95 Inspiring Contentment Quotes And Sayings

The secret of contentment is the realization that life is a gift, not a right.- unknown

The secret of contentment is the realization that life is a gift, not a right.- unknown

Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.– Benjamin Franklin

Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.– Benjamin Franklin

Better to be happy with the cod fish in your plate now, than to linger for the taste of a tuna that is still swimming in the sea.

Better to be happy with the cod fish in your plate now, than to linger for the taste of a tuna that is still swimming in the sea.

Be happy with the little that you have. There are people with nothing that still manage to smile

Be happy with the little that you have. There are people with nothing that still manage to smile

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.- Aesop

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.- Aesop

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

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

As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.– William Shakespeare

As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.– William Shakespeare

Always appreciate what you have. There is always someone out there who wishes that had what you have.

Always appreciate what you have. There is always someone out there who wishes that had what you have.

A simple way to be grateful is to close your eyes for a minute and think of those who never got a chance to open them.

A simple way to be grateful is to close your eyes for a minute and think of those who never got a chance to open them.

A man who is contented with what he has done will never become famous for what he will do. - Fred Estabrook

A man who is contented with what he has done will never become famous for what he will do. – Fred Estabrook

A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.– Joseph Addison

A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.– Joseph Addison

A man may be happy anywhere that knows how to be contented.– Wellins Calcott

A man may be happy anywhere that knows how to be contented.– Wellins Calcott

A harvest of peace grows from seeds of contentment.- Indian Proverbs

A harvest of peace grows from seeds of contentment.- Indian Proverbs

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world. - Joseph Addison

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world. – Joseph Addison

A contented mind is the best source for trouble. - Plautus

A contented mind is the best source for trouble. – Plautus

 A contented man is never poor. A humble man is never arrogant.– Dr T.P.Chia

A contented man is never poor. A humble man is never arrogant.– Dr T.P.Chia

Wishing things were different is a great way to torture yourself.

Wishing things were different is a great way to torture yourself.

When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.

When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.

When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love.– Marcus Aurelius

When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love.– Marcus Aurelius

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.– Lao Tzu

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.– Lao Tzu

When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.- Francois La Rochefoucauld

When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.- Francois La Rochefoucauld

Whatever you have been given is what someone needs.– Mike Murdock

Whatever you have been given is what someone needs.– Mike Murdock

What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life.– Hermann Hesse

What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life.– Hermann Hesse

Wealth is not in vast riches but wealth is in self-contentment.

Wealth is not in vast riches but wealth is in self-contentment.

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

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.– Frederick Keonig

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.– Frederick Keonig

We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.

We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.

We are never satisfied with what we have. We want what we can’t have and take the things we do have for granted.

We are never satisfied with what we have. We want what we can’t have and take the things we do have for granted.

Ultimately, contentment is more a shift in attitude than a change in circumstances.- Linda Dillow

Ultimately, contentment is more a shift in attitude than a change in circumstances.- Linda Dillow

True humility is contentment.– Henri Frederic Amiel

True humility is contentment.– Henri Frederic Amiel

True contentment comes with empathy.– Tim Finn

True contentment comes with empathy.– Tim Finn

 Today, I will look around & enjoy all the beautiful things that are around me rather than yearn for things that are beyond my control & become miserable.– RVM

Today, I will look around & enjoy all the beautiful things that are around me rather than yearn for things that are beyond my control & become miserable.– RVM

To know when you have enough is to be rich beyond measure.- Lao Tzu

To know when you have enough is to be rich beyond measure.- Lao Tzu

To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problems of contentment.- George Woodberry

To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problems of contentment.- George Woodberry

To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.- Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.- Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

Those who crave are sure to take disappointments to their grave.

Those who crave are sure to take disappointments to their grave.

There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.– Joyce Meyer

There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.– Joyce Meyer

There is nothing more satisfying than having plans.– Lalita Tademy

There is nothing more satisfying than having plans.– Lalita Tademy

There is no treasure equal to contentment and no virtue equal to fortitude.– Sarada Devi

There is no treasure equal to contentment and no virtue equal to fortitude.– Sarada Devi

There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment. - Swami Sivananda

There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment. – Swami Sivananda

There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.– Salvador Dalí

There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.– Salvador Dalí

The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.– Doug Larson

The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.– Doug Larson

The wise man contents himself with what he has, until such time as he invents something better.- Jose Saramago

The wise man contents himself with what he has, until such time as he invents something better.- Jose Saramago

The secret to happiness…be satisfied and be grateful.– Mitch Albom

The secret to happiness…be satisfied and be grateful.– Mitch Albom

 The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.- Lin Yutang

The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.- Lin Yutang

The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.

The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.– Oscar Wilde

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.– Oscar Wilde

Stop looking for reasons to be unhappy. Focus on the things you do have, and the reasons you should be happy.

