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"Contentment is the only real wealth." ~ Alfred Nobel


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 Wolgang von Goethe

True happiness comes from a sense of 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

Faith on a full stomach may be simply contentment but if you have it when you're hungry, it's genuine. ~ Frank A. Clark

You have to count on living every single day in a way you believe will make you feel good about your life--so if it were over tomorrow, you'd be content with yourself. ~ Jane Seymour

Here the people seem to possess the secret of tranquility and to live lives of more than surface contentment. ~ Louise Dickinson Rich

It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion. ~ Robert Southey

You can't have everything. Where would you put it? ~ Steven Wright

My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy. ~ William Shakespeare, King Henry VI

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything. ~ Aesop's Fables

Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase. ~John Balguy

True contentment ... is getting out of any situation all that there is in it. ~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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

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

I have learned, in whatsoever state I am in, therewith to be content. ~ St. Paul