Quotes and Sayings about Satisfaction



"To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Life, Past, Satisfaction)

"Life is so fresh, life is every day so new if we are fighting, only for the best. Sometimes I think the only real satisfaction in life is failure, failure in your endeavor to do your best."
- Maude Adams
(Related: Life, Failure, Day, Fighting, Satisfaction)

"If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction, usually in the form of sensual pleasure, that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Desire, Lust, Pleasure, Self, Wrong)

"The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Education, Happiness, Life, End, Enjoyment, Possession, Satisfaction)

"I made my choice to be in Ferrari. It is not easy because it is important for a man to have satisfaction. And for me to get the satisfaction I want means getting results."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Choice, Man, Results, Satisfaction, Want)

"It's better to be hurt by the truth than to gain satisfaction from the lies."
- David Allan
(Related: Truth, Gain, Hurt, Lies, Satisfaction)

"Feminism is sort of like God. Many people profess to believe in it, but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone's satisfaction."
- Aaron Allston
(Related: God, People, Feminism, Satisfaction)

"Collecting is my joy; it gives me great satisfaction."
- Ursula Andress
(Related: Joy, Satisfaction)

"The lovers of romance can go elsewhere for satisfaction but where can the lovers of truth turn if not to history?"
- Katharine Anthony
(Related: History, Romance, Truth, Lovers, Satisfaction)

"Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Purpose, Confession, Satisfaction, Sin, Sorrow)

"Even among the married, sexual satisfaction must not be sought in a way which disregards man's character as a person and degrades him to the animal level."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: Character, Man, Satisfaction)

"The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work."
- Berthold Auerbach
(Related: Work, Artist, Completion)

"Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Fashion, Man, Satisfaction, Will, Woman)

"But I owe it to the subject to say, that it has long afforded me what philosophy is so often thought, and made, barren of - the fun of discovery, the pleasures of co-operation, and the satisfaction of reaching agreement."
- J. L. Austin
(Related: Thought, Agreement, Discovery, Fun, Philosophy, Satisfaction)

"I believe it is an important project, it makes the cost of doing business lower and they will make us more competitive at the same time, it will also provide some satisfaction to the people who demand services for them of the quality they want and also quickly."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Business, Time, Quality, People, Project, Satisfaction, Want, Will)

"Look at Christ, my dear friend: His life was divine through and through, full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind, finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Life, Being, Christ, Delight, Mankind, Satisfaction, Self)

"There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Family, Life, Quality, Negative, Job, Satisfaction)

"That in affairs of very considerable importance men should deal with one another with satisfaction of mind, and mutual confidence, they must receive competent assurances concerning the integrity, fidelity, and constancy each of other."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Confidence, Constancy, Fidelity, Importance, Integrity, Mind, Satisfaction)

"Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Appetite, Satisfaction)

"A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Negative, Jealousy, Judgment, Praise, Satisfaction)

"Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Happiness, Life, Idea, Challenge, Effort, Satisfaction)

"As a head-hunter I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing my candidates do well and therefore my clients happy. I want to work with clients more as a partner than simply a head-hunter."
- Bruce Bennett
(Related: Work, Clients, Satisfaction, Want)

"Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence, but at the present time it looks as if humanity were within sight of their satisfaction. Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream, awaits the arrival of permanent peace."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Peace, Time, Sex, Dream, Existence, Humanity, Hunger, Present, Satisfaction, Sight)

"Compromise, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Compromise, Nothing, Satisfaction, Thinking)

"Most of the memorable events I have myself been exercised in; and, for the satisfaction of the public, will briefly relate the circumstances of my adventures, and scenes of life, from my first movement to this country until this day."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Life, Circumstances, Country, Day, Events, First, Public, Satisfaction, Will)

"There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation."
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Related: Challenge, Expectation, Satisfaction)

"Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation, but for life satisfaction."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Life, Wealth, Creation, Formula, Satisfaction)

"Which, of course, isn't the point of writing - but it would be nice if, along with the creative satisfaction of writing and seeing my work in print, I could do more than merely scrape a living. Okay, moaning over."
- Eric Brown
(Related: Work, Living, Satisfaction, Writing)

