Quotes and Sayings about Content



"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Content, Focus, Silence, Words)

"A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Man, Mind, World)

"Admitting the force of these contentions, nevertheless, the custom of meeting together in public assembly for the consideration of the most serious, the most exalted topics of human interest is too vitally precious to be lost."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Consideration, Custom, Force, Interest, Meeting, Public)

"Goodness is something that makes us serene and content; it is magnificent. Those who are not good are evil."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Content, Evil, Goodness)

"Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything."
- Aesop
(Related: Content, First)

"He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another."
- Aesop
(Related: Will)

"To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Wisdom, Mind, Treasure, Trouble)

"Why should you be content with so little? Why shouldn't you reach out for something big?"
- Charles L. Allen
(Related: Content)

"I'm content to stand on tradition. I'm even more content to wipe my feet on it."
- Aaron Allston
(Related: Content, Feet, Tradition)

"For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Successful, Conviction, Discontent, Revolution, Rights, Importance, Justice, Necessity)

"In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor."
- William Ames
(Related: Love, Contentment, Joy, Perfection)

"True humility is contentment."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Contentment, Humility)

"We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
"If we thought it would improve our relationship, we would get married tomorrow, but as it is, nearly 7 years after we got engaged, we are content to wait."
- Benny Anderson
(Related: Thought, Content, Tomorrow, Years)

"Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Men, Women, Cause, Discontent, Revolution, Nation, Rebellion)

"The apex of my civic pride and personal contentment was reached on the bright September morning when I entered the public school."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Contentment, Pride, Public, School)

"Contention is inseparable from creating knowledge. It is not contention we should try to avoid, but discourses that attempt to suppress contention."
- Joyce Appleby
(Related: Knowledge, Contention)

"Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Content, Fidelity, Loyalty, Mind)

"It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Contention, Country, Nothing, Traditions)

"To try and raise a budget for a film that is strictly for adults and both strong and graphic in content is not easy, especially when there is pressure to spend serious money on good special effects."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Money, Content, Film, Pressure)

"How can you be content to be in the world like tulips in a garden, to make a fine show, and be good for nothing."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Content, Garden, Nothing, World)

"Be content to seem what you really are."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Content)

"Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Change, Content, Day)

"I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends, I call it 'content.'"
- Lauren Bacall
(Related: Health, Friends)

"What comprises good performance? The ability through singing or playing to make the ear conscious of the true content and affect of a composition."
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
(Related: Performance, Ability, Content, Singing)

"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Content, End, Man, Will)

"There are very few things that are purely conceptual without any hard content."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Content)

"Never, never rest contented with any circle of ideas, but always be certain that a wider one is still possible."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: Ideas, Rest)

"I think and hope and believe that the Japanese government and the people of Japan will be happy and content with the progress of justice in this case and that it will not become a great issue in the future."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Government, People, Progress, Hope, Content, Future, Justice, Will)

"There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Faith, God, Fear, Greatness, Contentment, Humility)

"There are always good parts. They may not pay what you want, and they may not have as many days' work as you want, they may not have the billing that you want, they may not have a lot of things, but - the content of the role itself - I find there are many roles."
- Anne Bancroft
(Related: Work, Content, May, Want)

"Ah, sweet Content, where doth thine harbour hold."
- Barnabe Barnes
(Related: Content)

"From labour health, from health contentment spring; contentment opes the source of every joy."
- James Beattie
(Related: Health, Contentment, Joy, Spring)

"Let me go over this again on the reclaiming the civil rights movement. People of faith that believe that you have an equal right to justice - that is the essence. And if it's not the essence, then we've been sold a pack of lies. The essence is everyone deserves a shot - the content of character, not the color of skin."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Faith, People, Character, Civil rights, Content, Justice, Lies, Skin)

"Be content to remember that those who can make omelettes properly can do nothing else."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Content, Nothing)

"Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up being the biggest film star in the history of cinema."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: History, Work, Thought, Being, Cinema, Content, Film, Pretty)

"People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: People, Ideas, Content)

"A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven."
- Boethius
(Related: Content, Heaven, Man, Will)

"We havent really paid much attention to thought as a process. we have engaged in thoughts, but we have only paid attention to the content, not to the process."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought, Thoughts, Attention, Content)

"Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things; and I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in whatever state he is."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Content, Enjoyment, Man, Philosophy, State)

"In a constitutional democracy the moral content of law must be given by the morality of the framer or legislator, never by the morality of the judge."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Morality, Content, Democracy, Law)

"But I fear, my lot being cast in Scotland, that beauty would not be content."
- Anne Boyd
(Related: Beauty, Fear, Being, Content, Scotland)

"I stress the uniqueness of the Australian landscape and its metaphysical and mythic content."
- Arthur Boyd
(Related: Content, Stress, Uniqueness)

"We read our own political content into The Clash, and they accepted it."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Content)

"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
(Related: Peace, Heart, Abundance, Awareness, Contentment, Grace, Mind, Open, Waiting, Will)

"Becoming a mom made me more contentious about expressing my true taste."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Mom, Taste)

"As far as Beau is concerned, we're on the same team, we root for each other. If my parts are slightly more attractive, or are perceived that way by others, he's very content."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Content)

"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
(Related: Life, Contentment, Moments, World)

"In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Time, Life, Winning, Contention, Writing)

"It is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. hares have no time to read."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Time, Contention, Writing)

"Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing - where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger; which he knows he was meant and made to do."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Soul, Thoughts, Day, Deeds, Desire, Man, Thinking, Will)

"With each of those projects I wasn't thinking about how the layout would really affect the story I was working on - it wasn't the content that was affecting the layout, it was, how I wanted to draw at that point in time."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Time, Content, Projects, Thinking)

"The Church cannot be content to live in its stained-glass house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture."
- Robert McAfee Brown
(Related: Church, Content, Culture)

"Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Happiness, Music, People, Thoughts, Answers, Being, Content, Giving, Oneness, Sense)

"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship."
- Buddha
(Related: 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
(Related: Ambition, Contentment, Enjoyment, Expectation, First, Mind)

"I record all of my music with authentic instruments in a studio before we start editing, doing many, many versions. The music shapes the film as we edit so it has an organic relationship to the content."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Music, Content, Film)

"I strongly support the Bush Administration's clean diesel rules, which will reduce air pollution from diesel engines by more than 90 percent, and reduce the sulfur content of diesel fuel by more than 95 percent."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Content, Pollution, Rules, Support, Will)

"What is that song that Willie Nelson sang? 'Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few.' I think of that. No big deal. I've reached a stage in my life where I am content."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Life, Content, Song)

"I'm content with making records, but I don't want to be doing the same thing all the time."
- John Cale
(Related: Time, Content, Want)

