Quotes: contentment

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  • Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope
    British writer 1815-1882
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    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.
  • Sarah Ban Breathnach
    Sarah Ban Breathnach
    American author and philanthropist 1947-
    Sarah Ban Breathnach
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    As we become curators of our own contentment on the Simple Abundance path... we learn to savor the small with a grateful heart.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks.
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller
    English preacher and writer 1608-1661
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    Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
    Socrates
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    Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
  • Thomas C. Haliburton
    Thomas C. Haliburton
    Canadian jurist, writer 1796-1865
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    Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
  • Grenville Kleiser
    Grenville Kleiser
    Canadian-American author
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    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.
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
    Socrates
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    He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.
  • Boeddha
    Boeddha
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    Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
  • Robert Southey
    Robert Southey
    British writer 1774-1843
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    It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutalized his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion.
  • Eugene O'Neill
    Eugene O'Neill
    American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature 1888-1953
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    One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
    Buddha
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    Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
  • Lin Yü-tang
    Lin Yü-tang
    Chinese writer 1895-1976
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    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.
  • Sri Swami Sivananda
    Sri Swami Sivananda
    Indian arts 1887-
    Sri Swami Sivananda
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    There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.
  • G. Woodberry
    G. Woodberry
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    To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problem of contentment.
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