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    I spend a lot of time doing carpentry. Sometimes there is nothing that gives me the contentment that sawing a piece of wood does.

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    I realized that there are some things about all of us, no matter where we're from, that we are connected and we are all still humans, and we are all still looking for the same sort of contentment in our life in one way or another. Some people are searching a little harder than others, granted. But we're not so different.

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    It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor-the determining factor of success and happiness is contentment.

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    It is not by change of circumstances, but by fitting our spirits to the circumstances in which God has placed us, that we can be reconciled to life and duty.

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    I think that an actor shouldn't work from a place of fear, because it'll show in your work. You should work from a place of contentment, relaxation, and coming from your heart, and from the truth of yourself.

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    It has not yet been recorded that any human being has gained a very large or permanent contentment from meditation upon the fact that he is better off than others.

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    It is not our circumstances that create our discontent or contentment. It is us.

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    Job found contentment and even joy, outside the context of comfort, health or stability. He understood the story was not about him, and he cared more about the story then he did about himself.

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    Lack of wealth cannot take away genuine contentment.

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    Law and justice are from time to time inevitably in conflict ... . The jury ... adjusts the general rule of law to the justice to the particular case. Thus the odium of inflexible rules of law is avoided, and popular satisfaction is preserved ... That is what jury trial does. It supplies that flexibility of legal rules which is essential to justice and popular contentment.

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    Let me say this: bein a idiot is no box of chocolates.

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    Let's live with that small pittance which we have; Who covets more is evermore a slave.

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    Let thy discontents be thy secrets; if the world knows them 'twill despise thee and increase them.

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    Lo and behold! God made this starry wold, The maggot and the mold; lo and behold! He taught the grass contentment blade by blade, The sanctity of sameness in a shade.

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    Love can have the quality of the devil - that`s how it is there in the world, ninety-nine percent. Love can have the quality of God, and unless you make your love divine, it is not going to give you any contentment.

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    Learn to be pleased with everything, with wealth so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied.

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    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.

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    May I always have a heart superior, with economy suitable, to my fortune.

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    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.

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    Money often costs too much.

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    May you live unenvied, and pass many pleasant years unknown to fame; and also have congenial friends. [Lat., Vive sine invidia, mollesque inglorius annos Exige; amicitias et tibi junge pares.]

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    Mutual content is like a river, which must have its banks on either side.

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    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.

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    My demon is hating to have to do a regular day job. Being up on stage really helps me forget I have a life like that - when I did have a life like that. I find complete contentment and happiness when I'm playing in front of an audience.

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    Misery, anger, indignation, discomfort-those conditions produce literature. Contentment-never. So there you are.

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    Move inwards! Contentment is a quality of your center; it is not found on the circumference. Fulfillment is when you have arrived at your real, authentic being; it is not found in the ego.

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    My opinion is that you never find happiness until you stop looking for it.

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    My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.

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    My writer friends, and they are legion, do not go around beaming with quiet feelings of contentment. Most of them go around with haunted, abused, surprised looks on their faces, like lab dogs on whom very personal deodorant sprays have been tested.

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    Nature teaches us simplicity and contentment, because in its presence we realize we need very little to be happy.

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    My brethren, the reason why you have not got contentment in the things of the world is not because you have not got enough of them-that is not the reason-but the reason is, because they are not things proportionable to that immortal soul of yours that is capable of God himself.

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    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.

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    Not contentment, but more power; not peace at any price, but war; not virtue, but efficiency (virtue in the Renaissance sense, virtu , virtue free of moral acid).

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    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.

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

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

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

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Poor and content is rich, and rich enough.

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