"I would have been content to just do studio work, making it on my own never really entered my mind."
- Glen Campbell
(Related: Work, Content, Mind)

"In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch Is offering too little and asking too much. The French are with equal advantage content, So we clap on Dutch bottoms just twenty per cent."
- George Canning
(Related: Commerce, Content, Fault)

"It's hard to be ambitious if you're content, isn't it?"
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: Content)

"Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: April, May, Spring, Summer, Winter)

"People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: People, Content, Mediocrity)

"Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Age, Business, Home, Men, Success, Adventure, Content, Mediocrity)

"I enjoy money. Not enough people in this world are happy. I'm determined to be contented, and having plenty of money from working makes it easier for me."
- Karen Carpenter
(Related: Money, People, World)

"I'm determined to be contented, and having plenty of money from working makes it easier for me."
- Karen Carpenter
(Related: Money)

"Movie distribution may very well have migrated fully to digital form by then, making a huge dent in the need to print film and physically distribute content."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Content, Film, May)

"We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Nature, Content, Study)

"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."
- Chanakya
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Contentment, Covetousness, Disease, Mercy, Mind)

"Once I should have been, if not satisfied, partially, at least, contented with suffrage for the intelligent and those who have been soldiers; now I am convinced that universal suffrage is demanded by sound policy and impartial justice."
- Salmon P. Chase
(Related: Policy, Justice, Now, Soldiers, Sound)

"The mobile market is exploding and it makes perfect sense for a media company like ours to create a real content destination for the billions of cell-phone users around the world."
- Peter Chernin
(Related: Company, Content, Media, Sense, World)

"True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Power, Agriculture, Contentment)

"Being "contented" ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Being, Content, English, Living)

"Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Quality, Growth, Discontent, Fact, Liberal, Privilege)

"I'd never been content in America."
- Julie Christie
(Related: America, Content)

"Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Content, Improvement)

"In Paris, everybody wants to be an actor; nobody is content to be a spectator."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Actor, Content, Paris)

"One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment."
- Harold Coffin
(Related: Contentment, Years)

"It's always hard to predict what's coming up next. My main guess is that content creators will increasingly start using BitTorrent to distribute their own work directly."
- Bram Cohen
(Related: Work, Content, Will)

"Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions."
- Edward Coke
(Related: Mother, Cause, Certainty, Quiet, Uncertainty)

"True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Contentment, World)

"The discontented believe that their regrets are about the past."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Past)

"Office politics are bloody-minded, but weak on content."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Politics, Content, Office)

"I think I'm as content as one can be."
- Nikki Cox
(Related: Content)

"And inasmuch as the bridge is a symbol of all such poetry as I am interested in writing it is my present fancy that a year from now I'll be more contented working in an office than ever before."
- Hart Crane
(Related: Poetry, Fancy, Now, Office, Present, Symbol, Writing)

"Many hard comments have been made on my efforts in India from the side of the Congress party, yet I feel content in the deep conviction that the offer I traveled 22,000 miles to discuss with Indian leaders was a real contribution to a solution of our differences."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Congress, Content, Conviction, Deep, Leaders, Party, Solution)

"It was immediately clear to me that security was a cross-cutting issue, so rather than dividing the space up in parallel with each of the other areas, I wanted security cut across the areas in addition to having its own content."
- Steve Crocker
(Related: Content, Security, Space)

"Seriously, we are in the midst of the convergence of voice and data and that is challenging the infrastructure of the telephone companies. There are huge commercial interests in the basic technology, but even more so in content delivery and control of content."
- Steve Crocker
(Related: Technology, Control, Content, Voice)

"I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Content, Devil, Sense, Word)

"I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Change, Happiness, Content, Today)

"Religion promotes the divine discontent within oneself, so that one tries to make oneself a better person and draw oneself closer to God."
- Cyril Cusack
(Related: Religion, God, Discontent)

"The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Success, Jealousy)

"My high-school dream was to be in a band, pay my rent and eat - and I've been able to do that for 20 years. So I'm completely content."
- Evan Dando
(Related: Dream, Content, Years)

"It was as though all my hostilities, anxieties, and conflicts were in one ball that was flying away into space, farther from me all the time, leaving me content with myself."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Time, Content, Flying, Space)

"The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Beginning, Content, Mystery)

"It is still not enough for language to have clarity and content... it must also have a goal and an imperative. Otherwise from language we descend to chatter, from chatter to babble and from babble to confusion."
- Rene Daumal
(Related: Goal, Clarity, Confusion, Content, Language)

"Now that digital lifestyle devices, tablets, wireless phones, and other Internet appliances are beginning to come of age, we need to worry about presenting our content to these devices so that it is optimized for their display capabilities."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Age, Beginning, Content, Internet, Now, Worry)

"Because the competitive landscape of the web is such that the site which looks and works best gets the most traffic, developers and designers put a premium on the presentation of that content and let structural markup take a back seat."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Content)

"For most of the '90s and the first part of this decade, content providers who wanted to publish online only needed to worry about the graphical web browser."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Content, First, Worry)

"Our old site did not have very good support for the disabled, but our new site should soon have much better support. With all of our content in divs now, we can hide all but the relevant chunks of content and navigation with a simple alternate CSS file."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Content, Navigation, Now, Old, Support)

"It has pleased and interested me to see how I could get along under difficult circumstances and with so much discomfort but as I say I was not sent out here to improve my temper or my health or to make me more content with my good things in the East."
- Richard H. Davis
(Related: Health, Circumstances, Content, Temper)

"American literature has never been content to be just one among the many literatures of the Western World. It has always aspired to be the literature not only of a new continent but of a New World."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: American, Content, Literature, World)

"All our discontents about what we want appeared to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have."
- Daniel Defoe
(Related: Spring, Thankfulness, Want)

"Film is a very young art that is still evolving. Soon, we shall reach a balance between content and technology."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Art, Technology, Balance, Content, Film)

"There is no reality of consciousness independent of the effects of various vehicles of content on subsequent action (and hence, of course, on memory)."
- Daniel Clement Dennett
(Related: Action, Consciousness, Content, Reality)

"To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Women, Life, Man, Respect, Woman, Wonder)

"The painter... does not fit the paints to the world. He most certainly does not fit the world to himself. He fits himself to the paint. The self is the servant who bears the paintbox and its inherited contents."
- Annie Dillard
(Related: Self, World)

"He has the most who is most content with the least."
- Diogenes
(Related: Content)

"The next wave of the Web is going to be user-generated content."
- John Doerr
(Related: Content)

"There's this large trend - I think the next trend in the Web, sort of Web 2.0 - which is to have users really express, offer, and market their own content, their own persona, their identity."
- John Doerr
(Related: Content, Identity)

"It is quite clear that compelling content, which is made available on economic terms that respect the intellectual rights of owners, can be a tremendous spur to the growth of broadband networks."
- John Doerr
(Related: Growth, Content, Rights, Respect)

