, the cost to the oppressor is terrific.

No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a strange, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.

The satisfaction derived from the fleeting things of life is not lasting;

and our wants remain unfulfilled. There is thus a general sense of dissatisfaction accompanied by all kinds of worries.

To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self.


We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.

The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction.

The happiness that may emerge from taking a second look is central to Proust's therapeutic conception. It reveals the extent to which our dissatisfactions may be the result of failing to look properly at our lives rather than the result of anything inherently deficient about them.

Throw em a bone and they want a steak.

You cannot love an employee into creativity, although you can .

.. avoid his dissatisfactions with the way you treat him.


I've felt that dissatisfaction is the basis of progress.

When we become satisfied in business, we become obsolete.

Change is the end result of all true learning.

Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self -- a felt void or need; second, a decision to change to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change -- the willful act of making the change, doing something.

This sense of perfection has a built-in contradiction, one that Ram Dass once captured very succinctly by a statement he had heard from his Himalayan guru: "The world is absolutely perfect, including your own dissatisfaction with it, and everything you are trying to do to change it.

There is a cosmic law which says that every satisfaction must be paid for with a dissatisfaction.

The death anxiety of many people is fueled .

.. by disappointment at never having fulfilled their potential. Many people are in despair because their dreams didn't come true, and they despair even more that they did not make them come true. A focus on this deep dissatisfaction is often the starting point in overcoming death anxiety.


Ironically, it is the talented who have high aspirations, which are possible but exceedingly difficult to realize, who are especially vulnerable to self-dissatisfaction despite notable achievements.

Much thought has at its root a dissatisfaction with what is.

Wanting is the urge for the next moment to contain what this moment does not. When there is wanting in the mind, that moment feels incomplete. Wanting is seeing elsewhere. Completeness is being right here.

The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work.

Literature is a form of permanent insurrection.

Its mission is to arouse, to disturb, to alarm, to keep men in a constant state of dissatisfaction with themselves.

This is precisely the reason for the dissatisfaction of some, who end up sad - sad priests - in some sense becoming collectors of antiques or novelties, instead of being shepherds living with 'the odor of the sheep.' This I ask you: Be shepherds, with the 'odor of the sheep,' make it real, as shepherds among your flock, fishers of men.


But to say that Sarah Palin and the tea party movement is responsible for vandalism or threats is just a way to dismiss the American people and, and their dissatisfaction with this health care bill.

Violence among all people is based on dissatisfaction, frustration and crushed ambition and people who don't know who to strike at and who to blame, and not willing to blame themselves.

Less is even less, and more is still not quite enough.

Since the age of six I have had the habit of sketching forms of objects.

Although from about fifty I have often published my pictorial works, before the seventieth year none is worthy.

Pause and remember - No one is coming to rescue you from yourself;

your inner demons, your lack of confidence, your dissatisfaction with yourself and life. Only self-love and good decisions will rescue you.


If people have some sort of yearning, dissatisfaction or some itching irritability, then it might because they aren't looking in the right direction for a solution. They aren't looking within.

Even Michelangelo on his deathbed thought he'd done nothing to ennoble art.

He wanted to destroy his work-the Pieta! And this from the greatest artist who ever lived. Of course I am not comparing my work to Michelangelo's. But this eternal dissatisfaction of the artist is what I was talking about.

The real practice of love goes beyond satisfaction and dissatisfaction.

Wallowing in pleasure can be just as limiting as wallowing in pain if you don't open your heart beyond the satisfaction of your personal emotional needs.

One of the most persistent of all delusions is the conviction that the source of our dissatisfaction lies outside ourselves.

One day there springs up the desire for money and for all that money can provide — the superfluous, luxury in eating, luxury in dressing, trifles. Needs increase because one thing calls for another. The result is uncontrollable dissatisfaction. Let us remain as empty as possible so that God can fill us up.


Were it not for this [dissatisfaction], the perfect painting might be painted, on the completion of which the painter could retire. It is this great insufficiency that drives him on. The process of creation becomes necessary to the painter perhaps more than it is in the picture. The process is in fact habit-forming.

The world is nothing but a great desire to live and a great dissatisfaction with living.

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.

Chronic dissatisfaction is how you sense that you are living a lie.

Perhaps our originality manifests itself most strikingly in what we do with that which we did not originate. To discover something wholly new can be a matter of chance, of idle tinkering, or even of the chronic dissatisfaction of the untalented.

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