press to bear no
a contented spirit,
measure your desires by your fortune, and not your fortune by your
I wish no
more than may
I do no
more than well
Look what I
Lo, thus I
own life without
comparing it with that of another. —Condorcet.
- To be
content with little is
difficult; to be content with much, impossible.—Marie Ebner-Eschenbach.
give me neither poverty
nor riches; but whatsoever it may be Thy will to give, give me with it
a heart which knows humbly to acquiesce in what is Thy will.—Gotthold.
contented with what
he has done will never become famous for what he will do. He has lain
to die. The grass is already growing over him.—Bovee.
is a pearl of great
price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires
a wise and a happy purchase.—Balguy.
- He is
richest who is content
with the least; for content is the wealth of nature.—Socrates.
be pleased with everything,
with wealth so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty,
not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being
content, we shall find
it almost as difficult to please others as ourselves.—Greville.
contentment depends not
upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was
too little for Alexander.—Colton.
my soul I arm;
rags, will keep me warm.
- It is
right to be contented
with what we have, but never with what we are.—Sir James Mackintosh.
find repose within
ourselves, it is vain to seek it elsewhere.—Hosea Ballou.
noblest mind the best contentment
- I have
learned, in whatsoever
state I am, therewith to be content.—Philippians 4:11.
is rich and rich enough;
is as poor as winter,
To him that
he shall be poor.
- If men
knew what felicity dwells
in the cottage of a godly man, how sound he sleeps, how quiet his rest,
how composed his mind, how free from care, how easy his position, how
his mouth, how joyful his heart, they would never admire the noises,
diseases, the throngs of passions, and the violence of unnatural
that fill the house of the luxurious and the heart of the