"I can't tell you what that little ingredient is which makes that first person want to go on and aggressively do more, and the other person be content to not do that. It's a mystery, but it does happen."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Content, First, Mystery, Want)

"Today you can't go by the titles of the shows to know what the content of the show may be."
- Donna Douglas
(Related: Content, May, Titles, Today)

"Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the fictions we manufacture out of each other."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Truth, Content, Desire, Rest, Sickness)

"Whoever is content with the world, and who profits from its lack of justice, does not want to change it."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Change, Content, Justice, Want, World)

"On my return to Cornwall I discovered that I was living in a tropical paradise. For now I am content to explore my own home and our nearest neighbour France."
- John Dyer
(Related: Home, Content, France, Paradise, Living, Now)

"Digital imaging has untied our hands with regards to technical limitations. We no longer have to be arbiters of technology; we get to participate in the interpretation of technology into creative content."
- John Dykstra
(Related: Technology, Content, Limitations)

"I think that the use of copyright is going to change dramatically. Part of it is economics. There is just going to be so much content out there - there's a scarcity of attention. Information consumes attention, and there's too much information."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Change, Attention, Content, Economics, Information)

"To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Related: Content)

"I can think of films that I'm producing right now that are extremely hard-hitting, graphic films, that nobody necessarily wants to see, graphic in terms of violence, of adult content and racial and historical subject matter."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Content, Now, Right, Violence)

"One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books, but no one can get anything out of life without God."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: Life, God, Books)

"I can eat a man, but I'm not sure of the fiber content."
- Jenny Eclair
(Related: Content, Man)

"Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Progress, Failure, Discontent, First, Man, Necessity, Will)

"Discontent is the first necessity of progress."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Progress, Discontent, First, Necessity)

"His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Genius, Inspiration, Content)

"The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh."
- Jonathan Edwards
(Related: Travel, Content, Heaven)

"They lyrical content has grown more introspective and less abstract. I don't know if that's good or bad... Sometimes it feels a little raw to be putting so much of myself out there."
- Mark Edwards
(Related: Content)

"To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Content, Grief, Prosperity)

"People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Life, People, Content)

"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid."
- Epictetus
(Related: Thought, Content, Want)

"What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don't know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?"
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Content, Difference, Shadows)

"But I just really think there is a natural extension into other types of media because it's an excellent system for reliably locating and retrieving content."
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: Content, Media)

"After closely examining my conscience, I venture to state that in my historical novels I intended the content to be just as modern and up-to-date as in the contemporary ones."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Conscience, Content, State)

"I used to think I had ambition... but now I'm not so sure. It may have been only discontent. They're easily confused."
- Rachel Field
(Related: Ambition, Discontent, May, Now)

"This drama between Dean and Ehrlichman took place while I was trying to give the contents to the FBI."
- Fred F. Fielding
(Related: Drama, Trying)

"True contentment comes with empathy."
- Tim Finn
(Related: Contentment, Empathy)

"As for editorial content, that's the stuff you separate the ads with."
- Lord Thomson of Fleet
(Related: Content)

"Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man."
- John Fowles
(Related: Life, Content, Man, Word)

"Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Men, Content, Discontent, Poor)

"The discontented man finds no easy chair."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Man)

"Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Content)

"Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Content)

"This kid came up with Napster, and before that, none of us thought of content protection."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Thought, Content, Protection)

"Nature is inside art as its content, not outside as its model."
- Marilyn French
(Related: Art, Nature, Content)

"Everything becomes so problematic because of basic faults: from a discontent with myself."
- Anna Freud
(Related: Discontent)

"Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Dreams, Being, Content, Evil, Impulses, Spirits)

"What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Progress, Books, Content, Now)

"Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Contentment, Fire)

"There's a certain part of the contented majority who love anybody who is worth a billion dollars."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Love, Majority, Worth)

"In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Life, Comfort, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Contentment, Lies, Living, Man, Pursuit, Thinking)

"Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Progress, Discontent)

"Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little."
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Happiness, Being, Content)

"I believe that the brain has evolved over millions of years to be responsive to different kinds of content in the world. Language content, musical content, spatial content, numerical content, etc."
- Howard Gardner
(Related: Content, Language, World, Years)

"Content is often the reason users come to your site."
- Jesse James Garrett
(Related: Content, Reason)

"It would certainly be interesting to know what the CIA knew about Oswald six weeks before the assassination, but the contents of this particular message never reached the Warren Commission and remain a complete mystery."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Assassination, Mystery)

"The essence of man is, discontent, divine discontent; a sort of love without a beloved, the ache we feel in a member we no longer have."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Love, Discontent, Man)

"To praise it would amount to praising myself. For the entire content of the work... coincides almost exactly with my own meditations which have occupied my mind for the past thirty or thirty-five years."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Work, Content, Mind, Past, Praise, Years)

"90% of the divorces are initiated by women. That is really odd. Why? What's going on? What's the great discontent at the heart of it?"
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Women, Heart, Discontent)

"I knew style and content went hand in hand."
- Boy George
(Related: Content, Style)

"I would be content if I had nothing but a tape-recorder. I could still write songs and record them."
- Barry Gibb
(Related: Content, Nothing, Songs)

"Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Happiness, Life, Truth, People, Content, Deep, Kindness)

"Intelligent design itself does not have any content."
- George Gilder
(Related: Design, Content)

"To me style is just the outside of content, and content the inside of style, like the outside and the inside of the human body. Both go together, they can't be separated."
- Jean-Luc Godard
(Related: Body, Content, Style)

"The reason why the stone is red is its iron content, which is also why our blood is red."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Blood, Content, Reason)

"Broadcasters have a responsibility to serve the public interest and protect Americans from objectionable content, particularly during the hours when children are likely to be watching."
- Bart Gordon
(Related: Americans, Children, Content, Interest, Public, Responsibility)

"Be content to act, and leave the talking to others."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Act, Content, Talking)

"All I knew was that I was writing something out of my very guts, and that I was content."
- Winston Graham
(Related: Content, Writing)

"Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Discontent, Earth, Longing, Spirit, Spring)

"Educators are still spending way too much time trying to control what kids learn, bending the content to their own purposes, hoping beyond hope to change - by using technology - but not change too much."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Change, Technology, Time, Control, Hope, Content, Kids, Trying)

"I've been at this for 40 years. And, as an academic, I've been content with relatively small audiences, with the thought that the audience I long for will find its way eventually to what I have written, provided that what I have written is good enough."
- Stephen Greenblatt
(Related: Thought, Audiences, Content, Will, Years)

"The true measure of a career is to be able to be content, even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Career, Content, Measure)

