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

 

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

 

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It is invariable found that a content man is usually a weak one.
~ John Wagstaff

 

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

 

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

 

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Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.
~ Louis L'Amour

 

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

 

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

 

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Riches are not from abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented mind.
~ Mohammed

 

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Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.
~ Spanish Proverb

 

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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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The contented man can be happy with what appears to be useless.
~ Hung Ko

 

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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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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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The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.
~ Lin Yn-tang

 

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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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