65 Unsatisfied Quotes On Success In Life

These unsatisfied quotes will inspire you. Unsatisfied, feeling that something is not enough or not good enough or not satisfied.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging unsatisfied quotes, unsatisfied sayings, and unsatisfied proverbs.

Best Unsatisfied Quotes

  1. “Every good picture leaves the painter eager to start again, unsatisfied, inspired by the rich mine in which he is working, hoping for more energy, more vitality, more time – condemned to painting for life.” ~ John French Sloan
  2. “A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.” ~ Sigmund Freud
  3. “We notice that the mind is a restless bird; the more it gets the more it wants, and still remains unsatisfied. The more we indulge our passions the more unbridled they become. Our ancestors, therefore, set a limit to our indulgences. They saw that happiness was largely a mental condition. A man is not necessarily happy because he is rich, or unhappy because he is poor…. Millions will always remain poor.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  4. “You must have a cigarette. A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?” ~ Oscar Wilde
  5. “For loneliness, worries, difficulties, the unsatisfied need for kindness and sympathy – that is what is hard to bear.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh

  6. “You can give men food and leisure and amusements and good conditions of work, and still they will remain unsatisfied. You can deny them all these things, and they will not complain so long as they feel that they have something to die for” ~ Christopher Dawson
  7. “We have a good life when we manage to live with both satisfied and unsatisfied needs, when we are not obsessed by what is beyond our reach.” ~ Kjell Magne Bondevik
  8. “The Lord knows that I could not open scripture; he must by his prophetical office open it unto me. So after that being unsatisfied in the thing, the Lord was pleased to bring this scripture out of the Hebrews.” ~ Anne Hutchinson
  9. “Unsatisfied desire is the characteristic feature of human life. That is the common fact out of which both pessimism and optimism are constructed. Dwell on the impossibility of ever getting a state of complete and permanent satisfaction with what you have, and you become a pessimist. Dwell on the opportunity for endless growth and conquest which this same fact makes possible, and you become an optimist.” ~ William DeWitt Hyde
  10. “Throw em a bone and they want a steak.” ~ Drake

  11. “What happens when you let an unsatisfactory present go on long enough? It becomes your entire history.” ~ Louise Erdrich
  12. “Be always restless, unsatisfied, unconforming. Whenever a habit becomes convenient, smash it! The greatest sin of all is satisfaction.” ~ Nikos Kazantzakis
  13. “It is that of an unsatisfied desire which is itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  14. “A grateful person is rich in contentment. An ungrateful person suffers in the poverty of endless discontentment.” ~ David A. Bednar
  15. “As an artist, it is central to be unsatisfied.” ~ Lawrence Calcagno

  16. “But that is how men are! Ungrateful and never satisfied. When you don’t have them they hate you because you won’t; and when you do have them they hate you again, for some other reason. Or for no reason at all, except that they are discontented children, and can’t be satisfied whatever they get, let a woman do what she may.” ~ D. H. Lawrence
  17. “To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.” ~ Akhenaton
  18. “That’s what makes death so hard–unsatisfied curiosity” ~ Beryl Markham
  19. “Beauty is not a need but an ecstasy. It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth, But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  20. “Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.” ~ Khalil Gibran

  21. “We feel unsatisfied until we know ourselves akin even with that greatness which made the spots on which it rested hallowed; and until, by our own lives, and by converse with the thoughts they have bequeathed us, we feel that union and relationship of the spirit which we seek.” ~ Jones Very
  22. “We are born with a lingering hunger We are born to be unsatisfied We are strangers who can’t help but wander And dream about the other side.” ~ Nichole Nordeman
  23. “Now as at all times I can see in the mind’s eye, In their stiff, painted clothes, the pale unsatisfied ones Appear and disappear in the blue depth of the sky With all their ancient faces like rain- beaten stones, And all their helms of silver hovering.” ~ William Butler Yeats
  24. “The love of Christ reaches to the very depths of earthly misery and woe, or it would not meet the case of the veriest sinner. It also reaches to the throne of the eternal, or man could not he lifted from his degraded condition, and our necessities would not be met, our desires would be unsatisfied.” ~ Ellen G. White
  25. “The strongest of all psychic forces in the world is unsatisfied desire.” ~ John Cowper Powys

