Contentment's Famous Quotes & Sayings

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#1. She had learned the lesson of renunciation and was as familiar with the wreck of each day's wishes as with the diurnal setting of the sun. - Author: Thomas Hardy
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#2. Happiness is closer to the experience of acceptance and contentment than it is to pleasure. True happiness exists as the spacious and compassionate heart's willingness to feel whatever is present. - Author: Noah Levine
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#3. Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#4. What are these voices outside love's open door
Make us throw off our contentment, and beg for something more?
I'm learning to live without you now
But I miss you sometimes
The more I know, the less I understand
All the things I thought I knew, I'm learning again - Author: Don Henley
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#5. There are a lot of things that I'm allowing myself to be, but it's a conscious effort to experience contentment for me. My brain doesn't do that naturally. I'm very overwhelmed all of the time. - Author: Marc Maron
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#6. Faith on a full stomach may be simply contentment but if you have it when you're hungry, it's genuine. - Author: Frank A. Clark
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#7. Throughout history
even a hundred years ago, even fifty
it was discontent that was considered the threat to society, the defiance of natural law, the danger that had to be exterminated at all costs. Now it's contentment, - Author: Tana French
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#8. 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. - Author: Laurence Sterne
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#9. What is the difference between happiness and contentment?"
"Well, happy is like when somebody gives you a big hunk of something wonderful and it's too big to hold. So you pull off a piece from time to time to hold in your hand. that's being contented. anyway, that's the way i look at it. - Author: Betty Smith
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#10. Yes, in the poor man's garden grow Far more than herbs and flowers - Kind thoughts, contentment, peace of mind, And Joy for weary hours. - Author: Mary Howitt
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#11. At each level of gratitude our soul's capacity deepens, starting with contentment to meaningfulness, and finally, to pure joy. - Author: M.J. Ryan
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#12. It's like getting an extraordinary meal after you've been eating junk food for a long time. The taste just sweeps through your sensibilities, bringing all-out contentment, and the sheer goodness of it makes up for every bad meal you ever had. - Author: Joan Bauer
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#13. Mothers are the place that we call home. On them we rest our heads and close our eyes. There's no one else who grants the same soft peace, happiness, contentment, sweet release, erasing righttime tears with lullabies, restoring the bright sun that makes us bloom. - Author: Nick Gordon
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#14. When we turn life's little pleasures into remedies for life's troubles, we are setting up idols in our hearts, which actually push God aside. - Author: Lydia Brownback
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#15. I flush with heaving passion's strange delight, Yet find contentment lost in appetite. - Author: Brian Swimme
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#16. Is it wise to blow the whistle on a person's selfishness when selfishness itself is an important attribute for contentment? - Author: L.D.R.
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#17. Maybe that's the definition of true contentment: choosing to rest in who God is, regardless of the circumstances. - Author: Stephanie Rische
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#18. If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with. - Author: L. Frank Baum
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#19. Contentment is accepting God's sovereign control over all of life's circumstances. - Author: Linda Dillow
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#20. Real life security and contentment come not from putting a gun in the cupboard, but from taking a role in the world's future. - Author: Bob Brown
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#21. It's up to us to choose contentment and thankfulness now - and to stop imagining that we have to have everything perfect before we'll be happy. - Author: Joanna Gaines
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#22. Peace means no one is worried about anyone else's cookie ... in this moment we are all quietly content with the cookies we have. - Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
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#23. You know that the pursuit of worldly things does not bring contentment. Find satisfaction in becoming a worker among the Lord's workers - Author: Binye Vincent
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#24. I use the term happiness to refer to the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one's life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile. - Author: Sonja Lyubomirsky
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#25. Achieving one's goal is the key to one's happiness and contentment. - Author: Joey Lawsin
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#26. The midsummer sun shines but dim, The fields strive in vain to look gay; But when I am happy in Him December's as pleasant as May. - Author: John Newton
