Quotes and Sayings about Contentment
"True humility is contentment."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Contentment, Humility)
"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)
"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)
"From labour health, from health contentment spring; contentment opes the source of every joy."
- James Beattie
(Related: Health, Contentment, Joy, Spring)
"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)
"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)
"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship."
(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)
"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."
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Contentment, Covetousness, Disease, Mercy, Mind)
"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)
"One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment."
- Harold Coffin
(Related: Contentment, Years)
"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)
"True contentment comes with empathy."
- Tim Finn
(Related: Contentment, Empathy)
"Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Contentment, Fire)
"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)
"Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence."
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton
(Related: Contentment, Indolence)
"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)
"If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Happiness, Self)
"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)
"The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Happiness, People, Contentment, World)
"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)
"One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers."
- Eugene O'Neill
"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)
"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)
"One often learns more from ten days of agony than ten years of contentment."
- Merle Shain
(Related: Contentment, Years)
"There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment."
(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)
"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)
"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)
"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)
"We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory."
- Bern Williams
(Related: Victory, Contentment, May, Roses, Violets)