"I can't see myself leaving the club I grew up supporting... it's one of those things, the money's great but I still get paid reasonably well from the Lions and at the end of the day I think job satisfaction is the No.1 priority and I just love it up here."
- Jonathan Brown
(Related: Love, Money, Day, End, Job, Satisfaction)

"I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is creating something, one is being paid for it and one is the feeling that I haven't just been sitting on my ass all afternoon."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Being, Feeling, Satisfaction)

"Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment of those objects which are by nature suited to our several particular appetites, passions, and affections."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Happiness, Nature, Enjoyment, Satisfaction)

"As this world was not intended to be a state of any great satisfaction or high enjoyment, so neither was it intended to be a mere scene of unhappiness and sorrow."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Enjoyment, Satisfaction, Sorrow, State, Unhappiness, World)

"There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted."
- James Branch Cabell
(Related: Memory, Satisfaction, Temptation)

"I have the satisfaction of knowing I did something useful for society."
- John Cameron
(Related: Society, Satisfaction)

"One never knows whether people have principles on principle or whether for their own personal satisfaction."
- Karel Capek
(Related: People, Principles, Satisfaction)

"I am extraordinarily lucky, I was born in a family of strong moral values, and in my life I was able to do what I liked best: debuts, great theatres, but above all, inner and deep satisfaction."
- Jose Carreras
(Related: Family, Life, Values, Deep, Satisfaction)

"Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Life, Mother, Father, Gods, First, Myths, Satisfaction, Silly, Woman)

"Art is basically made by dissatisfied people who are willing to find some means to relieve the dissatisfaction."
- John Chamberlain
(Related: Art, People)

"When news of the crash came, probably a lot of people in small towns and farms across America felt a sense of grim satisfaction that the sinners had finally been punished for their wicked ways."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: People, America, News, Satisfaction, Sense)

"I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction - pride in a job well done."
- Anderson Cooper
(Related: Habit, Job, Pride, Satisfaction)

"There is nothing I have to reflect on that gives me more satisfaction than the fact that my life is insured for the benefit of my Dear Wife and children."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Life, Wife, Children, Fact, Nothing, Satisfaction)

"The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give."
- Howard Cosell
(Related: Victory, Competition, Satisfaction)

"I like to work. The self-esteem and satisfaction that I get from working makes me a better person, which makes me a better mom. I feel lucky because I have the luxury of working only one or two days a week."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Mom, Work, Luxury, Satisfaction, Self)

"The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one's neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance. It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people next door are headed for hell."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: People, Fact, Hell, Intolerance, Religious, Satisfaction)

"I've been not only articulating the dissatisfaction with Albany, I've been acting on it. I've been very aggressive in bringing public integrity cases and public corruption cases and bringing cases against sitting legislators."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Acting, Corruption, Integrity, Legislators, Public)

"There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Satisfaction)

"I wanted something that had the feel of a complete band and a variety of instrument. Apart from doing the album for musical satisfaction, I felt it was an important statement for other women - showing you don't have to rely on other people to do things for you."
- Danielle Dax
(Related: Women, People, Satisfaction, Variety)

"Guilt always hurries towards its complement, punishment; only there does its satisfaction lie."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Lie, Guilt, Punishment, Satisfaction)

"There is a great satisfaction in building good tools for other people to use."
- Freeman Dyson
(Related: People, Building, Satisfaction, Tools)

"Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Happiness, Life, Defeat, Pleasure, Struggle)

"Words began to appear in English and to make some kind of equivalent. For what satisfaction it is hard to say, except that something seems unusually piercing, living, handsome, in another language, and since English is yours, you wish it to be there too."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: English, Language, Living, Satisfaction, Words)

"There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Being, Credit, First, Satisfaction)

"The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Bargain, Satisfaction)

"Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction."
- Anne Frank
(Related: Work, Laziness, May, Satisfaction)

"I look at my father, who was in many ways an unhappy person, but who, not long before he got sick, said that the greatest source of satisfaction in his life had been going to work in the company of other workers."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Life, Work, Father, Company, Satisfaction, Workers)

