contentment

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

- C. S. Lewis
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.
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.
Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.

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

- Socrates
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
From labor health, from health contentment springs.

- Beattie, Melody
One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.

- O'Neill, Eugene
A harvest of peace is produced from a seed of contentment.

- American Proverb
For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. [St. Paul In Philippians 4:11]

- Bible
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.

- Franklin, Benjamin
Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.

- Fuller, Thomas
Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man.

- Fowles, John
There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.

- Byron, Lord
Ultimately, contentment is more a shift in attitude than a change in circumstances.

- Linda Dillow
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.

- Dryden, John
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.

- Edwards, Tryon
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



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