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English statesman 1874-1965
Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
Roman emperor 121-180
Always observe how ephemeral and worthless human things are. Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe, blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.
British writer 1819-1875
Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honor is a private station.
Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.
Greek fabulist and story teller 620-564 BCE
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be content in another.
American industrialist 1835-1919
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Roman poet 65-8 BC
You must often make erasures if you mean to write what is worthy of being read a second time; and don't labor for the admiration of the crowd, but be content with a few choice readers.
English writer 1709-1784
A continual feast of commendation is only to be obtained by merit or by wealth: many are therefore obliged to content themselves with single morsels, and recompense the infrequency of their enjoyment by excess and riot, whenever fortune sets the banquet before them.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
American writer and poet 1809-1894
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.
American writer 1891-1980
All my good reading, you might say, was done in the toilet. There are passages in Ulysses which can be read only in the toilet - if one wants to extract the full flavor of their content.
American artist 1945-
Although my art work was heavily informed by my design work on a formal and visual level, as regards meaning and content the two practices parted ways.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.
Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.
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