Contentment Quotes

Allen Ginsberg

We're all golden sunflowers inside.

Leo Tolstoy

A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to
A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor - such is my idea of happiness.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is not a's a by-product of a life well lived.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

The world is already yours - why try to conquer it?

Mark Twain

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

Dale Carnegie

It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.

Eric Micha'el Leventhal

Although we may wish for more or strive to do better than we have, in these times it is enough to keep your soul.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Sometimes in life there's no problem and sometimes there solution. Within this space - between these apparent poles - life flows.

Rachel Dickinson

What I see especially among the Navajos and the Zunis and the Hopis is a culture of people who have been smart enough to learn a lesson that we're awfully slow to get... They know that being rich doesn't have any damn thing to do with how much money you've got. It's got to do with are you happy and are you content.

Richelle E. Goodrich

There are still blue skies and rainbows and days bathed in sunlight.
There are colorful shade trees filled with sweet bird songs.
And there are wishing stars in the heavens as well as angels in God's service.
So lift up your eyes.
Refuse to be unhappy.

Tim Fargo

Happiness grows best in the soil of contentment.

George Sand

I love everything that makes up a milieu, the rolling of the carriages and the noise of the workmen in Paris, the cries of a thousand birds in the country, the movement of the ships on the waters. I love also absolute, profound silence, and, in short, I love everything that is around me, no matter where I am.

Ellen J. Barrier

Happiness is never found in materialistic things; it exists in things that cannot be physically possessed. Therefore, happiness is priceless. It can never be purchased. Love is happiness.

Ellen J. Barrier

When we perform at our highest level of potential, we are content. Because we have given I best in what we enjoy doing.

Alain De Botton

Pegging your contentment to the overall state of the world rather than of your own life: the basis of morality, or a sort of madness?

Charles M. Schulz

Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.

Oprah Winfrey

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough

Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

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.


Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.


he who is greedy is always in want

Amit Kalantri

Let it be a small gain or big gain never do lesser than one's ability, let it be a pain or a pleasure never accept more than one's share.

Martha Washington

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.


Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

Jo Nesbø

You know someone's okay if they can ignore things they can't do anything about and move on.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

The true measure of your success is the degree to which within you are truly content - and the depth to which others hold you with real love and respect

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

You don't have to be part of a couple to be happy, you know.


He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.

Eileen A. Soper

Lord, make me now
As happy as the field.
With flowers enriched...

John Chrysostom

Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward & learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude.

J. Maarten Troost

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.

Andrew Weil

I think instead [of happiness] we should be working for contentment... an inner sense of fulfillment that's relatively independent of external circumstances.

John Newton

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.

Mike Patton

We just wanna be the happy bums that we are. That's all.

Alan Bennett

I'm not "happy" but I'm not unhappy about it.

Haruki Murakami

There had to be something wrong with my life. I should have been born a Yugoslavian shepherd who looked up at the Big Dipper every night.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Satiety depends not at all on how much we eat, but on how we eat. It's the same with happiness, the very same...happiness doesn't depend on how many external blessings we have snatched from life. It depends only on our attitude toward them. There's a saying about it in the Taoist ethic: 'Whoever is capable of contentment will always be satisfied.

Seth D.

Be like the flower, content with its nature.

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Happiness is wanting what you have.

Robert Murray McCheyne

Live near to God, and so all things will appear to you little In comparison to eternal realities.-

Jane Taylor

One honest John Tompkins, a hedger & ditcher,
Although he was poor, did not want to be richer;
For all such vain wishes in him were prevented
By a fortunate habit of being contented.

Ethel Pochocki

He brewed his tea in a blue china pot, poured it into a chipped white cup with forget-me-nots on the handle, and dropped in a dollop of honey and cream. He sat by the window, cup in hand, watching the first snow fall. "I am," he sighed deeply, "contented as a clam. I am a most happy man.

Elizabeth Gilbert

The search for contentment is, therefore, not merely a self-preserving and self-benefiting act, but also a generous gift to the world. You cease being an obstacle, not only to yourself but to anyone else. Only then are you free to serve and enjoy other people.

Megan Carson

I have found contentment and joy in being exactly where God wants me to be, and that is what makes me happy.

Richelle E. Goodrich

The road to happiness starts with a deep breath and an awareness of the many blessings tied to that single breath.

Buky Ojelabi

You might as well be happy in WHO you’re, WHAT you have and WHERE you live.
You might as well be happy in WHO you’re, WHAT you have and WHERE you live. Joy and contentment is not found in possessions, people, places or professions. Christ alone is our sufficiency, and Christ is everywhere.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Always remember that you were once alone, and the crowd you see in your life today are just as unecessary as when you were alone.

Richard Matheson

If men only felt about death as they do about sleep, all terrors would cease. . . Men sleep contentedly, assured that they will wake the following morning. They should feel the same about their lives.

Richard Allestree

That very breath wherewith they utter their complaints is a blessing and a fundamental one too for if God would withdraw that they were incapable of whatsoever else either have or desire.

Omar Khayyam

A book of verses underneath the bough
A flask of wine, a loaf of bread and thou
Beside me singing in the wilderness
And wilderness is paradise now.

Rob Liano

Give yourself the love and attention you desire, it's the starting point of contentment.


More often than not, it's the poor who find themselves content with what they have because they come to the realization of the difference between having something they need and something they want.

Emily Arden

Rosa had achieved the sort of serene and confident happiness that Tamsin had never really known. She was connected to Roberto in a way that made Tamsin long for something similar. A man with whom she could share all parts of her life, someone to be her equal and her inspiration.

