Quotations on Satisfaction

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Earth's dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists: those who teach that global justice is meaningless; that satisfaction can come only in violence, division, and intellectual isolation.
- Abdallah II
(Keywords: Earth, Isolation, Justice, Satisfaction, Violence)

I made my choice to be in Ferrari. It is not easy because it is important for a man to have satisfaction. And for me to get the satisfaction I want means getting results.
- Jean Alesi
(Keywords: Choice, Man, Results, Satisfaction, Want)

Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Purpose, Confession, Satisfaction, Sin, Sorrow)

Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Fashion, Man, Satisfaction, Will, Woman)

I believe it is an important project, it makes the cost of doing business lower and they will make us more competitive at the same time, it will also provide some satisfaction to the people who demand services for them of the quality they want and also quickly.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Keywords: Business, Time, Quality, People, Project, Satisfaction, Want, Will)

Look at Christ, my dear friend: His life was divine through and through, full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind, finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Life, Being, Christ, Delight, Mankind, Satisfaction, Self)

As a head-hunter I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing my candidates do well and therefore my clients happy. I want to work with clients more as a partner than simply a head-hunter.
- Bruce Bennett
(Keywords: Work, Clients, Satisfaction, Want)

Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence, but at the present time it looks as if humanity were within sight of their satisfaction. Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream, awaits the arrival of permanent peace.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Peace, Time, Sex, Dream, Existence, Humanity, Hunger, Present, Satisfaction, Sight)

Compromise, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Compromise, Nothing, Satisfaction, Thinking)

Most of the memorable events I have myself been exercised in; and, for the satisfaction of the public, will briefly relate the circumstances of my adventures, and scenes of life, from my first movement to this country until this day.
- Daniel Boone
(Keywords: Life, Circumstances, Country, Day, Events, First, Public, Satisfaction, Will)

Which, of course, isn't the point of writing - but it would be nice if, along with the creative satisfaction of writing and seeing my work in print, I could do more than merely scrape a living. Okay, moaning over.
- Eric Brown
(Keywords: Work, Living, Satisfaction, Writing)

As this world was not intended to be a state of any great satisfaction or high enjoyment, so neither was it intended to be a mere scene of unhappiness and sorrow.
- Joseph Butler
(Keywords: Enjoyment, Satisfaction, Sorrow, State, Unhappiness, World)

There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
- James Branch Cabell
(Keywords: Memory, Satisfaction, Temptation)

Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place.
- Angela Carter
(Keywords: Life, Mother, Father, Gods, First, Myths, Satisfaction, Silly, Woman)

When news of the crash came, probably a lot of people in small towns and farms across America felt a sense of grim satisfaction that the sinners had finally been punished for their wicked ways.
- Ron Chernow
(Keywords: People, America, News, Satisfaction, Sense)

I like to work. The self-esteem and satisfaction that I get from working makes me a better person, which makes me a better mom. I feel lucky because I have the luxury of working only one or two days a week.
- Cindy Crawford
(Keywords: Mom, Work, Luxury, Satisfaction, Self)

I wanted something that had the feel of a complete band and a variety of instrument. Apart from doing the album for musical satisfaction, I felt it was an important statement for other women - showing you don't have to rely on other people to do things for you.
- Danielle Dax
(Keywords: Women, People, Satisfaction, Variety)

There is a great satisfaction in building good tools for other people to use.
- Freeman Dyson
(Keywords: People, Building, Satisfaction, Tools)

Words began to appear in English and to make some kind of equivalent. For what satisfaction it is hard to say, except that something seems unusually piercing, living, handsome, in another language, and since English is yours, you wish it to be there too.
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Keywords: English, Language, Living, Satisfaction, Words)

I look at my father, who was in many ways an unhappy person, but who, not long before he got sick, said that the greatest source of satisfaction in his life had been going to work in the company of other workers.
- Jonathan Franzen
(Keywords: Life, Work, Father, Company, Satisfaction, Workers)

What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
- Sigmund Freud
(Keywords: Happiness, Needs, Satisfaction, Sense)

Meanwhile, parents, students and teachers all report higher satisfaction with charter schools. People like them. They cost less money. They raise the academic achievement of poor kids. Go ahead, get a little enthused.
- Maggie Gallagher
(Keywords: Money, People, Achievement, Kids, Parents, Poor, Satisfaction, Schools, Students, Teachers)

I always received much more satisfaction as a defense attorney in obtaining an acquittal for a client than I ever have as a D.A. in obtaining a conviction. All my interests and sympathies tend to be on the side of the individual as opposed to the state.
- Jim Garrison
(Keywords: Conviction, Defense, Satisfaction, State)

In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?
- Charles de Gaulle
(Keywords: History, Men, Friend, Events, Now, Satisfaction, Solitude, Temptation)

Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact: that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed.
- Carolyn Heilbrun
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, Job, Key, Satisfaction, Years)

Don't just work for the money; that will bring only limited satisfaction.
- Kathy Ireland
(Keywords: Work, Money, Satisfaction, Will)

The commune movement is part of a reawakening of belief in the possibilities for utopia that existed in the nineteenth century and exist again today, a belief that by creating the right social institution, human satisfaction and growth can be achieved.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Keywords: Belief, Growth, Possibilities, Right, Satisfaction, Today, Utopia)

He didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. it had to be some silly little Communist.
- Jackie Kennedy
(Keywords: Being, Civil rights, Satisfaction, Silly)

A mutual arrangement, I repeat, is the only satisfactory medium whereby the present system can be carried on with any degree of satisfaction, and in such an arrangement the employers have more to gain than the workers.
- James Larkin
(Keywords: Gain, Present, Satisfaction, Workers)

I am probably the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life. No one gets the satisfaction or the joy that I get out of seeing kids realize there is hope.
- Jerry Lewis
(Keywords: Life, Hope, Joy, Kids, Man, Satisfaction, Will)

I therefore set to work, and after two and a half years of not inconsiderable labour I now have the privilege and the satisfaction of accompanying the early volumes of the series with this preface.
- James Loeb
(Keywords: Work, Now, Privilege, Satisfaction, Years)

Would you not like to try all sorts of lives - one is so very small - but that is the satisfaction of writing - one can impersonate so many people.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: People, Satisfaction, Writing)

With the Truman book, I wrote the entire account of his experiences in World War I before going over to Europe to follow his tracks in the war. When I got there, there was a certain satisfaction in finding I had it right - it does look like that.
- David McCullough
(Keywords: War, Europe, Right, Satisfaction, World, World war)

It is giving me a great satisfaction, because I had the notion that we could make great wines equal to the greatest wines in the world, and everybody said it was impossible.
- Robert Mondavi
(Keywords: Giving, Satisfaction, World)

The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them... Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
- Michel de Montaigne
(Keywords: Life, Lies, Satisfaction, Value, Will, Years)

With honesty of purpose, balance, a respect for tradition, courage, and, above all, a philosophy of life, any young person who embraces the historical profession will find it rich in rewards and durable in satisfaction.
- Samuel E. Morison
(Keywords: Life, Courage, Honesty, Purpose, Balance, Philosophy, Profession, Respect, Satisfaction, Tradition, Will)

I would prefer being in a hard battle; however, I will be satisfied with whatever happens to me in this war, if only the country comes out of this peril safe and to the satisfaction of the finest and best government on earth.
- Knute Nelson
(Keywords: Government, War, Battle, Being, Country, Earth, Satisfaction, Will)

When I started out in 1960, I thought it might possibly last a couple of years. I never expected it to last 42. I take great satisfaction in that longevity.
- Bob Newhart
(Keywords: Thought, Longevity, Satisfaction, Years)

When I was speaking about communicating, I meant that the listener - we have to reach the listener; otherwise, of course, you're writing the piece, as I say, only for the satisfaction of seeing it on the paper for yourself, and then it ends right there.
- Leo Ornstein
(Keywords: Right, Satisfaction, Writing)

I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical generality and vagueness.
- Wilfred Owen
(Keywords: Reading, Satisfaction, Thinking)

It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Keywords: Time, Satisfaction, Value)

Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.
- James Cash Penney
(Keywords: Leadership, Trust, Quality, Confidence, Cooperation, Honor, Satisfaction, Service, Worth)

Woe to us if we get our satisfaction from the food in the kitchen and the TV in the den and the sex in the bedroom with an occasional tribute to the cement blocks in the basement!
- John Piper
(Keywords: Food, Sex, Kitchen, Satisfaction, Tribute)

Being an agent gave me a great sense of satisfaction.
- Victoria Principal
(Keywords: Being, Satisfaction, Sense)

I guess it is the sense of personal satisfaction that racing gives you that I am probably going to miss, because in racing you get that feedback very quickly.
- Bobby Rahal
(Keywords: Racing, Satisfaction, Sense)

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
- Jim Rohn
(Keywords: Greatness, Wealth, Joy, Reputation, Satisfaction, Service)

In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Keywords: Being, Satisfaction, Sense)

I never thought tennis was going to give me so much satisfaction.
- Gabriela Sabatini
(Keywords: Thought, Satisfaction, Tennis)

But with exquisite breathing you smile, with satisfaction of love, And I touch you again as you tick in the silence and settle in sleep.
- Karl Shapiro
(Keywords: Love, Satisfaction, Silence, Sleep, Smile)

God is all-full. He is self-contained. He is eternal satisfaction.
- Swami Sivananda
(Keywords: God, Satisfaction, Self)



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