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Contented Quotes and Sayings
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He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu

Related topics: Inspirational Wisdom Live-By Values

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

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

Never, never rest contented with any circle of ideas,
but always be certain that a wider one is still possible.
- Pearl Bailey

 

You traverse the world in search of happiness,
which is within the reach of every man.
A contented mind confers it on all.
- Horace

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

You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as
any man born free to be contented penned up.
- Chief Joseph

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Anyone's life truly lived consists of work,
sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air,
and a happy contented spirit.
- Lillie Langtry

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I wish that my husband's friends had left him where he is,
happy and contented in retirement.
- Anna Harrison

There's a certain part of the contented majority who
love anybody who is worth a billion dollars.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor,
whilst the discontented man is never rich.
- Frank Herbert

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

My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.
- Charles Lamb

It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind.
- Lucretius

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
- Joseph Addison

It is right to be contented with what we have,
never with what we are.
- James Mackintosh

A contented mind is the best source for trouble.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

If you are foolish enough to be contented,
don't show it, but grumble with the rest.
- Jerome K. Jerome

You cannot make women contented with cooking and cleaning and you need not try.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

We cannot be contented because we are happy,
and we cannot be happy because we are contented.
- Walter Savage Landor

It becomes us, therefore, to be contented,
and dutiful subjects.
- Jonathan Mayhew

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

He is richest who is content with the least.
- Socrates

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

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

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.

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.

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

If you want to improve,
be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
- Epictetus

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

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

One cannot have a mind that is empty of all thoughts,
but one can have a mind that is content with
whatever thoughts fill it at the moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three
times the written content.
- Alfred de Musset

A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven.
- Boethius

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

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence,
and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
- Helen Keller

People disparage knowing and the intellectual life,
and urge doing.
I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Questions about form seem as hopelessly inadequate
as questions about content.
- Robert Smithson

Revolution as an ideal concept always preserves the
essential content of the original thought:
sudden and lasting betterment.
- Johan Huizinga

People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must
be content with borrowed postures,
secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.
- Warren G. Bennis

Not content to have the audience in the palm of his hand,
he goes one further and clinches his fist.
- Kenneth Tynan

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

Most novices picture themselves as masters -
and are content with the picture.
This is why there are so few masters.
- Jean Toomer

Today you can't go by the titles of the shows to know
what the content of the show may be.
- Donna Douglas

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

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

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

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

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

We often get blinded by the forms in which content is produced,
rather than the job that the content does.
- Tim O'Reilly

Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him,
insists on tormenting generations to come.
- Baron de Montesquieu

What progress we are making.
In the Middle Ages they would have burned me.
Now they are content with burning my books.
- Sigmund Freud

I'd never been content in America.
- Julie Christie

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

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


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