Best Quotes about Contentment
Happy the man who can endure the highest and the lowest fortune. He, who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity, has deprived misfortune of its power.
The contented man can be happy with what appears to be useless.
There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.
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.
One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.
Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
Try to be like the turtle -- at ease in your own shell
It is invariable found that a content man is usually a weak one.
Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.
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.
A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
To accept what you are is to be content, and contentment is the greatest wealth. To work with patience is to gather power.
A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content.
It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are.
Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He who is content. Who is that? Nobody.
Riches are not from abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented mind.
I don't want to own anything that won't fit into my coffin.
Allen, Fred A.
The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.
There are two kinds of discontent in this world. The discontent that works, and the discontent that wrings its hands. The first gets what it wants. The second loses what it has. There's no cure for the first, but success and there's no cure at all for the second.
The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.
Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own; he who, secure within, can say, tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
To be content with life -- or to live merrily, rather --all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting, superficial glance; the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow.
Lichtenberg, Georg C.
Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man.
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.
People are never free of trying to be content.
If you are content, you have enough to live comfortably.
Plautus, Titus Maccius
What makes us discontented with our condition is the absurdly exaggerated idea we have of the happiness of others.
To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.
Being contented ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
A man who is contented with what he has done will never become famous for what he will do.
To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.
A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.
Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.
Gladstone, William E.
He that is well paid is well satisfied.
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.
That blessed mood in which the burthen of the mystery, in which the heavy and the weary weight of all this unintelligible world is lightened.
I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. [Philippians 4:11]
My crown is in my heart, not on my head, Nor decked with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen: My crown is called content: A crown it is, that seldom kings enjoy.
For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. [St. Paul In Philippians 4:11]
If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.
Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.
To the right, books; to the left, a tea-cup. In front of me, the fireplace; behind me, the post. There is no greater happiness than this.
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