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    Our incomes should be like our shoes, if too small, they will gall and pinch us, but if too large, they will cause us to stumble and to trip. Wealth, after all, is a relative thing, since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much but wants more. True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.

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    Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.

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    Our purpose in life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment.

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    Pleasure simply brings more craving, but the problem is that we try to get contentment through pleasure. True contentment can only come through service.

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    Piety and virtue are not only delightful for the present, but they leave peace and contentment behind them.

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    Poor and content is rich, and rich enough.

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    Please God, we're all right here. Please leave us alone. Don't send death in his fat red suit and his ho-ho baritone.

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    Riches does not mean, having a great amount of property, but riches is self-contentment.

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    Real contentment must come from within. You and I can not change or control the world around us, but we can change and control the world within us.

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    Seek not that the things which happen should happen as you wish; but wish the things which happen to be as they are, and you will have a tranquil flow of life.

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    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.

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    Reverence, humility, contentment, gratitude and hearing the good Dhamma, this is the best good luck.

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    Show me a thoroughly contented person, and I will show you a useless one.

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    She had nothing to wish otherwise, but that the days did not pass so swiftly. It was a delightful visit;-perfect, in being much too short.

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    Skateboarding and that whole industry just became so far away. I was trying to find that ultimate place, that place of contentment but I couldn't. I didn't find it in pushing the dark things of life to the limit either.

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    Some patients, though conscious that their condition is perilous, recover their health simply through their contentment with the goodness of the physician.

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    Simplicity is a bliss that makes one comprehend.

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    Some place the bliss in action, some in ease, Those call it pleasure, and contentment these.

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    Some say it is best not to go near the center of time. Life is a vessel of sadness, but is noble to live life and without time there is no life. Others disagree. They would rather have an eternity of contentment, even if that eternity were fixed and frozen, like a butterfly mounted in a case.

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    Suggestion is generally better than Definition. There is a seeming dogmatism about Definition that is often repellent, while Suggestion, on the contrary, disarms suspicion and summons to co-operation and experiment. Definition provokes discussion. Suggestion provokes to love and good works. Defining is limiting. Suggestion is enlarging. Defining calls a halt; Suggestion calls for an advance. Defining involves the peril of contentment: "I am here, I rest." "Thus far," says Definition, and draws a map. "Westward," cries Suggestion, and builds a boat.

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    She was moved by a kind of commiseration... a pity for that colorless existence which never uplifted its possessor beyond the region of blind contentment, in which no moment of anguish ever visited her soul, in which she would never have the taste of life's delirium.

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    ...surely I could give him--a sort of contentment... That isn't enough to give. Not for the giver.

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    That sense of happiness just out beyond my reach - I'm not sure I'd grasped that exactly, but I'd got something close to it, contentment maybe, or at least a functioning routine with regular rewards.

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    The cure for the sin of envy and jealousy is to find our contentment in God

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    That is true plenty, not to have, but not to want riches.

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    The apex of my civic pride and personal contentment was reached on the bright September morning when I entered the public school.

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    The happiness state, when examined more closely, turns out not to be a point but a range, with contentment at the bottom and exaltation at the top...there are probably as many forms of happiness as there are of depression.

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    The happiness which brings enduring worth to life is not the superficial happiness that is dependent on circumstances. It is the happiness and contentment that fills the soul even in the midst of the most distressing of circumstances and most bitter environment.

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    The highest point outward things can bring unto, is the contentment of the mind; with which no estate can be poor, without which all estates will be miserable.

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    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.

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    The main thing for inner contentment is to be in a state of grace. And there is an artistic state of grace, for art is a kind of religion.

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    The lovers of beauty must unite in a league, and carry out some great propagandist work through the country. They must demand the extermination of the bulldog and the dismantling of the cheap villa, both of which are responsible for a deal of our contentment amid ugliness.

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    The great quality of Dulness is to be unalterably contented with itself.

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    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.

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    There are only moments of happiness - from contentment to ecstacy.

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    The noblest mind the best contentment has

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    The present age of contentment will come to an end only when and if the adverse developments that it fosters challenge the sense of comfortable well-being

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    There is a popular heresy abroad today which states that if a little is good, more is better. Following this dictum creates a life which is never fulfilling. Even while you are engaged in one rich experience you are looking about for another. There is no contentment because future plans are always intruding on the present.

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    There is an unmistakable freedom that accompanies contentment: a freedom to be who you are, enjoy who you are, and live the life you were destined to live.

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    There are two sorts of content; one is connected with exertion, the other with habits of indolence. The first is a virtue; the other, a vice.

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    There are two things that kill a genius - a fatal disease and contentment.

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    There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.

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    There is no treasure equal to contentment and no virtue equal to fortitude.

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    There is nothing like wine for conjuring up feelings of contentment and goodwill. It is less of a drink than an experience, an evocation, a spirit. It produces sensations that defy description.

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    There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under my jurisdiction. There are certain lottery tickets I can buy, thereby increasing my odds of finding contentment. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with.

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    There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.

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    There's a difference between knowing God and knowing about God. When you truly know God, you have energy to serve Him, boldness to share Him, and contentment in Him.

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    The same know contentment, for beauty is their lover, and beauty is never absent from this world.

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    The secret of contentment is the realization that life is a gift, not a right. Next to faith this is the highest art - to be content with the calling in which God has placed you.

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    There's such a thing as too much happiness and sadness. What I'm after is contentment.