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    Humility is patient because it is neither past nor forward seeking — it is content.

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    Hygge is a quality of presence and an experience of togetherness. It is a feeling of being warm, safe, comforted and sheltered. Hygge is an experience of selfhood and communion with people and places that anchors and affirms us, gives us courage and consolation. To hygge is to invite intimacy and connection. It's a feeling of engagement and relatedness, of belonging to the moment and to each other. Hygge is a sense of abundance and contentment. Hygge is about being not having.

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    I admire a contented mind. I revere enjoyment of the simple things. I can imagine that contentment has a high degree of truth. But the human tendency is to take good as normal, and one's natural right, and so no cause for satisfaction and pleasure. This is accompanied by the habit of regarding bad as abnormal and a personal outrage.

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    I am happy. I am very happy. This morning when I woke up I felt good because the sun was shining. I felt good because I was a frog. And I felt good because I have you as a friend. I wanted to be alone. I wanted to think about how fine everything is.

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    I am living my dreams.

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    I believe at least in one of the chief tenets of the Christian faith--contentment with a lowly place. I am a doctor and I know that ambition--the desire to succeed--to have power--leads to most ills of the human soul. If the desire is realized it leads to arrogance, violence and final satiety; and if it is denied--ah! if it is denied--let all the asylums for the insane rise up and give their testimony! The are filled with human beings who were unable to face being mediocre, insignificant, ineffective and who therefore created for themselves ways of escape from reality so to be shut off from life itself forever.

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    I believe the road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master IN THAT LINE. I have no faith in the policy of scattering one's resources. Andrew Carnegie

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    I couldn't ignore the fact that it felt good. So. Very. Good. To be held, in bed, in the arms of a tall, strong, handsome man.

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    I didn't feel like I was missing anything. Nor did I feel ambitious any more. It all seemed stupid wanting to be better than the others in the same ring, shallow, pointless.

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    I don’t want content. I want slight fear. Anxiety. I want a longing devotion for a twist of absence. The feeling of complete isn’t quite pleasing.

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    I exist as I am, that is enough, If no other in the world be aware I sit content, And if each and all be aware I sit content. One world is aware, and by the far the largest to me, and that is myself.

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    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.

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    If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.

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    I feel like how you matter is defined by the things that matter to you. You matter as much as the things that matter to you do. And I got so backwards, trying to make myself matter to him. All this time, there were real things to care about: real, good people who care about me, and this place. It's so easy to get stuck. You just get caught in being something, being special or cool or whatever, to the point where you don't even know why you need it; you just think you do.

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

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    If consumers found fulfillment at any meaningful level, she extemporized, corpocracy would be finished.

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    If enough were really enough, how rich we'd all be!

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    If God gave you contentment then you would never pursue your life purpose. It is your restlessness that pushes you to take action, change your life and seek more of what you could possibly be.

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    I felt a taste of that other kind of contentment that doesn't come from acquiring information or getting praise or building a resume, the kind that is just there, like a hidden pearl.

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    If happiness was a chain, it would be platinum with solid hearts between every link and entwined around my swelling heart.

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    If he (George Keenan)felt on occasion more than a little uncomfortable when being listened to, then he was truly unhappy when not being listened to.

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    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 »)

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    If one bite fills you, you don't need two.

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    If you have contentment in your heart, you are the richest person in the world.

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    If we cannot be contented with our current lives and possessions, then we are feeding an appetite that no amount of money will ever satiate.

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    If you are content, you have the entire world; if you are healthy, you have the entire sky; but if you are happy, you have the entire universe.

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    If you cannot be happy with the little you have, you can be confused with the lot you want to have

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    If some talents were withheld, the Withholder knows why. He has done all things well.

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    If you are not content today, there is nothing you can buy tomorrow to change that.

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    If you have life, you have everything.

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    If you place two flowers in the same vase, they will not argue over who is more beautiful.

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    If you're not content with the small things, then you won't be content with the big things.

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    If you have food on your table, clothes on your back, a roof on your head, and a dream in your heart, you have everything you need in life.

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    If you stay open to the wisdom of your Muse, you may discover you’re a playwright, a sculptor, a kitchen-table comedian, a beacon of creative kindness, or a person who chooses grace over ego and contentment over greed. And in that choice you will create an world of joy within yourself, you’ll truly be an artist of being alive.

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    If you have nothing but joy in this life, you are still rich.

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    If you undervalue what you have, you will end up overvaluing what you don't.

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    Inventory: "Four be the things I am wiser to know: Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe. Four be the things I'd been better without: Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt. Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne. Three be the things I shall have till I die: Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.

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    I have books to read, and much to sit and watch. I try not to let good things go by unnoticed.

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    If you want to know how fortunate you are, visit three places: the slum, the hospital, and the cemetery.

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    I had come alive here...this was my home, and though one day it would all trickle through my fingers like so much red dust, for as long as childhood lasted it was a heaven fitted exactly to me. A place I knew by heart. The one place in the world I'd been made for.

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    I have come to feel that the essence of life is not what it so often seems to be - working to have, working to get, working to possess. It's about becoming. It's about what's happening inside us.

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

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    I know that some night in some bedroom soon my fingers will rift through soft clean hair songs such as no radio plays all sadness, grinning into flow.

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    I mean no disrespect, but you are offering me things I have not even asked for.” “I am offering you things that will bring contentment in your life.” “I was born content.” He was up on his feet, smile on his lips, his gaze drinking her lovely looks by the eyefuls. “And now,” he added with a bigger smile, “having met you, madam, I can boast to my friends that I am the most favored man of my race.” He brought his palms together. “I must leave now.

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    I lose myself in the fiction I write in the same way I would lose myself as a younger man in the sport that I played and as I would lose myself as a child when playing childish games. My fiction provides all that is necessary for me to avoid the harshness of life.

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    I may not have riches but I have great life.

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    I'm shadowboxing in a match the shadow is always going to win. (as a young man battling his deceased brother's heroic legacy)

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    I'm not a thief because no one has anything I want.

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    I'm starting to think paradise isn't eternal contentment. It's more like there's something eternal about feeling contented. There's no such thing as eternal life, because you're never going to outrun time, but you can still escape time if you're contented, because then time doesn't matter.

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    Incredible are those whom I seek, Coming and going touches them not, makes them not weak, Rare it appears, as they simply float, where others seem desperate to fly, Unintelligible is their contentment, they exist far away from any cry, How much I wish to be a part of that ecstasy and imbibe their treasure, To others happiness is a necessity, for them even pain brings pleasure. O men of faith don’t ask me their religion, for I know it not, Love is their only expression, Love is what they always taught.