"That certainly is one approach to take. My own is to acknowledge the inner child and try to work with my first fascination with science fiction. I have tried to build on its idea content and narrative drive rather than to discard them."
- James Gunn
(Related: Science, Work, Idea, Content, Fiction, First)

"We control the content of our dreams."
- Thom Gunn
(Related: Dreams, Control, Content)

"Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence."
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton
(Related: Contentment, Indolence)

"You are welcome to your intellectual pastimes and books and art and newspapers; welcome, too, to your bars and your whisky that only makes me ill. Here am I in the forest, quite content."
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Art, Books, Content, Newspapers)

"I wish that my husband's friends had left him where he is, happy and contented in retirement."
- Anna Harrison
(Related: HusbFriends, Retirement)

"Music is wonderful. Especially if there's some kind of content to it."
- Debbie Harry
(Related: Music, Content)

"I am not liked as a President by the politicians in office, in the press, or in Congress. But I am content to abide the judgment the sober second thought of the people."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Thought, People, Congress, Content, Judgment, Office, Politicians, President, Press)

"I believe that every role that I have done this far has had quality and content. My roles have been very demanding and every role has been a challenge and a learning experience that has helped me mature as an actress."
- Natasha Henstridge
(Related: Experience, Quality, Challenge, Content, Learning)

"It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Man, Poor)

"The difference of the degrees in which the individuals of a great community enjoy the good things of life has been a theme of declaration and discontent in all ages."
- William Herschel
(Related: Life, Community, Difference, Discontent)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Contentment, Existence, Feeling, Harmony, Nothing)

"In Japan, people don't really sing about sexual content."
- Utada Hikaru
(Related: People, Content)

"I resent the idea that people would blame the messenger for the message, rather than looking at the content of the message itself."
- Anita Hill
(Related: People, Idea, Blame, Content)

"That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defense of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Men, Peace, Defense, Liberty, Man, Right)

"A nation without dregs and malcontents is orderly, peaceful and pleasant, but perhaps without the seed of things to come."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Nation)

"Structure is more important than content in the transmission of information."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Content, Information)

"In fact, jazz has such a great feeling and great emotional content that it really doesn't require you to have technical understanding of it. I think you just have to allow your feelings to go with the music and you will find yourself carried along by it fairly quickly."
- Dave Holland
(Related: Music, Feelings, Content, Fact, Jazz, Understanding, Will)

"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 time in which it is used."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Time, Thought, Circumstances, Content, Living, May, Skin, Word)

"But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions."
- Homer
(Related: Spirit)

"I can assure you, that the gallant hearts that throb beneath its sacred folds, will only be content, when this glorious banner is planted first and foremost in the coming struggle for out independence."
- John B. Hood
(Related: Content, First, Independence, Struggle, Will)

"That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defence of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself."
- Thomas Hood
(Related: Men, Peace, Liberty, Man, Right)

"You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all."
- Horace
(Related: Happiness, Man, Mind, World)

"We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest."
- Horace
(Related: Life, Content, Guest, World)

"That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, the happy highways where I went and cannot come again."
- A. E. Housman
(Related: Content, Land)

"Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write."
- A. E. Housman
(Related: Nature, Ability, Content)

"Nature not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write."
- Alfred Edward Housman
(Related: Nature, Ability, Content)

"Remember above all that mental stability comes by examining the contents of the mind, not by avoidence."
- Vernon Howard
(Related: Mind, Stability)

"The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Knowledge, Content, Ignorance, Opinions)

"Revolution as an ideal concept always preserves the essential content of the original thought: sudden and lasting betterment."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Content, Revolution)

"A superstition which pretends to be scientific creates a much greater confusion of thought than one which contents itself with simple popular practices."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Thought, Confusion, Popular, Superstition)

"I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious... and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Content, Fools, Nothing, Vanity)

"Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to the average person."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Life, Content, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Two days ago, I was killed in LA. CNN reported that. What if my grandmother had seen that and had a heart attack? People talk about lyrical content. There is no media responsibility. Movies, the porn industry, it has to be across the board or it's ineffective."
- Curtis Jackson
(Related: Movies, People, Heart, Content, Media, Responsibility, Talk)

"If philosophy is practice, a demand to know the manner in which its history is to be studied is entailed: a theoretical attitude toward it becomes real only in the living appropriation of its contents from the texts."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: History, Attitude, Living, Philosophy, Practice)

"If you are foolish enough to be contented, don't show it, but grumble with the rest."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Rest)

"People who have tried it, tell me that a clear conscience makes you very happy and contented; but a full stomach does the business quite as well, and is cheaper, and more easily obtained."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Business, People, Conscience)

"We just want to win. That's the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with one championship or a little bit of success, but we don't really reflect on what we've done in the past. We focus on the present."
- Derek Jeter
(Related: Success, People, Content, Focus, May, Past, Present, Want)

"So one reason the science educators panic at the first sign of public rebellion is that they fear exposure of the implicit religious content in what they are teaching."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Science, Fear, Content, First, Public, Reason, Rebellion, Religious, Teaching)

"Evolutionary biologists are not content merely to explain how variation occurs within limits, however. They aspire to answer a much broader question-which is how complex organisms like birds, and flowers, and human beings came into existence in the first place."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Birds, Content, Existence, First, Flowers, Limits, Question)

"I expect to win. I've never been content with anything I've ever done."
- Randy Johnson
(Related: Content)

"Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Blessings, Choice, Content)

"I was as content Off-Broadway as I was in a big Hollywood movie, and, I just try to be content wherever I am, you know."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Content, Hollywood)

"Well, if you're talking about the current climate, there's a lack of content in American film because I think people are deeply confused about their emotions, and they don't regret certain aspects of their own foreign policy."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: People, Policy, American, Climate, Content, Emotions, Film, Foreign policy, Regret, Talking)

"You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Man, Rivers)

"I didn't want to get into acting. I was very happy doing MTV, it took up my time, I was content."
- Nafisa Joseph
(Related: Time, Acting, Content, Want)

"The trade unions, far from being content with these declarations, established international liaisons and supported every policy based on pacification and understanding."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Policy, Being, Content, Trade, Understanding)

"Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Man, Press, Unconscious)

"There is just so much stuff in the world that, to me, is devoid of any real substance, value, and content that I just try to make sure that I am working on things that matter."
- Dean Kamen
(Related: Content, Value, World)

"Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Thoughts, Blind, Content)

"Content arises out of certain considerations about form, material, context-and that when that subject matter is sufficiently far away."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Content)

"It's the role of the artist to pursue content."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Artist, Content)

"There are many ways of showing your protest and discontent without the actions of Kremlin."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Actions, Discontent, Protest)

"If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Happiness, Self)

"A company like DreamWorks, all we do is make product. That's all we do. We don't own distribution. We are purely in the creation of content."
- Jeffrey Katzenberg
(Related: Company, Content, Creation)

