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Contentment Quotes

Is there any difference between contentment and satisfaction? Many will say that they are both the same, and they couldn’t be more wrong. For, contentment is involuntary and satisfaction is voluntary. One works towards satisfying ones desire and that may or may not bring contentment. On the other hand, a person who is contented will always be satisfied. He or she will be engulfed with an inner peace without any room for desire. To understand this better, read the contentment quotes given below.

Charles Lamb

A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.

Laurence Sterne

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.

Dalai Lama

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Walt Whitman

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.

Toni Morrison

At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.

Samuel Johnson

A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.

Omar Khayyam

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.

Reese Witherspoon

We make each other laugh and we have two beautiful children.

Alexis de Tocqueville

The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.

Henry Miller

I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.

Bertrand Russell

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

Soren Kierkegaard

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.

William Morris

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

Norman Vincent Peale

Live your life and forget your age.

John Greenleaf Whittier

The smile of God is victory.

Joe Rogan

I had a great time on News Radio, I got to make tons of money in relative obscurity and learn a lot about the TV biz and work on my stand up act constantly. It was a dream gig.

Dalai Lama

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.


He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

I want to live my life, not record it.

Kurt Cobain

I'm so happy because today I found my friends - they're in my head.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Theodore Roosevelt

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Walt Disney

I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.

James Stewart

I'd like to do Harvey again. I did it two years ago with Helen Hayes in New York. It was a joy. I was so glad to do it again because I never thought I did it right the first time.

John Dryden

Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!

Joseph Addison

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

Salvador Dali

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.


Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Victor Hugo

When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.

John Dryden

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.

Don DeLillo

I've always liked being relatively obscure. I feel that's where I belong, that's where my work belongs.

John D. Rockefeller

It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.

Omar Khayyam

Oh, the brave music of a distant drum!


Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket.

Denis Waitley

It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

The only routine with me is no routine at all.

Walt Whitman

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.

Victor Hugo

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.

Linda Evans

If there's no inner peace, people can't give it to you. The husband can't give it to you. Your children can't give it to you. You have to give it to you.

Dale Carnegie

Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.

Thomas Moore

It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury.

Helen Keller

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

Alexis de Tocqueville

The Indian knew how to live without wants, to suffer without complaint, and to die singing.

Omar Khayyam

My friend, let's not think of tomorrow, but let's enjoy this fleeting moment of life.

Christopher Morley

I had a million questions to ask God: but when I met Him, they all fled my mind; and it didn't seem to matter.

Nelson Mandela

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

Norman Vincent Peale

The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.

Leo Buscaglia

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.

Mother Teresa

The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.

Henry Ford

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

Leonardo da Vinci

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

Helen Keller

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

George Bernard Shaw

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.

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