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Quotes About Contentment

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Mark Twain
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
Mark Twain

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, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Pearl S. Buck
“Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.”
Pearl S. Buck

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

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

Lao Tzu
“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

Walt Whitman
“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough”
Walt Whitman

Leo Tolstoy
“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.”
Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness

Maya Angelou
“We need much less than we think we need.”
Maya Angelou

Martha Washington
“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”
Martha Washington

Eleanor Roosevelt
“Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well lived.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Dorothy Parker
Inventory:

"Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
Four be the things I'd been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.
Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.”
Dorothy Parker, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker

Socrates
“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”
Socrates

Elizabeth Gilbert
“At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Dr. Seuss
“Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're real quite lucky.”
Dr. Seuss

Immanuel Kant
“We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.”
Immanuel Kant

Epictetus
“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”
Epictetus

May Sarton
“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self.”
May Sarton

Khaled Hosseini
“That same night, I wrote my first short story. It took me thirty minutes. It was a dark little tale about a man who found a magic cup and learned that if he wept into the cup, his tears turned into pearls. But even though he had always been poor, he was a happy man and rarely shed a tear. So he found ways to make himself sad so that his tears could make him rich. As the pearls piled up, so did his greed grow. The story ended with the man sitting on a mountain of pearls, knife in hand, weeping helplessly into the cup with his beloved wife's slain body in his arms.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Allen Ginsberg
“We're all golden sunflowers inside.”
Allen Ginsberg

Charles M. Schulz
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.”
Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown's Little Book of Wisdom

L. Frank Baum
“If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Pablo Picasso
“I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.”
Pablo Picasso

Richelle Mead
“And besides . . . I don’t want to leave you. Er, you guys.”

He smiled, and it lit up his whole face. “Well, ‘we’ are certainly happy to hear that. Oh, and I’m also happy to watch our darling little love child dragon while you’re in St. Louis.”

I grinned back.”
Richelle Mead, The Indigo Spell

Lev Grossman
“[F]or just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there's nothing else. It's here, and you'd better decide to enjoy it or you're going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.”
Lev Grossman, The Magicians

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Cancer Ward

John Stuart Mill
“I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.”
John Stuart Mill

Criss Jami
“The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

James Patterson
“Ari smiled. The sun was shining, the weather was great, he was eating ice cream, and all his dreams were about to come true.”
James Patterson, School's Out—Forever

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