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#27. For the rest of the morning they worked quietly ad steadily, realizing that their contentment here at Uncle Monty's house did not erase their parents' death, not at all, but at least it made them feel better after feeling so sad, for so long. - Author: Lemony Snicket
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#28. He said, The main thing that you bring the church is the person that you become, and that's what everybody will see; that's what will get reproduced; that's what people will believe. Arrange your life so that you are experiencing deep contentment, joy and confidence in your everyday life with God. - Author: Dallas Willard
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#29. It's not what you have on the outside that glitters in light, it's what you have on the inside that shines in the dark. - Author: Anthony Liccione
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#30. Without love a man is just a body, an empty temple without the deity. With love the deity arrives, the temple is no more empty. That's why love gives such fullness, such deep contentment, such tremendously overflowing joy. Remain in love and let love be the door to the divine. - Author: Rajneesh
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#31. Most beautiful of all was the tarnished gold of the elms, with a little brown in it, a little bronze, a little blue, even
a blue like amethyst, which made them melt into the azure haze with a kind of happiness, a harmony of mood that filled the air with content. - Author: Willa Cather
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#32. I have come to feel that the essence of life is not what it so often seems to be - working to have, working to get, working to possess. It's about becoming. It's about what's happening inside us. - Author: Mary Ellen Edmunds
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#33. Contentment isn't something that just happens to you, Regan Lee, it's a choice. You have to want exactly what you have. - Author: A.P. Jensen
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#34. When a man wants nothing, it's evil to tempt him with something. - Author: Marty Rubin
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#35. 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. - Author: Thomas S. Monson
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#36. Paradise was always over there, a day's sail away. But it's a funny thing, escapism. You can go far and wide and you can keep moving on and on through places and years, but you never escape your own life. I, finally, knew where my life belonged. Home. - Author: J. Maarten Troost
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#37. It's peculiar, to reach your destination," he told me. "You think you'll arrive and perform the thing you came for and depart in contentment. Instead you get there and find distance still to go. - Author: Leif Enger
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#38. Doing what we were meant to do creates fun, excitement and contentment in our lives, and invariably, in the lives of the people around us. When you're excited about something it's contagious. - Author: Mark Victor Hansen
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#39. Sometimes in life there's no problem and sometimes in there is no solution. In this space - between these apparent poles - life flows. - Author: Rasheed Ogunlaru
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#40. We can't direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. For maximum happiness, peace, and contentment, may we choose a positive attitude. - Author: Thomas S. Monson
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#41. My dad's contentment is all that matters to me. When he's laughing, I'm laughing. When he's happy, I'm happy. I would give up my soul for him. To me, nothing else but his happiness matters. - Author: Rebecah McManus
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#42. He had an animal's maturity, in which the play of kittens and puppies no longer has a function. His spectrum lay between terror and contentment. - Author: Theodore Sturgeon
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#43. Perhaps the price of comfort is that life passes more rapidly. But for anyone who has lived in uneasiness, even for a short, memorable duration, it's a trade-off that will gladly be made. - Author: Arthur Nersesian
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#44. Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God's wise and fatherly disposal in every condition. - Author: Jeremiah Burroughs
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#45. Cleanses and products don't make you look more beautiful. They certainly help, but if you reach contentment, you're set. My makeup artist, Melanie Iglesias, couldn't figure out why my skin looks so good. I think it's because I'm happy! - Author: Olivia Wilde
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#46. Through life's journey, may your feet rest on solid ground, your hands touch the prize of life, and your heart find contentment. - Author: Lorna Jackie Wilson
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#47. No other content company has Sony's intuitive grasp of technology and no other company has Sony's intimate understanding of the demands of content. - Author: Howard Stringer
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#48. For pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#49. It is in no man's power to have whatever he wants, but he has it in his power not to wish for what he hasn't got, and cheerfully make the most of the things that do come his way. - Author: Seneca.
