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Contentment Quotes

Little Girl Walking Away on Bridge Contentment Quotes

 Most of us go through life not knowing what we want, but feeling darn sure this isn’t it. By a Cosmic Humorist, from the book, “Handbook to Higher Consciousness” -by Ken Keyes

When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. Francois De La Rochefoucauld

A contented heart is an even sea in the midst of all storms. Anonymous

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. Joseph Addison

 A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. George Moore

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking,the whole world belongs to you. Lao Tzu

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything. Aesop

Contentment gives a crown where fortune hath denied it. Henry Ford

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. John Balguy

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty. Socrates

Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have. Unknown

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

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

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

I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. Bible, Philippians 4:11

If you are content, you have enough to live comfortably. Plautus

If you can look back on your life with contentment, you have one of man’s most precious gifts — a selective memory. Jim Fiebig

It is contentment that man really needs, rather than what he calls happiness. Lao Russell

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

One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment. Merle Shain

Patience is the key to contentment. Mohammed

Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get. Spanish proverb

Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace. Buddha

The contented man can be happy with what appears to be useless. Hung Ko

The mind is like a river; upon its waters thoughts float through in a constant procession every conscious moment. You stand on a bridge over it and can stop and turn back any thought that comes along. The art of contentment is to let no thought pass that is going to disturb you. Dr. Frank Crane

The rarest feeling that ever lights a human face is the contentment of a loving soul. Henry Ward Beecher

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. Sri Swami Sivananda

The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach. Lin Yutang

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

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. George C. Lichtenberg

To be content with what we possess is the greatest and most secure of riches. Cicero

Try to be like the turtle — at ease in your own shell. Bill Copeland

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

We only see in a lifetime a dozen faces marked with the peace of a contented spirit. Henry Ward Beecher

What makes us discontented with our condition is the absurdly exaggerated idea we have of the happiness of others. French Proverb

When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment. Unknown

While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment. Proverb

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