contentment

Contentment quotes
Contentment
Whatever we are waiting for -- peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance -- it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.

- Breathnach, Sarah Ban
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.

- Locke, John
Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.

- Fuller, Thomas
Pride is a spiritual Cancer: It eats up the very possibilty of love, or contentment, or even common sense.

- C. S. Lewis
Please write again soon. Though my own life is filled with activity, letters encourage momentary escape into others lives and I come back to my own with greater contentment.

- Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.

- Buddha
Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.

- Benjamin Franklin
Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.

- Proverb, Spanish
He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.

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

- Wagstaff, John
Ultimately, contentment is more a shift in attitude than a change in circumstances.

- Linda Dillow
Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man.

- Fowles, John
Mercy to living beings, self restraint, truth, honesty, chastity and contentment, right faith and knowledge, and austerity are but the entourage of morality.

- Sila-Prabhrita
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.

- Shakespeare, William
To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problems of contentment.

- George Woodberry
It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are.

- Mackintosh, James
When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.

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

- Addison, Joseph
I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. [Philippians 4:11]

- Bible
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.



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