"The first function of a book review should be, I believe, to give some idea of the contents and character of the book."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Idea, Character, First)

"It is my contention that most people are not mugged every day, that most people in this world do not encounter violence every day. I think we prepare people for violence, and I think just as importantly we prepare people for the definition of being gentle."
- Bob Keeshan
(Related: People, Being, Contention, Day, Violence, World)

"Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Content, Darkness, May, Silence, State, Wonders)

"'Weary Willie' is very real to me. He is a man who has given up. The boat has gone and left him. The cards are stacked against him. He's content to make out with what he's got. He knows he'll go no further."
- Emmett Kelly
(Related: Cards, Content, Man)

"The vast concourse of people who had assembled to witness the triumphant arrival of the successful travellers was of the lowest orders of mechanics and artisans, among whom great distress and a dangerous spirit of discontent with the government at that time prevailed."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: Government, Time, People, Successful, Discontent, Spirit)

"He will easily be content and at peace, whose conscience is pure."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: Peace, Conscience, Content, Will)

"If any man claims the Negro should be content... let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim."
- Robert Kennedy
(Related: Change, Content, Man, Right, Skin)

"The contents of the massive banks behind these successive revetments makes it quite clear that the material was derived from the incorporation of earlier occupation levels."
- Kathleen Kenyon
(Related: Banks, Occupation)

"Big media companies have lots of money and content, but they have no way to tap into a good base of users."
- Michael King
(Related: Money, Content, Media)

"I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: People, Character, Content, Day, Skin, Will)

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Dream, Character, Children, Content, Day, Nation, Skin, Will)

"The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Equality, Autumn, Discontent, Freedom, Summer, Will)

"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."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Work, Strength, Being, Cheerfulness, Content, Diligence, Self, Temperance, Will)

"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
(Related: Business, Humor, Anxiety, Body, Contentment, Depression, Friends, Mind, Serenity)

"Television is much better crafted today then in the 70s. The content is less positive but I'm one of those that feel our entertainment reflects our world, it's not a driver - art imitates life."
- Christopher Knight
(Related: Art, Life, Positive, Content, Entertainment, Television, Today, World)

"Now I'm having to live with sales of around 50,000 per album - but I'm pretty content with my place in the general scheme of things, even if it's meant I don't drive a fancy car and can't afford grand vacations."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Car, Content, Fancy, Now, Pretty, Sales)

"You can browse to your heart's content but it's hard work and not easy on the feet unless you do it through catalogs or the Internet, and I like to touch and try on the things I buy."
- Judith Krantz
(Related: Work, Heart, Content, Feet, Hard work, Internet)

"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."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Art, Design, Work, Content, Meaning)

"Children learn and remember at least as much from the context of the classroom as from the content of the coursework."
- Lawrence Kutner
(Related: Children, Classroom, Content)

"The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Truth, Content)

"My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Wishing)

"Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content."
- Louis L'Amour
(Related: Being, Content, World)

"We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented."
- Walter Savage Landor
"Anyone's life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Life, Work, Exercise, Spirit)

"The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Happiness, People, Contentment, World)

"George Orwell's contention was that it is a sure sign of trouble when things can no longer be called by their right names and described in plain, forthright speech."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Contention, Names, Right, Speech, Trouble)

"The Indians, I was now speaking of, were not content with the common Enemies that lessen and destroy their Country-men, but invented an infallible Stratagem to purge their Tribe, and reduce their Multitude into far less Numbers."
- John Lawson
(Related: Content, Country, Enemies, Now, Numbers)

"Far from being the basis of the good society, the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents."
- Edmund Leach
(Related: Family, Society, Being, Privacy, Secrets)

"The trip I made to Angola to study the prehistoric contents of the gravel beds as a means of deciding the age of the deposits and their economic potential was the first time prehistory had ever been used for such a purpose."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Age, Time, Purpose, Beds, First, Potential, Study)

"I have examined the stomach contents of seven aardvarks."
- Louis Leakey
"It was my dream that I had clenched in a fist of discontent and wouldn't release. But time had now pried every finger open. There is peace in an open and upraised hand that isn't grasping for anything."
- Laurel Lee
(Related: Peace, Time, Dream, Discontent, Now, Open)

"The realistic value of a work is completely independent of its properties in terms of content."
- Fernand Leger
(Related: Work, Content, Value)

"We are no more content to plod along the beaten paths - and so marriage must go the way of God."
- Amy Levy
(Related: Marriage, God, Content)

"The real breeders of discontent and alien doctrines of government and philosophies subversive of good citizenship are such as these who take the law into their own hands."
- John L. Lewis
(Related: Government, Citizenship, Discontent, Law)

"To be content with life or to live merrily, rather all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting, superficial glance; the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Life, Content, Thoughtful)

"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Failure, Concern, Content)

"Every time I create an appointment, I create a hundred malcontents and one ingrate."
- Louis XIV
(Related: Time)

"Every time I bestow a vacant office I make a hundred discontented persons and one ingrate."
- Louis XIV
(Related: Time, Office)

"The most merciful thing in the world... is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents."
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Related: Mind, World)

"The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied."
- Lucretius
(Related: Wealth, Content, Mind, Want)

"It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind."
- Lucretius
(Related: Soul, Wealth, Mind)

"The role of the musician is to go from concept to full execution. Put another way, it's to go from understanding the content of something to really learning how to communicate it and make sure it's well-received and lives in somebody else."
- Yo-Yo Ma
(Related: Content, Execution, Learning, Understanding)

"It is right to be contented with what we have, never with what we are."
- James Mackintosh
(Related: Right)

"Superstitions and belief in magic are perennial in just the same way as religion, and something near to being universal among mankind; and why this is so may be interesting, but in most cases the beliefs themselves are devoid of interesting content, at least to me."
- Bryan Magee
(Related: Religion, Belief, Being, Beliefs, Content, Magic, Mankind, May)

"The impressions of the spriritual experiences gave my future life its form and content."
- Gustav Mahler
(Related: Life, Content, Future)

"Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and, always discontented with what he has, loves only what he has not. People complain of the despotism of princes; they ought to complain of the despotism of man."
- Joseph de Maistre
(Related: Power, People, Man)

"My music has always been strong in melodic content."
- Chuck Mangione
(Related: Music, Content)

"Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Determination, Content, Right, Will)

"A child who does not think about what happens around him and is content with living without wondering whether he lives honestly is like a man who lives from a scoundrel's work and is on the road to being a scoundrel."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Work, Being, Content, Living, Man, Road)

"Be content to be what you are, and prefer nothing to it, and do not fear or wish for your last day."
- Marcus Valerius Martial
(Related: Fear, Content, Day, Nothing)

