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Contentment Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Contentment

Please enjoy these Contentment Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu

Related topics: Wisdom

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

Fortify yourself with contentment,
for it is an impregnable fortress. -
- Epictetus

Health is the greatest gift,
contentment the greatest wealth,
faithfulness the best relationship.
- The Buddha

 

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

We may pass violets looking for roses.
We may pass contentment looking for victory.
- Bern Williams

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There is greatness in the fear of God,
contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
- Abu Bakr

True contentment comes with empathy.
- Tim Finn

If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very,
very cheap source of happiness.
- Leon Kass

The apex of my civic pride and personal contentment
was reached on the bright September morning when I
entered the public school.
- Mary Antin

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

One often learns more from ten days of agony than from
ten years of contentment.
- Harold Coffin

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

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

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

True humility is contentment.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The world is full of people looking for spectacular
happiness while they snub contentment.
- Doug Larson

One should either be sad or joyful.
Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.
- Eugene O'Neill

There is no end of craving.
Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness.
Therefore, acquire contentment.
- Sivananda

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.
- Chanakya

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

Beyond mind, there is an awareness that is intrinsic,
that is not given to you by the outside, and is not an idea -
and there is no experiment up to now
that has found any center in the brain
which corresponds to awareness.
The whole work of meditation is
to make you aware of all that is "mind"
and disidentify yourself from it.
That very separation is the
greatest revolution that can happen to man.
Now you can do and act on only that
which makes you more joyous, fulfills you,
gives you contentment, makes your life a work of art, a beauty.
But this is possible only if the master in you is awake.
- Osho

Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton

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

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

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

From labour health, from health contentment spring;
contentment opes the source of every joy.
- James Beattie

In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection
of all love towards our neighbor.
- William Ames

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

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

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

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

The greatest wealth is health.
- Virgil

He who takes medicine and neglects his diet
wastes the skill of his doctors.
- Chinese Proverb

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

My health may be better preserved if I exert myself less,
but in the end doesn't each person give his life for his calling?
- Clara Schumann

The first wealth is health.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is
as friendly to the mind as to the body.
- Joseph Addison

What is called genius is the
abundance of life and health.
- Henry David Thoreau

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

A man too busy to take care of his health is like
a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
- Carl Jung

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health
of the body is that it is so difficult to do without
destroying the health of the mind.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene,
or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or,
better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

An overfull calendar, like an overfull stomach,
is a consequence of taking on too much.
Commit, and eat, in moderation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the best and highest choices for health
and more often choose those things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To keep the body in good health is a duty...
otherwise we shall not be able
to keep our mind strong and clear.
- The Buddha

People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy
ought to have the decency to get themselves buried,
and not waste time about it.
- Henrik Ibsen

Arguments are healthy.
They clear the air.
- John Deacon

When you are young and healthy, it never occurs to
you that in a single second your whole life could change.
- Annette Funicello

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

The minute anyone's getting anxious I say,
You must eat and you must sleep.
They're the two vital elements for a healthy life.
- Francesca Annis

I've made a promise to myself to be a 100% healthy person if nothing else.
- Picabo Street

The greatest force in the human body
is the natural drive of the body to heal itself -
but that force in not independent of the belief system.
Everything begins with belief.
What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
- Norman Cousins

Your body hears everything your mind says.
- Naomi Judd

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at
seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
- Jean Kerr

I'm still healthy as can be.
- Darrell Royal

I feel pretty good.
My body actually looks like an old banana,
but it's fine.
- Mike Piazza

I believe that how you feel is very important to how you look -
that healthy equals beautiful.
- Victoria Principal

I stand before you a totally healthy person.
- Melissa Etheridge

I have the body of an eighteen year old.
I keep it in the fridge.
- Spike Milligan

I believe that if you're healthy, you're capable of doing everything.
There's no one else who can give you health but God,
and by being healthy I believe that God is listening to me.
- Pedro Martinez

Healing in a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
- Hippocrates

You are to have implicit confidence in your own ability,
knowing that it is the nature of thought
to externalize itself in your health and affairs,
knowing that you are the thinker.
- Ernest Holmes

My personal goals are to be happy, healthy and to be
surrounded by loved ones.
- Kiana Tom

Without health, life is not life;
it is only a state of languor and suffering -
an image of death.
- The Buddha

You know, true love really matters, friends really matter,
family really matters.
Being responsible and disciplined and healthy really matters.
- Courtney Thorne Smith

I have a healthy body, free of the chemicals that once controlled it.
- Lorna Luft

It is health that is real wealth,
and not pieces of gold and silver.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I had my moments when I got very frightened that I would not recover.
- Fran Drescher


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