Quotations on Contentment
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In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor.
- William Ames
(Keywords: Love, Contentment, Joy, Perfection)
There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Faith, God, Fear, Greatness, Contentment, Humility)
From labour health, from health contentment spring; contentment opes the source of every joy.
- James Beattie
(Keywords: Health, Contentment, Joy, Spring)
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
(Keywords: Peace, Heart, Abundance, Awareness, Contentment, Grace, Mind, Open, Waiting, Will)
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
(Keywords: Life, Contentment, Moments, World)
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
(Keywords: Health, Wealth, Contentment, Faithfulness)
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
(Keywords: Ambition, Contentment, Enjoyment, Expectation, First, Mind)
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.
(Keywords: Happiness, Virtue, Contentment, Covetousness, Disease, Mercy, Mind)
Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Happiness, Contentment, Lies, Living, Man, Pursuit, Thinking)
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
(Keywords: Happiness, Contentment, Existence, Feeling, Harmony, Nothing)
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
(Keywords: Business, Humor, Anxiety, Body, Contentment, Depression, Friends, Mind, Serenity)
The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.
- Doug Larson
(Keywords: Happiness, People, Contentment, World)
Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk
(Keywords: Peace, Contentment, Country, World)
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
(Keywords: Life, Nature, Contentment, Excitement, Quiet)
There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.
(Keywords: Happiness, Contentment, End)
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
(Keywords: Happiness, Contentment, Man, Principles, Will)
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
(Keywords: Life, Contentment, Evening, Leisure, Want)
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu
(Keywords: Health, Friend, Confidence, Contentment, Joy, Possession, Treasure)
We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.
- Bern Williams
(Keywords: Victory, Contentment, May, Roses, Violets)