Saturday, 14 January 2012


A contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich. - Frank Herbert

A man who is contented with what he has done will never become famous for what he will do. - Fred Estabrook

As long as you are content with yourself, what anyone else has to say about you means nothing. - Unknown

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

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything. - Aesop

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor. - Benjamin Franklin

Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire. - Thomas Fuller

Contentment is a feeling that envelops you when you are truly thankful for what you have and are no longer seeking to acquire more; It is not the fulfilment of what you want – it is the realization of how much you already have! - Unknown

Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase. - John Balguy

Content is the Philosopher's Stone, that turns all it touches into Gold. - Benjamin Franklin

Contentment is better than riches. - Unknown

Contentment is both the fruit and the tree. - Dave Ramsey

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty. - Socrates

Contentment is not escape from the battle, but rather an abiding peace and confidence in the midst of the battle. - Warren W. Wiersbe

Contentment is not resignation. A contented person is not a defeated person. True contentment never asks, "Why bother? What is the point?" Neither does true contentment equal an excuse for inaction.... Contentment doesn't wring its hands; it wrings every bit of good out of every situation. - Marcia Ford 

Contentment is one of the greatest gifts or blessings that can be bestowed upon us, if you are contented, there are no likes or dislikes. There is nothing to get or gain and there is nothing to lose. With contentment, we experience supreme joy; we no longer have to look outside ourselves for happiness. Contentment is greater than happiness as there is no opposite waiting around the corner. Contentment makes our life simple. Contentment is accepting what is. - Sumuki Finney

Contentment with our lot is an element of happiness. - Aesop 

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor. - Benjamin Franklin

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. - Ann Brashares

Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress. - Unknown

He has the most who is most content with the least. - Diogenes

He who is content is rich. - Lao Tzu

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. - Socrates

If you're an average person trying to get ahead in the world, contentment is probably the last thing you're striving for, yet there's a good chance that you long for it. Why? Because at its core, contentment is peace of mind. Contentment is happiness. The person who is content has little or no stress. Yet we forge ahead like a soldier going into battle. We dive headlong into society's raging river and get caught up in a cycle of overspending, overcommitting, and overworking. And all for what? - Unknown

It is not our circumstances that create our discontent or contentment. it is us. - Vivian Greene 

It pays to be content with your lot. - Aesop 

Love the little trade which thou hast learned, and be content therewith. - Marcus Aurelius

Most of us won't be contented with our lot until it's a lot more. - Unknown 

Riches are not from abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented mind. Contentment is better than riches. - Unknown

The art of contentment is the recognition that the most satisfying and the most dependably refreshing experiences of life lies not in great things but in little things. The rarity of happiness among those who achieved much is evidence that achievement is not in itself the assurance of a happy life. The great, like the humble, may have to find their satisfaction in the same plain things. - Edgar A. Collard

The contented person can never be ruined. - Chinese Proverb

The discontented man finds no easy chair. - Benjamin Franklin

The greatest wealth is to live content with little. - Plato 

The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach. - Lin Yutang

The utmost we can hope for in this world is Contentment; if we aim at anything higher, we shall meet with nothing but grief and disappointment. - Wellins Calcott

The wise man contents himself with what he has, until such time as he invents something better. - Jose Saramago

There are times when a man should be content with what he has, but never with what he is. - William Jorda

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. - Akhnaton

True contentment is not passive satisfaction: it is understanding why there is nothing further to be desired. - Ellis Heywood 

When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

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