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To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own. Tryon Edwards

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Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness. William Ewart Gladstone

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Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor. Benjamin Franklin

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

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If you are content, you have enough to live comfortably. Plautus

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

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A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content.

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To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power. George MacDonald

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Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem. Khalil Gibran

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The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied. Lucretius

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

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Happy the man who can endure the highest and the lowest fortune. He, who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity, has deprived misfortune of its power. Seneca the Younger

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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. G. K. Chesterton

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Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty. Socrates

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Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.

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Be always displeased at what thou art, if thou desire to attain to what thou art not; for where thou hast pleased thyself, there thou abidest. Francis Quarles

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When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.

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He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature. Socrates

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What makes us discontented with our condition is the absurdly exaggerated idea we have of the happiness of others.

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He that is well paid is well satisfied. William Shakespeare

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The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real state, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith. Bertrand Russell

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Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.

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That blessed mood in which the burthen of the mystery, in which the heavy and the weary weight of all this unintelligible world is lightened. William Wordsworth

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I don't want to own anything that won't fit into my coffin. Fred Allen

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For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. -- St. Paul In Philippians 4:11

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I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. -- Philippians 4:11

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If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot. John Bunyan

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There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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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. G. K. Chesterton

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There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction. Salvador Dalí

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Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own; he who, secure within, can say, tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today. John Dryden

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

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If the book is good, is about something that you know, and is truly written, and reading it over you see that this is so, you can let the boys yip and the noise will have that pleasant sound coyotes make on a very cold night when they are out in the snow and you are in your own cabin that you have built or paid for with your work. Ernest Hemingway

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

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To be content with life -- or to live merrily, rather --all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting, superficial glance; the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He who is content. Who is that? Nobody. Benjamin Franklin

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My crown is in my heart, not on my head, Nor decked with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen: My crown is called content: A crown it is, that seldom kings enjoy. William Shakespeare

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Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied. Plutarch

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A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else. John Locke