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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Contentment (56 Quotations)

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

 

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

 

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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

 

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

 

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I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. [Philippians 4:11]
~ Bible

 

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People are never free of trying to be content.
~ Murray Bookchin

 

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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.
~ Lord 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.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

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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.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

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Try to be like the turtle -- at ease in your own shell
~ Bill Copeland

 

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

 

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

 

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Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man.
~ John Fowles

 

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

 

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

 

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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.
~ Kahlil Gibran

 

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