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Motivational Contentment Quotes

May these quotes about Contentment inspire and motivate you.

It is not our circumstances that create
our discontent or contentment.
It is us.
- Vivian Greene

Related topics: Wisdom

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu

Fortify yourself with contentment,
for it is an impregnable fortress. -
- Epictetus

Health is the greatest gift,
contentment the greatest wealth,
faithfulness the best relationship.
- The Buddha


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Beyond mind, there is an awareness that is intrinsic,
that is not given to you by the outside, and is not an idea -
and there is no experiment up to now
that has found any center in the brain
which corresponds to awareness.
The whole work of meditation is
to make you aware of all that is "mind"
and disidentify yourself from it.
That very separation is the
greatest revolution that can happen to man.
Now you can do and act on only that
which makes you more joyous, fulfills you,
gives you contentment, makes your life a work of art, a beauty.
But this is possible only if the master in you is awake.
- Osho

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu


 

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

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -
it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes,
and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

He who knows, does not speak.
He who speaks, does not know.
- Lao Tzu

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
- Albert Einstein

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear not death; for the sooner we die,
the longer shall we be immortal.
- Benjamin Franklin

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
- William J. Clinton

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

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Eat to live, and not live to eat.
- Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff that life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Everything that can be counted
does not necessarily count;
everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
- Albert Einstein

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

Trust only movement.
Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler

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

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

Everything is not as it appears to be.
- Proverb

I walk the path - the way - the way of ways -
to the end that is not an end.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

If you do not change direction,
you may end up where you are heading.
- Lao Tzu

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

Happiness isn't at the end of the rainbow.
Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow.
Following the rainbow is happiness,
not getting to the end of it.
- Werner Erhard

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

Often, the greatest joy is to be found not in new things,
but in old things seen through new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- Epictetus

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Be an Observer of Life.
Gaining wisdom from carefully observing life
is not a substitute for action -
it is a prerequisite for informed action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded,
but the fear of pain or death.
- Epictetus

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

A reflection of life is not life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu


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