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#50. There's Nothing To Hide When Your Soul Is Not Guilty ... - Author: Muhammad Imran Hasan
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#51. The author says this socially respectable option NOT to parent has actually made parenthood more stressful. The knowledge that parents have chosen that role allows for unrealistic buildup of expectations and unavoidable second-guessing. - Author: Jennifer Senior
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#52. Did it really have to be like this?that the source of Man's contentment becomes the source of his misery? - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#53. Happy the life, that in a peaceful stream,
Obscure, unnoticed through the vale has flow'd;
The heart that ne'er was charm'd by fortune's gleam
Is ever sweet contentment's blest abode. - Author: James Gates Percival
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#54. I think it's a real gift to be able to say that what's in your life is enough. It seems most of us re always wanting more. - Author: Elizabeth Berg
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#55. I'm shadowboxing in a match the shadow is always going to win. (as a young man battling his deceased brother's heroic legacy) - Author: John F. Kennedy
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#56. In a lifestyle where there are no boundaries, it becomes a challenge to find one's true self. If everything comes easily, there is no way to establish worth. And if nothing has real value, then there is no way to gauge satisfaction or accomplishment or contentment. - Author: Tami Hoag
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#57. I believe the road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master IN THAT LINE. I have no faith in the policy of scattering one's resources. Andrew Carnegie - Author: H.W. Brands
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#58. Men who are driven are happy in their work and their vision but are not happy-go-lucky. Evelyn has a happiness and contentment most of the time
she's my balance. - Author: Oral Roberts
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#59. 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. - Author: Teresa Margaret Of The Sacred Heart
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#60. The path to contentment was to abide by one's own nature and follow it's path. - Author: Charles Frazier
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#61. It was a life, she eventually concluded, that had been lived in the middle ground, where contentment and love were found in the smallest details of people's lives. It was a life of dignity and honor, not without sorrows yet fulfilling in a way that few experiences ever were. - Author: Nicholas Sparks
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#62. That was bliss. Being cared for. Wanted. Feeling so necessary to someone's existence that there was no place for the loneliness inside her. - Author: Julie Miller
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#63. There's such a thing as too much happiness and sadness. What I'm after is contentment. - Author: Ray Charles
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#64. Ultimate prosperity is one's value within. It takes a man of depth, morality, and charm to be envied yet without a sign of wealth or romance. A passion to prove such inner worth is his permission to achieve whatever he desires. - Author: Criss Jami
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#65. It's probably the best memory I have from my whole life. Just waiting to see some dolphins that never came. - Author: Xo
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#66. Some of the freckles I once loved are now closer to liver spots. But it's still the eyes we look at, isn't it? That's where we found the other person, and find them still. - Author: Julian Barnes
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#67. So much in life depends on our attitude. The way we choose to see things and respond to others makes all the difference. To do the best we can and then to choose to be happy about our circumstances, whatever they may be, can bring peace and contentment. - Author: Thomas S. Monson
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#68. The tourists always seem to want something. On Thisby, it's less about wanting, and more about being. I wonder after I say it if he'll think I sound like have no drive or ambition. - Author: Maggie Stiefvater
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#69. I've excluded happiness as one of those possibilities we seek for ourselves. Oh, I still want it, but that's beside the point. Contentment - they say it's the ultimate, but I can't even wish for that. I don't even want the desire to be content. I can only hope for silence. - Author: Jhonen Vasquez
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#70. We do not want joy and anger to neutralize each other and produce a surly contentment; we want a fiercer delight and a fiercer discontent. We have to feel the universe at once as an ogre's castle, to be stormed, and yet as our own cottage, to which we can return to at evening. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#71. You know someone's okay if they can ignore things they can't do anything about and move on. - Author: Jo Nesbo
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#72. It promotes charity, courage, contentment, and many other evils. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#73. Everybody should live quietly whether his experiences are happy or sad, whether they are successes or failures.
