contentment

Contentment quotes
Contentment
There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is no greater disaster than greed.

- Lao-tzu
To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problems of contentment.

- George Woodberry
The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.

- Lucretius
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.

- Chesterton, Gilbert K.
Be always displeased at what thou art, if thou desire to attain to what thou art not; for where thou hast pleased thyself, there thou abidest.

- Quarles, Francis
Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.

- Fuller, Thomas
Ultimately, contentment is more a shift in attitude than a change in circumstances.

- Linda Dillow
Riches are not from abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented mind.

- Mohammed
It is invariable found that a content man is usually a weak one.

- Wagstaff, John
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.

- Balguy, John
There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.

- Sivananda, Sri Swami
We are not to make the ideas of contentment and aspiration quarrel, for God made them fast friends. A man may aspire, and yet be quite content until it is time to raise; and both flying and resting are but parts of one contentment. The very fruit of the gospel is aspiration. It is to the heart what spring is to the earth, making every root, and bud, and bough desire to be more. -

- Beecher, Henry Ward
As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent.

- Trollope, Anthony
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.

- Proverb, Hasidic
To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.

- Macdonald, George
If the book is good, is about something that you know, and is truly written, and reading it over you see that this is so, you can let the boys yip and the noise will have that pleasant sound coyotes make on a very cold night when they are out in the snow and you are in your own cabin that you have built or paid for with your work.

- Hemingway, Ernest
Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.

- Proverb, Spanish
Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

- Og Mandino
People are never free of trying to be content.

- Bookchin, Murray
Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks.

- Dickens, Charles



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