"Seeing unhappiness in the marriage of friends, I was content to have chosen music and laughter as a substitute for a husband."
- Elsa Maxwell
(Related: Marriage, Music, HusbContent, Friends, Laughter, Unhappiness)

"It becomes us, therefore, to be contented, and dutiful subjects."
- Jonathan Mayhew
"The core political values of our free society are so deeply embedded in our collective consciousness that only a few malcontents, lunatics generally, ever dare to threaten them."
- John McCain
(Related: Society, Values, Consciousness)

"95% on content and the computer language remains the same."
- Steve McConnell
(Related: Computer, Content, Language)

"Many openly show discontentment with their looks, but few with their intelligence. I, however, assure you there are many more plain minds than faces."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Intelligence, Faces)

"Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Men, Nature, Communication, Content, Media)

"We need to tap the resource of current and retiring science and math professionals that have both content mastery and the practical experience to serve as effective teachers."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Experience, Science, Content, professionals, Teachers)

"If you would be just as content winning a local Golden Gloves fight as you would making a pile of money as a professional, then fine, go become a boxer. But if the whole idea is for you to get rich, my God, stay in school and learn a profession."
- Gerald McRaney
(Related: Money, God, Idea, Winning, Content, Fight, Profession, School)

"Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get."
- Bernard Meltzer
(Related: Happiness, Success, Being, Content, Want)

"For this to make sense, of course, it would have to be a fair financial deal for us. But I think this could be the occasion for us to build a true partnership in content. And we're especially interested because interactive services are a key field for us."
- Jean-Marie Messier
(Related: Financial, Content, Key, Partnership, Sense)

"Nobody wants to see teams out of contention showcased in December and January. I'm sure this is something that will be discussed again this off-season."
- Al Michaels
(Related: Contention, December, Will)

"We are to introduce our people into the life of the Church, which is salvation, that they may grasp its meaning, its contents and purpose, to taste and see how good the Lord is."
- Arthur Middleton
(Related: Life, People, Purpose, Church, May, Meaning, Salvation, Taste)

"The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Leader, Content)

"I endeavor to be wise when I cannot be merry, easy when I cannot be glad, content with what cannot be mended and patient when there be no redress."
- Elizabeth Montagu
(Related: Content)

"It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness. A spirited mind never stops within itself; it is always aspiring and going beyond its strength."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Strength, Content, Mind)

"Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come."
- Baron de Montesquieu
(Related: Content, Fool, Generations)

"An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Content, Fool, Future, Generations)

"The point is to balance on the edge between musicality and content."
- Rick Moody
(Related: Balance, Content)

"My contention is that that style is just as stylized as an ornate style."
- Rick Moody
(Related: Contention, Style)

"While we have entertained the contention that a deed may make more propaganda than hundreds of speeches, thousands of articles, and tens of thousands of pamphlets, we have held that an arbitrary act of violence will not necessarily have such an effect."
- Johann Most
(Related: Act, Contention, Deed, Effect, May, Propaganda, Violence, Will)

"I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do."
- John Muir
(Related: Travel)

"Today, children are watching more and more television, and are bombarded over and over with images and content that have the potential to dramatically influence their behavior."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: Behavior, Children, Content, Influence, Potential, Television, Today)

"Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content."
- Alfred de Musset
(Related: Content)

"Part of keeping space open is not to try to choose a form - to spend more time thinking about content, and let form take care of itself."
- Holly Near
(Related: Time, Care, Content, Open, Space, Thinking)

"What we now call the browser is whatever defines the web. What fits in the browser is the World Wide Web and a number of trivial standards to handle that so that the content comes."
- Ted Nelson
(Related: Content, Now, World)

"If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable... we must be content to creep along the ground, and never soar."
- John Henry Newman
(Related: Being, Content)

"Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil. I am content to observe that there is evil, and that there is a way to escape from it, and with this I begin and end."
- John Newton
(Related: Content, End, Evil)

"Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better."
- Florence Nightingale
(Related: World)

"As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor, but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed, and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure in cheerfulness over their lot in life, as indeed over anything."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Life, Failure, Cheerfulness, Discontent, Parents, Poor)

"In terms of language, yeah we get bleeped and blurred and things, but in terms of content, I would probably say we're getting away with more here than we could get away with in Britain. And that surprised us so much!"
- Graham Norton
(Related: Content, Language)

"One often thinks that using 2 different things like visual and sound lead to 2 different conclusions - to a different content - but in in my case it is all one."
- Alva Noto
(Related: Content, Sound)

"What really decides consumers to buy or not to buy is the content of your advertising, not its form."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Advertising, Content)

"One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers."
- Eugene O'Neill
(Related: Contentment)

"The network is opening up some amazing possibilities for us to reinvent content, reinvent collaboration."
- Tim O'Reilly
(Related: Collaboration, Content, Network, Possibilities)

"There's not a single business model, and there's not a single type of electronic content. There are really a lot of opportunities and a lot of options and we just have to discover all of them."
- Tim O'Reilly
(Related: Business, Content, Options)

"We often get blinded by the forms in which content is produced, rather than the job that the content does."
- Tim O'Reilly
(Related: Content, Job)

"It is much simpler to buy books than to read them and easier to read them than to absorb their contents."
- William Osler
(Related: Books)

"In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable and must be content with broken portions."
- William Osler
(Related: Truth, Content)

"No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth; and even the best of men must be content with fragments, with partial glimpses, never the full fruition."
- William Osler
(Related: Men, Truth, Being, Content, Nothing)

"Men know they are sexual exiles. They wander the earth seeking satisfaction, craving and despising, never content. There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Men, Women, Content, Earth, Envy, Nothing, Satisfaction)

"What is public history but a register of the successes and disappointments, the vices, the follies and the quarrels of those who engage in contention for power."
- William S. Paley
(Related: History, Power, Contention, Disappointments, Public, Quarrels, Vices)

"While you are experimenting, do not remain content with the surface of things."
- Ivan Pavlov
(Related: Content)

"Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Successful, Day, Mind, Speech, State, Will)

"My work looks like a comic book in form, but it's not a typical comic book in content. I write autobiographical stuff."
- Harvey Pekar
(Related: Work, Content)

"The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Failure, Content, Question)

"A discontented young fellow, filled with self pride; he certainly should have considered it an honor to be sent on so respectable an embassy as he was."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Honor, Pride, Self)

"A good education is that which prepares us for our future sphere of action and makes us contented with that situation in life in which God, in his infinite mercy, has seen fit to place us, to be perfectly resigned to our lot in life, whatever it may be."
- Ann Plato
(Related: Education, Life, God, Action, Future, Infinite, May, Mercy)

"The greatest wealth is to live content with little."
- Plato
(Related: Wealth, Content)

"The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so."
- Plato
(Related: Being, Content)

"A contented mind is the best source for trouble."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Mind, Trouble)

