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Contentment Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Contentment

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Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Related topics: Values Life Human-Nature Psychology Simplicity

Health is the greatest gift,
contentment the greatest wealth,
faithfulness the best relationship.
- The Buddha

It is not our circumstances that create
our discontent or contentment.
It is us.
- Vivian Greene

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu

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Fortify yourself with contentment,
for it is an impregnable fortress. -
- Epictetus

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very,
very cheap source of happiness.
- Leon Kass


 

Alas!
if the principles of contentment are not within us,
the height of station and worldly grandeur will as
soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.
- Laurence Sterne

A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition;
to curb that,
is the first step to contentment, since to diminish
expectation is to increase enjoyment.
- Frances Burney

There is greatness in the fear of God,
contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
- Abu Bakr

The world is full of people looking for spectacular
happiness while they snub contentment.
- Doug Larson

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

Contentment consist not in adding more fuel,
but in taking away some fire.
- Thomas Fuller

Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul,
depend, as men have proved over and over again,
upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul.
- George A. Smith

One often learns more from ten days of agony than from
ten years of contentment.
- Harold Coffin

In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection
of all love towards our neighbor.
- William Ames

True humility is contentment.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

One should either be sad or joyful.
Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.
- Eugene O'Neill

From labour health, from health contentment spring;
contentment opes the source of every joy.
- James Beattie

Yet better for one of my nature to have it that way
than to have life a peaceful,
placid flow of quiet contentment.
I must have days of rushing excitement.
- Dawn Powell

True contentment depends not upon what we have;
a tub was large enough for Diogenes,
but a world was too little for Alexander.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The apex of my civic pride and personal contentment
was reached on the bright September morning when I
entered the public school.
- Mary Antin

Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton

True contentment comes with empathy.
- Tim Finn

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.
- Anthony Trollope

There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind,
and there is no happiness equal to contentment;
there is no disease like covetousness,
and no virtue like mercy.
- Chanakya

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

We may pass violets looking for roses.
We may pass contentment looking for victory.
- Bern Williams

Beyond mind, there is an awareness that is intrinsic,
that is not given to you by the outside, and is not an idea -
and there is no experiment up to now
that has found any center in the brain
which corresponds to awareness.
The whole work of meditation is
to make you aware of all that is "mind"
and disidentify yourself from it.
That very separation is the
greatest revolution that can happen to man.
Now you can do and act on only that
which makes you more joyous, fulfills you,
gives you contentment, makes your life a work of art, a beauty.
But this is possible only if the master in you is awake.
- Osho

This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmony
of the few things around me with my own existence,
a feeling of contentment and well-being that needed
no changes and no intensification.
- Herman Hesse

I am sensible of the velocity of the moments,
and entering that part of my head alert to the motion
of the world I am aware that life was never perfect,
never absolute.
This bestows contentment, even a fearlessness.
- Harold Brodkey

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.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body.
It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression.
It is a business asset.
It attracts and keeps friends.
It lightens human burdens.
It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
- Grenville Kleiser

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

The Divine Plan is one of Freedom.
The inherent nature of man is ever seeking
to express itself in terms of freedom,
because freedom is the birthright of every living soul.
- Ernest Holmes

I submit to you that if a man hasn't
discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The highest revelation is that God is in every man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart


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