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Wise Quotes about Contented

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He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu

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

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome 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

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates


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If you want to improve,
be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
- Epictetus

He is richest who is content with the least.
- Socrates

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

 

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

One cannot have a mind that is empty of all thoughts,
but one can have a mind that is content with
whatever thoughts fill it at the moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

People disparage knowing and the intellectual life,
and urge doing.
I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives,
I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
- Winston Churchill

Man's task is to become conscious of the contents
that press upward from the unconscious.
- Carl Jung

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

The man who is awakened, lives in such a way
that he leaves no footprints.
- Osho quoting The Buddha

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche


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