Stop looking for reasons to be unhappy. Focus on the things you do have, and the reasons you should be happy.

Sometimes the greenest grass is right beneath your feet.

Sometimes the greenest grass is right beneath your feet.

Someone else is happy with less than what you have.

Someone else is happy with less than what you have.

Self-satisfaction is the ultimate thing one can achieve in life.– Manish Pradhan

Self-satisfaction is the ultimate thing one can achieve in life.– Manish Pradhan

Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.– Arthur Schopenhauer

Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.– Arthur Schopenhauer

Progress is not created by contented people.- Frank Tyger

Progress is not created by contented people.- Frank Tyger

Pleasures that we seek are not happiness at its peak. For it is contentment that gives true fulfillment

Pleasures that we seek are not happiness at its peak. For it is contentment that gives true fulfillment

People are always looking for more and forget about what they already have

People are always looking for more and forget about what they already have

One often learns more from ten days of agony than ten years of contentment.– Merle Shain

One often learns more from ten days of agony than ten years of contentment.– Merle Shain

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.

Not every lake dreams to be an ocean. Blessed are the ones who are happy with whom they are.– Mehmet Murat ildan

Not every lake dreams to be an ocean. Blessed are the ones who are happy with whom they are.– Mehmet Murat ildan

No one is ever satisfied where he is.– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

No one is ever satisfied where he is.– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

No accomplishments are important than self realization of self satisfaction.– Santosh Kalwar

No accomplishments are important than self realization of self satisfaction.– Santosh Kalwar

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

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

Life is better if you are satisfied and happy with what you do and what you have.– Dr T.P.Chia

Life is better if you are satisfied and happy with what you do and what you have.– Dr T.P.Chia

Just try to be happy. Unhappiness starts with wanting to be happier.– Sam Levenson

Just try to be happy. Unhappiness starts with wanting to be happier.– Sam Levenson

It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are.- James Mackintosh

It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are.- James Mackintosh

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

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

Instead of focusing on what’s missing, learn to appreciate what’s there.

Instead of focusing on what’s missing, learn to appreciate what’s there.

If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.– Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.– Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

If you can’t be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.

If you can’t be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.

If you are content, you have enough to live comfortably- Plautus.

If you are content, you have enough to live comfortably- Plautus.

I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.– Pablo Picasso

I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.– Pablo Picasso

I don’t want to own anything that won’t fit into my coffin.– Fred A. Allen

I don’t want to own anything that won’t fit into my coffin.– Fred A. Allen

I don’t look for bliss, just contentment.– Alison Krauss

I don’t look for bliss, just contentment.– Alison Krauss

I don’t have money but I have something even money can’t buy – Satisfaction. I’m satisfied with whatever little I have.– Saru Singhal

I don’t have money but I have something even money can’t buy – Satisfaction. I’m satisfied with whatever little I have.– Saru Singhal

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.– Gautama Buddha

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.– Gautama Buddha

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.- Lao Tzu

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.- Lao Tzu

He who is not grateful for the good things he has won’t be happy with the things he wishes he had.

He who is not grateful for the good things he has won’t be happy with the things he wishes he had.

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

He who is contented is rich.- Lao Tzu

He who is contented is rich.- Lao Tzu

He is richesr who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.-Socrates

He is richesr who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.-Socrates

Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.- Epictetus

Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.- Epictetus

Fortify thyself with contentment: that is an impregnable stronghold.– Epictetus

Fortify thyself with contentment: that is an impregnable stronghold.– Epictetus

For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.– Bertolt Brecht

Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.– Bertolt Brecht

Contentment is the greatest form of wealth.– Acharya Nagarjuna

Contentment is the greatest form of wealth.– Acharya Nagarjuna

Contentment is the foundation of true happiness. The happiness that comes from fulfilling desires can never be permanent.

Contentment is the foundation of true happiness. The happiness that comes from fulfilling desires can never be permanent.

Contentment is the capital which will never diminish.– Ali bin Abu- Talib

Contentment is the capital which will never diminish.– Ali bin Abu- Talib

Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.

Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.– Socrates

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.– Socrates

Contentment is for cows; a challenging purpose is for people.- Denis Waitley

Contentment is for cows; a challenging purpose is for people.- Denis Waitley

Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.– Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.– Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Contentment has been worn as a crown by no end of sleepy heads.- Henry S. Haskins

Contentment has been worn as a crown by no end of sleepy heads.- Henry S. Haskins

Contentment has an internal quietness of heart that gladly submits to God in all circumstances- Joni Eareckson Tada

Contentment has an internal quietness of heart that gladly submits to God in all circumstances- Joni Eareckson Tada

Contentment gives a crown, where fortune hath denied it.- John Ford

Contentment gives a crown, where fortune hath denied it.- John Ford

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

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