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To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.

Author: George MacDonald (1824-1905)

Profession: Scottish Novelist

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

Author: James Mackintosh (1765-1832)

Profession: British Author

To accept what you are is to be content, and contentment is the greatest wealth. To work with patience is to gather power.

Author: Vimalia Mcclure


Riches are not from abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented mind.

Author: Mohammed

Profession: Meccan Spiritual Leader

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

Author: Titus Maccius Plautus

Profession: Roman Comic Poet

Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied.

Author: Plutarch (46-120 AD)

Profession: Greek Essayist, Biographer

A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content.

Author: Proverb


What makes us discontented with our condition is the absurdly exaggerated idea we have of the happiness of others.

Author: French Proverb

Profession: Sayings of French Origin

Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.

Author: Spanish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Spanish Origin

Be always displeased at what thou art, if thou desire to attain to what thou art not; for where thou hast pleased thyself, there thou abidest.

Author: Francis Quarles (1592-1644)

Profession: British Poet

The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real state, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith.

Author: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Profession: British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

Happy the man who can endure the highest and the lowest fortune. He, who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity, has deprived misfortune of its power.

Author: Seneca (4 B.C. 65 A.D.)

Profession: Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher

He that is well paid is well satisfied.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

My crown is in my heart, not on my head, Nor decked with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen: My crown is called content: A crown it is, that seldom kings enjoy.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.

Author: Socrates

Profession: Greek Philosopher of Athens