Joe Mari Fadrigalan

A bowl of diligence and perseverance, a cup of faith and a pinch of inspiration mixed with a spoon of contentment are the ingredients of a delicious success. Cook yours well.

Sanhita Baruah

You will never get everything in life but you will get enough.

Charles R. Swindoll

Deep, contended joy comes from a place of complete security and confidence [in God] - even in the midst of trial.

Shauna Niequist

I want to cultivate a deep sense of gratitude, of groundedness, of enough, even while I’m longing for something more. The longing and the gratitude, both. I’m practicing believing that God knows more than I know, that he sees what I can’t, that he’s weaving a future I can’t even imagine from where I sit this morning.

Girdhar Joshi

Contentment should not be confused with smugness… Contentment is being happy despite of the successes and failures.

Bryant McGill

Without inner-peace and contentment, success will ultimately destroy you.

Bryant McGill

Having contentment and gratitude in the present moment is the surest way to achieve success.

Hal Tipper

Letting go is the willingness to change your beliefs in order to bring more peace and joy into your life instead of holding onto beliefs that bring pain and suffering…

Álvaro De Campos

When I’m depressed, I read Caeiro - he’s my fresh air. I become very calm, content, faithful - yes, I find faith in God, and in the soul’s transcendent living smallness, after reading the poems by that ungodly anti-humanist who goes unsurpassed on earth.

Richelle E. Goodrich

Happiness is seeing blessings in disguise, beauty under camouflage, and love amid conflict.

Irene Hunt

I was especially perceptive to all things beautiful that morning - raspberries in blue china bowls were enough to make the heart sing.

Charles R. Swindoll

Joy is a deeply felt contentment that transcends difficult circumstances and derives maximum enjoyment from every good experience.

Geoffrey Wood

Never let them try out this gratitude, for they would immediately discover that it supplies the first and most important component to happiness: Contentment.

Jonathan Edwards

Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet to the mind.

John Lubbock

All those who love Nature she loves in return, and will richly reward, not perhaps with the good things, as they are commonly called, but with the best things of this world-not with money and titles, horses and carriages, but with bright and happy thoughts, contentment and peace of mind.

Ellis Peters

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment!

Wu Ming-Yi, The Man With Compound Eyes

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.

Caitlin Rush

A breeze blew softly, slightly rippling the water as it carried the heady scents of late Carolina springtime through the air. Honeysuckle. Jasmine. Ripe, pungent river mud. Ah, the world felt right.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Thoughts will lead you in circles. Silence will bring you back to your centre.

Muhammad Imran Hasan

There's Nothing To Hide When Your Soul Is Not Guilty....

Michael Bassey Johnson

Life is like a story, when all the resolution is resolved, you heave a sigh of relief.

Neal A. Maxwell

Within what is allotted to us, we can have spiritual contentment.

R. N. Prasher

Like everything else, we know the futility of money only when we have more than enough of it.

Mehek Bassi

Dreams aren't only an illusion to put you into a subconsciously pleasurable state of mind for the time being, but also a pathway to gain complete contentment.

Charles Dickens

It will be your duty, and it will be your pleasure too to estimate her (as you chose her) by the qualities that she has, and not by the qualities she may not have.

Dennis E. Adonis

Better to be happy with the cod fish in your plate now, than to linger for the taste of a tuna that is still swimming in the sea.

Julian Barnes

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.

Todd Stocker

Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.

Jeremiah Burroughs

...there is more good in contentment, than there is in the thing that you would fain have to cure your discontent...

Rasheed Ogunlaru

The moment that you give gratitude is the moment that you find happiness. The moment that you lose gratitude your happiness will vanish and slip through your fingers

Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Peace means no one is worried about anyone else's this moment we are all quietly content with the cookies we have.

Anthony Liccione

People are complaining of having rags and not riches, but I find it a blessing just to have rags, to wipe away the dirt and dust that may come in the course of life.

Thomas S. Monson

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.

Henry Miller

The most difficult thing to adjust to, apparently, is peace and contentment.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Being content with what you have already is an art form that leads to a peace that can’t be replaced by anything else.

Walt Whitman

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

A.P. Jensen

Contentment isn’t something that just happens to you, Regan Lee, it’s a choice. You have to want exactly what you have.

Walt Whitman

Whoever is not in his coffin and the dark grave, let him know he has enough.

Iain Pears

For the first time, she did want more. She did not know what she wanted, knew that it was dangerous and that she should rest content with what she had, but she knew an emptiness deep inside her, which began to ache.

Munia Khan

Life’s contentment is like an abstract edifice with a domed ceiling of insanity

Ursula K. Le Guin play the instrument you have.

Martin Suarez

Been Contented goes beyond our material wants; contentment sets us free from the illusion of having more or “Better things”, or expecting “better times" it sets us free from the illusion that somehow things should be different.


No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself

Tom Althouse

When the symphony of life fills your heart, the chorus of contentment joins in.

Kishore Bansal

Contentment achieve inwardly change outer realities

Andre Agassi

Maybe I don't know yet how to be happy and play well at the same time.

Mukesh Kwatra

Inner contentment liberates the soul

Anthony Liccione

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.

Anthony Liccione

God may not give that instant dollar bill your seeking, but it's in the little change He brings, that will add to a dollar.

Evinda Lepins

If all I had was all that money could buy, I'd be bankrupt!" EL

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