  26. “The words graphic designer, architect, or industrial designer stick in my throat, giving me a sense of limitation, of specialisation within the specialty, of a relationship to society and form itself that is unsatisfactory and incomplete. This inadequate set of terms to describe an active life reveals only partially the still undefined nature of the designer.” ~ Alvin Lustig
  27. “All fashions are charming, or rather relatively charming, each one being a new striving, more or less well conceived, after beauty, an approximate statement of an ideal, the desire for which constantly teases the unsatisfied human mind.” ~ Charles Baudelaire
  28. “From compromise and things half done, Keep me with stern and stubborn pride; And when at last the fight is won, God, keep me still unsatisfied.” ~ Louis Untermeyer
  29. “The study of law left me unsatisfied, because I did not know the aspects of life which it serves. I perceived only the intricate mental juggling with fictions that did not interest me.” ~ Karl Jaspers
  30. “It’s not even about being negative. It’s just being unsettled, unsatisfied, unfinished.” ~ Kevin Spacey

  31. “At the core, there is one simple, overarching reason why so many people remain unsatisfied in their work and why most organisations fail to draw out the greatest talent, ingenuity, and creativity of their people and never become truly great, enduring organisations. It stems from an incomplete paradigm of who we are – our fundamental view of human nature. The fundamental reality is, human beings are not things needing to be motivated and controlled; they are four-dimensional – body, mind, heart, and spirit.” ~ Stephen Covey
  32. “The real secret of an unsatisfied life lies too often in an unsurrendered will.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  33. “There is nothing so carking as the pangs of unsatisfied curiosity.” ~ Gertrude Atherton
  34. “All of us experience the sad effects of blind submission to consumerism. In the first place it represents crass materialism. At the same time it represents a radical dissatisfaction because one quickly learns that the more one possesses, the more one wants, while deeper aspirations remain unsatisfied and perhaps even stifled.” ~ Pope John Paul II
  35. “Heresies are experiments in man’s unsatisfied search for truth.” ~ H. G. Wells

  36. “if I wait to be perfect before I love myself I will always be unsatisfied and ungrateful if I wait until all the flaws, chips, and cracks disappear I will be the cup that stands on the shelf and is never used” ~ Joyce Rupp
  37. “The motive forces of phantasies are unsatisfied wishes, and every single phantasy is the fulfillment of a wish, a correction of unsatisfying reality.” ~ Sigmund Freud
  38. “Nothing is more curious and awkward than the relationship of two people who only know each other with their eyes — who meet and observe each other daily, even hourly and who keep up the impression of disinterest either because of morals or because of a mental abnormality. Between them there is listlessness and pent-up curiosity, the hysteria of an unsatisfied, unnaturally suppressed need for communion and also a kind of tense respect. Because man loves and honors man as long as he is not able to judge him, and desire is a product of lacking knowledge.” ~ Thomas Mann
  39. “Lady of silences
    Calm and distressed
    Torn and most whole
    Rose of memory
    Rose of forgetfulness
    Exhausted and life-giving
    Worried reposeful
    The single Rose
    Is now the Garden
    Where all loves end
    Terminate torment
    Of love unsatisfied
    The greater torment
    Of love satisfied
    End of the endless
    Journey to no end
    Conclusion of all that
    Is inconclusible
    Speech without word and
    Word of no speech
    Grace to the Mother
    For the Garden
    Where all love ends.” ~ T. S. Eliot
  40. “Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face.” ~ Khalil Gibran

  41. “People ask me almost every day, “Why? You are successful, you have kids, you have grandchildren, so why?” Feminist women are seen as unsatisfied. But all women in the world, if they are well aware of inequality, are unsatisfied women. They don’t have the same rights as men, and there is no freedom until there is equality between men and women.” ~ Maria Teresa Horta
  42. “The most useful man in the most useful world, so long as only commodity was served, would remain unsatisfied. But, as fast as he sees beauty, life acquires a very high value.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  43. “[The sceptic] must acknowledge, if he will acknowledge any thing, that all human life must perish, were his principles to prevail.All discourse, all action would immediately cease, and men remain in a total lethargy, till the necessities of nature, unsatisfied, put an end to their miserable existence.” ~ David Hume
  44. “The best way to hate is the worst.
    ‘Tis to find what the hated need,
    Never mind of what actual worth,
    And wipe that out of the earth.
    Let them die of unsatisfied greed.” ~ Robert Frost
  45. “An unsatisfied appetite for knowledge means progress and is the state of a normal mind.” ~ David O. McKay