"The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Dreams, Hope, Content, Man, World)

"Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world."
- James K. Polk
(Related: Peace, Contentment, Country, World)

"But I, Caesar, have not sought to amass wealth by the practice of my art, having been rather contented with a small fortune and reputation, than desirous of abundance accompanied by a want of reputation."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Art, Wealth, Abundance, Fortune, Practice, Reputation, Want)

"Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies for ever."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Virtue, Content)

"Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Care, Content, Man)

"No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Deep, Man)

"Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Men, Life, Books, Deep, Man)

"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
(Related: Life, Nature, Contentment, Excitement, Quiet)

"As a rule, one should never place form over content."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Content)

"Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry are all categories of man's expression which are valid only if the endorsement of formal content is valid."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Poetry, Content, Expression, Man, Religious)

"I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: People, Building, Children, Content)

"I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: People, Building, Children, Content)

"Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated."
- Paul Rand
(Related: Design, Art, Aesthetics, Content)

"Or he can work it out as a metrical and formal exercise, but he will be disappointed in its content. The New Year's prospect fairly chills his daunting breast."
- John C. Ransom
(Related: Work, Content, Exercise, New year, Will)

"We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work of art."
- Maurice Ravel
(Related: Art, Work, Content, Emotion)

"You are not content with the vast millions of tribute we pay you annually under the operation of our revenue law, our navigation laws, your fishing bounties, and by making your people our manufacturers, our merchants, our shippers."
- John H. Reagan
(Related: People, Content, Fishing, Law, Laws, Navigation, Tribute)

"You cannot make women contented with cooking and cleaning and you need not try."
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards
(Related: Women, Cooking)

"It is true that I am often startled and even angered and repulsed by the strange directions and provocative content of new forms that seem to pop up every few months."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: Content, Months, Provocative)

"When I go to farms or little towns, I am always surprised at the discontent I find. And New York, too often, has looked across the sea toward Europe. And all of us who turn our eyes away from what we have are missing life."
- Norman Rockwell
(Related: Life, Discontent, Europe, Eyes, Sea)

"My aggression out there is my weapon. I think it's more letting them know that I'm not going to let them get away with something, and I'm not just going to kind of poke it back and be content to stay in rallies."
- Andy Roddick
(Related: Aggression, Content)

"Comedy is really not like any other art form in that it's very specialized and varied in it's content, but generic in it's title."
- Joe Rogan
(Related: Art, Comedy, Content)

"The exciting new thing, call it Internet.2, would be where links were updated and moved depending on where people click. That would give you the kind of content screening that you don't get at the moment."
- Dave Rowntree
(Related: People, Content, Internet)

"My private measure of success is daily. If this were to be the last day of my life would I be content with it? To live in a harmonious balance of commitments and pleasures is what I strive for."
- Jane Rule
(Related: Life, Success, Balance, Content, Day, Measure)

"I am happy and content because I think I am."
- Alain Rene Le Sage
(Related: Content)

"As a matter of fact, a national language which spreads beyond its own confines very quickly loses much of its original richness of content and is in no better case than a constructed language."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Content, Fact, Language, Richness)

"There are times when it is best to be content with what one has, so as not to lose everything."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Content)

"Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Time, Books, Buying)

"I am looking forward to being part of the E! team. This unique opportunity allows my company to take the next step in providing multimedia content."
- Ryan Seacrest
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Company, Content)

"I don't think that Yahoo or any other Internet company should try to become a television network. We will be nowhere if we have to create our own content."
- Terry Semel
(Related: Company, Content, Internet, Network, Television, Will)

"When an author is too meticulous about his style, you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Content, May, Mind, Style)

"They've also, the government's decided now, what sexual content is."
- Richard Serra
(Related: Government, Content, Now)

"Now when you have administrators deciding what sexuality is, and what's a taboo and what's not in terms of content, you got guys, like, Trent Lott who equates homosexuality with a disease."
- Richard Serra
(Related: Content, Disease, Homosexuality, Now)

"Let me be content with being happy, without sighing that I am not distinguished."
- Anne Seward
(Related: Being, Content)

"You have to count on living every single day in a way you believe will make you feel good about your life - so that if it were over tomorrow, you'd be content with yourself."
- Jane Seymour
(Related: Life, Content, Day, Living, Tomorrow, Will)

"One often learns more from ten days of agony than ten years of contentment."
- Merle Shain
(Related: Contentment, Years)

"My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Content, Kings)

"Poor and content is rich, and rich enough."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Content, Poor)

"Now is the winter of our discontent."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Discontent, Now, Winter)

"I see the cartoonist as contributing to the content, being critical, because we do poke holes in some of the dialogue and find new ways of seeing things."
- Jonathan Shapiro
(Related: Being, Content)

"When the great history of trouble is written, my family will stand extremely high in the table of contents."
- Allan Sherman
(Related: Family, History, Trouble, Will)

"I don't want a player that's content with not playing... But we wanted to play the guys that got us here."
- Don Shula
(Related: Content, Play, Want)

"If Michael Steele doesn't make you sad, well, then there's radio host Rush Limbaugh, no longer content with wanting the President to fail, Rush is now calling out Mr. Obama as a girly man."
- David Shuster
(Related: Content, Man, Now, President)

"Discretion is nothing other than the sense of justice with respect to the sphere of the intimate contents of life."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Life, Discretion, Justice, Nothing, Respect, Sense)

"I have long believed these types of collaborative agreements are a far better approach to federal land management than the contentious battles that too often sidetrack proper resource management."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Management, Land)

"I don't think nationalism is alone holding the field; it's in contention with a lot of different things."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Contention, Nationalism)

"There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment."
- Sivananda
(Related: Happiness, Contentment, End)

"Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul."
- George A. Smith
(Related: Health, Men, Happiness, Soul, Growth, Contentment)

"Questions about form seem as hopelessly inadequate as questions about content."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Content, Questions)

"Most Americans aren't the sort of citizens the Founding Fathers expected; they are contented serfs. Far from being active critics of government, they assume that its might makes it right."
- Joseph Sobran
(Related: Government, Americans, Being, Fathers, Founding, Right)

"If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart."
- Socrates
(Related: People)

"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature."
- Socrates
(Related: Nature, Wealth, Content)

"I guess I didn't feel confident enough to be searching in a big public way. I was very content at the time to toil in obscurity on things that I thought might point me in certain directions or teach me certain things - not knowing what that would be."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Time, Thought, Content, Obscurity, Public)

"I was always interested in doing it, but I was so content with my life that I didn't really go after it."
- Shannyn Sossamon
(Related: Life, Content)

"Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Development, Discontent, Woman)

