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Contentment Quotes


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A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world; and if, in the present life, his happiness arises from the subduing of his desires, it will arise in the next from the gratification of them.

A man who finds no satisfaction in himself, seeks for it in vain elsewhere.

A wise man will always be contented with his condition, and will live rather according to the precepts of virtue, than according to the customs of his country.

An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.

Content can soothe, where'er by fortune placed; can rear a garden in the desert waste.

Content has a kindly influence on the soul of man, in respect of every being to whom he stands related. It extinguishes all murmuring, repining, and ingratitude toward that Being who has allotted us our part to act in the world. It destroys all inordinate ambition; gives sweetness to the conversation, and serenity to all the thoughts; and if it does not bring riches, it does the same thing by banishing the desire of them.

Contentment comes not so much from great wealth as from few wants.

Contentment gives a crown, where fortune hath denied it.

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.

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.

Contentment produces, in some measure, all those effects which the alchymist ascribes to what he calls the philosopher's stone; and if it does not bring riches, it docs the same thing by banishing the desire of them. If it cannot remove the disquietudes arising from a man's mind, body, or fortune, it makes him easy under them.

Contentment with the divine will is the best remedy we can apply to misfortunes.

Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.

Great is he who enjoys his earthenware as if it were plate, and not less great is the man to whom all his plate is no more than earthenware.

He is well paid that is well satisfied.

He that is never satisfied with anything, satisfies no one.

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.

I am always content with what happens; for I know that what God chooses is better than what I choose.

I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness; glad of other men's good, content with my harm.


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