Contentment and Satisfaction

Nine requisites for contented living: Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor. Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith enough to make real the things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Happiness comes down to being quietly content most of the time. -- Dr. Joyce Brothers

We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves. The consciousness of wrongdoing makes us irritable, and our heart in its cunning quarrels with what is outside it, in order that it may deafen the clamour within. -- Henri Amiel

I look back on my life like a good day's work--it was done and I am satisfied with it. I was happy and contented; I knew nothing better and made the best out of what life offered. -- Grandma (Anna Mary) Moses

The true measure of a career is to be able to be content, even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake. -- Alan Greenspan

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. -- Helen Keller

A contented mind is a continual feast. -- American Proverb

The richest man, whatever his lot, is he who is content with what he has got. -- Dutch Proverb

The discontented man finds no easy chair. -- Benjamin Franklin

Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have. -- Doris Mortman

If I'm content with a little, enough is as good as a feast. -- Isaac Bickerstaffe

I am happy and content because I think I am. -- Alain-Rene Lesage

Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, it is the realization of how much you already have. -- Unknown Author

There may be those on earth who dress better or eat better, those who enjoy the peace of God sleep better and wake up happier! -- Unknown Author

There are two ways to be rich. One is to have great wealth, and the other is to have few wants. -- Unknown Author

A rich person is not one who has the most, but is one who needs the least. -- Unknown Author

A harvest of peace is produced from a seed of contentment. -- American Proverb

The amount of satisfaction you get from life depends largely on your own ingenuity, self-sufficiency, and resourcefulness. People who wait around for life to supply their satisfaction usually find boredom instead. -- Dr. William Menninger

Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success. -- Denis Waitley

Will you be satisfied with the fruit of your life's work? Will the efforts you are making now bring you satisfaction when the things of time are receding and eternity looms ahead? -- Raymond L. Cox

Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing yourself to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off. -- Mary Lou Retton

Once what you are living and what you are doing has for you meaning, it is irrelevant whether you are happy or unhappy. You are content. You are not alone in your spirit. You belong. -- Sir Laurens van der Post

He who is content with little has everything. -- Unknown Author