Quotes on satisfaction / contentment

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
~ Socrates
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Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
~ Socrates
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He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.
~ Socrates
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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.
~ John Dryden
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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
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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
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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
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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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True contentment comes with empathy.
~ Tim Finn
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We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.
~ Bernard Williams
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The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.
~ Doug Larson
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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
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One often learns more from ten days of agony than ten years of contentment.
~ Merle Shain
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Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
~ Thomas Fuller
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In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor.
~ William Ames
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There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
~ Abu Bakr
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True contentment comes with empathy.
~ Tim Finn
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The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.
~ Doug Larson
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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
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True humility is contentment.
~ Henri Frederic Amiel
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Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
~ Thomas Fuller
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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
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At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.
~ Steve Maraboli
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To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.
~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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I moaned because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.
by: rotzooi
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Be thankful that you are on your feet. There are people who can’t even walk down the street.
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My to-do list for today:
– Count my blessings
– Practice kindness
– Let go of what I can’t control
– Listen to my heart
– Be productive yet calm
– Just breathe
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Someone else is happy with less than what you have.
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Always appreciate what you have. There is always someone out there who wishes that had what you have.
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Today, I will look around & enjoy all the beautiful things that are around me rather than yearn for things that are beyond my control & become miserable.
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God give me nothing I wanted. He gave me everything I needed.
by: Yuvi
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Contentment is a realization that life is a GIFT and not a RIGHT.
by: Jayson
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Want to find a perfect person for you?
Be contented.
by: Lei
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If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.
– Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
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Life is not hard, it’s us making it hard, because we want more than what we deserve.
by: Naqibullah Paiman
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The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.
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When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.
– Lao Tzu
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He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
– Socrates
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Wishing things were different is a great way to torture yourself.
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If you can’t be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.
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Life is better if you are satisfied and happy with what you do and what you have.
– Dr T.P.Chia
by: Ivy Lee
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Stop looking for reasons to be unhappy. Focus on the things you do have, and the reasons you should be happy.
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People are never happy with what they have. They want what they had. Or what others have.
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Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
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The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.
– Oscar Wilde
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Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
– Gautama Buddha
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Someone else is happy with less than what you have.
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A man may be happy anywhere that knows how to be contented.
– Wellins Calcott
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People are always looking for more and forget about what they already have.
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There are two ways to get enough.
One is to to continue to accumulate more and more.
The other is to desire less.
– G.K. Chesterton
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I complained to God about having a husky voice,
Then I remembered about the deaf one.
Be contented.
by: christine ugay
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Love came up to me showing me that a contented mind is best for growth.
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Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
– Thomas Fuller
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Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.
– Benjamin Franklin
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A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
– Joseph Addison
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There is no treasure equal to contentment and no virtue equal to fortitude.
– Sarada Devi
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Contentment is the capital which will never diminish.
– Ali bin Abu- Talib
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Contentment is the greatest form of wealth.
– Acharya Nagarjuna
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A Sunday well- spent brings a week of content.
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When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.
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Pleasures that we seek are not happiness at its peak. For it is contentment that gives true fulfillment.
– RVM
by: RVM
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Instead of focusing on what’s missing, learn to appreciate what’s there.
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Sometimes the greenest grass is right beneath your feet.
by: Phil Bubnis
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Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
– Thomas Chandler Haliburton
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One often learns more from ten days of agony than ten years of contentment.
– Merle Shain
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I don’t look for bliss, just contentment.
– Alison Krauss
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Fortify thyself with contentment: that is an impregnable stronghold.
– Epictetus
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We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.
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My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.
– Charles Lamb
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When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
– François de La Rochefoucauld
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There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
– Salvador Dalí
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I don’t want to own anything that won’t fit into my coffin.
– Fred A. Allen
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Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
– Socrates
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Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.
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A contented man is never poor. A humble man is never arrogant.
– Dr T.P.Chia
by: Dr T.P.Chia
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Those who crave are sure to take disappointments to their grave.
– RVM
by: RVM
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Better to be happy with the cod fish in your plate now, than to linger for the taste of a tuna that is still swimming in the sea.
by: Dennis E. Adonis
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If you can’t be a superstar, be a star.
by: Burton Mwakatumbula
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True humility is contentment.
– Henri Frederic Amiel
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True contentment comes with empathy.
– Tim Finn
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What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life.
– Hermann Hesse
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Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.
– Bertolt Brecht
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He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.
– Socrates
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Life is like a deck of cards, you get what you’re given. Be satisfied, nobody knows who you really are till you show your hand.
by: kendra
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Don’t compare. Be contented with yourself. Enjoy, delight – help yourself to be yourself.
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We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
– Frederick Keonig
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Opinions are neither required nor desired !! Live for your heart’s content not for others’ compliments.
by: indu sri
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We are never satisfied with what we have. We want what we can’t have and take the things we do have for granted.
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No one is ever satisfied where he is.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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It’s useless, wasting time thinking about what you don’t have.
by: Burton Mwakatumbula
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As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
– William Shakespeare
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The best may come the best may leave, you do not know the best unless you know what you already have.
by: zakery
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Contentment is the foundation of true happiness. The happiness that comes from fulfilling desires can never be permanent.
– RVM
by: RVM
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Wealth is not in vast riches but wealth is in self-contentment.
by: NAHIEM
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I don’t have money but I have something even money can’t buy – Satisfaction. I’m satisfied with whatever little I have.
– Saru Singhal
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Just try to be happy. Unhappiness starts with wanting to be happier.
– Sam Levenson
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Be happy with the little that you have. There are people with nothing that still manage to smile.
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There is nothing more satisfying than having plans.
– Lalita Tademy
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If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who will not survive the week.
If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than seventy five percent of the world.
If you have money in the bank or in your wallet, you are among the top eighty percent of the worlds wealthy.
If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.
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The simplest way to rejoice is to count your blessings and be grateful for them. You will automatically feel joy in your heart.
by: RVM
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Contentment is happiness.
by: joseph
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We may not have everything we want but we have everything we need.
by: Jaki
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A simple way to be grateful is to close your eyes for a minute and think of those who never got a chance to open them.
– RVM
by: RVM
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For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.
– Joyce Meyer
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The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.
– Doug Larson
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He was the most content person they had ever met – surely more than them – but that didn’t stop them from suggesting what they thought he should do differently.
– Alan Robert Neal
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Whatever you have been given is what someone needs.
– Mike Murdock
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When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love.
– Marcus Aurelius
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Not every lake dreams to be an ocean. Blessed are the ones who are happy with whom they are.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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The secret to happiness…be satisfied and be grateful.
– Mitch Albom
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I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
– Pablo Picasso
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He who is not grateful for the good things he has won’t be happy with the things he wishes he had.
by: Vikrant Parsai
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Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
– Epictetus
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A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.
– Joseph Addison
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Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.
– Arthur Schopenhauer
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Self-satisfaction is the ultimate thing one can achieve in life.
– Manish Pradhan
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No accomplishments are important than self realization of self satisfaction.
– Santosh Kalwar
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