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    contentment Quotes

    All that we are looking for in life - all the happiness, contentment, and peace of mind - is right here in the present moment.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    The welfare, the happiness, the energy and spirit of the men and women who do the daily workis the underlying necessity of all prosperity.... There can be nothing wholesome unless their life is wholesome; there can be no contentment unless they are contented.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    Doing a route at the absolute limit of the possible demands and encourages a coordination of all peripheral factors. It is, at the same time, a sign of joy and contentment with that moment, perhaps even a mirror of the equlibrium in your inner spirit, a mirror of a liberated state of mind.
    — Wolfgang Gullich
    With the "civilized" person contentment is a myth. From the cradle to the grave they are forever longing and striving after something better, an indefinable something, some new object yet unattained.
    — William Matthews
    The virtue of contentment is the acquiescence of the mind in the lot God has given
    — William Ames
    tags: virtue  contentment  god  mind 
    In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor.
    — William Ames
    Contentment is rare among men as it is natural among animals
    — Will Durant
    tags: animals  men  contentment 
    At lunchtime I bought a huge orange The size of it made us all laugh. I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave- They got quarters and I had a half. And that orange it made me so happy, As ordinary things often do Just lately. The shopping. A walk in the park This is peace and contentment. It's new. The rest of the day was quite easy. I did all my jobs on my list And enjoyed them and had some time over. I love you. I'm glad I exist.
    — Wendy Cope
    tags: time  peace  job  contentment 
    All goes back to the earth, and so I do not desire pride of excess or power, but the contentments made by men who have had little: the fisherman's silence receiving the river's grace, the gardener's musing on rows.
    — Wendell Berry
    Real contentment must come from within. You and I can not change or control the world around us, but we can change and control the world within us.
    — Warren W. Wiersbe
    Contentment is not escape from the battle, but rather an abiding peace and confidence in the midst of the battle.
    — Warren W. Wiersbe
    Wise or unwise, who doubts for a moment that contentment is the cause of happiness? Yet the inverse is true: we are contented because we are happy, and not happy because we are contented. Well-regulated minds may be satisfied with a small portion of happiness; none can be happy with a small portion of content.
    — Walter Savage Landor
    tags: moment  doubt  contentment  wise  mind 
    Contentment is better than divinations or visions.
    — Walter Savage Landor
    As we sometimes find one thing while we are looking for another, so, if truth escaped me, happiness and contentment fell in my way.
    — Walter Savage Landor
    Security and contentment can come only through interdependence of every man upon every other man.
    — Walter Russell
    tags: men  contentment 
    Contentment should be the hallmark of my life, as I put my affairs in the hands of God.
    — W. Phillip Keller
    tags: contentment  god 
    It is not our circumstances that create our discontent or contentment. It is us.
    — Vivien Greene
    tags: contentment 
    You say you are not happy in the Mission. That, in itself, is not a sign that God does not want you there. Perfect contentment is never to be found, in whatever place and condition one may be. This life is full of annoyances and troubles both of mind and of body; it is a state of continual agitation, which snatches peace of mind from those who think they possess it and eludes those who seek it. Did Our Lord lead an easy life?
    — Vincent de Paul
    tags: peace  contentment  god  mind 
    Meekness is marked by silence in the face of abuse and infamy, by submission to God's way, which is higher than our way as heaven is higher than the earth, by submissiveness to others for their welfare. It is the source of inexpressible joy and contentment.
    — V. Raymond Edman
    I looked at all friends, and did not find a better friend than safeguarding the tongue. I thought about all dresses, but did not find a better dress than piety. I thought about all types of wealth, but did not find a better wealth than contentment in little. I thought of all types of good deeds, but did not find a better deed than offering good advice. I looked at all types of sustenance, but did not find a better sustenance than patience.
    — Umar
    By Allah, whenever I endure any adversity I gain four blessings of Allah in exchange. The first of them is, when the adversity is not caused by my sin (virtue is earned). The second, when the adversity is not greater than my sin (virtue is earned). The third, when I am not deprived of contentment (virtue is earned). And the fourth, I hope for virtues thereby.
    — Umar
    The word contentment comes from the word content, which is what we hold inside - love, value, a feeling of a life that has meaning or purpose, a cause greater than yourself that you're a part of. These are the things that bring true happiness. As a culture, I think we need to redefine what it means to be happy.
    — Tom Shadyac
    True contentment comes with empathy.
    — Tim Finn
    We can't direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. For maximum happiness, peace, and contentment, may we choose a positive attitude.
    — Thomas S. Monson
    Prayer can solve more problems, alleviate more suffering, prevent more transgression, and bring about greater peace and contentment in the human soul than can be obtained in any other way.
    — Thomas S. Monson
    Conservatism is not a doctrine of contentment. Not a doctrine for the satisfied and the smug. It's a politics that's at war with the world.
    — Thomas Frank
    There is nothing like wine for conjuring up feelings of contentment and goodwill. It is less of a drink than an experience, an evocation, a spirit. It produces sensations that defy description.
    — Thomas Conklin
    Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
    — Thomas Chandler Haliburton
    tags: contentment 
    If we are always demanding something out of life, then we will never be content. But if we accept life as it is, then we will know contentment.
    — Thich Thien-An
    tags: contentment 
    The same know contentment, for beauty is their lover, and beauty is never absent from this world.
    — Teresa of Avila
    Always receive with equal contentment from God's hand either consolations or sufferings, peace or distress, health or illness. Ask nothing, refuse nothing, but always be ready to do and to suffer anything that comes from His Providence.
    — Teresa Margaret of the Sacred Heart
    We have to cultivate contentment with what we have. We really don't need much. When you know this, the mind settles down. Cultivate generosity. Delight in giving. Learn to live lightly. In this way, we can begin to transform what is negative into what is positive. This is how we start to grow up.
    — Tenzin Palmo
    Perhaps Westerners are in a better position to practice true renunciation than uneducated Orientals because most Western people, by the time they come to the Dharma, have led a pretty full worldly life with lots of sensual pleasures, money and lots of toys to play with. They have seen that the path of accumulation of worldly treasure does not lead to happiness or contentment. That's why they come to the Dharma.
    — Tenzin Palmo
    The low-grade plagiarism of popularity will never lead you to true contentment.
    — T. D. Jakes
    tags: true  contentment 
    Contentment comes when you find the people, places, and events in life you were created to impact.
    — T. D. Jakes
    Contentment and happiness didn't exist in my life for more than a few moments at a time, and they were really only illusionary. There was always something hidden. Lying in wait to spring up and ruin everything.
    — Sylvia Day
    Be confident, cheerful and contented. The mind can produce any degree of contentment and peace. To generate these, no other agency or help is required.
    — Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha
    tags: peace  help  contentment  mind 
    We know that material things don't offer contentment, but we still buy more-more of the props and gadgets our culture tells us we must have in order to be happy and "happening." Our addiction to consumption distracts us from seeing that we are disconnected from ourselves, from our truth and from one another. Any euphoria we gain from our material gains is fleeting at best.
    — Susan L. Taylor
    If you know peace, then you thrive; if you know contentment, then you are rich
    — Su Shi
    tags: peace  contentment 
    The death of contentment is comparison.
    — Steven Furtick
    tags: death  contentment 
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