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Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man.

Author: John Fowles (1926)

Profession: British Novelist

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He who is content. Who is that? Nobody.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem.

Author: Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Profession: Lebanese Poet, Novelist

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.

Author: William E. Gladstone (1809-1888)

Profession: British Liberal Prime Minister, Statesman

There are two kinds of discontent in this world. The discontent that works, and the discontent that wrings its hands. The first gets what it wants. The second loses what it has. There's no cure for the first, but success and there's no cure at all for the second.

Author: Gordon Graham

Profession:

Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.

Author: Thomas C. Haliburton (1796-1865)

Profession: Canadian Jurist, Author

If the book is good, is about something that you know, and is truly written, and reading it over you see that this is so, you can let the boys yip and the noise will have that pleasant sound coyotes make on a very cold night when they are out in the snow and you are in your own cabin that you have built or paid for with your work.

Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

Profession: American Writer

The contented man can be happy with what appears to be useless.

Author: Hung Ko

Profession:

When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

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

Author: Charles Lamb (1775-1834)

Profession: British Essayist, Critic

To be content with life -- or to live merrily, rather --all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting, superficial glance; the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow.

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist

A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.

Author: John Locke (1632-1704)

Profession: British Philosopher

The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.

Author: Lucretius

Profession: Roman poet and philosopher