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52 Inspiring Quotes on Contentment (HAPPINESS)

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“Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.”

Og Mandino
True contentment is not having everything, but in being satisfied with everything you have. - Oscar Wilde
True contentment is not having everything, but in being satisfied with everything you have. – Oscar Wilde
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. - Epicurus
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. – Epicurus
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. ― Mark Twain
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. ― Mark Twain
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. - Buddha
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. – Buddha

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”

Lao Tzu
Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ― Lao Tzu
Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ― Lao Tzu
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. ― Oprah Winfrey
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. ― Oprah Winfrey
Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor. - Benjamin Franklin
Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor. – Benjamin Franklin
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. ― Socrates
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. ― Socrates

8 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Be Content with the Small Things in Life (APPRECIATION)

“I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion and elimination of ignorance, selfishness and greed.”

Dalai Lama
Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness. ― Pearl S. Buck
Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness. ― Pearl S. Buck
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. - Charles Spurgeon
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. – Charles Spurgeon
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them. ― John Stuart Mill
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them. ― John Stuart Mill

“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
I don't have everything I want but I have everything I need. That's contentment. - James MacDonald
I don’t have everything I want but I have everything I need. That’s contentment. – James MacDonald
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. ― Walt Whitman
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. ― Walt Whitman
We should purify our innate well of contentment - what a wonderful expression - and then external things will be in harmony with us. - Eckhart Tolle
We should purify our innate well of contentment – what a wonderful expression – and then external things will be in harmony with us. – Eckhart Tolle

14 Quotes to Help you Embrace Contentment

“When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.'”

Dalai Lama
Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness. - William E. Gladstone
Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness. – William E. Gladstone
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. - Henry Ward Beecher
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. – Henry Ward Beecher
At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you. - Elizabeth Gilbert
At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you. – Elizabeth Gilbert
I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more. ― Henry Fielding
I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more. ― Henry Fielding
Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
To be content doesn’t mean you don’t desire more, it means you’re thankful for what you have and patient for what’s to come. - Tony Gaskins
To be content doesn’t mean you don’t desire more, it means you’re thankful for what you have and patient for what’s to come. – Tony Gaskins
Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire. - Thomas Fuller
Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire. – Thomas Fuller
True humility is contentment. - Henri Frederic Amiel
True humility is contentment. – Henri Frederic Amiel
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy. - Lao Tzu
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy. – Lao Tzu
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln
You are only a poor person if you are not happy with what you have. - Debasish Mridha
You are only a poor person if you are not happy with what you have. – Debasish Mridha
In my own personal life, it's been pretty hard navigating love, and so I've found this kind of contentment in loving myself and waiting for the world to catch up. - Trace Lysette
In my own personal life, it’s been pretty hard navigating love, and so I’ve found this kind of contentment in loving myself and waiting for the world to catch up. – Trace Lysette
Whether you choose to move on from your struggles and enjoy life or waddle in your misery, life will continue. - Germany Kent
Whether you choose to move on from your struggles and enjoy life or waddle in your misery, life will continue. – Germany Kent

5 Quotes About Finding Contentment in God

“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.”

J. I. Packer
Contentment is an attitude that says, I will be satisfied with what God has given me.
Contentment is an attitude that says, I will be satisfied with what God has given me.

“God may allow His servant to succeed when He has disciplined him to a point where he does not need to succeed to be happy. The man who is elated by success and is cast down by failure is still a carnal man. At best his fruit will have a worm in it.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer
There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility. - Abu Bakr
There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility. – Abu Bakr
My main job is to live with deep contentment, joy, and confidence in my everyday experience of life with God. Everything else is job number two. - John Ortberg
My main job is to live with deep contentment, joy, and confidence in my everyday experience of life with God. Everything else is job number two. – John Ortberg

15 Wise Quotes About Contentment that Will Make You Think (WISDOM)

It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. ― Dale Carnegie
It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. ― Dale Carnegie
Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. - Dale Carnegie
Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. – Dale Carnegie
There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment. - Sivananda
There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment. – Sivananda
We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without. ― Immanuel Kant
We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without. ― Immanuel Kant
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. ― Epictetus
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. ― Epictetus
Contentment does not come from achievement. It comes from a relationship with the Lord. - Paul Henderson
Contentment does not come from achievement. It comes from a relationship with the Lord. – Paul Henderson
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. - Jim Rohn
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. – Jim Rohn

“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.”

J. I. Packer
Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self. ― May Sarton
Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self. ― May Sarton
We need much less than we think we need. - Maya Angelou
We need much less than we think we need. – Maya Angelou
Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty. ― Socrates
Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty. ― Socrates
It’s almost impossible to be satisfied in your own life if you’re constantly looking at what someone else has. - Rachael Cruze
It’s almost impossible to be satisfied in your own life if you’re constantly looking at what someone else has. – Rachael Cruze
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. - 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. – Heber J. Grant
The greatest wealth is to live content with little. ― Plato
The greatest wealth is to live content with little. ― Plato
A harvest of peace is produced from a seed of contentment. - Proverb
A harvest of peace is produced from a seed of contentment. – Proverb

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