"I have so much satisfaction in my life. I have a beautiful wife and the great stimulation of an interesting career. I'm the most happy fellow that I know."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Life, Wife, Career, Satisfaction)

"What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Happiness, Needs, Satisfaction, Sense)

"We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Life, Civilization, Pressure, Satisfaction)

"Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Effort, Greed, Satisfaction)

"The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday."
- Dennis Gabor
(Related: Technology, Needs, Problems, Today, Wishes, Yesterday)

"Meanwhile, parents, students and teachers all report higher satisfaction with charter schools. People like them. They cost less money. They raise the academic achievement of poor kids. Go ahead, get a little enthused."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Money, People, Achievement, Kids, Parents, Poor, Satisfaction, Schools, Students, Teachers)

"I constantly try to reinvent my sensibilities and my ideas. I enjoy some of the satisfaction that I get when I feel good about what I've done. But the process is quite lonely and quite painful."
- Vincent Gallo
(Related: Ideas, Lonely, Satisfaction)

"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Victory, Effort, Lies, Satisfaction)

"I always received much more satisfaction as a defense attorney in obtaining an acquittal for a client than I ever have as a D.A. in obtaining a conviction. All my interests and sympathies tend to be on the side of the individual as opposed to the state."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Conviction, Defense, Satisfaction, State)

"In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?"
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: History, Men, Friend, Events, Now, Satisfaction, Solitude, Temptation)

"You do not become a critic until it has been completely established to your own satisfaction that you cannot be a poet."
- Theophile Gautier
(Related: Satisfaction)

"As far as playing jazz, no other art form, other than conversation, can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction."
- Stan Getz
(Related: Art, Conversation, Jazz, Satisfaction)

"To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Life, Satisfaction)

"The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction."
- Allen Ginsberg
(Related: Love, Burden, Solitude, Weight, World)

"The manufacture of desire isn't at the heart - if it isn't absurd to speak of a heart - of the media torrent. Chronic dissatisfaction is at the heart of the matter."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Heart, Desire, Media)

"Americas are, for a variety of reasons, the most adept at producing the kind of entertainment that delivers easy satisfactions."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Entertainment, Variety)

"I obtain great satisfaction out of using my intellect."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Intellect, Satisfaction)

"There is such a thing as tempting the gods. Talking too much, too soon and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster. The forces of retribution are always listening. They never sleep."
- Meg Greenfield
(Related: Gods, Court, Disaster, Listening, Self, Sleep, Talking)

"I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Success, Gain, Satisfaction)

"Strictly speaking, there are no real substitutes for sexual satisfaction."
- Dashiell Hammett
(Related: Satisfaction)

"I wrote a great deal... but very little of any importance; there are not more than four of five papers which I can still remember with some satisfaction."
- Godfrey Harold Hardy
(Related: Importance, Satisfaction)

"There are very important and practical issues raised by following this alternative route which says, let's look to material conditions, to the systems of production, to the needs that human beings have, and to competing alternative solutions to the satisfaction of those needs."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Needs, Production, Satisfaction)

"I hope that they are finding satisfaction. I'm in no way making a judgment. I know it doesn't make me happy."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: Hope, Judgment, Satisfaction)

"A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge."
- B. H. Liddell Hart
(Related: Knowledge, Present, Pursuit, Satisfaction)

"We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Fact, Freedom, Justice, Satisfaction)

"Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact: that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed."
- Carolyn Heilbrun
(Related: Love, Marriage, Job, Key, Satisfaction, Years)

"Color is a very critical thing. I've found that architects don't like colors. Engineers too. And so somebody has to stand in. Because this is the finish of it. It is the emotional part of a structure. I had great satisfaction in doing that."
- John Hench
(Related: Colors, Satisfaction)

"They have most satisfaction in themselves, and consequently the sweetest relish of their creature comforts."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Satisfaction)

"Poverty must have many satisfactions, else there would not be so many poor people."
- Don Herold
(Related: People, Poor, Poverty)

"Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is one of the requisites to further achievement."
- John Hope
(Related: Achievement, Possession)

"Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Change)

"The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it."
- Edward W. Howe
(Related: Argument, Satisfaction)

"Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Answers, Expectation, Satisfaction)

