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Never let them try out this gratitude, for they would immediately discover that it supplies the first and most important component to happiness: Contentment.
The secret to longevity lies in action—engaging in the activities that make your body supple, your mind clear, and your spirit content.
Lailah Gifty Akita
We must not only aim to make a living but to live life.
Lailah Gifty Akita
To be content is to count your blessings.
True art must be evidence of happiness, contentment and purity of its authors.
You wander. You work nearly every job known to man, it seems, only to arrive at the wonderings of philosophy.
Well, aren't you just saying it's better to be neurotic, sensitive, and miserable than unimaginative, adjusted and content? Is it really better?
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.
Was it possible to do both, to contribute to the world while merely observing it? To be content in the moment, but plan for the future? Could you follow your heart without losing all common sense?
My crown is in my heart, not on my head; not decked with diamonds and Indian stones, nor to be seen: my crown is called content, a crown it is that seldom kings enjoy.
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.
Happy is still Happy, with or without the Ever After.
What contentment brings is greater than what discontentment takes away.
Greed is an invitation to destruction, the unsinkable canoe that will help greedy people in conveying destruction to their own doorstep.
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Don’t Seek Happiness - Happiness is like an orgasm: if you think about it too much, it goes away. Keep busy and aim to make someone else happy, and you might find you get some as a side effect. We didn’t evolve to be constantly content. Contented Australopithecus Afarensis got eaten before passing on their genes.
Contentment comes not so much from great wealth as from few wants.
The distance between your needs and your wants is contentment.
Contentment is wanting what you have. Ambition is wanting what another has. Progress comes from wanting what nobody has.
During the last year she was alive, at age 95, my mother said many times, “It’s so freeing to realize that nothing really matters.” She said it joyously, with relief, as if a burden had been lifted. She also said over and over, “Love yourself.
She did not find these riches (of fulfillment). They were a gift from God.
No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself
A merciful heart beats contently stronger than many vengeful ones
Nothing ruins the truth like stretching it... GET RICH QUICK! Count your blessings... Stop telling GOD how big your storm is. Instead, tell the storm how big your GOD is!!!!!! Contentment begins where comparison ends. The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.
If happiness is a hardwired obsession in our brains, one should first and foremost learn to foster an upright quest for unvarnished wellbeing and above all not give in to vain temptations of displaying counterfeit contentment and fake smiling. (Digging for white gold »)
The cure for the sin of envy and jealousy is to find our contentment in God
Everything that is truly of value–love, family, peace, health, and contentment—can never be bought.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subside and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within.
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.
Heber J. Grant
If there is any one thing that will bring peace and contentment into the human heart, and into the family, it is to live within our means. And if there is any one thing that is grinding and discouraging and disheartening, it is to have debts and obligations that one cannot meet.
If at eighty you're not a cripple or an invalid, if you have your health, if you still enjoy a good walk, a good meal (with all the trimmings), if you can sleep without first taking a pill, if birds and flowers, mountains and sea still inspire you, you are a most fortunate individual and you should get down on your knees morning and night and thank the good Lord for his savin' and keepin' power. If you are young in years but already weary in spirit, already on your way to becoming an automaton, it may do you good to say to your boss - under your breath, of course - "Fuck you, Jack! you don't own me." If you can whistle up your ass, if you can be turned on by a fetching bottom or a lovely pair of teats, if you can fall in love again and again, if you can forgive your parents for the crime of bringing you into the world, if you are content to get nowhere, just take each day as it comes, if you can forgive as well as forget, if you can keep from going sour, surly, bitter and cynical, man you've got it half licked.
Moderation, which consists in indifference about little things, and in a prudent and well-proportioned zeal about things of importance, can proceed from nothing but true knowledge, which has its foundation in self-acquaintance.
With sense of achievement comes satisfaction… and with satisfaction comes contentment. Contentment is ultimate goal of life.
If consumers found fulfillment at any meaningful level, she extemporized, corpocracy would be finished.
Admit to your contentment so it can tip over into joy.
The cable operators are paying to show content. The most important content you have is the broadcast stations. They take the position that over the air is free to people, so it should be free to them.
To be well skilled in the mystery of Christian contentment is the duty, glory and excellence of a Christian.
Maybe I don't know yet how to be happy and play well at the same time.
Happiness" alone does not guarantee mental health and well-being. A tempering dose of disappointment- an occasional taste of frustration and learning that you do recover from it- goes a long way toward producing long-term contentment. Indeed the ability to ride out the bad times without feeling doomed is essential to survival. When happiness is not taken for granted, and when one is acquainted with its opposite it is more easily savored and has more lasting effects.
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.
Ive been waiting for this moment, The one where looking back doesn't seem fascinating anymore & looking forward doesn't seem to be the greatest seek, I am so darn content with creating and living right now that there honestly isn't any room left for the ordinary.
There was a man with tongue of wood Who essayed to sing, And in truth it was lamentable. But there was one who heard The clip-clapper of this tongue of wood And knew what the man Wished to sing, And with that the singer was content.
The pursuit of peace and happiness does not require status, power, possession or event diligent spiritual practice. It simply require unquestioning faith in whatever god or forces you believe control your destiny. And the ability to hold unconditional, indiscriminate love within your heart.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The root of corruption is lack of contentment.
Contentment can be bought at a price that one can not possibly pay.
There's no one there to understand, there's just understanding, which flourishes in you as peace, joy and contentment.
If you have contentment in your heart, you are the richest person in the world.
Why is it people will complain, when they have an open door, where they can walk out to and gaze the stars; rather than having a closed door to lock them in?
Sometimes in life, as in literature, people get their just desserts. The greedy man loses everything because he cannot resist seeking more riches.