That is contentment. - Author: B.K.S. Iyengar
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#74. I don't think I've ever known what you people call happiness. We think of contentment as the desirable thing, and maybe that's negative. - Author: John Steinbeck
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#75. It holds my essential stuff, including a book - for true contentment, one must carry a book at all times, and great books so rarely fit, my friends, into one's pocket[ ... ] - Author: Michael Chabon
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#76. It's not a very big step from contentment to complacency. - Author: Simone De Beauvoir
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#77. Life is messy though, you know? Sometimes it's worth it to jump in and get your hands dirty. Happiness and contentment don't come along very often, so when they do, you need to hold on with everything you've got. If it doesn't work out, it doesn't work out, but at least you can say you tried. - Author: Cate Ashwood
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#78. At all times, in all circumstances, Christ is able and willing to provide the strength we need to be content. Contentment occurs when Christ's strength is infused into my weak body, soul, and spirit. - Author: Linda Dillow
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#79. America grinned. "No, it's something else," she said, watching Travis' hand as he patted my thigh. She was right; he was different. There was an air of peace around him, almost as if some kind of new contentment had settled into his soul. - Author: Jamie McGuire
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#80. Perhaps it's because I appreciate all I have so much that I don't worry about what I haven't got. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#81. Give me a bottle of hard cider, a bowl of Peterson Irish Oak in my Neerup pipe, and please, above all, give my Henry David Thoreau's Wild Apples. Do that and you will see a man contented. - Author: Nicholas Trandahl
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#82. In a person's lifetime there may be not more than half a dozen occasions that he can look back to in the certain knowledge that right then, at that moment, there was room for nothing but happiness in his heart. - Author: Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
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#83. Inattention to he world's ecological state is well advised. Because attention to it mitigates against your happiness, contentment your sense of well being. - Author: Stephen Jenkinson
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#84. We just wanna be the happy bums that we are. That's all. - Author: Mike Patton
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#85. Revenge, lust, ambition, pride, and self-will are too often exalted as the gods of man's idolatry; while holiness, peace, contentment, and humility are viewed as unworthy of a serious thought. - Author: Charles Spurgeon
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#86. Oscar may be the world's most glorious way of honoring your work, but the real award for a filmmaker is the contentment which you receive from making your film. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#87. Just resign yourself to the fact that you're going to be miserable so you can finally be happy. (It's a sound theory if you think about it hard enough.) - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#88. Recently I keep thinking that this isn't about the survival of a species. It's about why we're never satisfied with what we need, why we always take a bit more. - Author: Wu Ming-Yi
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#89. I think it's contentment. Where you have everything you ever wanted, all together in one place. It's quieter than excitement, but, [ ... ] maybe it's better. - Author: Heather Anastasiu
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#90. Envy is one of the great enemies of active spirituality. It keeps us from loving our neighbours, from functioning with others in community, and from affirming people's unique worth. It also steals contentment from the heart. Is there anything or anyone you are envious of? - Author: Charles R. Swindoll
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#91. And so, one bit one's nails, unable to find contentment in the simple beating of one's heart ... one smoked, unable to be satisfied with the rhythm of one's brain ... - Author: Kobo Abe
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#92. There's a Hasidic proverb: 'While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.'" Jacob - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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#93. it doesn't matter how old you are, how old your child was when he or she died, or the particular manner of your child's death; the hole in your heart never heals over. You can function in life, but you are doomed to fall far short of that contentment which had once been available to you. Soon - Author: David Bagby
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#94. There's no one there to understand, there's just understanding, which flourishes in you as peace, joy and contentment. - Author: Mooji
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#95. Happiness is not a goal ... it's a by-product of a life well lived. - Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
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#96. This is God's universal purpose for all Christian suffering: more contentment in God and less satisfaction in the world. - Author: John Piper
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#97. Well, aren't you just saying it's better to be neurotic, sensitive, and miserable than unimaginative, adjusted and content? Is it really better? - Author: Malcolm Bradbury
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#98. He doesn't yearn for a better, different life than the one he has - because he knows he's got a home in this one. - Author: Anthony Bourdain
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#99. I couldn't possibly love you any more than I already do. Josephine, my heart resides with you forevermore." He remembers the quote on the back of my mother's watch. The same quote my father said to my mother. My heart squeezes painfully and I swear I could die of contentment. - Author: J.L. Mac
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#100. A man's contentment is in his mind, not in the extent of his possessions. Alexander the Great, with all the world at his feet, cries for another world to conquer. - Author: Charles Spurgeon
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