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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