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

 

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A man who is contented with what he has done will never become famous for what he will do.
~ Fred Estabrook

 

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A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.
~ John Locke

 

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A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content.
~ Proverb

 

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Be always displeased at what thou art, if thou desire to attain to what thou art not; for where thou hast pleased thyself, there thou abidest.
~ Francis Quarles

 

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Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.
~ William E. Gladstone

 

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Being ''contented'' ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

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Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man.
~ John Fowles

 

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Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
~ Thomas Fuller

 

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Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase.
~ John Balguy

 

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Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
~ Socrates

 

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Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.
~ Anonymous

 

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Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
~ Thomas C. Haliburton

 

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

 

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Happy the man who can endure the highest and the lowest fortune. He, who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity, has deprived misfortune of its power.
~ Seneca

 

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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.
~ John Dryden

 

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He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.
~ Socrates

 

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He that is well paid is well satisfied.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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I don't want to own anything that won't fit into my coffin.
~ Fred A. Allen

 

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