  46. “The romantic temper, so often and so grievously misinterpreted and not more by others than by its own, is an insecure, unsatisfied, and impatient temper which sees no fit abode here for its ideals and chooses therefore to behold them under insensible figures. As a result of this choice it comes to disregard certain limitations. Its figures are blown to wild adventures, lacking the gravity of solid bodies, and the mind that has conceived them ends by disowning them.” ~ James Joyce
  47. “You’re only a beginner; and what you think is love, and interest, and all that, is not real love at all: three quarters of it is only unsatisfied curiosity.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  48. “During a color consultation, I like to reference food as a visual. Hot fudge and orange marmalade paint a clearer picture and helps prevent end results that leave you feeling unsatisfied.” ~ Tabatha Coffey
  49. “Do not yield to Satan’s enticements; rather, stand firm for truth. The unsatisfied yearnings of the soul will not be met by a never-ending quest for joy amidst the thrills of sensation and vice. Vice never leads to virtue. Hate never promotes love. Cowardice never gives courage. Doubt never inspires faith.” ~ Thomas S. Monson
  50. “I have an unsatisfied desire to shoot well with a bow.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

  51. “It is an illusion to suppose that a Dictator makes himself; at most he seizes an opportunity made for him by passive, stupid, incompetent, and above all, unsatisfied and fearful men.” ~ Susan Stebbing
  52. “At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke
  53. “Civilization, that great fraud of our times, has promised man that by complicating his existence it would multiply his pleasures. … Civilization has promised man freedom, at the cost of giving up everything dear to him, which it arrogantly treated as lies and fantasies. … Hour by hour needs increase and are nearly always unsatisfied, peopling the earth with discontented rebels. The superfluous has become a necessity and luxuries indispensable.” ~ Isabelle Eberhardt
  54. “Discord occasions a momentary distress to the ear, which remains unsatisfied, and even uneasy, until it hears something better. I am convinced…that provided the ear be at length made amends, there are few dissonances too strong for it. Disharmony, to paraphrase Bergson’s statement about disorder, is simply a harmony to which many are unaccustomed.” ~ John Cage
  55. “In a service situation, each delay can mean many unsatisfied customers, each one telling many more.” ~ Ron Kaufman

  56. “An atheist before Darwin could have said, following Hume: I have no explanation for complex biological design. All I know is that God isn’t a good explanation, so we must wait and hope that somebody comes up with a better one. I can’t help feeling that such a position, though logically sound, would have left one feeling pretty unsatisfied, and that although atheism might have been logically tenable before Darwin, Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist.” ~ Richard Dawkins
  57. “It is time that the Protestant Church, the Church of the Son, should be one again with the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of the Father. It is time that man shall cease, first to live in the flesh, with joy, and then, unsatisfied, to renounce and to mortify the flesh.” ~ D. H. Lawrence
  58. “You are a Christian only so long as you constantly pose critical questions to the society you live in, so long as you stay unsatisfied with the status quo, and keep saying that a new world is yet to come.” ~ Henri Nouwen
  59. “There are a few versions of the Alexander movie on video, only two that matter. One is from 2007, and then the one from 2014. It’s called “the Ultimate Cut.” That is the best version in my opinion. I was unsatisfied with the original theatrical release. It was rushed. It was my fault. I accepted it. I always felt it should have been done the way Tarantino did Kill Bill. I thought, we should release this in two parts with an intermission. But at that time, in 2004, it was impossible.” ~ Oliver Stone
  60. “My films always leave me unsatisfied, since I’ve always worked under fairly disastrous conditions economically.” ~ Michelangelo Antonioni

  61. “Always, at the end of every book, there are things you will be unsatisfied with, and still more things that later on you will realize were not right. But mistakes are part of what a book is. That itchy, dissatisfied feeling at the end of a novel is useful. It’s what keeps you writing and gets you writing the next one. It’s what keeps you learning.” ~ Maggie O’Farrell
  62. “I was studying the impacts of fishing on ocean life, while the places that I loved so much continued to decline: less and smaller fish, less corals, and more microbes. I found myself writing the obituary of nature with increasing precision. Unsatisfied and frustrated, I felt like a doctor telling the patient how she is going to die, with excruciating detail. If I were that patient, I would have fired myself and looked for a doctor who would look for a solution.” ~ Enric Sala
  63. “The client isn’t quite satisfied and then the prostitute is always unsatisfied but is doing it just to make ends meet. And if you’re doing fine art, if you’re doing it for a gallery or a museum, it’s so sterilized. It’s such an antiseptic environment.” ~ Eric Drooker
  64. “A head full of biblical knowledge without a heart passionately in love with Christ is terribly dangerous – a stronghold waiting to happen. The head is full, but the heart and soul are still unsatisfied.” ~ Beth Moore
  65. “Jiro Ono serves Edo-style traditional sushi, the same 20 or 30 pieces he’s been making his whole life, and he’s still unsatisfied with the quality and every day wakes up and trains to make the best. And that is as close to a religious experience in food as one is likely to get.” ~ Anthony Bourdain

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