"If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, good. If there is ferment, so much the better. If there is restlessness, I am pleased. Then let there be ideas, and hard thought, and hard work. If man feels small, let man make himself bigger."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Work, Thought, Ideas, Hard work, Man)

"It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old."
- Leigh Hunt
(Related: Books, Old, Satisfaction)

"But to say that Sarah Palin and the tea party movement is responsible for vandalism or threats is just a way to dismiss the American people and, and their dissatisfaction with this health care bill."
- Laura Ingraham
(Related: Health, People, American, Care, Party, Tea)

"Don't just work for the money; that will bring only limited satisfaction."
- Kathy Ireland
(Related: Work, Money, Satisfaction, Will)

"I'd rather be dead than singing "Satisfaction" when I'm forty-five."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Singing)

"I can't get no satisfaction."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Satisfaction)

"No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Money, Satisfaction)

"Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Happiness, Life, Judges, Man, Possession, Satisfaction)

"I have continued to work at different things, and rebuilt my home all by myself. I did it for the sake of satisfaction at doing something. I did it because I happened to be where I was."
- Mikhail Kalashnikov
(Related: Home, Work, Satisfaction)

"The commune movement is part of a reawakening of belief in the possibilities for utopia that existed in the nineteenth century and exist again today, a belief that by creating the right social institution, human satisfaction and growth can be achieved."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Belief, Growth, Possibilities, Right, Satisfaction, Today, Utopia)

"If the opponent offers keen play I don't object; but in such cases I get less satisfaction, even if I win, than from a game conducted according to all the rules of strategy with its ruthless logic."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: Strategy, Logic, Play, Rules, Satisfaction)

"Civilization never stands still; if in one country it is falling back, in another it is changing, evolving, becoming more complicated, bringing fresh experience to body and mind, breeding new desires, and exploiting Nature's cupboard for their satisfaction."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Experience, Civilization, Nature, Body, Breeding, Country, Mind, Satisfaction)

"He didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. it had to be some silly little Communist."
- Jackie Kennedy
(Related: Being, Civil rights, Satisfaction, Silly)

"I can't say I want to earn a particular award or sell a certain number of records, because even if I do that, the satisfaction only lasts five minutes."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Satisfaction, Want)

"One, we committed to put about 650 people in the field to focus totally on customer satisfaction."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: People, Customer, Focus, Satisfaction)

"A mutual arrangement, I repeat, is the only satisfactory medium whereby the present system can be carried on with any degree of satisfaction, and in such an arrangement the employers have more to gain than the workers."
- James Larkin
(Related: Gain, Present, Satisfaction, Workers)

"I don't have a single complete show or movie or anything else that I could look at and say, "Nailed that one." But endless dissatisfaction is, I suppose, what gets us out of bed in the morning."
- Hugh Laurie
(Related: Bed)

"With me, satisfaction is always very fleeting with our work. I always get a little restless with it."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Work, Satisfaction)

"I prefer that for my own satisfaction over radio, there's no audience. TV, there's no audience. I need the response of the audience, even if it's a silent response."
- Al Lewis
(Related: Satisfaction)

"I am probably the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life. No one gets the satisfaction or the joy that I get out of seeing kids realize there is hope."
- Jerry Lewis
(Related: Life, Hope, Joy, Kids, Man, Satisfaction, Will)

"I shall give you hunger, and pain, and sleepless nights. Also beauty, and satisfactions known to few, and glimpses of the heavenly life. None of these you shall have continually, and of their coming and going you shall not be foretold."
- Howard Lindsay
(Related: Beauty, Life, Hunger, Pain)

"I therefore set to work, and after two and a half years of not inconsiderable labour I now have the privilege and the satisfaction of accompanying the early volumes of the series with this preface."
- James Loeb
(Related: Work, Now, Privilege, Satisfaction, Years)

"You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction."
- George Horace Lorimer
(Related: Determination, Bed, Satisfaction)

"I'm a total pleasure seeker. I pursue anything that satisfies me. I usually get it. I have specific needs and I know what they are so I can achieve satisfaction."
- Lydia Lunch
(Related: Needs, Pleasure, Satisfaction)

