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Contentment Quotes

We’ve collected the best Contentment Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Mary Antin, Sonam Wangchuk, Harold Coffin, James Beattie, Chanakya. Use them as an inspiration.

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The apex of my civic pride and personal contentment was reached on the bright September morning when I entered the public school.
Mary Antin
2
Education was not about consumption, but about contentment with less and less. This is what Buddha taught and this is what the Vedas say.
3
One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.
Harold Coffin
4
From labour health, from health contentment spring; contentment opes the source of every joy.
James Beattie
5
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.
6
I believe that contentment or any sustained period of joy that doesn’t inspire thought that leads to action almost immediately is useless.
7
Contentment does not come from achievement. It comes from a relationship with the Lord.
Paul Henderson
8
A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.
9
One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.
Eugene O’Neill
10
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.
11
I was in my second year at NYU. I knew what I wanted to do, and I just walked out of college. So, from the age of 17, I’ve been able to do what I wanted, and that makes for a kind of contentment, a fairly pleasant demeanor.
12
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
13
Disappointment is a sticky one, because no one can steal contentment, joy, gratitude, or peace – we have to give it away.
14
True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.
15
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.
16
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
17
Great leaders understand that historical success tends to produce stable and inwardly focused organizations, and these outfits, in turn, reinforce a feeling of contentment with the status quo.
18
Revenge, lust, ambition, pride, and self-will are too often exalted as the gods of man‘s idolatry; while holiness, peace, contentment, and humility are viewed as unworthy of a serious thought.
19
I don’t think I’m alone in this: I’m obsessed with trying to not only be happy but maintain happiness, but my definition of happiness is skewed more towards ecstasy rather than contentment.
20
In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor.
21
If I couldn’t use food or love to define contentment, I would use reading.
22
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.
23
Self-esteem is crucial to how much or how little contentment you feel at the end of your life.
24
Contentment is the only real wealth.
25
I acknowledge with great gratitude the peace and contentment we can find for ourselves in the spiritual cocoons of our homes, our sacrament meetings, and our holy temples.
26
Eventually, we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness – all of the things that in our heart of hearts we wish we hadoutside of us.
27
Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
28
One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.
Eugene O’Neill
29
I don’t look for bliss, just contentment.
30
Contentment is the only real wealth.
31
If there is any one thing that will bring peace and contentment into the human heart, and into the family, it is to live within our means.
32
We should purify our innate well of contentment – what a wonderful expression – and then external things will be in harmony with us.
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From labour health, from health contentment spring; contentment opes the source of every joy.
James Beattie
34
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
35
One often learns more from ten days of agony than ten years of contentment.
Merle Shain
36
Contentment does not come from achievement.
Paul Henderson
37
We should purify our innate well of contentment – what a wonderful expression – and then external things will be in harmony with us.
38
Contentment is work so engrossing that you do not know that you are working.
39
Cleanses and products don’t make you look more beautiful. They certainly help, but if you reach contentment, you’re set. My makeup artist, Melanie Iglesias, couldn’t figure out why my skin looks so good. I think it’s because I’m happy!
40
The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.
41
There’s satisfaction and contentment in direction.
Manivannan
42
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
43
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.
44
Contentment does not come from achievement. It comes from a relationship with the Lord.
Paul Henderson
45
So we strive for perfection in the areas in which we can control, and that isn’t necessarily what provides contentment and joy for ourselves and, more importantly, for our children.
46
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.
47
Writing a novel is one of those modern rites of passage, I think, that lead us from an innocent world of contentment, drunkenness, and good humor, to a state of chronic edginess and the perpetual scanning of bank statements.
48
One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.
Harold Coffin
49
We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.
50
There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
51
I don’t think your personal life has anything to do with your professional life. They are separate things. Whatever is happening at home shouldn’t be carried to work. Everyone has his/her own journey. Some revel in the fact that they derive that from personal contentment, and others draw it from extreme sorrow.
52
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.
53
Eventually, we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness – all of the things that in our heart of hearts we wish we hadoutside of us.
54
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.
55
The Christian experiences and lives a paradox. He possesses joy in sorrow, fulfillment in exile, light in darkness, peace in turmoil, consolation in dryness, contentment in pain and hope in desolation.
56
The life my grandparents had was thoroughly American. They built a small ranch into a huge operation and fulfilled my great-grandparents’ dreams. Theirs was… a simpler time of contentment and patriotism.
57
When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.’
58
Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
59
When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.’
60
Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
61
There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.
62
So we strive for perfection in the areas in which we can control, and that isn’t necessarily what provides contentment and joy for ourselves and, more importantly, for our children.
63
One often learns more from ten days of agony than ten years of contentment.
Merle Shain
64
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.
65
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.
66
Writing a novel is one of those modern rites of passage, I think, that lead us from an innocent world of contentment, drunkenness, and good humor, to a state of chronic edginess and the perpetual scanning of bank statements.
67
Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
68
All religions try to benefit people, with the same basic message of the need for love and compassion, for justice and honesty, for contentment.
69
True contentment comes with empathy.
Tim Finn
70
Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
71
I don’t think I’m alone in this: I’m obsessed with trying to not only be happy but maintain happiness, but my definition of happiness is skewed more towards ecstasy rather than contentment.
72
There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.
73
True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.
74
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
75
If there is any one thing that will bring peace and contentment into the human heart, and into the family, it is to live within our means.
76
Great leaders understand that historical success tends to produce stable and inwardly focused organizations, and these outfits, in turn, reinforce a feeling of contentment with the status quo.
77
The apex of my civic pride and personal contentment was reached on the bright September morning when I entered the public school.
Mary Antin
78
My main job is to live with deep contentment, joy, and confidence in my everyday experience of life with God. Everything else is job number two.
79
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
80
When you’re heartbroken, you’re at your most creative – you have to channel all your energies into something else to not think about it. Contentment is a creativity killer, but don’t worry – I’m very capable of making myself discontented.