"The use of the term art medium is, to say the least, misleading, for it is the artist that creates a work of art not the medium. It is the artist in photography that gives form to content by a distillation of ideas, thought, experience, insight and understanding."
- Edward Steichen
(Related: Art, Work, Experience, Thought, Ideas, Artist, Content, Misleading, Photography, Understanding)

"Where does discontent start? You are warm enough, but you shiver. You are fed, yet hunger gnaws you. You have been loved, but your yearning wanders in new fields. And to prod all these there's time, the Bastard Time."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: Time, Discontent, Hunger, Yearning)

"I think it's important that people think about what they are doing and that includes what they are eating. I am 61 now and attitudes towards drinking and driving have changed radically since I was a student. People change their notion of what is responsible. They will increasingly ask about the carbon content of their food."
- Nicholas Stern
(Related: Change, Food, People, Content, Drinking, Driving, Eating, Now, Will)

"When a man is discontented with himself, it has one advantage - that it puts him into an excellent frame of mind for making a bargain."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Bargain, Man, Mind)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Contentment, Man, Principles, Will)

"Content and technology are strange bed fellows. We are joined together. Sometimes we misunderstand each other. But isn't that after all the definition of marriage?"
- Howard Stringer
(Related: Marriage, Technology, Bed, Content)

"I'm at a place in my life right now where I'm very happy, very content. I'm finally OK with the idea of who I love, who I want to be with."
- Sheryl Swoopes
(Related: Life, Love, Idea, Content, Now, Right, Want)

"There's probably a way to use that great content and to live under the radar now and then in order to reach a new audience. That's the thinking I'm talking about."
- John Tesh
(Related: Content, Now, Order, Talking, Thinking)

"We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still."
- Lewis Thomas
(Related: Idea, Discontent, Dying, Earth, Future, Present, Worry)

"Extreme volume in music very often disguises a lack of actually important content."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
(Related: Music, Content, Extreme)

"Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience are the natural lot of mortals, and there will be no room for discontent, neither for despair."
- Ieyasu Tokugawa
(Related: Despair, Discontent, Imperfection, Will)

"With these vast advantages, ordinary and extraordinary, one would have supposed the North would have been content, and would have at least respected the security and tranquility of such obedient and profitable brethren; but such is not human nature."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Nature, Content, Human nature, Security, Tranquility)

"Most novices picture themselves as masters - and are content with the picture. This is why there are so few masters."
- Jean Toomer
(Related: Content)

"I hadn't been a recording artist all that long when albums came on the scene, and I was one of the first singers to point the way to how varied an album's contents could be."
- Mel Torme
(Related: Artist, First)

"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
(Related: Life, Contentment, Evening, Leisure, Want)

"The Christian's Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same, but the medical practice changes."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Medical, Christian, Bible, Practice)

"Not content to have the audience in the palm of his hand, he goes one further and clinches his fist."
- Kenneth Tynan
(Related: Content)

"Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Health, Friend, Confidence, Contentment, Joy, Possession, Treasure)

"He who is contented is rich."
- Lao Tzu
"When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Content, Respect, Will)

"Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Content, Nothing, World)

"There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Art, Peace, Contention, Defeat, Mind, Nothing)

"The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one's obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all."
- John Updike
(Related: Artists, Content, Excess, Obsessions, Rest, Risk)

"Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content."
- Paul Valery
(Related: Animals, Books, Content, Enemies, Fire, Weather)

"The thirst to know and understand, a large and liberal discontent."
- William Watson
(Related: Discontent, Liberal)

"I'd never painted anything before. I was quite content to take other people's work since I didn't care anyway about the subject matter. I approached subject matter as a scoundrel. I had nothing to say about it whatsoever. I only wanted to make these exciting paintings."
- Tom Wesselmann
(Related: Work, People, Care, Content, Nothing)

"The problem is we need much more moral content."
- Cornel West
(Related: Content)

"The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world. And from the discontent of man The worlds best progress springs."
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(Related: God, Progress, Chaos, Discontent, Man, World)

"Likewise today, some Christians are content to merely exist until they die. They don't want to risk anything, to believe God, to grow or mature. They refuse to believe his Word, and have become hardened in their unbelief. Now they're living just to die."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: God, Content, Living, Now, Risk, Today, Unbelief, Want, Word)

"We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory."
- Bern Williams
(Related: Victory, Contentment, May, Roses, Violets)

"And there is no getting away from the fact - and this is a key point of discontent among many who are upset with the health care reform bill is it didn't go far enough. They say why isn't it in place now? Why don't I see some benefits now? All I see is the potential for losing insurance coverage, for premiums going up. That's hurting Obama."
- Juan Williams
(Related: Health, Benefits, Care, Discontent, Fact, Key, Losing, Now, Potential, Reform)

"Seems like it's going to be really hard to make money at it, and, therefore, really hard to get any great games done. Much like Flash games, the audience is huge, but the content isn't likely to be good enough to have people pay for it."
- Mike Wilson
(Related: Money, People, Content, Games)

"Anybody whose mind is functioning at all can't be content with the way the world works."
- Frederick Wiseman
(Related: Content, Mind, World)

"But listen, I'm 29-years-old, I'm really lucky to be there and whatever happens I've been really blessed already. I have plenty of awards for this movie and if this was it for me I'd be really content."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Awards, Content)

"My hope and prayer is that the body of Christ in America will awake with holy boldness, a boldness content neither with silence nor mere words but that backs up those words with action and results."
- Frank R. Wolf
(Related: Action, Hope, America, Body, Boldness, Christ, Content, Prayer, Results, Silence, Will, Words)

"The most important precedents deal with the whole idea of symbolic programming - the notion of setting up symbolic expressions that can represent anything one wants, and then having functions that operate on both their structure and content."
- Stephen Wolfram
(Related: Idea, Content, Precedents, Programming)

"If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment."
- Frances Wright
(Related: Truth, Courage, Disappointment, Ignorance)

"We have seen that no religion stands on the basis of things known; none bounds its horizon within the field of human observation; and, therefore, as it can never present us with indisputable facts, so must it ever be at once a source of error and contention."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Religion, Contention, Error, Facts, Observation, Present)

"India profoundly changed my outlook on life because you see how people can be content and very happy with little or even no possessions. It's the reverse of the West."
- Gary Wright
(Related: Life, People, Content, Possessions)

"The distinguishing characteristics of mind are of a subjective sort; we know them only from the contents of our own consciousness."
- Wilhelm Wundt
(Related: Consciousness, Mind)

"Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious."
- Zhuangzi
(Related: Wisdom)

"Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous."
- Zhuang Zi
(Related: Wisdom, Speech)

"People are looking for original content in many different places, as are advertisers. This takes us into a whole new ballgame."
- Jeff Zucker
(Related: People, Content)

"The unfortunate thing is, for the contents of the building I could not get any insurance anywhere in Canada."
- Ernst Zundel
(Related: Building, Canada)