"I would like to continue making music and acting in projects that give me a lot of satisfaction."
- Alicia Machado
(Related: Music, Acting, Projects, Satisfaction)

"I think there is something for all of us where you find a balance in your life, where you feel that everything you do isn't about your own creature comforts or satisfying your own appetites. Some of it has to be directed outward and there is a huge satisfaction in that."
- Wendie Malick
(Related: Life, Balance, Satisfaction)

"We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Happiness, Life, Goals, Environment, Obstacles, Problems, Satisfaction)

"Would you not like to try all sorts of lives - one is so very small - but that is the satisfaction of writing - one can impersonate so many people."
- Katherine Mansfield
(Related: People, Satisfaction, Writing)

"My life had no meaning at all. I found only brief interludes of satisfaction. It was like my whole life had been about my whole basketball career."
- Pete Maravich
(Related: Life, Basketball, Career, Meaning, Satisfaction)

"There's no better satisfaction than writing. I feel that writing is the best and everything else comes with it."
- Garry Marshall
(Related: Satisfaction, Writing)

"With the Truman book, I wrote the entire account of his experiences in World War I before going over to Europe to follow his tracks in the war. When I got there, there was a certain satisfaction in finding I had it right - it does look like that."
- David McCullough
(Related: War, Europe, Right, Satisfaction, World, World war)

"Instead, it appears to be a particular mark of beauty that it is considered with tranquil satisfaction; that it pleases if we also do not possess it and we are still far removed from demanding to possess it."
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Related: Beauty, Satisfaction)

"I think we can find a formula that would be to everyone's satisfaction, which would make it possible for Croatia to take some more steps and for Europe to accept us into its midst, and for the talks to start."
- Stjepan Mesic
(Related: Europe, Formula, Satisfaction)

"The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it's total crap to pretend it's not."
- George Michael
(Related: Business, Ego, Self, Vanity)

"The whole point of being an actor is to get satisfaction out of a role - unless you're just vain about celebrity."
- Jonny Lee Miller
(Related: Actor, Being, Celebrity, Satisfaction)

"You have to love what you do, and you have to need it like you need air. And there's nothing else that would give me the same degree of satisfaction as acting, which is why I can't walk away from it."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Love, Acting, Nothing, Satisfaction)

"It is giving me a great satisfaction, because I had the notion that we could make great wines equal to the greatest wines in the world, and everybody said it was impossible."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Giving, Satisfaction, World)

"I have great satisfaction in stating that our relations with France, Russia, and other powers continue on the most friendly basis."
- James Monroe
(Related: France, Russia, Satisfaction)

"The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them... Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Life, Lies, Satisfaction, Value, Will, Years)

"With honesty of purpose, balance, a respect for tradition, courage, and, above all, a philosophy of life, any young person who embraces the historical profession will find it rich in rewards and durable in satisfaction."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Life, Courage, Honesty, Purpose, Balance, Philosophy, Profession, Respect, Satisfaction, Tradition, Will)

"Having said that, I enjoyed every minute of my time and I got a degree of job satisfaction which I am sure was far greater than the majority of my colleagues."
- Len G. Murray
(Related: Time, Job, Majority, Satisfaction)

"Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Action, Right, Satisfaction)

"I would prefer being in a hard battle; however, I will be satisfied with whatever happens to me in this war, if only the country comes out of this peril safe and to the satisfaction of the finest and best government on earth."
- Knute Nelson
(Related: Government, War, Battle, Being, Country, Earth, Satisfaction, Will)

"When I started out in 1960, I thought it might possibly last a couple of years. I never expected it to last 42. I take great satisfaction in that longevity."
- Bob Newhart
(Related: Thought, Longevity, Satisfaction, Years)

"My memory of those places is better than my pictures. That's why I get much more satisfaction out of shooting thematic work that has to do with an idea that I'm searching for, or searching to express."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Work, Idea, Memory, Satisfaction)

"The book tour has been really interesting and very gratifying. I have not book toured before. I've never had quite as much pleasure, as much satisfaction."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Pleasure, Satisfaction)

"One of the greatest satisfactions one can ever have, comes from the knowledge that he can do some one thing superlatively well."
- Hortense Odlum
(Related: Knowledge)

