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  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius
    Roman emperor 121-180
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    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.
  • Charles Kingsley
    Charles Kingsley
    British writer 1819-1875
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    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.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honor is a private station.
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
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    He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.
  • Aesop
    Aesop
    Greek fabulist and story teller 620-564 BCE
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    He that is discontented in one place will seldom be content in another.
  • Andrew Carnegie
    Andrew Carnegie
    American industrialist 1835-1919
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    People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    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.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    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
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
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    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.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    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.
  • Barbara Kruger
    Barbara Kruger
    American artist 1945-
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    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.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    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.
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar Gracian
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
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    Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.
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