Quotes of Contentment

“ For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. ”

- Bible

“ There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ There is no end of craving. Hence, contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment. ”

- Sri Swami Sivananda

“ A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment. ”

- Unknown

“ As we become curators of our own contentment on the Simple Abundance path… we learn to savor the small with a grateful heart. ”

- Sarah Ban Breathnach

“ Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase. ”

- John Balguy

“ Contentment is natural wealth; luxury is artificial poverty. ”

- Socrates

“ Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence. ”

- Thomas C. Haliburton

“ He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature. ”

- Socrates

“ It is not our circumstances that create our discontent or contentment. It is us. ”

- Vivian Greene

“ It's not a very big step from contentment to complacency. ”

- Simone De Beauvoir

“ One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment. ”

- Merle Shain

“ One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers. ”

- Eugene O’Neill

“ Patience is the key to contentment. ”

- Mohammed

“ The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment. ”

- Doug Larson

“ They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment. ”

- Pietro Aretino

“ To accept what you are is to be content, and contentment is the greatest wealth. To work with patience is to gather power. ”

- Vimala McClure

“ When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare. ”

- Gilbert K. Chesterton

“ Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world. ”

- James Polk

“ When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. ”

- Walt Whitman

“ The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated. ”

- B. C. Forbes

“ The only routine with me is no routine at all. ”

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

“ There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted. ”

- James Branch Cabell

“ Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause. ”

- Baruch Spinoza

“ Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world. ”

- James Polk

“ No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction. ”

- Samuel Johnson
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