"Besides merely some pleasure that we get out of the combinations of pitches together and lines, I think that there is some satisfaction that we get in the fact of having this diffuse thing organized very concretely and put onto a frame and have it actually decided."
- Leo Ornstein
(Related: Fact, Pleasure, Satisfaction)

"When I was speaking about communicating, I meant that the listener - we have to reach the listener; otherwise, of course, you're writing the piece, as I say, only for the satisfaction of seeing it on the paper for yourself, and then it ends right there."
- Leo Ornstein
(Related: Right, Satisfaction, Writing)

"I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical generality and vagueness."
- Wilfred Owen
(Related: Reading, Satisfaction, Thinking)

"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)

"Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Work, People, Advertising, Desire, Evil, Hard work, Satisfaction)

"Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life."
- Linus Pauling
(Related: Happiness, Life, Curiosity, Satisfaction)

"It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Time, Satisfaction, Value)

"Climbing is unadulterated hard labor. The only real pleasure is the satisfaction of going where no man has been before and where few can follow."
- Annie Smith Peck
(Related: Labor, Man, Pleasure, Satisfaction)

"My hates have always occupied my mind much more actively and have given greater spiritual satisfactions than my friendships."
- Westbrook Pegler
(Related: Mind, Spiritual)

"Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Leadership, Trust, Quality, Confidence, Cooperation, Honor, Satisfaction, Service, Worth)

"Woe to us if we get our satisfaction from the food in the kitchen and the TV in the den and the sex in the bedroom with an occasional tribute to the cement blocks in the basement!"
- John Piper
(Related: Food, Sex, Kitchen, Satisfaction, Tribute)

"I can only say that whatever my life and work have been, I'm not envious of anyone-and this is my biggest satisfaction."
- Roman Polanski
(Related: Life, Work, Satisfaction)

"You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement."
- Steve Prefontaine
(Related: Achievement, Running, Self, Sense, Wonder, Years)

"Being an agent gave me a great sense of satisfaction."
- Victoria Principal
(Related: Being, Satisfaction, Sense)

"I guess it is the sense of personal satisfaction that racing gives you that I am probably going to miss, because in racing you get that feedback very quickly."
- Bobby Rahal
(Related: Racing, Satisfaction, Sense)

"One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy."
- Man Ray
(Related: Genius, Obstinacy, Will)

"There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well."
- Walter Reuther
(Related: Men, Help, Satisfaction)

"When he asked me, with obvious self-satisfaction, what I thought of the scenario, I hardly knew how to answer. I asked if he had seen the play and was hardly surprised when he said no."
- Elmer Rice
(Related: Thought, Obvious, Play, Self)

"I have enjoyed the personal use of money; but I have gotten the greatest satisfaction from using it to advance my beliefs in human relations, human values."
- Winthrop Rockefeller
(Related: Money, Values, Beliefs, Satisfaction)

"Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Greatness, Wealth, Joy, Reputation, Satisfaction, Service)

"In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Being, Satisfaction, Sense)

"Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best."
- Theodore Isaac Rubin
(Related: Happiness, Work, Achievement, Satisfaction)

"It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home."
- Rumi
(Related: Home, May, Satisfaction)

"I think that if people are instructed about anything, it should be about the nature of cruelty. And about why people behave so cruelly to each other. And what kind of satisfactions they derive from it. And why there is always a cost, and a price to be paid."
- Richard Russo
(Related: Nature, People, Cruelty)

"I never thought tennis was going to give me so much satisfaction."
- Gabriela Sabatini
(Related: Thought, Satisfaction, Tennis)

"Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Life, Positive, Freedom, Pain, Satisfaction)

"A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Delight, Man, Pleasure, Satisfaction)

"In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read for your own satisfaction, but not name them."
- John Selden
(Related: Books, May, Name, Satisfaction)

"But with exquisite breathing you smile, with satisfaction of love, And I touch you again as you tick in the silence and settle in sleep."
- Karl Shapiro
(Related: Love, Satisfaction, Silence, Sleep, Smile)

"There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Man, Satisfaction)

"God is all-full. He is self-contained. He is eternal satisfaction."
- Swami Sivananda
(Related: God, Satisfaction, Self)

"The column's worked out great for me. I've gotten a ton of ego satisfaction, had a lot of fun, won a batch of prizes and occasionally done some public good."
- Allan Sloan
(Related: Ego, Fun, Prizes, Public, Satisfaction)

"The heart which finds life in material wealth is usually certain to go farther and seek for more in the satisfaction of base and sullen appetites."
- George A. Smith
(Related: Life, Heart, Wealth, Satisfaction)

"God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress."
- Robert South
(Related: Men, Religion, God, Conscience, Credit, Dress, Easter, Measure, Satisfaction)

"I've always had this deep and chronic sense of dissatisfaction."
- Lusia Strus
(Related: Deep, Sense)

"When the satisfaction or the security of another person becomes as significant to one as one's own satisfaction or security, then the state of love exists. Under no other circumstances is a state of love present, regardless of the popular usage of the term."
- Harry Stack Sullivan
(Related: Love, Circumstances, Popular, Present, Satisfaction, Security, State)

"It gave me a moment of exquisite satisfaction to find myself moving away from civilisation in this rude canvas canoe of a model that has served primitive races since men first went to sea."
- John Millington Synge
(Related: Men, First, Satisfaction, Sea)

"Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Importance, Pride, Right, Satisfaction, Self)

"The French want no-one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Anxiety, English, Eyes, Satisfaction, Want)

"I think it's the broadest source of dissatisfaction amongst Republicans, out-of-control spending."
- Pat Toomey
(Related: Republicans)

"Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Success, Satisfaction)

"No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Life, Purpose, Man, Satisfaction, Woman)

"But I have the satisfaction, at the same time, to reflect that the impression to be made depends upon the consistency of the charge and the motives of the prosecutors."
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Time, Impression, Consistency, Motives, Satisfaction)

"My satisfaction comes from my commitment to advancing a better world."
- Faye Wattleton
(Related: Commitment, Satisfaction, World)

"I worked hard and made my own way, just as my father had. And just, I'm sure, as he hoped I would. I learned, from observing him, the satisfaction that comes from striving and seeing a dream fulfilled."
- Sigourney Weaver
(Related: Father, Dream, Satisfaction)

"I fear a permanent Confederation will never be settled; tho the most material articles are I think got thro', so as to give great offence to some, but to my Satisfaction."
- William Whipple
(Related: Fear, Satisfaction, Will)

"Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Nature, Key, Satisfaction, Spiritual)

"The idea that one might derive satisfaction from his or her successful work, because that work is ingenious, beautiful, or just pleasing, has become ridiculed."
- Niklaus Wirth
(Related: Work, Idea, Successful, Satisfaction)

"But quality of work can be expected only through personal satisfaction, dedication and enjoyment. In our profession, precision and perfection are not a dispensible luxury, but a simple necessity."
- Niklaus Wirth
(Related: Work, Quality, Dedication, Enjoyment, Luxury, Necessity, Perfection, Profession, Satisfaction)

"I got a role in this movie called Freeway playing this really angry, aggressive, violent young woman who believed wholeheartedly in the truth. I had such satisfaction afterward, and I thought, That's what I want to do."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Truth, Thought, Satisfaction, Want, Woman)

"If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know."
- Thomas Wolfe
(Related: Men, Talent, Man, Satisfaction)

"The satisfaction that I get from doing what I do is not what I thought. I thought it would be that I'd feel like a star, I'd feel important. But I don't."
- Lee Ann Womack
(Related: Thought, Satisfaction)

"The satisfaction comes because you work hard and it pays off. It is not as glamorous as I thought it would be, but, you know, I appreciate it more than I ever knew I would, and I love it more than I ever knew I would."
- Lee Ann Womack
(Related: Love, Work, Thought, Satisfaction)

"Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming."
- John Wooden
(Related: Peace, Success, Mind, Result, Self)

"I think a lot of times it's not money that's the primary motivation factor; it's the passion for your job and the professional and personal satisfaction that you get out of doing what you do that motivates you."
- Martin Yan
(Related: Money, Motivation, Job, Passion, Satisfaction)